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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 16, 208 BY TINA MALHOTRA
IFFCO iMANDI APP 1. APP LAUNCHED It is an e-commerce platform launched by IFFCO to address all needs of the farming community associated with it. For this initiative, IFFCO has partnered with Singapore-based technology firm iMandi 2. TARGET IFFCO is targeting to reach GMV (gross merchandise value) of $5 billion in the nexttwo years by catering needs of 5.5 crore farmers already associated with it. 3. WHAT IS IFFCO IFFCO is largescale fertiliser cooperative federation in India which is registered as Multistate Cooperative Society.
BANSAGAR PROJECT 1. FEATURES OF THE PROJECT Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Bansagar canal project in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. Bansagar Dam project is a joint venture between Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Dam is a multipurpose river Valley Project on Sone River situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh. - Son River of central India is the second largest of the Ganges's southern tributaries after Yamuna River.
BAN ON PLASTIC 1. OPPORTUNITY FOR JUTE SECTOR A recent initiative called The Jute Foundation' (TJF) is trying to address many issues pertaining to the environment-friendly product. The I-CARE programme unveiled by the National Jute Board and the Jute Corporation of India is planning to introduce a pilot project on rettingtechnologies aimed at increasing farmers' returns. 2. JUTE TECHNOLOGY MISSION Jute Technology Mission (JTM) was approved by the government of India in 2006
A STEP TOWARDS CLEANLINESS 1. EK KADAM SWACHHTA K AUR Primarystudents of the Ahmedabad's municipal schools will get a free haircut every month as partof the local civic corporation's 'Ek Kadam Swachhate Ki Aur' programme. 2. IMPLEMENTED BY The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation inked an agreement with the International School of Aesthetics and Spa (ISAS), an NGo, to implement the programme which will see 1.25 lakh students studying in 380 civic schools getting a free haircut every month. Inculcate cleanliness - will allow the parents of these students to save money.
CONNECTICUT 1. SIKH GENOCIDE DAY Connecticut has becomes the firststate in the US to commemorate a day in the memory of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that claimed the lives of many from the community. 2. NOVEMBER 30 Following the demand of the World Sikh Parliament (WSP), Connecticut Governor Dannel Patrick Malloy signed a bill declaring November 30 as.the "Sikh genocide day. 3. ONTARIO With this, Connecticut has become the second state in the world after Ontario (Canada) to observe a commemoration day to markthe alleged 1984 Sikh genocide
DILIP BUILDCON NHAI 1. CONCESSION Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL) today announced that its wholly-owned arm has executed a concession pact with the National Highway Authority of India for a road project in Karnataka. DBL Bellary Byrapura Highways Pvt Ltd. - 2. PROJECT The project entails four-laning of a highway project in Karnataka on hybrid annuity mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana 3.COST NHAI bid project cost is Rs 1027.62 crore" and "DBL bid project cost is Rs 1,313.90 crore
HOTEL LEELA 1.FORUM HUNTING The Bombay High Courttoday imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on Hotel Leela for "forum-hunting" by seeking that their pleas, challenging eviction proceedings initiated against it by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), be heard by a singlejudge bench 2. CASE The AAl had, in February last year, issued an eviction notice to Hotel Leela Venture, which runsa five-star hotel near the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, for non-payment of dues. Now it has been fined for bench hunting
VIKAS 1.SUCCESSFULTEST ISRO has said it successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of the Vikas Engine that would improve the payload capability of the space agency's launch vehicles. The testfora duration of 195 seconds was conducted by scientists at 2.WHAT S VIKAS ENGINE The Vikas Engine is the workhorse liquid rocket engine used to power the second stage of the ISRO's trusted PolarSatellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). It is also used in the second stage and also at the four strap on stages of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and in the twin engine core liquid stage (L110) of GSLVMk-llI
SHORTS 1. ARUNA SAIRAM Prominent Carnatic vocalistAruna Sairam has been selected for this year's Sangita Kalanidhi Award, instituted by the Music Academy, Chennai 2. AWARDS Prem Watsa, founder of Fairfax Financial Holdings, was conferred the Special Jury NRI of the Year Award, at the fifth edition of Times Now & ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards 2018. Indianfootballteam captainsuni! Chhetri was presented with the Global Indian Icon' award.