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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 OCT 2017
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1.      ARUNACHAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES KAMLE AS 23RD DISTRICT
i.  Arunachal Pradesh State Assembly passed Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Orgaisation of Districts) Amendment Bill 2017 to create a new district named ‘Kamle’. The bill was introduced on October 14, 2017 by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prema Khandu.
ii. Kamle is the 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh. It has been created by bifurcating the present Upper and Lower Subansiri districts.
iii. It has six administrative units (three each from Upper Subansiri and Lower Subansiri).
iv. Amid rising concerns that this decision would encourage creation of more districts in future and will thereby affect state’s exchequer, Chief Minister Prema Khandu stated that government is planning to re-visit the district creation policy of 1983.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 OCT 2017
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1.         CHHATTISGARH GOVERNMENT REDUCES INTEREST ON LOAN UNDER SAKSHAM YOJNA
i. Chhattisgarh State Government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self help groups under ‘Saksham Yojna’ from 6.5% to 5%.
ii. This decision was taken by Chhattisgarh Women and Child Development Minister Ramsheela Sahu while chairing a meeting of ‘Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh’.
iii. Through various schemes, ‘Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh’ disburses easy term loans to women and SHGs in Chhattisgarh. Saksham Yojana too is operated by Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh, under which loans to the tune of Rs 72 lakh had been distributed to about 111 SHGs during current fiscal year 2017-18.
iv. In the previous fiscal – 2016-17, Rs 2.44 cr loans were sanctioned to 407 SHGs under Saksham Yojana.

2.         ANDHRA CM CHANDRABABU NAIDU LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR TU142M AIRCRAFT MUSEUM
i. Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and Eastern naval command Chief Vice Admiral H. C. S. Bisht laid the foundation stone of the TU142M aircraft museum. This is being built at the Beach Road in Visakhapatnam.
ii. The Russian aircraft TU142M was decommissioned at INS Rajali in Tamil Nadu after 29 years. It was brought to Visakhapatnam on 8th April 2017 to be converted into a Museum.
iii. The TU142M aircraft museum will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind in December 2017.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 OCT 2017
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1.      PM MODI INAUGURATES FIRST EVER ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF AYURVEDA
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda in Delhi on the occasion of ‘National Ayurveda Day’. AIIA has been set up as an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH and  has been modelled along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
ii. AIIA has been set up on 10.015 acres of land at a cost of Rs. 157 cr. The institute will serve as a platform to establish synergy between traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.
iii. AIIA holds the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers accreditation.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 OCT 2017
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1.      FIRST INVESTMENT AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN NIIF AND ABU DHABI INVESTMENT AUTHORITY
i. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund of India signed an investment agreement worth $1 billion with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
ii. As a part of this pact, ADIA has become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in NIIF’s investment management company named National Investment and Infrastructure Limited. NIIF is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country.
iii. The fund has been created to attract investments (in commercially viable infrastructure development projects) from both domestic and international sources. Corpus of the NIIF is proposed to be $6 billion, in which Government of India will invest 49 per cent.
iv. The remaining $3 billion will be procured from long-term international investors, such as a sovereign wealth funds, insurance and pension funds, and endowment funds.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 OCT 2017
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1.      PARLIAMENTARY PANEL UNDER BJP MP B C KHANDURI TO EXAMINE OPERATIONAL PREPAREDNESS OF ARMED FORCES
i. A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, headed by BJP MP B C Khanduri will examine the operational preparedness of the armed forces. Next meeting of this committee is scheduled to be held in November 2017.
ii. Procurement policy relating to defence equipment. Critically review accidents involving strategic defence assets. It is to be noted that recently several accidents have been reported involving Indian Navy ships and Indian Air Force helicopters.
iii. To look into the quality of ration given to the forces especially in border areas. Major research and development initiatives, including private sector participation will also be assessed.
iv. The committee will also discuss measures to revamp training for defence personnel in the light of latest technological advancements.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 OCT 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 OCT 2017
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1.      MITRA SHAKTI 2017: INDIA-SRI LANKA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE HELD IN PUNE
i. Mitra Shakti 2017, a joint exercise between India and Sri Lanka for military co-operation and interoperability, is conducted at the Aundh Military Camp, in Pune. The Mitra Shakthi training exercises started in India’s response to China’s growing influence in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region.
ii. Its aim is to exchange the best military practices of the two countries and build a strong military-to-military relation between the two armies and develop joint strategies mainly in the counter-insurgency and counter terrorism environment.
iii. The training module includes weapons training, basic military tactics and complex battle strategies.  The Mitra Shakti series started in 2012. Senior military observers of both countries will attend the Final Tactical Exercise to be held at the Aundh Military Station, on 25th October 2017.

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