India Current Affairs 2017

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‘MyIndia Initiative-A Digital Volunteer Programme’ launched by Ministry of I & B

The Ministry of I&B (Information and Broadcasting) launched the ‘My India Initiative-A Digital Volunteer Programme’.   Objective: To disseminate the development messages across the Social Media platforms by registering citizens as volunteers in an effort to contribute positively towards nation building. The programme will have real time engagement through the Social Media tools. Twitter Conference… Read More »

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ITPA to be set up to address players’ concerns

A collective body of Indian tennis players named the Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) is being set up to address contemporary issues faced by the players in the country. Objective: ITPA will be a not-for-profit association, modelled on the functioning of the ATP, which encourages players to make decisions for the benefit of the sport.… Read More »

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PMGSY upgraded to include left-out habitations

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the following regarding Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY): (i) Revision of the Core Network by including: 2,687 left-out unconnected habitations in Tribal (Schedule-V) areas and blocks adjoining the international border under the Border Area Development  Programme (BADP). New connectivity will also be provided to these habitations,… Read More »

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MoEF clearance to 2,500 MW hydro projects

The Forest Advisory Committee, under the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), has granted clearance to hydro projects worth 2,500 mega watts (MW) across various States. The projects approved include the 800-MW Tawang-II hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh, the 520-MW Teesta-IV project in Sikkim, and Luhri project (775 MW) in Himachal Pradesh. The National Board… Read More »

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