14.11.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH
• Independent Body To Review Amrut Projects

 The Chhattisgarh Government will get done an independent review of the progress of work under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) projects, officials informed.

 Notably, the Central government had already released the first installment of Rs 55.29 crore out of the approved Rs 573.40 crore for State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) under AMRUT project for the financial year 2016-17 in Chhattisgarh.

 The Union Ministry of Urban Development has already released Central Assistance of Rs 1,062.27 crore to 13 States as first installment under AMRUT project for the current financial year, officials stated.

 AMRUT project launched in June last year aims at ensuring water supply connections and sewer connections to all urban households in 500 mission cities besides supplying water at the norm of 135 litres per capita per day, on priority. Under this mission, construction of storm water drains, promotion of non-motorised urban transport, provision of parks and green spaces also will be supported.

INTERNATIONAL

• World Diabetes Day: 14 November

 World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is observed on November 14 each year.

 Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), each World Diabetes Day focuses on a theme related to diabetes.

 Type 2 Diabetes is largely preventable and treatable non-communicable disease that is rapidly increasing in numbers worldwide.

 Type 1 Diabetes is not preventable but can be treated with insulin shots.

 This year’s theme is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’.

• United Nations hosts first talks on use of killer robots in Geneva

 United Nations is set to open its first official talks on the use of autonomous weapons, including killer robots, at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) for 5 days, in Geneva.

 The meeting is chaired by Indian ambassador on disarmament, Amandeep Gill.

 The discussion will also include civil society and technology companies.

 It will be partly focused on understanding the types of weapons in the pipeline.

NATIONAL

• Northeast to get India’s first ever ‘Air Dispensary’

 Northeast is all set to get India’s first-ever “Air Dispensary” based in a helicopter and the Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) has already contributed Rs. 25 crore as part of the initial funding for this initiative.

 As per the envisaged plan, Dr Jitendra Singh said, to begin with, helicopter will be based at two locations, namely Imphal in Manipur and Meghalaya in Shillong.

 Both of these cities have premier postgraduate medical institutes from where specialist doctors, along with the necessary equipment and paramedical staff, would be able to move into the helicopter and hold a dispensary/OPD in different locations across the eight States of North Eastern Region.

• Dantewada hosts India 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit

 To inspire, nurture and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth, the NITI Aayog in partnership with the US government organized India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit at Dantewada.

 The summit is inaugurated by MoS Science and Technology YS Chowdhary held at Dantewada in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

 This event is an 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, being held in India which ensures yet another step towards tribal-centric sustainable and inclusive development.

• Rajyavardhan Rathore releases the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

 Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore released the ‘India Youth Development Index and Report 2017’ in New Delhi.

 In India Youth Development Index 2017, the five dimensions of Global Youth Development Index (Global YDI) have been retained.

 These five dimensions are education, health and well-being, employment and opportunity, political participation and civic participation for young people.

• Rice Field laboratory in Manila named after PM Modi

 While on his visit to Philippines, PM Narendra Modi visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, Philippines and inaugurated ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory’.

 He also presented two Indian rice seed varieties to the IRRI gene bank.

 IRRI is a premier research organisation dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science.

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