Tag: Current Affairs of 20 October 2017

Arunachal Assembly approves Kamle as 23rd district

  The Arunachal Assembly has passed a bill paving way for creation of a new district to be named Kamle, bifurcating the present Upper and Lower Subansiri districts. With the official creation of the new district, the total number of districts in the state shot up to 23. Chief Minister Pema Khandu introduced the Arunachal

Banks to provide funds at 7% to women SHGs under DAY-NRLM

  The RBI has said banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 per cent under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal. The central bank issued the revised guidelines on interest subvention scheme under DAY-NRLM, as received from the Ministry

Environmental scientist Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize

  The world’s most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science was given to Hans Joachim Schellnhuber in Tokyo. He is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association. The Blue Planet Prize, coming along with 50 million yen, honors outstanding thinkers who help to meet challenges

Assam govt rolls out new Tourism policy

  Assam government has rolled an ambitious Tourism policy by declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow by at least two to three times within next five years. The Tourism Policy of Assam 2017, effective from January next year till December 2022, gives special emphasis on making the state a