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Morning Current Affairs: 25 September 2017

Sep 25, 2017 09:30 IST
Morning Current Affairs

PM Modi to launch 'Power for all' scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be launching the 'Power for all' scheme on 25 September 2017 to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

The scheme named ‘Saubhagya’, will aim to provide subsidy on equipment like transformers, meters and wires. It is expected to cover all rural families after expected electrification of all villages by the end of 2017.

The scheme was listed on the agenda of Cabinet meeting held earlier last week. The union government has been working to electrify all villages in the country and wants to achieve full-time power for all by 2019.

Angela Merkel wins 4th term as Chancellor of Germany

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.

The Social Democrats led by their candidate Martin Schulz came in a distant second with 20-21 percent of the vote, their lowest electoral result in the postwar era.

The surprising gain in the polls has been made by the hard-right nationalist anti-immigration party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), which made a historic breakthrough by winning 13.5 per cent of the vote and a projected 87 seats, it’s first in the Bundestag.

UP Government to release over 100 inmates to mark birth centenary of Deendayal Upadhyaya

Uttar Pradesh government has decided to release over 100 inmates from various jails of the state to mark the birth centenary of Deendayal Upadhyaya on 25 September 2017.

According to spokesperson of the home department, as many as 80 inmates had completed their quantum of punishment but could not deposit the monetary fine and thus, were still in jail. Along with these prisoners, the government would also be releasing 20 inmates who were serving life imprisonment.

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