Current Affairs Today – August, 30th, 2017 | Latest News and Updates

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Current Affairs Today – August, 30th, 2017 | Latest News and Updates

INDIAN AFFAIRS

Arun Jaitley hands over LRSAM to Indian Navy

Arun Jaitley hands over LRSAM to Indian Navy

  1. The Long-Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) has been given to the Indian Navy by Union Minister for Defence and Finance Arun Jaitley at Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) in Kanchanbagh here on Sunday.
  2. The defence minister, said, “I have a great sense of satisfaction after visiting each of the PSUs, and BDL and Midhani. Considering the harsh reality of today’s modern world and in the present geopolitical situation, one has to be prepared. As part of our preparedness, we have to equip our forces with all the support systems they require. This is also aiding the Make in India programme,”.
  3. “The time is right now for Indians to invest in manufacturing in the country itself. We have a surplus of great minds that can go and serve globally. The number of companies which have shifted their base to India is proof of that, especially in the area of research and development. Investing in the national defence system is a priority,” he declared, adding, “ “Though we have been dependent on public sector investment, we will be opening up opportunities for private investment.”
  4. Jaitley also said, “Under the strategic partnership policy, we are inviting investment from the private sector and also from Indians and their foreign business partners. In the long run, we want the country to become self-sufficient and indigenous and even become a supplier to ‘friendly’ countries in the world.”

KEYS:

  1. The Ministry of Defence is charged with co-ordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces
  2. Formed: 1776
  3. Jurisdiction: India
  4. Headquarters: South Block, Cabinet Secretariat, Raisina Hill, New Delhi, 110 011
  5. Cabinet minister: Arun Jaitley
  6. Minister of state: Subhash Bhamre
  7. Departments: Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

 

 

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on 5-day visit to India

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on 5-day visit to India

  1. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been given the statement that he will be on the five days of the visit on the India revealed the anxieties Nepal’s political and that has been constitute to the country. “The republic will be formalised once elections to the provincial and federal parliament are held,” Deuba had said. On day before there was the announcemet of the two elections simultaneously on November 26.
  2. It will be set to record that why it has been “vulnerable” though the monarchy was “abolished” at the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly nearly nine years ago? By the luck, Deuba’s assessment is shared by many key political groups.
  3. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is the chief of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre, and also a partner in Deuba’s government, has been said in the report that the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist together may restore Nepal’s Hindu status and the monarchy that the new constitution took away.
  4. Like this security reason has been comes in the India that had played a key role in formulating the contentious agenda of the constitution, mainly secularism and republicanism, without following due process and letting the people have their say on these issues.
  5. “Hope Deuba’s unscheduled one-to-one meeting with (Prime Minister) Modi was not to brief the Nepali leader on the virtues of a monarchial Hindu state order,” tweeted S.D. Muni, who in his capacity as member of the National Security Advisory Board of India, influenced the Indian establishment to endorse the radical political agenda in Nepal that had Maoists at the centerstage.

KEYS:

  1. Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia
  2. Capital: Kathmandu
  3. Currency: Nepalese rupee
  4. Prime minister: Sher Bahadur Deuba
  5. President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari

 

Arun Jaitley inaugurates manufacture of light combat helicopter at HAL

  1. On Saturday, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has been said about the launch of the production of HAL-designed 5.8-tonne category Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) in the city. This is cleared that there is the facility has been given by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) few months ago.
  2. Lauding HAL for I and LCH, Jaitley said, “We are moving in the right direction in evolving ourselves into a major manufacturing hub, and in this context today’s experience has been encouraging.”
  3. “In the present geopolitical situation, India is located somewhat sensitively,” Jaitley said on Saturday in Bengaluru. Stating that India had dealt with threats in the past, Jaitley said that the country has to ensure it never falls behind on (defence) preparedness. “It is extremely necessary that we came out of this mindset that India will always be a buyer of defence equipment. Our narrow policies also contributed to this,” he said.
  4. “The aircraft is upgraded with indigenously designed avionics hardware, software and system architecture enhancing operational role from a trainer aircraft into a combat-ready platform with improved quality and depth of training by Large Force Engagement (LFE) tactics through Electronic Virtual Training System (EVTS),” HAL said in a statement on Saturday.
  5. “It is clear that we are systematically moving in a direction where we wish make ourselves a major manufacturing hub, not only for supplying for ourselves (but) for the rest of the world,” said the Union defence minister.
  6. “The helicopter can carry out operational roles under extreme weather conditions at different altitudes from sea level, hot weather desert, cold weather and Himalayan altitudes,” HAL said.

KEYS:

  1. The Ministry of Defence is charged with co-ordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces
  2. Formed: 1776
  3. Jurisdiction: India
  4. Headquarters: South Block, Cabinet Secretariat, Raisina Hill, New Delhi, 110 011
  5. Cabinet minister: Arun Jaitley
  6. Minister of state: Subhash Bhamra
  7. Departments: Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Karnataka tourism dept launches Dasara package on Golden Chariot

  1. The Department of Tourism through Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has been planning for the launch of the “Dasara Special Tour Package” in Golden Chariot Luxury Train for the pramotion of the State festival. Golden Chariot is the south India’s first train that is run by the KSTDC.
  2. The Golden Chariot is South India’s first and the unique train by the KSTDC. For the pramotion of this, décor inspired by dynasties from Karnataka’s past, fine dining and service by liveried attendants, the Golden Chariot gives you a glimpse of the rich heritage of Karnataka and a feel of royalty on wheels.
  3. Priyank Kharge, Karnataka Minister for ITBT and Tourism, said “this initiative of KSTDC provides an excellent opportunity to people to experience royalty on board, which would showcase the Nadahabba, the Mysuru Dasara and its grandeur.”
  4. Dasara Special Trips which contains a two night and one day package at a reasonable fee of Rs. 25,000 per person (for Indians) and Rs. 40, 000 for foreigners. In this package of the special there is the contains of the, meals, sightseeing and Mysuru Palace events. The Golden Chariot has 44 luxury cabins that can accommodate 88 people.

KEYS:

  1. Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines
  2. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife
  3. To the southwest, Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, former seat of the region’s maharajas
  4. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot
  5. Capital: Bengaluru (Executive Branch)
  6. Districts: 30
  7. Language: Kannada

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, Germany sign pact to improve grid integration of renewable energy

India, Germany sign pact to improve grid integration of renewable energy

  1. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has been announced that the India has been enter into the pact of the Germany for the term of the Improvement for grid integration of renewable energies.
  2. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India in the side of the Germany has been signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the “Indo-German Energy Programme” Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC)” here.
  3. German Ambassador to India, H E Martin Ney, said, “When in July 2012, Power Grid Corporation of India submitted a comprehensive and well elaborated ‘transmission plan for envisaged renewable capacity’ to MNRE, it paved the way for India’s ambitious goals to transform its power system by significantly increasing the share of renewable energies in the energy mix.”
  4. “India and Germany share a very active and dynamic engagement furthering the relations in variety of areas… Within this larger broader context of the Indo-German relationship, clean energy has a very important role to play,” Goyal said.
  5. “It will lead to a safer grid, a more secured grid, a grid which can also take care of cyber challenges”, he said.

KEYS:

  1. Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches
  2. It has over 2 millennia of history
  3. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII
  4. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus
  5. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank
  6. Capital: Berlin
  7. Dialing code: +49
  8. President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
  9. Official language: German

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of the Disappeared

International Day of the Disappeared

  1. The International Day of the Disappeared, has been annually celebrated on the 30 august every year and the main aim of this day celebration is to create for the convince the attention of the individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.
  2. This day has been come in the organised from the Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared which is the Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM, a non-governmental organization that was come in the remembrance in the year 1981 in Costa Rica as an association of local and regional groups actively working against secret imprisonment, forced disappearances and abduction in a number of Latin-American countries.

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