Current Affairs today 12 june 2017

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Current Affairs today 12 june 2017

Vidya Veerta Abhiyan
Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar launched the VIDYA VEERTA ABHIYAN in New Delhi.

  • A wall of valour will be built in colleges and universities across the country and this will be built on contributory funding by students and teachers on voluntary basis.
  • This wall will be 15 x 20 feet in size and will depict the portraits of all the 21 Param Vir Chakra recipients.
  • The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s high- est military decoration awarded for the displaying distinguished acts of valour during wartime.
  • e-tendering
    The Uttar Pradesh government decided to scrap the manual tendering process in government departments and replace it with online tendering and procurement systems to bring in transparency.
    Maharajas’ Express
    The Indian Railway PSU, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has decided to start two new circuits of their flagship luxury train Maharajas’ Express, this year.

  • These two new trips have been named as ‘Southern Sojourn’ and ‘Southern Jewels’ which will cover prominent destinations in West and South India.
  • The Southern Sojourn will cover Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Ernakulam, Kumarakom and Trivandrum.
  • The Southern Jewels will cover Chettinad, Mahabalipuram, Mysore, Hampi and Goa
  • Smart cities
    Rajasthan will develop 3169 smart villages, which will have clean drinking water, roads, sewerage system, Wi-Fi facility, e-library, sports ground, street lights and health facilities.

  • State Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajendra Rathore said that 3169 villages have been selected for the year 2017-18, which will be developed into “smart villages”.
    This comes along the lines of smart cities project.
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for re-structuring the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). under new Central Sector Scheme – SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) for the period 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle.

    Current Affairs Today 12 june 2017

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