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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 17,2018 By TINA MALHOTRA
PAUDAGIRI CAMPAIGN 1.GUJARAT Haryana Chief Minister ManoharLal Khattar launched a unique programme named as 'Paudhagiri Campaign' to increase the green cover in the state. will planta sapling each, during these three months of monsoon- July, August and September. The CM launched the Paudhagiri campaign by plantinga 'maulsari' sapling in Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex premises of Gurugram. - 2. INCENTIVE will be givenan incentive of Rs 50 in every six monthsfrom the government.
BEL SAAB 1. MOU Defence public sector undertaking BELhas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saab, Sweden, recently for jointly marketing the L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03, co-developed by BEL and Saab. -2. BENEFIT The L Band three-dimensional (3D)radar is used for long-range air surveillance and early detection and tracking of air and surfacetargets.The RAWL-03 will be offered in both ship-borne and land-based configurations and is in use with India. 3. OTHER PRODUCT BY BEL BELhas also produced the older RAWL-02 Mk II A 2D L-Band Air Surveillance Radar in India for use on large and medium naval ships.
INDIAN RAILWAYS 1. WDFC Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to dedicate to the nation a 190-km railway line between Dadriin Uttar Pradesh and Phulera in Rajasthan, which fall underthe Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) 2. FUNDING While Japan International Cooperation Agency is providing loan of Rs 387.22 billion for the Western India project The Eastern DFC (Mughalsarai-Allahabad-Kanpur-Khurja-Dadri-& Khurja- Ludhiana) is beingfunded by the World Bank through a loan of $2.360 billion.
INDIA OMAN 1. 8th JOINT COMMISSION MEETING The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, today co-chaired 8th session of India-Oman Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) along with Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy of Oman, Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy. - 2. PURPOSE make investments to benefitfrom 'Make in India' and 'Invest India programmes which are aimed to encourage manufacturing. Expand collaborations to their mutual benefit in the fields of energy, health, business, finance etc.
SHORTS -1. CHEF DE MISSION Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Saran Singh is setto be named the Chef de Mission of the Asian Games-bound Indian contingent. The four deputy Chefs de Mission setto be be appointed are B.S. Kushwaha (former secretary of Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Federation), R.K. Sacheti (executive director of Boxing Federation of India), D.K. Singh (Uttarakhand Olympic Association)and Colonel R.K. Swain (secretary Equestrian Federation of India). 2. TV NARENDRAN Bhushan Steel, said thatits board of directors has approved the appointment of TV Narendran as chairman and non-executive additional director of the company.