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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 SEP 2017
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1.      IMPORTANT CABINET APPROVALS- 27TH SEPTEMBER 2017
i. The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Shri Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals. The full list of Cabinet Approvals is given as follows.
ii. The Cabinet has approved-
1. Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service doctors to 65 years,
2. Signing of (i) Inter-bank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement and (ii) Cooperation Memorandum relating to Credit Ratings by EXIM Bank under BRICS Interbank Cooperation mechanism,
3. Agreement on “Cooperation in the field of Information, Communication and Media” between India and Ethiopia,
4. MoU between India and Belarus in the oil and gas sector,
5. Bilateral MoU between India and Afghanistan on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 SEP 2017
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1.   2ND INDIA-INDONESIA BIENNIAL TRADE MINISTERS’ FORUM MEETING HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The 2nd India-Indonesia Biennial Trade Ministers’ Forum Meeting was held in New Delhi.
ii. Mr.Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, and Mr. Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia participated in the meet.
iii. Higher Officials from both the countries also participated. Both the Ministers decided on arranging meeting of ‘the Working Group on Trade & Investment’, ‘the Working Group on Trade Facilitation & Remedies’ and ‘Meeting of Regulators’.
iv. Opportunities for joint ventures, textile machinery manufacturing, textile parks and Special Economic Zones were discussed.
v. Mr. Suresh Prabhu suggested Indonesia to make use of ‘Make in India’, ‘Invest India’ and ‘Start-up India’ initiatives.

2.   BILAL DAR FROM SRINAGAR BECOMES AN AMBASSADOR FOR SWACHHATA HI SEVA
i. Bilal Dar, a young boy from Srinagar has become the brand ambassador for Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Dar has been contributing to the  ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’ since the age of 12.
ii. 'Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign has turned out to be monetarily beneficial for residents and scrap buyers/dealers, besides helping in enhancing preventive measures against vector-borne diseases.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 SEP 2017
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1.      PM MODI LAUNCHED 'SAUBHAGYA SCHEME'
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or ‘Saubhagya’, to supply 24/7 electricity supply to poor households.
ii. The government stated that states will be required to complete the household electrification by March 31, 2019. The total outlay for the Saubhagya scheme will be Rs 16,320 cr.

2.      PM NARENDRA MODI FORMS ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
i. PM Narendra Modi reconstituted the Economic Advisory Council to guide him on economic issues and appointed economist Bibek Debroy as its chairman. Debroy is a member of government think tank Niti Aayog.
ii. The council has been defunct since former RBI governor C Rangarajan resigned as its chairman. The 4 other part-time EAC members are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 SEP 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 SEP 2017
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1.      DR.HARSHVARDHAN LAUNCHES PT. DEEN DAYAL UPADHAYAY VIGYAN GRAM SANKUL PARIYOJANA
i. The Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences & Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr.Harshvardhan launched ‘Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana’ in Uttarakhand.
ii. This project has been inspired by teachings and ideals of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay. Department of Science and Technology has planned to adopt a few clusters of villages in Uttarakhand and make them self-sustainable using the tools of Science and Technology.
iii. The main idea of this project is to acquire local resources and skill sets and transform them using science and technology. So the value addition is imparted to the local products and services, which would develop the rural community.
iv. Four clusters at Gaindikhata, Bazeera, Bhigun (in Garhwal) and Kausani (in Kumaon) have been selected in Uttarakhand.

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