Current Affairs 20 June 2017

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Current Affairs 20 June 2017

Current Affairs 20 June 2017

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Udaan- A Sports Conclave
Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways inaugurated “Udaan A Sports Conclave” organized by Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) under Ministry of Railways.
Dugarajapatnam project
After many twists and turns, the NITI Aayog has finally spiked the proposal to develop a greenfield port at Dugarajapatnam in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh as it was found to be technologically and financially unviable.
Supreme Court will go paperless from July 3
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a significant step being taken by the Supreme Court: one that will take it from a being a paper court to becoming a digital court.

  • The Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) will allow a liti- gant to digitally file a case and watch its progress on a real-time basis.
  • The system will help litigant’s access data and retrieve information online. It will be a step towards a paperless Supreme Court
  • Price cap on medical devices likely
    Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said the government was considering capping prices of other medical devices, after the success with coronary stents.

  • In February, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) had capped the price of bare-metal stents at Rs. 7,260 and drug-eluting stents at Rs. 29,600, after declaring coronary stents as “essential med- icines.”
  • The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharma- ceutical drugs in India. The NPPA was formed on 29 August 1997. It has been given powers to implement and enforce the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO).

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