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Maharashtra Government Launched ‘Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana’ Scheme

The Maharashtra government has announced a new scheme called ‘Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana’, wherein farmers families where girl children are born, will be given saplings for plantation.

 

First Ever Inter-State Translocation Project Of Tigers In MP

As part of the country’s first inter-state translocation of tigers project, a female cub was shifted from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha.

 

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurated Two-Day ‘Kabir Mahotsav’ In UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a two-day ‘Kabir Mahotsav’ at Maghar in Sant Kabir district of Uttar Pradesh. It is to mark the 500th death anniversary of Kabir Das

 

Priyanka Chopra Book Unfinished To Release In 2019

The Actor, producer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra will release her book Unfinished, next year 2019. It is published by Random Penguin House India

 

Hindi: The Most Spoken Language In India

The number of people with Hindi as their mother tongue has increased and their percentage is up from 41.03 to 43.63 in 2001, according to data on language released as part of Census 2011.

Bengali has taken the second spot with 8.3 percent people listing Bengali as their mother tongue from 8.11 percent in the 2011 census. Third on the list is Marathi, which replaced Telugu.

 

 

International

 

Emergency Declared In Papua New Guinea Over Polio Outbreak

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, 18 years after the country was declared free of the disease.

Three provinces, Morobe, Madang and the Eastern Highlands has confirmed the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus.

Papua New Guinea

Capital: Port Moresby

Currency: Papua New Guinean kina

 

 

Pakistan Placed On FATF’s ‘Grey List’

The global anti-terror financing firm, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its ‘grey list’. The decision to place Pakistan on the global money-laundering watchdogs grey list was made during itsplenary meeting in Paris.

The Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar urged the FATF to remove Pakistan from its grey list.

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat terrorist financing and money laundering. The FATF had earlier put Pakistan on its grey list between 2012 and 2015.

FATF

Headquarters: Paris, France

President: Roger Wilkins

Membership: 37

 

 

Norway World’s Best Country In Traffic Safety

Norway has least traffic accidents in the world, leaving other European countries much behind, newspaperAftenposten reported.

 

Economy and Finance

 

Exim Bank Extends $10 Mn Loan Facility To Seychelles

The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has extended $10 million worth of line of credit (LOC) to Seychelles for healthcare and procurement of goods and projects.

Export–Import Bank of India is the premier export finance institution in India, established in 1982 under Export-Import Bank of India Act 1981.

Headquarters : Mumbai

Founded : 1982

CEO: Shri Yaduvendra Mathur

Managing Director: Mr David Rasquinha

 

 

Miscellaneous

Sonakshi Joins UNESCO To Promote Safe Cyberspace For Kids

The Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has joined forces with UNESCO to promote a safe and secure cyber environment for youngsters.

She will promote safe and secure online environment for children and help empower our future digital citizens.

UNESCO

Headquarters: Paris, France

Head: Audrey Azoulay

 

 

Awards

 

GreenCo Award For Golden Rock Workshop

The 90-year-old Golden Rock Railway Workshop at Tiruchi has bagged the GreenCo Award presented by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for implementing best environment- friendly practices.

 

Sports

 

India’s Jinson Johnson Breaks 42-Year-Old 800m National Record

Jinson Johnson broke a 42-year-old national record to win the 800m and qualify for the Jakarta Asian Games in style on the second day of the Inter State Senior Athletics Championships.

The Armyman from Kerala clocked 1:45.65 secs, eclipsing the record of Asian track stalwart of the 1970s, Sriram Singh, who ran 1:45.77 secs while finishing seventh in the 800m final at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

 

 

Important Days

 

National Statistics Day 2018 Observed In India

The theme for the 2018 Statistics Day is ‘Quality Assurance in Official Statistics’. The theme seeks to highlight the importance of compliance with essential parameters of quality in statistical systems and products.

In recognition of the notable contributions made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics “Statistics Day” is observed.

 

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