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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 DEC 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 DEC 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY LAUNCHES PILOT PROJECT 'BLUE FLAG' FOR BEACH CLEAN-UP
i. To enhance standards of cleanliness on beaches, the environment ministry has launched a pilot project 'Blue Flag' for its clean-up and development.
ii. With the prime objective of enhancing standards of cleanliness, upkeep and basic amenities at beaches, the ministry has launched a pilot project, also striving for the 'Blue Flag' certification for such identified beaches.
iii. The 'Blue Flag' is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education that a beach, Marina or sustainable boating tourism operator, meets its stringent standards.

2.      STATE-RUN BANKS' NPAS TOUCHED RS 7.34 LAKH CR- RBI DATA
i. Bad loans of Public sector banks stood at Rs 7.34 lakh cr by the end of second quarter this fiscal, a bulk of which came from corporate defaulters, private sector banks' NPAs were considerably low. Moreover, for the recovery of the bad loans, the network of Debt Recovery Tribunals have been expanded to 39 at present, as compared to 33 in 2016-17, according to data furnished by the RBI and the government.
ii. The gross non-performing assets of the public sector and private sector banks as on September 30, 2017, were Rs 7,33,974 cr and Rs 1,02,808 cr, respectively. Among the major government-owned banks, State Bank of India had the highest level of NPAs at over Rs 1.86 lakh cr, followed by Punjab National Bank (Rs 57,630 cr) and Bank of India (Rs 49,307 cr).
iii. Up to end-September, among private banks, ICICI Bank had the most amounts of NPAs at Rs 44,237 cr, followed by Axis Bank (Rs 22,136 cr) and HDFC Bank (Rs 7,644 cr).

3.      UP GOVERNMENT SIGNS MOU WITH SOUTH KOREA
i. The Uttar Pradesh government signed an MoU with South Korea to enhance cooperation in the field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming.
ii. An agreement was signed in 2000 to develop Ayodhya and Gimhae as sister cities, following which a memorial was constructed in Ayodhya which is visited by a large number of tourists from South Korea every year.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 DEC 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 DEC 2017
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1.      VICE PRESIDENT INAUGURATES CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF YOGA INSTITUTE IN MUMBAI
i. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the Centenary celebrations of the Yoga Institute in Mumbai. The institute was founded by Shree Yogendraji Mani Haribhai Desai, the disciple of Paramahans Madhavadasji in 1918. It helps spread yoga practices.
ii. According to Naidu practice of Yoga as a holistic way of life leading to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

2.      JAIRAM THAKUR WILL BE HIMACHAL PRADESH’S NEW CM
i. The Bharatiya Janata Party has named Jairam Thakur as legislature party leader in Himachal Pradesh, effectively making him the state’s next CM.
ii. The BJP’s central observer Narendra Singh Tomar announced Thakur’s name after a meeting of BJP?MLAs was convened, with all unanimously deciding in his favour.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 DEC 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 DEC 2017
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1.      MEA LAUNCHED SAMEEP TO TAKE INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY TO STUDENTS ACROSS COUNTRY
i. With an aim to bring the foreign policy to the masses the External Affairs Ministry has come up with an initiative called SAMEEP - 'Students and MEA Engagement Programme'. Under this MEA official will talk to students to help them better understand foreign policy.
ii. The main objective of SAMEEP is to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students across the country. Under this programme, all the ministry officers - under-secretary and above - will be asked to go to their hometowns, particularly their alma maters.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 & 23 DEC 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 & 23 DEC 2017
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1.      INDIA'S FIRST DESIGN UNIVERSITY OPENS IN HARYANA
i. India's first and only design university, 'World University of Design' opened its campus at Sonipat, Haryana. The University is promoted by Om Parkash Bansal Educational and Social Welfare Trust of Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab.
ii. The university is currently located in a sprawling lush green picturesque campus with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-class facilities. WUD is India's first university dedicated to education in the creative domain.

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