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Union Government launches 'Sugamya Pustakalaya' an e-Library for Persons with print Disabilities

Sugamya Pustakalaya is an online library for Divyang and houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats.

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केंद्र सरकार ने सुगम्य पुस्तकालय नामक ई-लाइब्रेरी आरंभ की

सुगम्य पुस्तकालय दिव्यांग लोगों के लिए सुलभ सामग्री उपलब्ध कराने का एक ऑनलाइन मंच है. इसमें विभिन्न विषयों पर 2 लाख से अधिक पुस्तकें उपलब्ध हैं. ई-लाइब्रेरी दिव्यांग व्यक्तियों के सशक्तिकरण विभाग, सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्रालय, डेज़ी फोरम के सदस्य संगठनों एवं टीसीएस द्वारा बनाई गयी.

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Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana

Sakshi Malik was given 2.5 crore rupees as reward money and also offered a class two level job in the state government.

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केंद्र सरकार द्वारा ग्रुप ए सेवाओं की संरचना का अध्ययन करने के लिए टास्क फ़ोर्स बनाई गयी

टास्क फ़ोर्स की अध्यक्षता कार्मिक, लोक शिकायत और पेंशन मंत्रालय के अतिरिक्त सचिव टी जैकब द्वारा की जाएगी. इसका कार्य होगा संगठित ग्रुप ए सेवाओं में विभिन्न श्रेणियों के लिए प्रतिशत निर्धारित करने के लिए सुझाव देना.

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Union Government, US sign MoU for cooperation in the field of traditional medicines

It aims at collaborating, identifying, and development and dissemination of science-based standards in medicines field. It will promote the safety, quality and integrity of traditional medicines and botanical dietary supplements.

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Colombian government & rebel group FARC sign historic peace accord

The peace accord that was reached after nearly four years of negotiations will be put to referendum for final approval by Colombians.

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कोलंबिया की सरकार और फार्क विद्रोहियों ने शांति समझौता पर हस्ताक्षर किए

समझौते के तहत फार्क अपनी हथियारबंद लड़ाई बंद कर देगा और कानूनी प्रक्रिया में शामिल होगा.

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Telangana Government proposed to create 17 new districts

Creation of new districts was proposed by the State Government in order to minimise the hassle for people in commuting to the district headquarters and to enhance the efficiency of the administration.

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Union Government formed Task Force to study structure of organised Group A Central Services

The task force was constituted in accordance with the direction of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It will be headed by T Jacob who is an Additional Secretary in the Department of Personnel Training (DoPT).

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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 24 August 2016

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like ‘Sugamaya Pustakalaya’ online library, Union Government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme and launch of KN-11 ballistic missile from a submarine, among others.

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Union Government, Maharashtra Government and AAI sign MoU on Regional Connectivity Scheme

With this MoU, the Maharashtra Government formally agreed to provide the concessions required from the State Governments in the Regional Connectivity Scheme, thereby becoming the first state in the country to do so.

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भारतीय विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण ने केंद्र सरकार और महाराष्ट्र सरकार के साथ एमओयू पर हस्ताक्षर किए

समझौता विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण के अध्यक्ष, संयुक्त सचिव (नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्रालय) भारत, और प्रमुख सचिव नागरिक उड्डयन (महाराष्ट्र)   के मध्य हस्ताक्षर किया गया.

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Singapore’s longest serving president Sellapan Ramanathan died

S R Nathan was of Indian-origin and the sixth and longest-serving President of Singapore. For his contribution towards strengthening bilateral relations with India, he was conferred with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2012 by the Indian Government.  

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केंद्र सरकार द्वारा राष्ट्रीय खेल पुरस्कार-2016 की घोषणा

इन खिलाड़ियों में ओलंपिक पदक विजेता पी वी सिंधु और साक्षी मलिक के अतिरिक्त जिमनास्ट दीपा करमाकर तथा निशानेबाज जीतू राय शामिल हैं. इनके साथ ही ध्यानचंद पुरस्कार-2015 की भी घोषणा की गयी जिनमें एथलीट सत्ती गीता, हॉकी खिलाड़ी सिल्वांनुस डुंग डुंग एवं नौकायन खिलाड़ी राजेन्द्र प्रह्लाद शेलके शामिल हैं.

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Union Government launches web portal for star rating of major mineral mines

A web enabled online system for evaluation of measures has been developed with the help of National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG), Hyderabad.

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Union Government launched TARANG, e-Trans & DEEP to enhance transparency in power sector

They were developed by Rural Electrification Corporation Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL), a subsidiary of Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd., under the Digital India initiative.

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सरकारी सेवाओं हेतु कार्ड से भुगतान करने पर ट्रांजैक्शन फीस माफ

इस घोषणा के तहत सरकारी सेवाओं के लिए कार्ड से भुगतान करने पर कोई ट्रांजैक्शन फीस नहीं देनी पड़ेगी बल्कि कार्ड से प्राप्त होने वाले भुगतान की ट्रांजैक्शन लागत सरकार वहन करेगी.

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Assam Assembly passes Assam Amusements and Betting Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2016

This bill will reduce the service charge of cinema tickets with an aim to boost to the local film industry. The government, however, raised the entertainment tax on cinema tickets by up to ten percentile points.

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Union Government launched Smart Ganga City Scheme in 10 cities

The cities were chosen as part of the Phase-I of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) for infrastructure development for sewage treatment. The projects in these selected cities will be executed on hybrid annuity mode based on PPP model.

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Union Government constituted National Committee on Trade Facilitation

The committee seeks to develop the pan-India road map for trade facilitation as per the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the WTO. The TFA is an outcome of the Bali Package 2013 or Ninth Ministerial Conference of the WTO.

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Nagaland government to grant 33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies

The decision was announced by the State Chief Minister T R Zeliang during the State Level Watershed Conference in Kohima. Further, he also informed that the dates for conducting the ULB elections would be announced soon.

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Odisha government to make Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy

This apart, the government has also decided to link Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries for availing ration under National Food Security Scheme and work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

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Rhino horn verification process begins in Assam

For this purpose, the state government has instituted a Rhino Horn Verification Committee headed by former forest officer Mohan Chandra Malakar.

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हरियाणा राज्य सरकार ने एनसीआर टैक्सी स्कीम 2016 को मंजूरी प्रदान की

राज्य सरकार के आधिकारिक प्रवक्ता के अनुसार यह स्कीम गुड़गांव, फरीदाबाद, झज्जर, रोहतक, भिवानी, सोनीपत, पानीपत, करनाल, मेवा, पलवल, रेवाड़ी, जींद और महेन्द्रगढ़ में चलाई जाएगी.

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Rajya Sabha passes Mental Health Care Bill, 2013

The Bill that repeals the Mental Health Act, 1987 states that every person shall have the right to access mental health care and treatment from services run or funded by the government.

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Union Government launches Swachh Survekshan-2017 to assess 500 cities

Cities will be ranked based on the reports by urban local bodies on the progress made towards construction of toilets, feedback of citizens and independent observation of sanitation levels.

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Odisha government launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

Under the scheme all weavers above the age of 60 years would get a monthly pension of 500 rupees, and those above 80 years would get 700 rupees.

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गुजरात उच्च न्यायालय द्वारा शिक्षण संस्थानों में 10 प्रतिशत आरक्षण पर रोक लगायी गयी

वर्ष 2017 में होने वाले विधानसभा चुनावों को मद्देनजर रखते हुए आनंदीबेन पटेल सरकार ने उच्च शिक्षा और सरकारी नौकरियों में ईबीसी के लिए 10 प्रतिशत का कोटा देने के लिए 1 मई 2016 को एक नोटिफिकेशन जारी किया था.

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Union Government launches nation-wide programme MAA for promoting breastfeeding

The practice of breastfeeding enhances immunity level in the child which will help reduce child mortality rate. Around 20 percent newborn deaths and 13 percent under-five deaths can be prevented by breastfeeding.

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Gujarat HC quashes state government notification for EBC quota

High Court has termed the Notification as unconstitutional as the total reservation exceeds 50 percent. Moreover, there was no survey conducted to grant this ECB quota.

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