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Sahitya Academy Award 2017
AniruddhVasudevanans has won the prestigious Sahitya Academy award. He has won this award for his novel “One Part Woman”. It is a translation of Perumal Murugan controversial Tamil novel “Maadhorubaagan“. Awardee has given the prize money of Rs 50000/-. Earlier, he has been chosen for the translation prize in English in 2016.
West Bengal – Scheme for unorganized sectors and self-employed people
Under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, the WB state govt has launched various scheme for unorganized sectors and self-employed people. The Govt has allocated 5 crores for the Social Security Yojana. The West Bengal state government has also introduced the Health Security Scheme for the Unorganized Sector Workers.
India has moved to 8th place on Global FDI Confidence Index
As per the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index, India ranked at 8th position. In 2016, India ranked at 9th position. That time, US has topped A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index.
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UP Govt renames Gorakhpur and Agra airports
The Uttar Pradesh state Govt has renamed the Gorakhpur and Agra airports. Gorakhpur Airforce Station has been renamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Airport. The Agra airport has been renamed as the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport.
HPCL and Rajasthan Govt. signed a Mou for Barmer refinery
HPCL and Rajasthan state government has signed revised Rs 43129 crore Mou for Barmer refinery. The Rajasthan state govt has 26 percent stake in the refinery project. Thus, Barmer refinery has become the first in the country to produce BS-6 standard fuel.
Devendra Kumar Sharma is the new BBMB chairman
Bhakra Beas Management Board has recently appointed Devendra Kumar Sharma as a Chairman for a period of 3 years. Currently, he is working as the Managing Director of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited.
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Top Maoist Leader Narayan Sanyal has passed Away
Narayan Sanyal, the top maoist leader has passed away recently. He played a key role in mergers of Naxalite factions. He is famous for his contribution towards the football field.
Gayle becomes the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20
Chris Gayle has become the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. While playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL), 2017 match, he has achieved the feet.
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