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Friday, July 14, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. PRESIDENT MUKHERJEE LAUNCHED FOUR DIGITAL INITIATIVES OVER E-EDUCATION
i. President Pranab Mukherjee launched digital initiatives Swayam, Swayam Prabha, National Academic Depository and National Digital Library in New Delhi to push e-education in the country.
ii. According to ministry of human resource development these initiatives will increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in the higher education from 5 (2015-16) to 30 by 2020.
iii. These courses have been developed by over 1,000 expert faculty members from institutions like IITs, Delhi University and JNU.

2. 1ST INTERNATIONAL AVIATION SECURITY SEMINAR ORGANISED BY  NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD IN HARYANA
i. National Security Guard organised First International Aviation Security seminar organised by National Security Guard in Manesar, Haryana.
ii. The seminar was inaugurated by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, whereas Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (I/C) Rajiv Pratap Rudy attended the seminar on the second day.
iii. Rudy also unfurled the tricolor at the 26th highest Monumental Flagpole in the NSG campus.

3. FIRST EDITION OF WINGS 2017 – “SAB UDEN, SAB JUDEN”- EXPANDING REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY HOSTED IN NEW DELHI
i. Civil Aviation Ministry hosted the First edition of WINGS 2017 – “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”- Expanding Regional Connectivity in New Delhi. The session was chaired by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju and the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha.
ii. There was participation from 28 States and Union Territories and out of this 19 states and Union Territory made presentation emphasizing the special packages to the airlines under RCS- UDAN.
iii. During the Wings-2017, Interactive sessions with Stakeholders of entire Ecosystem such as Tourism Departments, Airport Operators, Tour Operators and other players in the value chain was convened.
iv. The States capitalized upon the unique platform provided by the ministry, wherein they had 112 one to one discussions (G2B meetings) with the Airlines operators.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 09 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 09 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. CENTRE ALLOTS RS 100 CR TO GOA UNDER SWADESH DARSHAN SCHEME
i. Tourism minister Manohar Azgaonkar announced that Goa will be allotted Rs 100 cr by the Union ministry for tourism under phase II of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. The funds will be used for developing the state’s coastal circuit from Panaji to Palolem.
ii. This is the 2nd allotment of central financial assistance within one year. The amount was approved after “A Special Purpose Vehicle formed by the Goa governments department of tourism under the Goa Tourism Development Corporation made a presentation before the Monitoring Committee. .
iii. The initial allotment of Rs 100 cr under phase I for coastal circuit development is being utilized for developing the coastal belt in North Goa from Sinquerim to Keri. The phase II allotment of Rs 100 cr will be utilized for developing the South Goa coastline from Panaji to Palolem.

2. INDIA’S 1ST UNIVERSITY ONLY FOR DALIT STUDENTS TO COME UP IN HYDERABAD BY 2018
i. Telangana is the first state to build India’s 1st university for Dalit students by 2018. The university will be a part of the government’s policy of providing education free of cost to students from weaker sections from kindergarten to post-graduation level.
ii. The objective of establishing an university for Dalit students is to provide them a comprehensive education, so that they would come out as complete and knowledgeable citizens.
iii. The proposal was bring up by a government arm – Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society.
iv. At present, there are universities exclusively for women and religious minorities but not for weaker sections.

3. HARSIMRAT KAUR LAYS FOUNDATION OF PUNJAB’S FIRST MAIZE-BASED FOOD PARK
i. Union Food Processing Minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the foundation stone, of Punjab’s first maize based Food Park at Rehana Jattan village in Kapurt.hala District of Punjab. Ms. Badal mentioned that there is an urgent need to turn to maize and the government is working relentlessly to make maize as the third viable staple crop of Punjab after wheat and rice.
ii. This food park will be set up on 55 acres, at the cost of Rs. 123 cr. The Union government is providing a financial assistance of Rs. 50 crore for the project.
iii. It is being developed by Sukhjit Mega Food Park and Infra Limited and will generate turnover of Rs 450 – 500 cr annually.

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