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24 September 2017 – Current Affairs
World Congress on Adolescent Health to be hosted by India next Month
1. India will host the world congress on Adolescent health next month which is being described as the biggest adolescent events this year.Around 253 million adolescents live in India.
2. The theme of the event this year is “Investing in Adolescent health the future is now” and it will be held from October 27-29.It is held once every 4 years.
Interest Subsidy on home loans under PMAY for MIG till March 2019
1. Started with the objective to provide affordable housing, the interest subsidy scheme on the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(PMAY) has been extended to March 2019 for the Middle Income Group.
2. The Prime Minister Shri.Narendra Modi had announced the Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme for Middle-Income group under the PMAY until December 2017.
Saudi Arabia has granted Permission for Woman’s entry into sports stadium
1. On the occasion of the kingdom’s 87th NAtional day celebrations, Women have been allowed for the first time to enter the sports stadium and attend the event with families.
2. This is a big change from the previous celebrations where women were banned to attend and be part of sports scenes.They were even banned from driving.
NABARD to grant Rs.119 crore loan to Haryana
1. National Bank for Agricultural & Rural Development(NABARD) has announced to grant a loan of 119 crore rupees to the state of Haryana.A drinking water project for Rewari district and one rural road project in five districts has to be completed.
2.In addition to this seven bridges and 167 veterinary hospitals have to be constructed.
Banaj Devi honored with Sarala Award for Short story “Kathapua”
1.The Odia poet and short story writer received the prestigious Sarala award for her short story “Kathapua”.
2. The Sarala award is one of the most prestigious literary awards which is given along with a Rs.5 Lakh cash prize and an excerpt.
Kuldeep Yadav has become the 1st Indian spinner to take Hat-trick in ODIs
1. The Indian bowler Kuldeep Yadav has become the first Spinner from India & 3rd Indian to take a hat-trick after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma.
2. He achieved this record in the series occurring in Eden Gardens Kolkata against Australia.
President Ramnath Kovind visits the Holy temples of Badrinath & Kedarnath in Uttarakhand
1.The President with the Governor KK Paul & CM Trivendra Singh Rawat visited the holy shires of Himalaya & performed Rudrabhishek in the temple.
2.He also visited the Badrinath temple and paid homage to LOrd Vishnu from where he left for Dehradoon to leave for Delhi.