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CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 20, 2018By tine malhoire
JAGRITI YATRA 1. AWARD IN UK -An Indian charity Jagriti Yatra, that organises 15-day train journeys around India to understand and build the India of smaller towns and villages through enterprise has won an award in London. -Jagriti Yatra was among a series of worldwide charities and individuals recognised for their impact within their communities at the Asian Voice Charity Awards, powered by due diligence platform Charity Clarity. 2. AIM OF THE YATRA 3. OTHER AWARDS -The Cleft Lip and Palate Association won the Charity of the Year award -Editor's Award for Community Service went to Sangat Advice Centre
l & B 1. APPOINTMENT OF SECREATRIES The Centre appointed senior IAS officers Amit Khare and Anup Wadhawan as secretaries in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Commerce Ministry, respectively. 2. PETROLEUM MINISTER -MM Kutty has been named new petroleum secretary and senior bureaucrat Rina Ray the secretary in the Department of School Education and Literacy. -GC Murmu was appointed as special secretary revenue. -Atanu Chakraborty, a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, will be the secretary in the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management. He is at present director general of Hydrocarbons
SYMPOSIUM 1. VENTURE CAPITAL SYMPOSIUM 2018 -NITI Aayog, in association with Vision India Foundation, is organising the Venture Capital Symposium 2018 -AIM: to deepen the economic relationships between France and India. 2. EVENT The Venture Capital Symposium 2018 is a three day event where the French investors will be interacting with 100 early to mid-stage Indian start-ups 3. Four investor groups - Eren Group, Claranova, Olymp Capital and TNP 4. AIM OF THE VENTURE
WORLD BANK 1. INDIA ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCALE-UP PROGRAM The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a $220 million (Rs 1,496 crore) loan and an $80 million (Rs 544 crore) guarantee for the India Energy Efficiency Scale-Up Program. 2. IMPLEMENTATION -The Program, to be implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), will help scale up the deployment of energy saving measures in residential and public sectors. -The investments under the Program are expected to avoid lifetime greenhouse gas emissions of 170 million tonnes of CO2 and contribute to avoiding an estimated 10 GW of additional generation capacity.
GREEN GOOD DEEDS 1. MOVEMENT Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan, to protect environment and promote good living in the country, has found acceptance by the global community. 2. BRICS MINISTERIAL ON ENVIRONMENT The ongoing BRICS Ministerial on Environment at Durban, South Africa, has agreed to include Green Good Deeds" in its official agenda in the next Ministerial in Brazil and another meeting in Russia 3. GREEN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change had drawn up a list of over 500 Green Good Deeds and asked people to alter their behaviour to Green Good Behaviour to fulfil their Green Social Responsibility.
NARA LOKESH 1. DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR Andhra Pradesh Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Nara Lokesh received the "Digital Leader of the Year" award during Businessworld Digital India Summit and Awards 2018 at New Delhi 2. AWARD The Business World' magazine has announced this award for the best utilisation of technology in governance 3. ULTRAMODERN TRACKING SYSTEM The state Panchayat Raj and Rural Water Supply Department officials have won another award for the ultramodern tracking system for water supply program