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31 May 2017 Current Affairs
India Emerged First country to run all Ports on Green Energy
Indian government plans to install almost 200 MW solar and wind power generation capacity at the ports by 2019. All 12 major domestic ports will soon switch to renewable energy to meet their power requirements, making India the first country to have all government-owned ports running on conventional energy. Approximately 150 MW of this will be solar power and 50 MW wind power. This two year project will make all ports self-sustainable on natural energy sources.
Delhi Police will carry vigilant Patrolling by Bicycle
Delhi Police has launched patrolling on bicycle to improve policing in congested localities in trans-Yamuna region of the city. This will also support green movement.
The bicycle patrols will supplement the existing motorcycle and PCR patrols which focus mainly on crime prevention along the arterial and main roads of Delhi.
RBI will release 1 Rupee New Note
New one rupee note will soon be put in circulation by the Reserve Bank of India. The color of One Rupee currency note shall be predominantly pink green on obverse and reverse in combination with others. Elaborating on the design of the note, RBI said it will bear the signature of Economic Affairs Secretary.
Union Health Minister Nadda conferred award by WHO
Health Minister J P Nadda has been honored by the World Health Organization with the Director General’s Special Recognition Award for his leadership and commitment to advancing tobacco control, Health ministers of Maldives and Bhutan were also among five individuals and institutions from the WHO South-East Asia Region for this year World No-Tobacco Day Award.
World No Tobacco Day Observed on 31 May
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31.
It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.
India Ranks Low in Women Workforce
World Bank said India had one of the lowest female participation in the workforce, ranking 120th among 131 countries. Jobs for Indian women remain primarily in the agriculture sector.
The share of women in services and industry is less than 18%.