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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NETHERLANDS BECOMES 64TH SIGNATORY MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who is in India at PM Modi's invitation held wide-ranging discussions on bilateral and international issues at the Hyderabad House.
ii. The Netherlands has become the 64th signatory member of the International Solar Alliance.
iii.PM Modi noted that the first Indo-Dutch Centre of Excellence CoE in Vegetables had started in Baramati, Maharashtra. .iv.India also welcomed the Netherlands as the Partner Country for the Tech Summit in 2019.

2.      HRD MINISTRY LAUNCHES SAMAGRA SHIKSHA SCHEME
i. Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched 'Samagra Shiksha scheme' for school education.
ii. An annual grant of 5,000 to 20,000 rupees will be provided for strengthening libraries in schools.
iii. The scheme will be focused on digital education.
ib. Samagra Shiksha is a program that unifies learning from the pre-school to class 12 levels and encapsulates elements of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and teacher education.

3.      PM OF NETHERLANDS INAUGURATES INDO-DUTCH GANGA FORUM
i. In New Delhi, Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum to take forward an MoU signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands in June 2017.

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