Current Affairs 24 June 2017

Current Affairs 24 June 2017

Current Affairs 24 June 2017

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Centre’s expenditure rises after new Feb. 1 Budget date
The advancement of the Budget date to February 1 had a positive effect on the pat- tern of government expenditure, which increased ‘substantially’ in April and May compared to previous years, according to a Finance Ministry official.
The Budget for the financial year 2017-18 was presented on February 1 instead of at the end of the month in order to facilitate a timely disbursal of funds for various sectors.
“The advancement of the Budget date to February 1 has already seen the disburse- ment of planned expenditure increasing in the months of April and May, instead of hav- ing to wait till the monsoon got over, as was happening earlier,” a senior official in the Ministry of Finance told
“The exact increase is still being calculated, but it is definitely substantial and we will make the report public soon.
It should have increased by about 10-15% of what was happening last year.”
According to the Government, the February 28 date for the presentation of the Budget meant that the actual disbursal of funds got delayed till the very end of the monsoon.
CEO, NITI Aayog inaugurates National Conference of Micro Missions of National Police Mission being organised by the BPR&D
Shri Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), has advocated conduct- ing a survey on the status of Policing in vari- ous States.
Inaugurating the 1st National Conference of Micro Missions of National Police Mission (NPM), Shri Kant said the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) should come out with the survey of State Police, including at district-level, based on various parameters including outcomes, to bring about change in policing. Stating that eco- nomic development and internal security have a symbiotic relationship, he said the police will also have to act as an instrument of social change.
Star Sports launches first Tamil sports channel
Star Sports, the sports broadcast arm of Star India, has launched “Star Sports Tamil,” the country’s first Tamil sports channel. India to be first in world to run all government ports on green energy
All 12 major domestic ports will soon switch to
renewable energy to meet their entire power requirements, making India the first country to have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy.
The government plans to install almost 200 megawatt solar and wind power generation capaci- ty at the ports by 2019.

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