Daily Update On Current Affairs – April 24, 2017

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Government Makes It Mandatory To Procure Minimum 75 Percent Of Metro Train Cars And 25 Percent Of Critical Equipment From Within The Country

The government has made it mandatory for the metro rail companies to procure minimum 75 per cent of train cars and 25 percent of critical equipment from within the country. Such a norm has been made compulsory under the ‘Make in India’ campaign. Urban Development Ministry has incorporated these mandatory conditions in the metro companies’ tender documents which have been circulated to them, making the new norms effective immediately. At present, metros are operational in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Chennai with a total route length of 326 km.

Tamil Nadu Farmers Call Off Agitation

Tamil Nadu farmers who were protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi have temporarily called off their agitation till 25th of next month. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami who was in Delhi in connection with NITI Ayaog meeting, met farmers today and assured them to take up the matter of loan waiver with the Prime Minister. After his assurance, the farmers put off their protest. They were protesting from last 41 days and were demanding immediate loan waiver for the farmers.

India Tops Global Remittances In 2016

As per the Migration Development Brief released by the World Bank, India is the world’s largest remittance receiver for the year 2016. Remittances into India were $ 62.7 billion, the highest in the World. This remittances amount to 9 % of India’s GDP. A large amount of the remittances paid out was mainly because of the huge amount of migrant Indian population in the Gulf and other nations, from where the Indians regularly send money back home. Statewide, Kerala amounted to the largest recipient of the remittances, with the remittance being 36.3% of the State Domestic Product.

Rafael Nadal Wins His 10th Monte Carlo Open Tennis Championship

Spaniard Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters title for the 10th time. 4th seeded Nadal defeated his compatriot Albert Vinolas in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. He thus becomes the first man to win a Masters tournament for the tenth time, a feat not surpassed by anybody. Nadal has also won 9 titles at the clay-court French Open Tennis championships. Rohan Bopanna along with his Uruguayan team-mate Pablo Cuevas have lifted the Monte Carlo Masters title in Monaco. In the final of men’s doubles event, the unseeded Indo-Uruguayan duo defeated seventh-placed Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in a set game, 6-3, 3-6, 10-4.
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