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New Water Travel Site In The Form Of Sailani Islands in madhy pradesh

Sailani Island: New Water Tourism Site

Question- Sailani Islands (New Water Tourism Site) is located in which of the following districts of Madhya Pradesh?
(a) Ratlam
(b) Khandwa
(c) Jabalpur
(d) Indore
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On May 24, 2017, Sailani Island, developed by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, was opened for public.
  • This island has been developed in Khandwa district at the cost of more than Rs. 15 crore.
  • It is located near the Omkareshwar Dam project built on the river Narmada.
  • Surrounded by water throughout the year, this island of about three acres has built restaurants, boat clubs, conference halls, bird watching centers, watch towers etc.
  • It is noteworthy that this island is the second water tourism center to be started after Hanuwantia Island in Khandwa district.
  • The distance between the two Islands located on the river Narmada is about 60 km.

Related Links:-
http://www.samacharjagat.com/news/travel/water-travel-site-will-be-ready-in-the-form-of-sailani-islands-open-today-for-tourists-143933
http://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/india/new-water-travel-site-will-be-ready-in-the-form-of-sailani-islands-open-tomorrow-for-tourists/articleshow/58804451.cms

Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam

Kamrup

Question: Where is the new All India Institute of Medical Sciences being set up in Assam as recently approved by the Cabinet?
(a) Haflong
(b) Tezpur
(c) Silchar
(d) Kamrup
Ans :(d)
Related facts:-

  • On May 24, 2017, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to the establishment of the new ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS) in Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue Area) Assam.
  • This institute will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) with expense of Rs. 1123 crore .
  • The Institute will have a 750-bed hospital comprising trauma center, medical college, nursing college, specialty and super specialty departments.
  • Apart from this, it will also have the AYUSH department to provide treatment facilities in traditional medicine.
  • Prime Minister’s Health Protection Scheme was announced in the year 2003.
  • Under this scheme, AIIMS has been established in Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna while the work of AIIMS in Rae Bareli is in progress.
  • In addition, the Union Cabinet had approved the establishment of AIIMS in Nagpur (Maharashtra), Mangalagiri (Guntur, Andhra Pradesh) and Kalyani (West Bengal) in the year 2015 and in the year 2016 in Bathinda (Punjab) and Gorakhpur (UP)

Related links:-
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=162094
http://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/news_updates/cabinet-approves-setting-up-of-new-aiims-in-kamrup-assam/?comment=disable
http://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/india/cabinet-approval-for-aiims-in-kamrup-assam/articleshow/58827674.cms

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) to be established in Assam

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) to be established in Assam

Question: Assam stands at which position in term of literacy rate as per census 2011?
(a) 26th
(b) 10th
(c) 13th
(d) 20th
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) in Assam on May 17, 2017.
  • The institute will be set up on 587 acre of land provided by the Govt. of Assam.
  • This institute would be a Post-Graduate Institution of higher learning in Agricultural Education. It will have the hallmark identity of an IARI including all sectors of agriculture like field crops, horticultural crops, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, poultry, piggery, silk rearing, honey production, etc.
  • It will be an off-campus of IARI, New Delhi and integrated multi-disciplinary research would be undertaken in school mode i.e. Schools of Crop Sciences, Natural Resource Management, and Animal Sciences & Fisheries.
  • ARI-Assam would work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of North Eastern India in collaboration with all existing Central and State Government R&D Institutions and Private sector enterprises.
  • It is notable that Assam stands at 26th position in terms of literacy rate according to the 2011 census.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161881
http://www.narendramodi.in/cabinet-approves-setting-up-of-indian-agricultural-research-institute-lari-in-assam–535462

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