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Saturday, July 29, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JULY 2017

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1. PM MODI INAUGURATES APJ ABDUL KALAM’S MEMORIAL IN RAMESWARAM, TN
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu on the 2nd death anniversary of the former president. PM Modi also hoisted the national flag at the memorial.
ii. The memorial has been designed and built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. It has been build at a cost of 20 cr and blends Mughal and Indian architecture.
iii. PM Modi also distributed sanction letters to the beneficiaries of long liner trawlers under the ‘Blue Revolution’ scheme and also flagged off a new express train from Ayodhya to Rameswaram .Later PM Modi released a synopsis of the ‘Green Rameswaram’ project.

2. RECENT APPROVALS BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT: JULY 27 2017
i. Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved following bilateral agreements and initiatives:
ii. Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954. Cabinet apprised of the MoU signed between Palestine and India on cooperation in the field of youth affairs and sports.
iii. Cabinet apprised of the Joint Declaration of Intent between Germany and India on Indo German-Centre for Sustainability.
iv. Cabinet approves revision of cost of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011. Union Cabinet cleared a new Minimum Wage Code Bill that will integrate four different wage legislations on 27 July.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JULY 2017
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1. COLLECTION OF STATISTICS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2017 PASSED IN RAJYA SABHA
i. Rajya Sabha passed Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to amend the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008. The amendment bill was introduced by Mr. D.V.Sadananda Gowda, the ‎Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation, in Lok Sabha in March 2017 and was passed in April 2017.
ii. The Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, was enacted to facilitate the collection of statistics on economics, demographics, social, scientific and environmental aspects.
iii. The Act extended to the whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir.

2. GST COUNCIL PANEL TO SELECT NATIONAL ANTI-PROFITEERING AUTHORITY
i. The Goods and Services Tax Council has formed a selection committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha to identify and recommend eligible persons for appointment as the chairman and members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority.
ii. The National Anti-profiteering Authority shall be responsible for applying anti-profiteering measures in the event of a reduction in rate of GST on supply of goods or services or, if the benefit of input tax credit is not passed on to the recipients by way of commensurate reduction in prices.
iii. The Standing Committee is empowered to refer cases requiring detailed enquiry to the  Goods and Services Tax rolled out from July 1 Director General of Safeguards, Central Board of Excise and Customs who shall give his/her recommendation for consideration of the National Anti-profiteering Authority.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JULY 2017
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1. CENTRAL ROAD FUND (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2017 INTRODUCED IN LS
i. Government introduced in the Lok Sabha, Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017, a bill providing for allocation of about Rs 2,000 cr from Central Road Fund for developing national waterways.
ii. Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was moved by Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan in absence of Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari.
iii. The bill seeks to amend the Central Road Fund Act, 2000, to allocate 2.5% of the proceeds of CRF for development and maintenance of NWs and a reduction in the share provided for development of National Highways.
iv. According to the objects of the bill, National Waterways provide cost-effective, logistically efficient and environment-friendly way of transport, whose development as a supplementary mode would enable diversion of traffic over congested roads and railways

2. UNION HOME MINISTER RAJNATH SINGH CHAIRS ST MEETING OF ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
i. The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 1st meeting of the newly constituted Islands Development Agency in New Delhi.
ii. The Union Home Minister presented the vision for developing India’s maritime economy while preserving the natural eco-system and addressing the security concerns.
iii. The CEO of NITI Aayog has made a detailed presentation on the current status. He informed that Concept Development Plans and Detailed Master Plans are being prepared for identified islands.
iv. It includes the following factors people’s participation, principles of sustainability, eco-system preservation and determination of carrying capacity as the guiding principles.
v. It was also decided that Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Administrator of Lakshadweep Islands will be included as members of IDA.
vi. With this meeting, the efforts for holistic development of Islands of India received a major boost.

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