Saturday, August 31, 2019

Current Affairs August 30

New GI Tags

47000 crore released for Afforestation
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  • Union minister Prakash Javadekar for Environment, Forest, Climate change handed Rs 47,436 crore fund to various states.
  • The funds have been collected as compensation from the industries which has razed forest cover for their business plans.
  • This fund will be utilized in the form of Compensatory Afforestation, Catchment Area Treatment, Wildlife Management, Natural Regeneration, etc. read more
DAY-NULM conferred SKOCH Governance Gold Award
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  • Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission(DAY-NULM), a mission under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award.
  • The award is given for it's Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access(PAISA) is an Centralized IT platform launched in November 2018.

Ind-Ra cuts GDP growthforecast in FY20 to 6.7%

  • For the Financial year 2019-20 the country's GDP growth is projecting downwards to 6.7% by the India Ratings and Research.
  • It is six years low from its earlier forecast of 7.3%.

Dindigul lock
  • The famous Dindigul locks of Tamil Nadu gets GI tags.
  • The locks are known for their superior quality and durability, that's why the city Dingul is called Lock city. read more
Kadangi saree
  • Kadangi saree is hand-woven which have a 150 yeats old tradition
  • Its history is related to the business community of Chettiars.
India launches first-ever Facial BSID in the world
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  • India became the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document(BSID), capturing the facial biometric data of seafarers.
  • The project was taken up in collaboration with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(CDAC).
  • The new facial biometric technology is a marked improvement over the two-finger or iris-based bio-metric data, with modern security features.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Current Affairs August 29

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Rajnath Singh inaugurated Vigyan Mela in Ladakh
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  • Defence minister Rajnath Singh visited Ladakh to inaugurate a Vigyan Mela on 29th August 2019.
  • The mela showcase crops and grains suitable for growing in high altitude areas. read more

12th India Security Summit 
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  • The summit was held in New Delhi on 29th August. The theme of the summit is the "New National cybersecurity strategy".
  • The summit is focussed on problems including the protection of important national infrastructure, rising cyber threats. read more

100% FDI in coal mining
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  • The Union Cabinet ministry relaxed FDI rule for foreign single-brand retailers and permitted foreign investment in contract manufacturing and coal mining.
  • Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal said that 100% FDI under automatic route in coal mining and associated infrastructure has been more

Fit India movement launched by PM Modi
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  • PM Modi launched the Fit India movement on 29th August on the occasion of the national sports day on 29th august which at encouraging people to indulge in physical activities and sports in day to day life. read more

National Sports day
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  • National Sports Day is celebrated every year on 29th August, which is celebrated in resemblance of the Legendary Hockey Player Dhyan Chand birth anniversary on 29th August 1905.
  • It was proclaimed as the National sports day on August 29.
  • Union Sports Minister Kiran Rijju paid tributes to Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary. read more

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Current Affairs August 28

Indore tops in Jal Shakthi Abhiyan
  • The citizens of Indore have taken a rapid step to become number one in Jal Shakthi Abhiyan, through which a record has been set by installing 1500 water harvesting systems in a day in Indore Municipal Corporation areaClick here to read more
Janaushadhi Sugam mobile application launched
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  • Union minister for chemicaland Fertilizers launched the Janaushadi Sugam App.
  • It will enable people to search the Generic Medicines and the stores at their finger tips.

Emergency Amazon summit
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Peru and Columbia have proposed an Emergency Amazon summit for the countries in the region on September 6,2019 in Columbia which protects the vast rainforest.
Cartosat-3 Satellite to be Launched by end of October and early November
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  • Cartosat-3 will be launched using the PSLV rocket.
  • It is an Earth observatory or remote sensing satellite.
Composite Water Management Index 2.0
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  • Gujarat has retained its first rank in the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) 2.0 for the 3rd consecutive year. It was released by Jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar in New Delhi.
  • Among North Eastern and Himalayan states, Himachal Pradesh has been chosen number-1.
Plastic waste to Diesel
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  • Indian Institute of Petroleum has set up a plant in Dehra Dun that can turn plastic waste into diesel. The plant was inaugurated by Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.
  • The plant can produce 800 litres of diesel from one tonne of plastic which provides a solution to plastic waste disposal and also reduces dependence on petroleum products.

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