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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 DEC 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 DEC 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      PM DEDICATES TUIRIAL HYDROPOWER PROJECT TO THE NATION
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60-megawatt Tuirial hydroelectric power project from Aizawl, Mizoram. Mizoram had become the 3rd power- surplus state in the north-east after Sikkim and Tripura.
ii. The Tuirial project was announced and cleared in 1998 by the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. It was the first major central project to be successfully commissioned in Mizoram. Prime Minister also inaugurated the Shillong - Nongstoin Rongjeng Tura road.

2.      3RD WORLD TELUGU CONFERENCE BEGINS IN HYDERABAD
i. The 3rd World Telugu Conference as begun in Hyderabad amidst much fanfare. The aim of the Conference is to promote Telugu and its literature besides helping the present generation learn more about Telugu language and its rich culture and heritage.
ii. Telangana Government has put in place elaborate arrangements for the 5-day event for which about eight thousand Telugu speaking delegates from 40 countries all over the globe will be taking part. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu had formally inaugurated the Conference.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 DEC 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 DEC 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      4TH INDIA-AUSTRALIA-JAPAN TRILATERAL DIALOGUE HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar hosted the 4th India-Australia-Japan Trilateral Dialogue with Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia Ms. Frances Adamson and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Mr. Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, in New Delhi.
ii. The three sides highlighted the growing convergence of their respective countries’ interests in the Indo-Pacific region and underscored their shared commitment to peace, democracy, economic growth and a rules-based order in the region.

2.      UNION CABINET CLEARS BILL CRIMINALISING INSTANT TRIPLE TALAQ
i. The Union Cabinet cleared the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, or the Triple Talaq bill, which makes the practice a non-bailable offense. The bill proposes a 3-year jail term for men who practice instant Triple Talaq.
ii. Under the draft law, triple talaq in any form - spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS, and WhatsApp - would be banned or illegal.

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