Current Affair For Year “2017”

National Mission for Clean Ganga: The challenges ahead

Date: June 13, 2017

Before the advent of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ganga, the most revered and national river of India, was facing the challenge to its existence due to discharge of increasing quantities of sewage, trade effluents and other pollutants on account of rapid urbanization and industrialization. The stretch of Ganga covers a length of 2525 kilometers across five states namely Uttarakh...

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Innovate in India (I3) for Biopharma: Empowering the Biotech Entrepreneurs & Accelerating inclusive Innovation

Date: June 12, 2017

An Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI to be implemented by Biotechnology Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)

· After announcing the National health Policy which commits Health for all, the Government has approved a Biopharm...

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SATH program launched by NITI Aayog

Date: June 10, 2017

Furthering the agenda for cooperative federalism, NITI Aayog has launched SATH, a program providing ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ with the State Governments. The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors. The program addresses the need expressed by many states for technical support from NITI .

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Astana Summit 2017: India, Pakistan become full members

Date: June 10, 2017

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, 2017,  held from 8-9 June in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The group, which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as full members. Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have an observer status.This summit is particularly imp...

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May 31:World No Tobacco Day

Date: May 31, 2017

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 60...

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Darwaza Band national campaign against open defecation

Date: May 31, 2017

The centre today launched an aggressive new campaign titled 'Darwaza Band' to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation across the country's villages. The campaign produced by the MDWS under Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in the presence of iconic actor, Shri Amitabh Bachchan, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Chief Minister of Maharashtr...

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‘Deep Ocean Mission’:Ministry of Earth Sciences

Date: May 31, 2017

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. This will improve India’s position in ocean research field. Shri M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences announced today. Secretary was speaking through video conference in the workshop arranged by National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula. Shri M S Nagar, ...

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Rising CO2 emissions may increase global iron deficiency risk

Date: May 29, 2017

Increased level of CO2 in atmosphere not only causes polar ice to melt and coastal food web to collapse, but it is also directly linked to iron deficiency in human beings. According to a study published by the researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about 1.4 billion children below five years and women of childbearing age in some parts of Asia ...

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Climate change to affect rice productivity, TNAU study

Date: May 29, 2017

Global climate change is projected to have wide ranging effects on environment, socio-economic and related sectors. Indian agriculture scientists have found that rising temperature will adversely hit rice productivity in the country.

Experiments done in Tamil Nadu show that elevated temperature will have a negative impact on rice...

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Solar trees: Beneficial in a land-scarce economy

Date: May 29, 2017

A solar tree is a structure incorporating solar energy technology on a single pillar, like a tree trunk. It may be a solar artwork or a functional power generator.Solar trees are intended to bring visibility to solar technology and to enhance the landscape and architecture they complement, usually in a commercial or public context. An objective of many solar tree in...

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