Current Affairs Today 08 June 2017

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Current Affairs Today 07 June 2017

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India Loan Agreement With New Development Bank
India signed the first loan agreement with the New Development Bank for USD 350 million for development and upgradation of road project in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Note: The objective of the project is upgrada- tion of major district roads in the state of Madhya Pradesh to improve connectivity of the interior areas of the state with the national and state highway networks. The project is to be implemented over 5 years.
  • Malayalam Language Mandatory In All Kerala Schools
    The Kerala Government has promulgated an Ordinance to make the teaching of ‘Malayalam language’ mandatory in all schools in the State. The usage of the official language ‘Malayalam’ has been made compulsory in all government offices from 1st May, 2017.

  • Note: This would be applicable to quasigovernment institutions, public sector under- takings, autonomous institutions, and institutions in the cooperative sector.
    The Kerala Government has decided to provide pension to former circus artists in the state. The state govt. has allocated 1.13 crore
  • ETare Zameen Par program
    The Jharkhand Police has initiated “ETare Zameen Par program” to enlighten children in Naxal- affected areas in the Palamau district, Jharkhand. This program is aimed to restore confidence in the state police force and to encourage children to lead happy lives. The state police appealed the locals to donate bags, shoes, books and clothes to improve the basic amenities of the children in the Naxal-affected areas.
    Polythene Bags Ban In Jammu & Kashmir
    The Jammu & Kashmir state government has imposed ban on the use of polythene bags manufactured below fifty microns in the state. The new guidelines and regulations would facilitate proper recycling of plastic waste, reducing its impact on the ecology.
    MP e-nagarpalika
    The Madhya Pradesh government has launched an app named ‘MP e-nagarpalika’ to provide various municipal services online. This mobile app would encourage the cash- less transaction. This mobile app is a part of Rs.225-crore ‘e-nagarpalika’ project, under which all municipal services would be made available online on a unified web platform.
    Note: This app would offer 378 services like online payment of property tax, seeking building permission, birth/marriage/death certificates etc. It will also register complaints related to garbage, water, street- lights etc.

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