16 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

16 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

16 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

Annual Krishi Unnati Mela begins in New Delhi

  • The three-day annual ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ has begun at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi, with a focus on doubling farmer’s income.
  • The main objective of the Mela is to create awareness among farmers about the latest agriculture-related technological developments.
  • Lakhs of farmers and agriculture scientists will participate in the Mela.
  • Tomorrow, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Jaivik Kheti Portal and confer ‘Krishi Karman Award’ to best performing states, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Krishi Vigyan protsahan awards.
  • The main theme pavilion will be based on Doubling of farmers income by 2022.

PM Modi inaugurates 105th Indian Science Congress in Imphal

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 105th session of Indian Science Congress, at Manipur University in Imphal, Manipur.
  • The five-day Science Congress is an annual congregation of science professionals from across the globe.
  • The theme of this year’s edition of the Science Congress is “Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology”.
  • He also laid the foundation stone of the National Sports University, 1000 Anganwadi Centres, 19 residential complexes for teachers, doctors, nurses, and other development projects.
  • The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Luwangpokpa Multi-Sports Complex, Rani Gaidinliu Park, and other development projects.

Haryana Assembly passes a bill proposing death penalty in the rape case of girls below 12 years

  • Haryana state Assembly has passed “the Criminal Law (Haryana Amendment) Bill -2018” proposing death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years for rape or gang rape of girls below 12 years.
  • The punishment of 14 years may be extended to life imprisonment.
  • The law also proposes punishment not less than 2 years and up to 7 years in case of assault with intent to outrage the modesty of a girl.
  • The punishment for stalking has also been proposed for second conviction which shall be not less than 3 years and up to 7 years.

CBEC to organize camps across the country to fast-track GST refunds to exporters

  • The Central Board ofa Excise and Customs (CBEC) is organizing fortnight-long camps across the country to fast-track GST refunds to exporters.
  • Earlier, the exporters have been complaining of delay in the GST refunds, which have blocked their working capital.
  • GST was rolled out across the country from 1st of July last year.
  • The CBEC has already given refunds to the tune of 5 thousand crore rupees but as much as 70% of total refunds to exporters is still stuck.

India is the 133rd happiest country in the world

  • According to sixth World Happiness Report-2018, India ranks at 133rd rank in 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants.
  • Burundi (East Africa) is the unhappiest place in the world and Pakistan (75th), China (86th) and Nepal (101st).
  • The study reveals the US has slipped to 18th place, five places down on 2016.
Note:
  • The World Happiness Report is published as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solution Network.
  • It ranks countries on various quality of life parameters—social support, GDP per capita, heath-life expectancy, freedom, generosity and absence of corruption.

 S.N
Top happiest countries
Least happiest countries
1.
Finland
 Burundi

2.
Norway
Central African Republic

3.
Denmark
South Sudan

4.
Iceland
Tanzania

5.
Switzerland
 Yemen

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 5th Nadi Mahotsava at Bandrabhan in MP

  • The Union minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the 5th Nadi Mahotsava at Bandrabhan of Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The pioneering event Nadi Mahotsava started by late Union Minister Anil Madhav Dave’
  • The two-day mahotsava with various sessions of discussion is taking place for the conservation of Narmada river.
  • Water scarcity is not the problem in the country but uplifting downtrodden residing in villages on the banks of rivers is a challenge.

Exports in February up 4.5% to $25.8 billion: Commerce Secy

  • According to Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, India's exports grew by 4.5% in February-2018 to 25.8 billion Dollar(last year 24.7 billion Dollar).
  • During April to February period of the current fiscal, exports recorded a growth of 11% to $273 billion.
  • Imports also rose by 10.4% to $37.8 billion during the last month.

NCRB launches ‘Citizen Services’ mobile app

  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has launched a mobile app “Citizen Services” on the occasion of its 33rd Inception Day.
  • The application has been developed in-house by the NCRB.
  • The application comprises a bouquet of 9 essential police related services for the citizen.

Qatar announces 50 million Dollars donation to UNRWA

  • Qatar has announced a 50 million USD donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency(UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees during the extraordinary ministerial meeting in Rome, Italy.
  • Qatar has also announced to continue finance projects implemented by the UNRWA.
  • Qatar is facing a nine-month boycott by its Gulf allies.
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