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Friday, July 21, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. INDIA & SRI LANKA SIGN MOU TO DEVELOP VILLAGE IN ANURADHAPURA DISTRICT
i. India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District. The total estimated cost is Rs 30 cr Sri Lankan rupees.
ii. The MoU was signed by Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and Mrs. W.K.K. Athukorala, Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Construction in the presence of Parliament Speaker Mr. KaruJayasuriya.
iii. The project is in line with Government of Sri Lanka’s policy of rehabilitation of rural villages for economic development. It will benefit 153 families residing in the village.
iv. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk SobithaThero, a multipurpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. GOVT LAUNCHES GST TRAINING PROGRAMME
i. The government has launched a GST training programme to skill around 2 lakh youths in six months and to handle tax compliance issues like invoice making.
ii. The people would be trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.  It will be implemented in 14 states and in the next 6 months, 2 lakh people will  GST get complete training about GST.
iii. The new GST training programme helps businesses in areas such as registration and calculation of tax liability under the new tax regime.
iv. The ministry also launched a national portal for assessors and trainers besides 51 new PMKVY centres. Now, the total number of PMKVY centres has increased to 200.
v. To mark the 2nd anniversary of Skill India mission the ministry has inaugurated the training course at 100 centres in the country.

2. MATUNGA BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST RAILWAY STATION RUN BY WOMEN
i. In a bid to empower women, Central Railway has appointed all women staff at suburban Matunga railway station, thereby making it India’s 1st railway station run by women. A formal event to mark all women railway station will be held soon.
ii. A total of 30 women staffers, including 11 booking clerks, 5 Railway Protection Force personnel, 7 ticket checkers are working under the supervision of station manager Mamta Kulkarni since last two weeks.
iii. Matunga railway station, which is located in central Mumbai, gets a huge number of student population as a lot of colleges are located in the area.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. GADKARI INAUGURATE ROAD CONGRESS MEET IN UDAIPUR
i. Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 212th meeting of Indian Road Congress in Udaipur, Rajasthan
ii. The Indian Road Congress is the apex body of highway engineers in the country. During his -day visit, he will also attend a discussion by Udaipur chamber of commerce on economic growth of Rajasthan with development of roads and infrastructure.
iii. According to a spokesperson of the state transport department Rajasthan Transport Minister Yunus Khan would also accompany him.

2. RAIPUR SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AIRPORT RANKED FIRST IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INDEX SURVEY
i. Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, has ranked 1st in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey among 49 airports in India. Raipur Airport has scored highest, 4.84 on a 5 point scale index in the latest Customer Satisfaction Index Survey conducted by an independent agency for the period of January-June 2017.
ii. It has topped this survey for the 3rd consecutive time in the past two years. Raipur Airport is followed by Udaipur, Amritsar and Dehradun airports which have scored 4.75, 4.74 and 4.73 respectively.

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