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  1. Delhi govenment to form ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ to curb crimes against women in national capital Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said that, the Delhi government would form “Mahila Suraksha Dals” (women protection groups) to curb crimes against women in the national capital. Manish Sisodia said that, the government would constitute these teams in coordination with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). DCW chief Swati Maliwal said as a pilot project, the MSDs would be formed at three places, which were prone to crimes against women, and then it would be expanded across Delhi. The teams will sensitise the people about crimes against women and also help them report such incidents to the police. 2. Karnataka assembly passes SC/ST promotions bill Karnataka State Legislative Assembly passed ‘Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (To the posts in the Civil Services of the State) Bill 2017’. Information related to Karnataka SC/STRead More
  1. Uttar Pradesh tops in mobilising Jan Dhan Account Uttar Pradesh has topped in opening new Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts after demonetisation (post November 8, 2017). One-fifth of the more than five crore new PMJDY accounts, from Nov 9, 2016 to Nov 8, 2017 were opened in Uttar Pradesh. With this, the total accounts under PMJDY has crossed 4 crore in Uttar Pradesh. PMJDY is a scheme for comprehensive financial inclusion launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on August 28, 2014. Objective: to ensure access to financial services, namely, Banking/ Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner. The Slogan of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is “Mera Khata – Bhagya Vidhaata.”   2. Syria signs up Paris Agreement on climate change United Nations announced that, Syria has officially signed the Paris Agreement on climate change. Syria has become the 169th of 196 countries that are members of the UNRead More
    1. Rajnath Singh chairs second meeting of Island Development Agency On Nov 8, 2017, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Admiral D.K. Joshi, who is also the Vice Chairman of IDA. The IDA was set up on June 1, 2017 following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s review meeting for the holistic development of islands.   2.  Dhoni inaugurates his first global cricket academy in UAE Mahendra Singh Dhoni inaugurated his first global cricket academy in the United Arab Emirates. The academy was officially launched by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the presence of trainees, parents and other key stakeholders of the facility. The academy was jointly launched by Dubai-based Pacific Sports Club and Aarka Sports Club. It has been in operation for a couple of months at the Springdales School in Al Quoz. The facility named the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) will have coaches fromRead More
  1. Radha Mohan Singh inaugurates three-day Organic World Congress – 2017 in Greater Noida On 9th Nov 2017, Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the three-day Organic World Congress – 2017 at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida. 1,400 representatives from 110 countries, and 2000 delegates from India participated in the Organic World Congress – 2017. The goal is to move from organic India to the organic world. The Organic World Congress (OWC) is organized once every three years in a different country. The International Federation of Organic Farming Movements (IFOAM) and Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI) are organizing the event. One of the highlights of the event is the exhibition of carefully preserved diverse indigenous seed varieties over generations. 55 seeds group from 15 Indian states showcase 4,000 varieties of seeds in the event. 2. Delhi govt signs twin city agreement with Seoul Delhi Government signed a twin cityRead More
  1. Power Ministry sets up panel under P.D. Siwal to probe NTPC’s Unchahar plant accident On Nov 1, 2017, a boiler blast accident occurred at NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh in which 36 people lost their lives. Union Power Ministry has set up a panel to probe this accident. NTPC’s Unchahar plant accident: Union Power Ministry has set up a committee headed by P.D. Siwal, Member of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to investigate the causes of this accident and suggest measures to prevent such incidents in future. The committee has been set up under the provision of Electricity Act 2003 and will submit its report within a month 2.  COP23 climate change summit held in Bonn,Germany 23rd annual “conference of the parties”(COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begun on Nov 6, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This conference will continue till Nov 17, 2017. COP23 was opened on Nov 6, 2017 by Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe ‘Frank’Read More
    1. Italy PM Paolo Gentiloni’s two days visit to India On Oct 29, 2017, Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni arrived in India for two-day official visit. Mr. Gentiloni was accompanied by a 15-member delegation of Italian businessmen. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni held extensive talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on issues such as terrorism, cyber crime, and ways to strengthen political and economic relations..       2. World’s third largest book fair opens in Sharjah World’s third largest book fair, Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2017, opened pm Nov 1, 2017 in Sharjah, UAE.  SIBF 2017 has been organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). The fair will continue for 11 days. As United Kingdom is SIBF 2017 ‘Country of Honour’, a special programme will be held featuring elite British authors and prominent literary figures. The fair showcases more than 1.5 million book titles and 1650 publishing houses from 60 countries. It is to be notedRead More
  1. Parliamentary panel under BJP MP B C Khanduri to examine operational preparedness of armed forces A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, headed by BJP MP B C Khanduri will examine the operational preparedness of the armed forces. Next meeting of this committee is scheduled to be held in November 2017. Issued under it: Procurement policy relating to defence equipment. Critically review accidents involving strategic defence assets. It is to be noted that recently several accidents have been reported involving Indian Navy ships and Indian Air Force helicopters. To look into the quality of ration given to the forces especially in border areas. Major research and development initiatives, including private sector participation will also be assessed. 2. Rajasthan Assembly becomes first in India to call motions online Rajasthan State assembly has become the first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators. The new online system was inaugurated by Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Speaker Kailash Meghwal by sendingRead More
  1. Gujarat becomes first state to slash VAT on petrol, diesel; cuts taxes by 4% Gujarat state government announced a 4 % reduction in VAT (Value Added Tax) on petrol and diesel. It has thereby become the first state to cut VAT on fuel. On account of this decision, petrol will get cheaper by Rs 2.93 and diesel by Rs 2.72 across Gujarat from the midnight of Tuesday and Wednesday. Recently, after cutting central excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 2, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had asked the state governments to cut VAT on the fuel products by 5 % citing that they are the biggest beneficiaries of the revenues generated from petrol and diesel. 2 .Govt approved Rs 2,000 crore to set up Aadhaar units in post offices With an aim to gradually phase out private contractors from the data collection process in Aadhaar enrolment, Central Government has approvedRead More

 

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