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A bill by RajyaSabha for HIV-AIDS Prevention and Control
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immuno Deficiency (AIDS) prevention and control bill have been passed by the Lok Sabha. The main aim of the bill is to protect the affected individuals. It also lays down penal provisions for any discrimination practiced against a person affected with HIV-AIDS.
A High-Level Commission to monitor CCIM and CCH
To monitor the working conditions of Central Council of Indian Medicine, in short, CCIM, Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH), a high-level commission forms by the Minster of State for AYUSH, Mr. Yesso Naik. The main function of the new commission is to view the purity of the medicines.
131 rank to India – in the Human Development Index
According to the Human Development Index of the UN Development Programm at Stockholm, India’s rank is 131 out of 188 countries. The HDI of India was 0.624 which is the medium range of the index. It was placed at the third position in the SAARC Countries.
23rd March 2017 International Affairs – Current Events Today
Memorandum by Taiwan to build Home Grown Submarines
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen signs a memorandum to build the Home Grown Submarines. This was done at a naval base in the southern city of Kaohsiung as the island faces naval threats to a greater extent. The project is the part of Island’s indigenous defense policy, and the delivery of the submarine will take 8 years to get ready and to launch it.
Cash Transactions from the Banks to limit for 2 Lakhs
The Government of India decided to lower the cash transactions from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh per month for tightening the payments by cash as well as curb black money. Arun Jaitley, the Minister of Finance, has nearly proposed 40 amendments.
Russian VTB Bank to close in India
The Russian-based VTB Bank has an intention to close its branch in India because of the cash optimization strategies. However, the bank will continue its operations in the country and develop their partnership with the country. The Delhi branch focussed on trade financing, foreign exchange transactions.
Appointments & Awards of March 23rd, 2017
ABB India wins an award to restore 1,035 Mega Watts power
ABB India, a company situated in Bengaluru has won the India Smart Grid Foundation Award for restoring a power of 1,035 Mega Watts. It restored the power from Sharavanthi Hydropower plant in Karnataka. This is an example for the India’s National Smart Grid Mission.
Full-Time Interim Director General of International Solar Alliance – Upendra Tripathy
A new Director General for the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has been appointed. Upendra Tripathy is taking the charge as the Full-Time Interim Director General. Upendra Tripathy is the Indian Administrative Services Officer from Karnataka.
Samsung Electronics launches a Mobile Payment Service – “Samsung Pay”
To enable the individuals with the mobile payment services, Samsung Electronics launches a new service “Samsung Pay”. Samsung is the first company to launch this service.
PV Sindhu – the ambassador of Pepsico sports drink Gatorade
Rio Olympics Silver Medalist, PV Sindhu is the ambassador of Pepsico sports drink Gatorade. She has to popularize the benefits of the drink.
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