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25 May 2017 Current Affairs
Nepal PM Prachanda Resigned
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has resigned paving way for Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become the next Prime Minister. The resignation is to honour an accord signed in August last year when Prachanda was elected the Prime Minister with Deuba’s support.
Prachanda and Deuba had agreed to run the government on a rotational basis until elections to Parliament were held in February 2018, as per constitutional obligations. Prachanda has obliged the agreement.
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to Initiate “Adopt A Slum” Campaign
Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Vijay Goel announced “Adopt a Slum” – a new campaign to mark completion of three years of the Government. Minister said that the idea is to initiate developmental work in these slums and help the slum-dwellers in resolving various issues.
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, along with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, under the aegis of the Ministry, will initiate “Adopt a Slum” campaign and groups like NSS, public schools, rotary clubs, will pool in with efforts and manpower.
‘Good Morning’ Squads To Monitor And Prevent Open Defecation in Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government has decided to form ‘good morning’ squads to monitor and prevent open defecation in villages and districts across the state.
These squads will comprise representatives of local bodies, self-help groups, NGOs, students and social workers working in the area of sanitation and cleanliness.
BSNL launches satellite phone service as pilot to Govt. agencies
State-owned BSNL has started satellite phone service through INMARSAT which will be initially offered to government agencies and later opened for others citizen in phased manner.
The service will cover areas where no networks are present and will be provided by INMARSAT which has 14 satellites. This will increase the connectivity in remotest of the remote areas in India.
PV Sindhu elected to BWF Athletes’ Commission
Olympic silver medallist, PV Sindhu, led a trio of women onto the BWF Athletes’ Commission as voting for four places on the representative body took place in Gold Coast, Australia.
The Indian athlete topped the ballot with 129 votes with Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland placing third overall with 103 votes. Both will serve four-year terms along with Germany’s Marc Zwiebler who received 108 votes.