20.10.17 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND

 

  • Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana

 

  • The Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan launched “Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana” which will experiment and endeavour to formulate and implement appropriate S&T Interventions for Sustainable development through cluster approach in Uttarakhand.

 

  • Addressing the press, the Minister said that this project has been inspired by teachings and ideals of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay whose birth centenary is being celebrated this year.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

·       India, Brazil, South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement

 

  • India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) have signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that seeks to fight poverty in developing countries.
  • It was signed at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban, South Africa.
  • It is an international tripartite grouping for promoting international cooperation among these countries.

 

·       India and Russia to participate in first-ever tri-services military exercise

 

  • The first-ever Tri-Services Joint Exercisebetween Indian and Russian Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 began.
  • The Indian contingent comprises of 350 personnel from Army, 80 from Air Force, two IL 76 aircraft and one Frigate and Corvette each from the Navy.
  • It is a landmark event in the history of Indo-Russian defense co-operation and will strengthen mutual confidence, inter-operability and enable sharing of best practices between both the armed forces.

 

·       World Statistics Day is celebrated on 20th October

 

  • At its 41st Session in February 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission proposed celebrating 20th October 2010 asWorld Statistics Day.
  • It was first observed in the year 2010 and 2015.
  • It emphasizes the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development.

 

  • Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand’s next PM

 

  • Jacinda Ardern will become New Zealand’s next prime minister 26 days after the country’s electorate cast their votes.

 

  • Labour party will form a coalition government with NZ First, along with the backing of the Green party, which means Ardern, 37, becomes New Zealand’s third female prime minister.

 

  • Ardern, who also becomes New Zealand’s youngest prime minister for 150 years, said she was committed to forming a strong and durable government.

 

 

  • Environmental scientist Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize

 

  • The world’s most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science was given to Hans Joachim Schellnhuber in Tokyo.

  • He is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association.

 

  • The Blue Planet Prize, coming along with 50 million yen, honors outstanding thinkers who help to meet challenges of planetary dimensions.

 

 

NATIONAL 

 

·       Maharashtra Government panel approves 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai airport

 

  • The highest bid from GVK for building the Navi Mumbai International Airport, theProject Management and Implementation Committee (PMIC), headed by the chief secretary.
  • The phase 1 of the Rs16,000 crore NMIA is likely to be completed by December 2019.
  • He has offered a greater share in the project and the letter of intent is expected to be issued within a once the government sanction is received.

 

  • Arunachal Assembly approves Kamle as 23rd district

 

  • The Arunachal Assembly passed a bill paving way for creation of a new district to be named Kamle.

 

  • With the official creation of the new district, the total number of districts in the state shot up to 23.

  • Chief Minister Pema Khandu introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Re-Orgaisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill 2017 in the Assembly on October 14.

 

  • Kamle district, constituting the eastern part of Lower Subansiri district and western part of Upper Subansiri district, would have a population of 22,256 of homogeneous people.

 

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