Current Affair For Month “May, 2017”

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

Date: May 19, 2017

With a view to achieve the objective of making available quality generic medicines at affordable prices to all, ‘Jan Aushadhi Scheme’ was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India in November, 2008 across the country. The Scheme is being implemented through the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), under administrati...

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Green Pathway to Development

Date: May 13, 2017

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated several measures in past three years towards achieving sustainable development through green pathway.

Forests:

Adhering to the objectives of the National Forrest Policy the MoEFFC has set out the road map to increase the forest cover to 33 percent of the geographical area. Green India Mission aims to refo...

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National Technology Day 2017:'Technology enablers of Startup India'

Date: May 11, 2017

Since 1999, May 11 is celebrated as National Technology Day to mark India’s technological advancements. President Pranab Mukherjee will be attending the National Technology Day celebrations in New Delhi this year, along with the Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan.

National Technology Day is celebrated every year on May 11 to mark Indian technological advanc...

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India unanimously elected to head UN-Habitat, the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme

Date: May 09, 2017

India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations’ Organisation (UNO) that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world, after 10 years. UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.

Further to today’s election, Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shr...

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French Presidential election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

Date: May 08, 2017

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president.Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation in 1958. He said that a new page was being turn...

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Swachh Survekshan 2017 Rankings, Criteria and Methodology

Date: May 05, 2017

Swachh Survekshan 2017 Rankings

Ranking                City                                           State
1                         Indore         &...

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Tarang Sanchar: Web Portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliance

Date: May 03, 2017

The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today launched here Tarang Sanchar, a web portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances and said that it will go a long way in clearing the myths and misconceptions of public on mobile towers and emissions from them. He expressed the hope that the portal will empower common man to know at the convenience of a mouse c...

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Visit of Turkish President to India:India, Turkey sign three agreements

Date: May 02, 2017

India and Turkey sign three agreements on diplomacy, cultural exchange and on telecommunication during delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Erdogan

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1st may:International Labour Day and Significant Initiatives to benefit Labour and Industry in India

Date: May 01, 2017

International Labour Day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes, promoted by the international labour movement, anarchists, socialists, and communists. It takes place every year on May 1, which also matches with the Celtic spring festival.

Significance of International Labour Day:

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