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Thursday, July 20, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. 2-DAY CONFERENCE ON CROWD MANAGEMENT CONCLUDES IN KERALA
i. The two-day national conference on crowd management has successfully concluded at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
ii .The conference was organised by the National Disaster Management Authority and Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.
iii. It set up the stage for adoption of best practices and use of technology to reduce risks at mass gathering events across the country. The conference has brought to focus on varied issues relevant to efficient crowd management.
iv. The detailed discussions were held on issues pertaining to planning and interagency coordination, including the role of Police, National Disaster Response Force, Civil Defence and Non Governmental Organisations.
v. The discussions will aid the revision of NDMA Guidelines on ‘Managing Crowd at Events and Venues of Mass Gathering’ which was first issued in 2014.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. SHRI J P NADDA LAUNCHES THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR MALARIA ELIMINATION 2017-22
i. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) at a function in New Delhi.
ii. The Strategic Plan gives year wise elimination targets in various parts of the country depending upon the endemicity of malaria in the next 5 years. It is to be noted that National Framework for Malaria Elimination that was launched last year outlined India’s commitment for eliminating malaria by 2030.

2. DIPP TO SET UP INDIA’S FIRST TISC IN PUNJAB
i. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology in New Delhi to establish India’s 1st Technology and Innovation Support Center at Patent Information Centre, Punjab, under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s TISC program.
ii. The objective of the TISC is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights system in India to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development.
iii. WIPO’s TISC program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their Intellectual Property Rights.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. MEGHALAYA CM MUKUL SANGMA LAUNCHES LIFE PROGRAM AT SONGSAK
i. Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma has launched the ambitious flagship programme titled “Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship” at Songsak in East Garo Hills.
ii. The project has been launched to the people of the state. In 2017-18, the programme aims to reach out to additional 2144 villages.
iii. On the launch of the programme, Sangma said that the programme of the state government is most inclusive unlike the central schemes, which are mostly meant for the “below poverty line”.
iv .He urged the people to form SHGs in their area and under LIFE different activities would be started to ensure that people are able to generate income and eradicate poverty.
v. LIFE will focus on capacity building, Under the programme every 10 SHGs will be motivated to act like a bank and help each other.

2. RECENT APPROVALS BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT: JULY 12 2017
i. Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Palestine on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine and cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics.
ii. Cabinet approves Joint Declaration of Intent between India and Germany on cooperation in the field of Health. The Joint Interpretative Notes on the Agreement between India and Bangladesh would impart clarity to the interpretation of the existing Agreement between India and Bangladesh for the Promotion and Protection of Investments.
iii. Cabinet approves enhancement of the age of superannuation of Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles. Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Bangladesh for cyber security cooperation.
iv. Cabinet approves creation of three posts of Directors for the three new AIIMS in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
v. Cabinet approves establishment of the International Rice Research Institute, South Asia Regional Center at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center in Varanasi.

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