Current Affair For Month “August, 2017”

Jan Dhan Yojana and the 1 Billion-1 Billion-1 Billion “JAM” Revolution launched

Date: August 28, 2017

“Three years ago today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a flagship program: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) aimed at providing financial services to the poor. These included opening bank accounts for the poor, giving them electronic means of payment (via RUPAY cards), and placing them in a position to avail themselves of credit and insurance.

The vision underlying it...

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"Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana"

Date: August 23, 2017

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) as "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) " for the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. Earlier, CCEA in its meetin...

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NITI Aayog to launch "Mentor India" Campaign

Date: August 23, 2017

NITI Aayog is launching the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs, established across the country as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission. CEO NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant will unveil the online nationwide initiative in the capital.

Mentor India is aimed at maximizing the i...

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Kalapani: A Border issue Between India and Nepal

Date: August 21, 2017

Kalapani is a territory disputed between India and Nepal administered however as part of Pithoragarh district in the Uttarakhand state of India. It is situated on the Kailash Manasarovar route, at an altitude of 3600 meters. It is said that the Great Sage Vyasa meditated at this place, giving the region its name - Vyas Valley. A pool by the temple of the Goddess Kal...

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Planning Commission to NITI Aayog: Making strategies for transforming India

Date: August 20, 2017

The NITI Aayog, established in 2015, is one of Indian democracy’s youngest institutions. It has been entrusted with the mandate of re-imagining the development agenda by dismantling old-style central planning. As the Indian economy rapidly integrated with the global economy contradictions arose between central planning and increasing private capital flows. The...

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Empowerment of women: All Important government schemes

Date: August 19, 2017

Ujjwala Yojna

# More than 2 crore LPG connections provided to poor women.
# Liberates poor women from the deadly smoke.

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"Champions of Change" initiative by NITI Aayog for Young Entrepreneurs

Date: August 19, 2017

The Prime Minister today interacted with Young Entrepreneurs at the "Champions of Change" initiative organised by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra.

Six groups of Young Entrepreneurs made presentations before the PM on themes such as -

1- Soft Power

2- Incredible India 2.0

3- Education and Skill Development

4- Health and Nutrition

5- Energizi...

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National Consultation on Data Generation for Gender Indicators of Sustainable Development Goals

Date: August 19, 2017

India is a signatory to the “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” resolution (2030 Agenda) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. This 2030 Agenda consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 Targets. While Goal 5 is a standalone goal to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, gender is mainstreamed throug...

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India’s Atomic Energy Programme: Evaluation of past 70 years

Date: August 18, 2017

India entered the atomic age, more correctly the nuclear age, on 4th August 1956 when Apsara, India’s first nuclear reactor, went into operation. This reactor was designed and built by India with the nuclear fuel supplied from the United Kingdom under a lease agreement. Our second reactor for research purposes, CIRUS, was built with cooperation with Canada and...

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World Bio-Fuel Day 2017

Date: August 14, 2017

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas celebrated the World Bio-fuel Day 2017 on Aug 10.

What is the objective of celebrating “World Bio-fuel Day”?
The objective of “World Bio-fuel Day” is to sensitize youths (school and college going students), farmers and other stakeholders about the benefits of bio-fuel and seek their involvement in Bio-fuel programme run...

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