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Thursday, June 15, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. SUSTAINABLE ACTION FOR TRANSFORMING HUMAN CAPITAL PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY NITI AAYOG
i. NITI Aayog has launched ‘SATH’ program with state governments for furthering the agenda for cooperative federalism. Acronym ‘SATH’ stands for ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’.
ii. Its Objective is to identify and build 3 future ‘role model’ states for health systems. Three model states will be selected on basis of 3-stage process comprising expression of interest, presentations by the states and assessment of commitment to health sector reforms.
iii. So far, 16 states have expressed prima facie interest, and 14 have presented their project proposal to a Committee headed by Member of NITI Aayog, Bibek Debroy. The committee comprises CEO, Amitabh Kant as well as a representative from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

2. PUNJAB GOVT LAUNCHES ‘CHIEF MINISTER SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME’
i. Punjab State government launched the “Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme” with an aim to provide cheaper and quality technical education to the meritorious and poor students of the state.
ii. The scheme was formally launched jointly by the Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Punjab Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi after approval from Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

3. MINISTRY OF AYUSH LAUNCHES AWARENESS DRIVE TO INCREASE POPULARITY OF YOGA THROUGH LIFE-SIZE MASCOTS
i. The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy has initiated Yoga Awareness Drive through Mascots and Flash Mobs.
ii. It has been launched to increase popularity of Yoga especially among the youth.
iii. The Human-size IDY Mascots are running the campaign & spreading the message of Yoga Day in Delhi NCR, Haryana and Lucknow.
iv. It helps in boosting the awareness of International Day of Yoga that will be held on 21st of June. These mascots have a great impact on audience the viewers do not have to think too much but can take in a lot of information at a glance.
v. FlashMobs of Yoga Dance called YogMob are also being organized at certain crowded places like malls.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. FIRST RURAL LED STREET LIGHTING PROJECT TO TAKE OFF IN ANDHRA PRADESH
i. Central government will be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional street lights with energy efficient LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh. This will be India’s 1st rural LED Street Lighting Project.
ii. The project will be carried out through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited under the Ministry of Power. Gram panchayats of the districts of Guntur, Kurnool, Prakasham, Nellore, Kadapa, Ananthapur and Chittoor will be covered under the first phase of the project.
iii. French Development Agency Agence Française de Développement will fund the entire upfront capital cost of this project.

2. MOU SIGNED BETWEEN CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY FORCE & NATIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
i. The Central Industrial Security Force and the National Skill Development Corporation has signed an MoU. The MoU aims at assisting retiring, retired, serving low medical category CISF personnel to acquire additional skills and facilitate their resettlement through a second career.
ii. The MoU will remain in effect for a period of 5 years starting from 2017 till 2022, subject to a mid-term review after 3 years.
iii. It will also provide welfare to wards, family members of serving CISF personnel, retired personnel and personnel killed in action.
iv. The MoU provides that CISF, NSDF and NSDC will work together at CISF units all across the country.
v. Under this MoU the Family Welfare Centres are functional and other CISF locations with an objective to impart skill development programs under the Skill India Mission.

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