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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 SEP 2017
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1.      JOINT INDIA-NEPAL ARMY EXERCISE BEGINS IN SALJHANDI, NEPAL
i. Nepal India Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran has launched and it is to be held in Nepal Army Battle School at Saljhandi from September 3 to 16. This is the 12th edition of the exercise.
ii. It will have around 350 troops from each side, focusing on counterinsurgency and counter-terror operations. Surya Kiran series of exercises are held alternately in India and Nepal.
iii. The aim of this exercise is to conduct battalion level joint training with emphasis on Counter Terrorism in mountainous terrain. Aspects of Disaster Management have also been included in the exercise.
vi. The Joint Battalion Level Exercise will enhance defence co-operation and relations between the two nations.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 SEP 2017
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1.      NARENDRA MODI CABINET RESHUFFLE WITH 9 NEW FACES AS MINISTERS
i. The cabinet got extended and reshuffled for the 3rd time. Modi expanded his council of ministers twice–1st on November 9, 2014 and then on July 5, 2016. Nine new Ministers of state were inducted into the Union Council of Ministers.
ii. Ministers of State who got into Cabinet Rank: – The ministers promoted were Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan and Nirmala Sitharaman.
iii. Nirmala Sitharaman - She is promoted to ministry of defence. She is the 1st full time independent women defence minister. Prior to her, former PM Indira Gandhi held the defence portfolio as an additional charge on two occasions. Commerce and Industries department which was held by Nirmala sitharaman is now transferred to Suresh Prabhu who exits as railway minister.
iv. Piyush goyal -The railway department which was held by suresh prabhu is now transferred to Piyush Goyal. Apart from Railways, Piyush Goyal retains the ministry of coal.
v. Dharmendra Pradhan - Dharmendra Pradhan, now cabinet minister, will continue to have charge of Petroleum and Natural Gas and will also be minister for skill development and entrepreneurship, which Rajiv Pratap Rudy gave up two days ago.
vi. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - Minority Affairs Minister Muqtar Abbas Naqvi continues in his departments as a Cabinet minister.
vii. New members to the Cabinet : – Shiv Pratap Shukla - Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla is a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development. He served as a Cabinet Minister in the Uttar Pradesh government for 8 years, and is known for his work in Rural Development, Education and Prison reform during his tenure.
viii. Ashwini Kumar Choubey - Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey is a Lok Sabha MP from Buxar, Bihar. He is member of the Parliamentary Committee on Estimates and Standing Committee on Energy. He is also a Member of Central Silk Board.
ix. Virendra Kumar - Shri Virendra Kumar is a Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgah, Madhya Pradesh. He has had a distinguished career in Public Service as a 6 term Lok Sabha MP. Virendra Kumar is the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, and has been Chairman of the Joint Committee on Office of Profit and a Member of National Social Security Board.
x. Anantkumar Hegde - Shri Anant kumar Hegde is a Lok Sabha MP from Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and Human Resource Development.
xi. Raj Kumar Singh - Shri Raj Kumar Singh is a Lok Sabha MP from Arrah, Bihar. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Health and Family Welfare, Personnel, Pensions and Public Grievances and Law & Justice.
xii. Hardeep Singh Puri - Shri Hardeep Puri is a decorated former IFS officer of the 1974 batch, known for his experience and expertise in foreign policy and national security.
xiii. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is a Lok Sabha MP from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Chairperson of the Fellowship Committee.
xiv. Satya Pal Singh- Shri Satya Pal Singh is a Lok Sabha MP from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. He is a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs and Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Offices of Profit.
xv. Alphons Kannanthanam - Shri Alphons Kannanthanam is a distinguished former IAS officer of the 1979 batch, Kerala cadre. He is also a practicing advocate…..click here to view complete detail

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 SEP 2017
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1.         KARNATAKA LAUNCHES UNIFIED HEALTH SCHEME ‘AROGYA BHAGYA’
i. Karnataka government will merge the existing seven health schemes to launch a unified health scheme- ‘Arogya Bhagya’. It will cover all 1.4 cr households of the state.
ii. The main theme of the ‘Arogya Bhagya’ scheme is “Treatment First and Payment Next”.
iii. All the health facilities will be provided through Aadhaar linked Universal Health Card. Universal Health Coverage scheme would help the card holder to get treatment in all the enroll private hospitals besides government hospitals to get treatment without paying any cash.
iv. The State Cabinet had given administrative sanction for the unified schemes and it will come to effect from 1st of November. The facilities would be provided by categorising the beneficiaries into two groups—A and B.
v. Category A will be a priority category, which will include farmers, deprived households, labourers from the unorganised sector, pourakarmikas, all SC/ST people, members of cooperative societies, government employees, media persons and elected representatives. The rest will fall under Category B.
vi. Those in rural areas would need to contribute Rs 300 per person and those in urban areas Rs 700 per person. The State Government will be spending Rs 867 cr for the unified scheme in the first year.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 SEP 2017
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1.   NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ‘RAJASWA GYAN SANGAM’ IN NEW DELHI
i. PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the annual conference – Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017 in New Delhi. He addressed the tax administrators during the conference.
ii. The Conference have been jointly organised by the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs.
iii. The objective of the Conference is to enable a two-way communication between the policy-makers and the senior officers in the field offices.
iv. Its aim is to increase revenue collection and facilitate effective implementation of law and policies in key result areas.
v. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Ministers of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Arjun Ram Meghwal will also be present on the ocassion.

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