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Friday, September 22, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 SEP 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.   HOME MINISTER LAUNCHES INTELLIGENCE WING OF SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL AND WARB APP
i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched first Intelligence Wing of Sashastra Seema Bal and Welfare & Rehabilitation Board App in New Delhi authorized to Protect the shared borders of India with Nepal and Bhutan. It has been confirmed as the Lead Intelligence Agency for both the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders.
ii. SSB Director General Archana Ramasundaram informed that Intelligence Wing of Sashastra Seema Bal is used to prevent criminals and smugglers from taking advantage of the friendly borders with Nepal and Bhutan.
iii.The intelligence wing will have 650 field and staff agents to gather information about these borders frequently used by criminals and Kashmiri terrorists returning from Pakistan.

2.   INDIA EXEMPTS IMPORT DUTY ON GOODS FOR FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP
i. The government announced that it has exempted import duty for sports items and a wide range of goods for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India.
ii. The following goods will also be exempted from the integrated tax levied under the GST. All sports goods, sports equipment and sports requisites; team uniform/clothing; fitness equipment; spares, accessories and consumables of the same.
iii. Broadcast equipment and supplies used in organising and during the event imported by FIFA Host Broadcasters too falls in the exemption list.
iv. India, as the host country, is automatically qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. The 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, has the slogan ‘Football takes over’.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 SEP 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.   PM MODI DEDICATES SARDAR SAROVAR NARMADA DAM TO THE NATION
i. PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar dam built on the Narmada river to the nation at Kevadia in the Narmada district, Gujarat. The project was accomplished by Gujarat government’s Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.
ii. This project is called as “Gujarat’s lifeline”. This project is a boon to the country’s worst dry areas like Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat and even few districts of Rajasthan.
iii. Four Indian states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will receive water and electricity supplied from the dam. About 57% of electricity produced from dam goes to Maharashtra, while Madhya Pradesh gets 27% and Gujarat gets 16%.
iv. The height of the dam was recently raised to 138.68 metres, which will allow maximum ‘usable storage’ of 4.73 million acre feet of water and will greatly benefit the participating States.

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