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Thursday, August 3, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. RCEP TRADE NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN HYDERABAD
i. 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Trade Negotiating Committee meetings and other related meetings were held in Hyderabad, India.
ii. The Meeting was inaugurated by Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Department of Commerce, and Government of India. During the 19th round, parallel meetings were held by the 3 main Working Groups on Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and Investment, including their respective Sub-Working Groups.

2. CONSTITUTION 123RD AMENDMENT BILL PASSED WITH AMENDMENT IN RAJYA SABHA
i. Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill, 2017 for setting up of a National Commission for Backward Classes was passed by Rajya Sabha after dropping an important clause.
ii. Rajya Sabha passed the bill by dropping Clause 3 which pertains to the insertion of a new article 338B about the constitution and powers of the National Commission for Backward Classes.
iii. One amendment sought increase in the number of members of the proposed commission from three to five with reservation for a member from a minority community and another for women. Another amendment spoke about protecting the rights of states by making their recommendations binding.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 1 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. SHRI MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI LAUNCHES “JIYO PARSI PUBLICITY PHASE-2” IN MUMBAI
i. Union Minister of state for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched “JIYO PARSI PUBLICITY PHASE – 2” function in Mumbai.
ii. In the year of 2013 “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-1” was initiated to increase the small minority population of  parsi community.
iii. The main objective of the “Jiyo Parsi” scheme is to reverse the declining trend of Parsi population by adopting a scientific protocol and structured interventions, stabilize their population and increase the population of Parsis in India
iii. The scheme implemented two components: 1.Medical Assistance and 2.Advocacy/Counselling.

2. ‘RAJASWA GYANSANGAM’ SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. ‘Rajaswa Gyansangam’ is going to be held on 1st and 2nd September, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
ii. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate this 2-day Conclave on the 1st day of September, 2017. The main reason of this inauguration will be on GST as well as on unearthing black money.
iii. The Tax Officers of the State Governments will also be invited for discussion for the first time on the GST related issues during the 1st day of the two day Conclave.

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