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Thursday, July 27, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JULY 2017
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1. ARUN JAITLEY INAUGURATES 315TH SAINIK REST HOUSE IN NEW DELHI
i. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has inaugurated the 315th Sainik Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board in New Delhi.
ii. It aimed to provide facilities for former servicemen. Jaitley has also launched the new portal of the Sainik Rest House.
iii. The rest house, built at Naraina tri-junction near Delhi Cantonment area in west Delhi at a cost of around Rs 8 cr, would be the beginning of an initiative. The KSB will be able to expand on these in the coming years so that such facilities become an integral part of facilities for ex-servicemen.
iv. The KSB portal lists out details, facilities, restrictions for use of the rest house and would soon provide facility for online payment.
v. Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Secretary (Ex-Servicemen Welfare) Prabhu Dayal Meena, Secretary (KSB) Brigadier M.H. Rizvi, senior officials of armed forces and from the Ministry of Defence were present on the occasion.

2. KERALA HOST LITERARY FEST WITH “TOLERANCE” AS THEME
i. Kerala will be going to host the 5th edition of South India Writers Ensemble at Chengannur in coastal Alappuzha district from 24 July 2017.
ii. It is a 3-day annual literary event and organised by People for Performing Arts and More, an art and cultural outfit. The theme of the festival 2017 is ‘tolerance’.
iii. Its main aim is to bring an enhance interaction between writers from different languages and regions.
iv. Hindi has been selected as the main language of this year’s festival. It would include participation from related writers and other personalities like Creative writers, journalists, theatre and film personalities will deliberate on tolerance at a literary event.
v. The main aim of South India Writers Ensemble is to explore the power of language and literature through the gathering of writers.

3. FM ARUN JAITLEY INTRODUCES BILL TO AMEND BANKING REGULATION ACT
i. The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017, was introduced in Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The bill seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and replace the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, which was promulgated in May 2017.
ii. Jaitley introduced the Bill amid protests in the House by opposition members over the alleged incidents of lynching by cow vigilantes in different parts of the country.
iii. The bill also has a provision, which empowers RBI to issue other directions for resolution, appoint or approve for appointment, authorities or committees to advise the banking companies for stressed asset resolution.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JULY 2017
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1. KIREN RIJIJU INAUGURATES RIWATCH MUSEUM AND CHIMARI BRIDGE IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
i. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage Museum at Roing in Arunachal Pradesh and hoped that it would serve as a place of exchange of cultural values of various tribes of the state and the North East.
ii. Arunachal Pradesh State Art & Culture Minister, Mohesh Chai said that according to UNESCO report there are 32 languages in Arunachal Pradesh that are on the verge of extinction and the state government is initiating programmes and policies to find out and to revive those minor and major tribal languages.
iii. On the sideline of his visit to Roing, Mr. Rijiju also inaugurated the 235-meter long Chimari Bridge, which would serve as a life line between the National Highway 52 of Roing-Tezu. The bridge has been constructed by Border Roads Organisation.

2. 5TH NORTH EAST CONNECTIVITY SUMMIT- 2018 TO BE HELD IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
i. The 5th North East Connectivity Summit- 2018 will be held in Arunachal Pradesh. The 4th North East Connectivity Summit will be held in Nagaland in the month of September 2017.
ii. The summit organised by the FICCI is one of the most important forums for action oriented contemplations on sub-regional economic integration and connectivity between North East India and South East Asia.
iii. It was informed by Ranjit Barthakur, the Chairman of North East Advisory Council of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
iv. The Chief Minister thanked the Chairman for the invite and for choosing Arunachal as host for the next year’s North East Connectivity Summit.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JULY 2017
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1. MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT TO LAUNCH AAJEEVIKA GRAMEEN EXPRESS YOJANA
i. The Ministry of Rural Development will launch a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission which will be named as “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)”.
ii. As mentioned by Minister of State for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav the main objectives of AGEY are to provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas.
iii. This sub-scheme will be implemented in 250 blocks in the country on a pilot basis for a period of 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 JULY 2017

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1. ARUN JAITLEY LAUNCHES PRADHAN MANTRI VAYA VANDANA YOJANA PENSION SCHEME WITH 8% FIXED RATE
i. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formally launched Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana, a pension scheme exclusively for senior citizens (60 years and above) with 8% fixed rate of interest on their savings.
ii. Life Insurance Corporation of India which has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme started offering the scheme from May 4, 2017. The scheme will remain open till May 3, 2018.
iii. Pension is payable at the end of each period, during the policy term of 10 years, as per the frequency of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, yearly as chosen by the pensioner at the time of purchase.

2. UP ASSEMBLY PASSES RESOLUTIONS ON RENAMING TWO AIRPORTS
i. The Uttar Pradesh Assembly has adopted 2 resolutions on re- naming the Kanpur and Bareilly airports after freedom fighter Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi and as Nath Nagri respectively.
ii. The resolutions, moved by Minister for Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Gupta were passed by a voice vote in the absence of the opposition members.
iii. According to the minister the contributions of social worker and freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi who stayed in Kanpur and fought with the British through his writings Chakeri airport be named after him.
iv. He also said the civil terminal at the Bareilly airport should be re-named as Nath Nagri after the cultural name of the city.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 JULY 2017

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1. LOK SABHA PASSES IIIT PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BILL 2017
i. A bill to grant statutory status to the Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership mode was passed through a voice vote in Lok Sabha. The Government has also mentioned that fees for the poor students will not increase and that reservation law will apply in these institutes.
ii. The previous United Progressive Alliance government initiated the opening of 20 IIITs with private partnership of which 15 are already operational.
iii. The 15 IIITs that are currently operational are located in Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), Vadodara (Gujarat), Guwahati (Assam), Sonipat (Haryana), Una (Himachal Pradesh), Dharwad (Karnataka), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Kottayam (Kerala), Nagpur and Pune (both Maharashtra), Senapati (Manipur), Kota (Rajasthan), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu) and Kalyani (West Bengal).

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