Current Affairs Today 07 June 2017

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Current Affairs Today 07 June 2017

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The Haryana government will provide Rs.21,000 to all those families whose third girl child was born under the ‘Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti’ scheme (after August 24, 2015).They will receive the amount irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, income, and number of sons.

  • Note: The scheme is aimed to combat the problem of declining child sex ratio and promote girl’s education in the state.

  • The Haryana Government has decided to increase the number of ‘Science Clubs’ being operated in ‘Sanskriti Schools’ from 20 to 200 to scale up the interest of youth in science and technology. The financial assistance to these Clubs will be enhanced from Rs.15,000 to Rs.50,000.

    Note: A new projector would be installed at the Department-run ‘Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium’, Kurukshetra at a cost of about Rs.1.5 crore to Rs.2 crores.

    The financial assistance of up to 10 lakh would be provided for research and development projects in science

    The Haryana government has launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state.

  • Flying Squad will visit public places such as schools, colleges, bus stands and railway stations and caught persons indulging in crime activities against women like eve-teasing, stalking, harassment and other such activities.
  • The Haryana Government has revised the limit of annual income of families living Below Poverty Line (BPL) and those living below Double the Poverty Line (DPL) in both rural and urban areas of the state for various bank-assisted and National Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC)-assisted schemes.

  • The limit of annual income of BPL families has been raised to Rs.49,000 from Rs.40,500 (living in rural) and Rs.60,000 from Rs. 51,500 (living in urban areas).
  • The limit of annual income for the families living below DPL would Rs.98,000 (rural areas) and Rs.1.2 lakh (urban areas).
  • Chief Minister of Haryana ‘Manohar Lal Khattar’ has launched a mobile-based application ‘Kilkari’ to create awareness among pregnant women, parents, and health workers.

  • The app ‘Kilkari’ was launched during the concluding day of the ‘State-level Orientation Workshop’.
  • The application ‘Kilkari’ will deliver 72 times appropriate audio messages to the registered mobile numbers on pregnancy, child, and childbirth care every week from the second trimester of pregnancy till the child is one-year-old.
  • To check over-exploitation of water in the dark zone areas of the state, the Haryana government has decided to extensively pro- mote micro irrigation by providing incentives to the farmers.

  • To begin with, 36 over- exploited blocks have been identified under this initiative.
  • The Union Government has approved Rs.5.24 crore e-governance projects for Himachal Pradesh (HP) under good governance and best practices in India.

  • The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) is all set to launch e- Governance Project to start paperless functioning, making it the first PSC of the country to do so.
  • Note: The project approved by the department of electronics and information technology (DEIT), Union ministry of communications and IT.

    The two days national TB summit has been organized with the slogan ‘TB Harga, Desh Jeetega’ in Dharamshala, Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

    Note: Tuberculosis (TB) is the potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association HPCA is organizing this summit.

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