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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. CM ARVIND KEJRIWAL LAUNCHES E-RTI, DELHI BECOMES 2ND STATE TO ACCEPT ONLINE APPLICATIONS
i. CM Arvind Kejriwal has launched e-RTI in Delhi and has become 2nd state to accept online application.
ii. Right to Information applicants would be able to register their queries online on the Delhi government’s new portal. The Aam Aadmi Party government had started training public information officers across departments in early 2016.
iii. As per the Delhi government, the e-RTI portal would start accepting applications for a total of 172 public authorities or government departments in the Delhi region.
iv. The Central government had urged the States to set up their own online application portals.
v. According to the Delhi government’s RTI statistics which cover the police, municipal corporations and other government departments in the Capital.

2. ESIC & DGFASLI SIGN MOU FOR COLLABORATION ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND DISEASES
i. In the presence of Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment, A Memorandum of Understanding between ESIC and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes for collaboration in the field of occupational health and prevention of occupational injuries and diseases signed in New Delhi.
ii. It will remain in force for a time period of three years. The MoU will help in spreading awareness for healthy working conditions, reduce the danger of diseases or injuries and provide good quality life for workers.
iii. The main focus of MoU is occupational health by establishing ‘DGFASLI-ESIC Occupational Health Training, Research & Development Centre’ at Regional Labour Institute, Faridabad.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. MOHUA IS THE NEW NAME FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT & HOUSING MINISTRY
i. The government has merged the ministries of urban development, and housing and urban poverty alleviation– involved in policy making in urban areas – to form the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. This is 3rd time the ministries have been merged.
ii. Venkaiah Naidu heads the ministries of urban development, and housing and urban poverty alleviation
iii. With this merger, the government now has 51. In 2004, the number was 42. The first government in independent India had just 17 ministries.
iv. Government proposes to increase urban reform incentive fund, to Rs 3000 crs.

2. MINISTRY OF HEALTH SIGNS MOU WITH GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL TO SET UP CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
i. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Government of West Bengal to set up a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine.
ii. The Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine will be set up in Kolkata. The initiative helps in strengthening the blood transfusion services in the State and the surrounding region.
iii. Government of India has approved an outlay of approximately Rs.200 Cr towards equipment, manpower and running costs.
iv .The land for this initiative will be provided free of cost by the State government. A Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to set up state-of-the-art Centres of Excellence in transfusion medicine in the four metro cities of Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

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