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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. SMRITI IRANI CHAIRS MEETING OF STAKEHOLDERS ON ‘SAMARTH’- SCHEME IN DELHI
i. A meeting of stakeholders on 'Samarth' – Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector under the Skill India Mission was held in New Delhi to familiarize the stakeholders about the scheme and its guidelines.
ii.The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani.
iii. The broad objective of the new scheme is to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.

  1. INDIA UNVEILS NATIONAL WIND-SOLAR HYBRID POLICY
i. To boost clean energy generation, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy  unveiled a National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy which seeks to promote new projects as well as hybridisation of the existing ones.
ii. Under the scheme, the government would bid out wind-solar hybrid projects on tariff-based competitive bidding and these projects can be set up anywhere across the country depending on feasibility and land availability with bidders.

  1. CIPAM-DIPP ORGANIZES A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL IPR POLICY
i. The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management , a professional body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion , organized a conference on successful completion of two years of the National Intellectual Property Rights  Policy adopted by the Government of India in May 2016 in New Delhi.
ii.The National IPR Policy is a vision document that aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property , concerned statutes and agencies.


  1. 2-DAY REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON “PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT” HELD IN GUWAHATI
i. The Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the two-day Seminar being organized by the Ministry of Finance on the theme of “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development” in Guwahati, Assam.
ii. The Seminar is organized in collaboration with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , Research and Information System for Developing Countries  and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI).

  1. 1ST ALL-WOMAN POST OFFICE PASSPORT SEVA KENDRA STARTS OPERATIONS
i. In a first, a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra  run by an all-woman team has started operations in Phagwara, Punjab.
ii.The seva kendra was inaugurated by Union Minister Vijay Sampla in the local head Post Office.
ii. It was 192nd POPSK in the country, but the first one to be operated by an all-woman team.

  1. PM MODI TO VISIT RUSSIA FOR INFORMAL SUMMIT WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia on for an informal Summit with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi city.
ii. This visit will be an important occasion for the two leaders to exchange views on international matters in a broad and long-term perspective.

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