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Edristi Navatra Current Affairs August-2017

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First ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” held in New Delhi

First ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition”

Question: First National Conference on ‘Mission Mode for Dealing with Nutrition’ was recently organized at –
(a) Jaipur
(b) Nagpur
(c) New Delhi
(d) Bengaluru
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On September 19th, 2017, First ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” was organized at New Delhi.
  • The conference was organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in collaboration with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, keeping in mind the goal of “Malnutrition Free India-2022”.
  • The conference was inaugurated by Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.
  • On this occasion she said that under the ICDS: Integrated Child Development Services program, women need to provide 1000 calorie diets and 600 calories diet to the children.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170894
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170908

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67195

Rs.300 cr Plan for better solid waste management in Delhi

Action plan for a visible improvement in Solid Waste Management in Delhi

Question: Recently, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri announced an action plan for a visible improvement in Solid Waste Management in Delhi. Total cost of this plan will be-
(a) 250 crores
(b) 300 crores
(c) 350 crores
(d) 450 crores
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On September 15th, 2017, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri announced an action plan for a visible improvement in Solid Waste Management in Delhi.
  • Total cost of this plan will be 300 crores.
  • Action plan will be operated by Delhi Development Authority.
  • Under the Plan, automated machinery, equipment and other systems will be procured for better collection, transport and storage of garbage, decentralized treatment and better maintenance of sewers and drains.
  • North, South and East Municipal Corporation of Delhi will spend Rs.100 crores each on procuring a total of 549 units of modern equipment.
  • An assistance of Rs.80 crores will be provided to each MCD from the Urban Development Fund.
  • All equipment including treatment plants are to be procured and commissioned by the end of this year.
  • This initiative will quickly add a waste treatment capacity of 670 metric tons of bio-degradable waste besides preventing release of foul gases, smell and proliferation of germs, pathogens, pests etc.

Reference:                                        
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170797
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67134
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/centre-formulates-rs-300-cr-solid-waste-management-plan-for-delhi/article9861484.ece

Tunisia Muslim women are free to marry non-Muslims

Women allowed to marry non-Muslims

Question: Which of the following country’s government has recently allowed Muslim women to marry non-Muslims?
(a) Ethiopia
(b) Tunisia
(c) Yemen
(d) Indonesia
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • In September 2017, the Tunisia government allowed Muslim women to marry non-Muslims.
  • The order comes into force immediately.
  • Earlier, President Beji Cad Asbasi had abolished the law lifting of the marriage restriction enacted in the year 1973.
  • So far Tunisia had a provision that if a non-Muslim person wishes to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman, he had to accept Islam first.
  • In Arab countries Tunisia is considered to be the most progressive country for women’s rights.
  • 99% of the population in this country is Muslim.

Reference:                                                    
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41278610
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/04/we-are-an-example-to-the-arab-world-tunisias-radical-marriage-proposals

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