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Friday, September 8, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. ODISHA LAUNCHES GRID CONNECTED ROOF TOP SOLAR PROJECTS
i. CM of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated grid connected roof top solar programme to encourage the public participation to harness renewable energy.
ii. Under this programme, the consumers can introduce small solar plants on their rooftops and consume the generated solar power during day time. Excess power can be exported to the grid through their service cable.
iii. These decentralized systems also have the ability to strengthen the grid. It will reduce power loses .Grid connected roof top solar systems are best options for adding renewable solar capacity.
iv. A web platform www.rtsodisha.gov.in was also launched to help project stakeholders interact with consumers and provide services. This website was made by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency.
v. It will be useful in making the Rooftop Solar Program easily accessible to the common citizens.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. BILATERAL MEETING BETWEEN INDIA AND UZBEKISTAN HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The bilateral meeting between India and Uzbekistan held in New Delhi. The Commerce and Industries Minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Trade held detailed discussions on deepening trade and economic ties between India and Uzbekistan.
ii. It will include investments, trade in goods and services such as education and health in India and Uzbekistan and also underlined the high importance of transport & logistics infrastructure for strengthening bilateral trade ties.
iii. Commerce Minister also requested Uzbek Minister to become member of multilateral INSTC Agreement which would facilitate increased international transit cargo traffic through Iran.
iv. Commerce Minister informed Uzbek Minister that existence of Non-Tariff Barriers such as import quotas and licensing, price and foreign exchange control, complex customs and administrative procedures have also been limiting inter-regional trade.

2. TELANGANA GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES 181 HELPLINE FOR DISTRESSED WOMEN
i. Department of Women Development and Child Welfare in collaboration with Hyderabad District Collectorate launched a Women Helpline 181 to help and assist women in distress.
ii. The helpline will support women affected by harassment, trauma and violence both in private and public spaces such as family, community and workplace.
iii. The helpline will function 24/7 and provide service to women affected by violence, women seeking emotional support and also provide information about women welfare schemes introduced by the State and Central government.
iv. Women Helpline is being launched with the technical support of GVK-EMRI and it is financially supported by Union government.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 AUG 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 AUG 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. NITI AAYOG CEO AMITABH KANT LAUNCH ‘MENTOR INDIA CAMPAIGN’
i. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has launched the Mentor India Campaign. It is a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs.
ii. It has established across the country as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission. The mission aims to set up over 900 such labs across India and have 2,000 such labs by the end of 2017.
iii. The campaign, Mentor India is aimed at maximising the impact of Atal Tinkering Labs where the idea is to engage leaders who will nurture and guide students in the Atal Tinkering Labs.
iv. These labs are non-prescriptive by nature, and mentors are expected to be enablers rather than instructors.
v. Atal Tinkering Labs are dedicated works spaces where students from Class 6 to Class 12 learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India.
vi. The labs are powered to acquaint students with state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, robotics and electronics development tools, Internet of things and sensors.
vii.The body of experts are seeking leaders who can spend anywhere between one to two hours every week in one or more such labs to enable students experience, learn and practice future skills such as design and computational thinking.

2. MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS ESTABLISH NATIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM IN NEW DELHI
i. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is going to establish National Sports Museum at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. It will be first of its kind sports museum in India.
ii. The Museum will showcase the India’s achievements in sports and also focus on the traditional sports within the country. The aim of the Museum is to popularise the sports as a way of life within the country.
iii. It will display achievements of the Indian greats in sports and also act as an educational hub and offer opportunity for the young to delve into some sporting activity.
iv. It is proposed that the Museum will have audio-visual display of rules and legacy events pertaining to various sports as part of education for the budding sportspersons.
v. It is proposed that the activities planned in various segments will include sporting activities, sports related computer games and kiosks selling sports memorabilia and sports equipment.

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