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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. 7TH EDITION OF SAARC ARTISTS CAMP & EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BEGINS IN NEPAL
i. The 7th edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Artists Camp and Exhibition of Paintings has begun at Kathmandu.
ii. These events provides platform to artists to exchange ideas with fellow artists and help in creating special bonding among them and 40 artists from SAARC member countries except Afghanistan taking part in the 4 day camp.
iii. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Jitendra Narayan Devhas inaugurated the event. The event is aimed to bring art and culture of member countries together. It strengthens people to people contact.
iv. The event is organised by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal and SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2. PUNJAB LAUNCHES ‘APNI GADDI APNI ROZGAR’ SCHEME
i. The Punjab government has announced the launch of its flagship ‘Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar’ scheme by flagging off over 100 uber MOTO bikes.
ii. Under the scheme the state government will be providing commercial two wheelers and four wheelers to unemployed youth at subsidised rates.
iii. The scheme aims to generate job opportunities for youth and providing better mobile transport in Punjab. Uber is also ready to offer luxury vehicles for those who want to spend lavishly. Its focus is mainly on providing affordable products.
iv. Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar Scheme aims to create entrepreneurship opportunities for the youths. n its 1st phase the Uber bike taxis will run in Mohali, ludhiana, Zirakpur and Kharar regions of Punjab.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. DELHI METRO FIRST TO BECOME 100% ‘GREEN’
i.  Delhi Metro is the 1st Metro system to become completely green in the world. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had earlier received the green certificates for its Phase-3 stations, depots, and sub-stations.
ii. Delhi Metro has also secured the platinum rating for adherence to green building norms for its 10 residential colonies from the Indian Green Building Council.
iii. DMRC has generated new solar power facilities that produce 2.6 MW across the Metro network.
iv. DMRC also announced it is now generating 20 megawatt of solar power.
v. The DMRC also mentioned ‘Swachh Chetna – An Eco Club’, a joint initiative of the DMRC and Shri Ram School, Gurugram.
vi. It has been initiated to “encourage school children to participate in the more environment friendly projects and activities”.

2. PUNJAB SIGNS MOU WITH FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATIVE NEW DIAGNOSTICS
i. The Punjab government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics. The MoU was signed on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day.
ii. It is a global diagnostic firm to help the state diagnose and treat Hepatitis C patients. The firm would provide rapid test kits for screening of high-risk patients, for disease like HIV, IVDU (Intravenous Drug Users).
iii. Punjab is also the 1st state in the country where the injection safety programme is being implemented in collaboration with WHO.
iv. The state health department has also released the action plan for injection safety programme, which is supported by WHO.
v. The health department would also be introducing Reuse Prevention Syringes in the state so that blood-borne infections cannot spread from one patient to another.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JULY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JULY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. CABINET APPROVES REVISION OF GUIDELINES OF SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS SCHEME
i. The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi gave approval for revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme with a view to achieve its intended objectives.
ii. The investment limit per fiscal year has been increased to 4 kg for individuals, 4 Kg for Hindu Undivided Family and 20 Kg for Trusts and similar entities notified by the Government from time to time.
iii. The ceiling will be counted on financial year basis and will include the SGBs purchased during the trading in the secondary market.The ceiling on investment will not include the holdings as collateral by Banks and Financial institutions.

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