Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs – March 09, 2019
Mamata Banerjee launched Yuvashree Arpan scheme for financially assisting young entrepreneurs
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a new scheme called Yuvashree Plan II or Yuvashree Arpan under which 50,000 youths will receive financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh for setting up their own business initiatives.
Uttarakhand CM launches free milk scheme for Anganwadi children
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana here Thursday, under which 2.5 lakh children at 20,000 Anganwadi kendras in the state will be given 100 ml milk twice a week for free. Flavoured, sweet, skimmed milk powder will be made available to the 20,000 Anganwadi kendras across the state under the Amrit Yojana, Rawat said.
Total government liabilities rise to Rs 83.4 lakh crore in Q3: Finance Ministry report
Total liabilities of the government increased to Rs 83.40 lakh crore at the end of the December 2018 quarter from Rs 82.03 lakh crore in the previous quarter of the current fiscal, latest data on public debt showed on 8th March. Public debt accounted for 89.5% of total outstanding liabilities at the end of December 2018 with internal debt accounting for 83.3% share.
Hardeep S Puri launches e-Dharti App
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri recently launched e-Dharti app where all the three modules- Conversion, Substitution and Mutation related to properties have been made online.
Jagdish Mukhi appointed as the Governor of Mizoram
As Governor of Mizoram Kummanam Rajasekharan has resigned from his post, President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Rajasekharan and has appointed Prof. Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Mizoram, in addition to his own duties of Assam Governor, until regular arrangement for the office of the Governor of Mizoram is made.
Mizoram Chief Minister: Zoramthanga
Mizoram Chief Minister: Zoramthanga
Subhash Chandra Garg, Economic Affairs Secretary, Designated as Finance Secretary
The Government recently named economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg as Finance Secretary, according to a Personnel Ministry order. T Garg, 58, a 1983 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been working as the Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs since June 2017. Former Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha superannuated on February 28. Jha has taken over as Member, 15th Finance Commission.
Hasmukh Adhia, former finance secretary, appointed chancellor of Gujarat Central University
Hasmukh Adhia, who earlier served as the Finance Secretary in the Finance Ministry, has been appointed Chancellor of the Gujarat Central University. News agency ANI confirmed Adhia’s appointment to the post on Saturday. His appointment has been approved by President Ram Nath Kovind who is also the visitor of the university.
Soumya Swaminathan named Chief Scientist at WHO
Soumya Swaminathan, a Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation has been named Chief Scientist of the WHO. As Deputy Director-General Programmes (DDP), she was one of the three DDGs assisting WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The Government of India, the World Bank and the representatives of Five States sign the Loan Agreement for Additional Financing of $137 Mn for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)
The World Bank, the Government of India and representatives of 5 States of Government of India and Implementing Agencies signed here in New Delhi the Loan Agreement for Additional Financing of $137 Million for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) that will help rehabilitate and modernize over 220 selected large dams in the States of Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.
India and ADB sign $26 Mn Loan Agreement for Additional Financing to Assam Urban Project
The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed here in New Delhi a $26 Million Loan Agreement to provide additional financing for improving drainage infrastructure in Dibrugarh town of Assam under the ongoing Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program.