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Thursday, April 20, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. CENTRE LAUNCHES TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN PANCHAYAT LEADERS
i. The Centre launched a training programme for Women Panchayat leaders to skill and administers them so that they can give special emphasis on efficient usage of funds for achieving their overall development.
ii. The National Commission for Women with the help of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, has developed training modules for empowering these elected women.
iii. They will get training under experts from the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in Hyderabad.

2. PM NARENDRA MODI’S TWO DAY VISIT TO GUJARAT
i. PM Narendra Modi was on a 2-day visit to Gujarat. During this visit, he inaugurated many projects across the state.
ii. PM Modi inaugurated the Kiran Multispeciality Hospital and Research Center in Surat.
iii. At Bajipura village in Tapi district of Gujarat, PM Modi inaugurated fully automated cattle feed plant of SUMUL Dairy. He also inaugurated an ice-cream plant and laid the foundation stone for dairy products plant at Nava Pardi.
iii. In Botad district of Gujarat, PM Modi inaugurated Phase-I of Link 2 pipeline canal of the ambitious Saurashtra-Narmada Avtaran Irrigation Yojana by formally releasing the Narmada water in Krushna Sagar Lake.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. SURESH PRABHU FLAGS OFF TRIAL RUN OF “VISTADOME COACHES”
i. Suresh Prabhu flagged off the trial run of new glass roof coaches of Vistadome between Arakuon and Visakhapatnam.
ii. These coaches are specially designed for wide view to passengers. It is equipped with LED lights, rotatable seats and GPS based information system.
iii. The coaches include Lounge, infotainment system, wide side door for physically disable and automatic sliding compartment door.
iv. The feature of glass roof is it has electronically controlled opalescence that will give a transparent outside view. The 2 coaches will run on the Vizag-Araku route while 2 will be sent to Jammu and Kashmir.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. ASSAM CELEBRATES RONGALI BIHU
i. According to Assamese Calendar Rongali Bihu celebrates on the month of April which usually falls on 13th and 14th of April.
ii. The Rongali Bihu marks the agricultural New Year and is celebrated as a festival of Prosperity.
iii. The Kati Bihu marks the completion of sowing and transplanting of paddies and the Magh Bihu marks the end of harvesting period.
iv. In this festival People in different parts of states took their cattle to the ponds and rivers where they gave a formal bath and rubbed their bodies with ‘dighalati pat’ which take away the flies and insects. People also worshipped and pray for the better health of their animals.

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