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26 August 2017 – Current Affairs
Nungthaang Tampak-North east’s first 100% computer literate village
1.Manipur’s Nungthaang Tampak village has emerged as the ‘100 percent computer literate’ not only in the state but in the entire North East. The computer course was organized by Mangal Rural as a part of the Digital India program.
2.Nungthang Tampak has become India’s second 100 percent computer literate village. Kerala’s Chamravattom village is the country’s first 100 percent computer literate village.
E-dispsal from schools kick starts in Kerala
1.E-waste removal from Kerala schools begun with about 12,500 kg being disposed statewide on a single day under a program aiming to clear accumulated junk, reportedly estimated at over one crore kg.
2.It is aimed at disposing e-Waste such as desktop computers, CRT monitors, laptops, disk drives, printers, UPS, camera, speaker system, television, network components and generators.
Jammu and Kashmir government sets up first eco park
1.The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to build an Eco-Park on over 34 acres of land reclaimed from encroachers in the state’s Rajouri district.
2. The park is a first-of-its-kind project in the region. It will have a botanical garden, a cactus garden, a cafeteria and other amenities.
CA institute signs MOU with ICA Nepal
1.The CA Institute of India has signed an MoU with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). Nilesh Vikamsey, President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Prakash Jung Thapa, President–ICAN exchanged the MoU.
2.The MoU seeks to establish mutual co-operation for the advancement of accounting knowledge, professional and intellectual development, advancing the interests of their respective members and positively contributing to the development of the accounting profession in Nepal and India.
Nepal launches climate smart snow-leopard plan
1.In a first, Nepal launched its climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan, leading the way in safeguarding this endangered species, also found in India, and its habitat.
2. This is the first climate-smart landscape management plan for snow leopard conservation in the world. The plan aims to safeguard the endangered species of snow leopard and its habitat.
RBI appoints committee to link home loan rates to repo rate
1.Reserve Bank of India appointed committee on Household Finance has suggested that banks link their home loan rates to the RBI’s repo rate, the rate at which it lends to banks.
2.In the past three years the central bank has reduced the policy rate by 200 basis points, but the weighted average lending rates have fallen by 145 basis points.
Coast guard training ship varuna decommissioned
1.The Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy, was decommissioned with full armed forces honors at a ceremony. The ship had an illustrious service spanning about 30 years.
2. ICGS Varuna was the fourth of in its class of offshore patrol vessels built by the Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock. The ship had numerous operational achievements to its credit, including a record number of apprehension of smugglers with gold worth crores of rupees during the late 1980s.
England to host 2018 ITTF team world cup
1.England has been awarded the right to host the 2018 Table Tennis Team World Cup, which will be held in London. The event will take place at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 22-25 February 2018.
2.It will be the first major table tennis-only event to be held in London since Wembley hosted the 1954 World Championships. A total of 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams will compete at the event.
Prime Minister announces Rs.500 crore assistance for flood hit Bihar
1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore to flood ravaged Bihar.
2.He held detailed review meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over relief operations, compensation and rehabilitation work in flood affected areas.
3.Around one crore seventy lakh people in 21 districts are affected by recent floods. 415 have so far lost their lives.