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Monday, September 18, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 SEP 2017
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1.      JAPAN PM SHINZO ABE IN AHMEDABAD FOR INDIA-JAPAN ANNUAL SUMMIT: INDIA'S FIRST BULLET TRAIN PROJECT INAUGURATED
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Mr. Abe is in India on a 2-day visit to attend the India-Japan annual summit meeting. The 12th edition of the summit will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
ii. PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of the 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail in Ahmedabad. The two leaders visited the Sabarmati Ashram after Abe’s arrival in Gujarat.
iii. About the Bullet Train Project in Brief- It is 508-km long High-Speed Rail that will run between Mumbai-Ahmedabad. The cost of the project is Rs 1,10,000-cr.
iv. The train which will have a top speed of 350 km per hour will reduce travel time between the two cities to around 2 hours from the existing 7 hours. The Project is scheduled to complete by December 2023. The project is mostly on Japanese soft loan.

2.      INDIA, BELARUS SIGN TEN MOUS
i. PM Narendra Modi met Belarus President Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko in New Delhi and discussed various issues of mutual interest of both countries. A number of agreements were signed in several areas after the talks.
ii. Mr. Lukashenko’s visit was significant as it took place in a year when Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
iii. Following Agreements/MoUs were signed:
1. MoU between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
2. Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
3. MoU between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for Cooperation in the Field of Vocational Education and Training
4. Protocol amending the Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus signed on April 16, 2007.
5. MoU between Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India and Belarusian State Agricultural Academy, Gorki, Belarus for Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Education
6. Programme of cooperation between the Government of Republic of India and the Government of Republic of Belarus in the field of culture for 2018-2020.
7. MoU between M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas of the Republic of India and Belarusian State Concern of Oil and Chemistry in the Oil and Gas Sector.
8. MoU between JSV "Belzarubezhstroy” and National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. MoU between JSC Belarusian Potash Company and Indian Potash Ltd.
9. Agreement on the implementation of MoU signed between OJSC Minsk Tractor Works and Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. India in Pune

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 SEP 2017
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1.      DR.HARSH VARDHAN INAUGURATES CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES & FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
i. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a 2-day conference on “Sustainable landscapes and forest ecosystems: Theory to Practice”, in New Delhi.
ii. The Minister insisted on bringing up solutions for increasing the forest cover up to a minimum of 33 % and for the problem of weeds.
iii. He launched the “Wood is Good” campaign. The Partnership for Land Use Science is a joint programme between United States Agency for International Development and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
iv. The aim of Forest-Plus is to improve the capacity of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in India.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 SEP 2017
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1.      UNION GOVERNMENT REORGANISES SIX COMMITTEES OF CABINET
i. After the recent ministry reshuffle the Union Government has reorganized six Committees of the Cabinet.
ii. Defence minister Nirmala sitharaman and Railway minister Piyush whose portfolios was recently elevated were inducted in Cabinet Committee on Political affairs.
iii. Nirmala sitharaman, Piyush , Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan were also included as permanent members of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

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