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Union Government launches Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana

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The Project will experiment and endeavour to formulate and implement appropriate Science and Technology (S&T) interventions for sustainable development through cluster approach in Uttarakhand. The project has been inspired by teachings and ideals of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay whose birth centenary falls in the year 2017.

East Bengal wins 8th consecutive Calcutta Football League title

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The Calcutta Football League is the football league system where several football clubs of the Indian city of Kolkata participate. It currently consists of seven-tier pyramid system. The CFL is conducted by the Indian Football Association (IFA) with 157 mostly Kolkata based clubs and units.

Morning Current Affairs: 25 September 2017

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set for a fourth term in office after her centre right CDU/CSU won a projected 33 percent of the vote in the recently conducted federal elections, making it the largest party in the Bundestag with an estimated 218 seats.

Union Government announces new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing

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The policy seeks to assign risks among the government, developers and financial institutions and to those who can manage them the best besides leveraging underutilized and un-utilized private and public lands towards meeting the Housing for All target by 2022.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 September 2017

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Fifty countries on 20 September 2017 inked United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. Fifty states as different as Indonesia and Ireland had put their names to the treaty; others can sign later if they like. Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican also have already ratified the treaty, which needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch electric bus service

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The Himachal Pradesh government has launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis.

World's richest woman and L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt passes away

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Born in Paris, she was the only child of Louise Madelaine Berthe and Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal. She joined the family business when she was just 15 and inherited L'Oreal group empire when her father died in 1957.

Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

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Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.

Morning Current Affairs: 22 September 2017

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The first of the Scorpene class submarines INS Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on 21 September 2017. The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. INS Kalvari, named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, is equipped with state of the art technology

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

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The International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September 2017 with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Andhra Pradesh to be declared ODF by March 2018

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The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state will be declared ODF by March 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, over 2 Lakh toilet pits were dug on 17 September with the intention of turning them into at least one lakh toilets by 2 October.

Cabinet approves extension of time period of Udaan Scheme in J& K

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 September 2017 approved Home Ministry’s proposal for extension of the time period of the "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" - Udaan scheme till 31 December 2018 without any modification and cost escalation.

Union Cabinet approves revamped Khelo India Programme

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This revamped programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. It will impact the entire sports ecosystem including infrastructure, community sports, coaching and sports economy.

Union Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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As per the Dentists Act, 1948, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and then the election of four or two members from Part B to the State Dental Councils.  However, it lost relevance.

Environment Ministry to conduct five rounds of Quiz, ‘Prakriti Khoj’, across the Country

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The qualifying round will continue till 29 September 2017. The second round will be held from 30th October to 3rd of November, the third round from 20 to 24  November 2017; while the fourth round will be held from 4th to 6th of December and fifth round will be held from 18th to 20th of December.

Union Cabinet approves merger of 17 Government Presses into 5 units

Sep 21, 2017
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Modernisation of the Presses will enable the presses to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country. This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.

Morning Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

Sep 21, 2017
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The 6th edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, 'VASTRA 2017' will be inaugurated in Jaipur on 21 September 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura. The fair will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Zubin Irani and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

International Day of Peace 2017 observed across the world

Sep 21, 2017
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The International Day of Peace was observed across the world with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2017

Sep 20, 2017
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India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.

India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

Sep 20, 2017
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Delegates from all seven nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, will participate in the event. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.

Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring government staffs

Sep 20, 2017
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The mobile application that will allow central government employees who are about to retire to monitor the process of their pension settlement cases will also allow retired employees to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator.

Rajnikant Mishra appointed Chief of Sashastra Seema Bal

Sep 20, 2017
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Mishra will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on 30 September 2017. Mishra is a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer. He has been posted as Special Director General in Border Security Force (BSF) since 2012.

Vice President releases Commemorative Coin on MS Subbulakshmi

Sep 20, 2017
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Vice President also inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music”. The title of the exhibition is drawn from an iconic song rendered by M.S. Subbulakshmi. The exhibition looks at the life of Subbulakshmi from her early years to her songs, her contribution to the freedom movement, her magnanimous charity work, her role in films and the awards she was decorated with.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Rajbhasha Kirti Award for 11th consecutive time

Sep 20, 2017
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The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards. It won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award. Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPT, accepted the award from the Honourable President of India, Ramnath Kovind.

India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane

Sep 20, 2017
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India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be initiated by ICAR in association with ICMR, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and BIRAC aims at coming up with suitable methods of measuring the impact of the intervention and identify the nutritional maladies in each district. The programme will be implemented in sync with India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

Sep 19, 2017
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report titled Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017, as per which governments must step up efforts to control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets such as preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.

Jharkhand Government launches Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana

Sep 19, 2017
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Jharkhand Government has launched the ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ to develop villages of freedom fighters. The initiative was inaugurated by Amit Shah along with Jharkhand Chief Minister at Ulihatu Village, the birth place of freedom fighter and Jharkhand's tribal icon, Birsa Munda. Under the scheme, villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and their habitants will be provided with basic amenities.

Chhattisgarh HC orders state to grant books, uniform instead of cash to BPL students

Sep 19, 2017
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The Chhattisgarh High Court has ordered the state government to grant books and uniform instead of cash to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) students studying in private schools under Right to education. The High Court issued the order to the Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh Government.

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decides to provide Rs 2500 monthly honorarium for 'Jal Rakshaks'

Sep 19, 2017
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The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decided to provide a monthly honorarium of Rs 2500 to 'Jal Rakshaks'. The qualified Jal Rakshaks with ITI diplomas will be given quota for pump operators and fitters. Those with matric and 12 years of experience will be inducted against the post of Chowkidar and pump attendants.

Tripura becomes first state to set up district family welfare committees

Sep 19, 2017
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The district family welfare committees have been set to deal with the issue of fake and biased complaints by women against their husbands, in-laws and husband's relatives. The decision to set up the committees came following an order of the Supreme Court to form such committees in all states.

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