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ADB approves Lining Project of Son Canal in Bihar
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved Lining Project of Son canal in Shahabad-Bhojpur region of Bihar with an estimated cost of US $503 million (Rs 3272.49 crore).
- Out of which US $352 million is being provided by ADB.
- The project after completion will bring immense benefits to agriculture sector of Shahabad – Bhojpur region of Bihar.
- ADB, headquartered in Manila, Philippines, is a regional development bank which aims to promote social and economic development in Asia.
- It has total 67 members, of which 48 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside.
17th World Sanskrit Conference (WSC) inaugurated in Vancouver
- The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the 17th World Sanskrit Conference (WSC) in Vancouver, Canada.
- The conference aims to exchange knowledge by presenting papers on various subjects.
- It also aims to promote, preserve and practice the Sanskrit language all over the world by the people.
- The World Sanskrit Conference is being held in various countries across the globe once in every three years and so far it has been held thrice in India.
IFFCO inks pacts with two South Korean firms
- Fertiliser cooperative major IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited) entered into strategic partnership with two leading South Korean firms to explore business opportunities in agri-machinery and farm credit sectors.
- These two firms are LS Mtron Ltd, a South Korean agriculture equipment manufacturer and NH Capital co. Ltd., South Korea’s leading financial services provider.
- Under this strategic partnership, IFFCO together South Korean firms will explore business opportunities involving supply, sales and distribution of agricultural machinery and finance to fulfil themarket demand in India.
- Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), headquartered in New Delhi, is large scale fertiliser cooperative federation in India which is registered as Multistate Cooperative Society.
CRPF launches mobile help centre for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims
- The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a mobile help centre, Saathi to reach out to people undertaking annual pilgrimage to 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath.
- It will provide help and information to yatris staying in camps outside the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu.
- CRPF personnel of Saathi mobile help centre will be visiting various camps in Jammu and apprise pilgrims about security measures to be kept in mind.
51 lakh houses approved under PMAY (U) in 3 years
- The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced that over 51 lakh houses have been approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the three years of its implementation.
- Out of 51 lakh sanctioned houses, over 28 lakhs houses are already in various stages of construction.
- Over 8 lakh houses have already been completed.
- PMAY(U) aims provide affordable houses to all poor in urban areas by 2022.
- It is new version of Prime Minister’s Housing For All by 2022 vision.
World Cities Summit (WCS-2018) started in Singapore
- The 6th edition of biennial World Cities Summit (WCS-2018) started in Singapore with theme ‘Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration’.
- The theme will explore how cities can be more liveable and resilient through better governance and planning, technology and social innovations, as well as collaborations with various stakeholders and with other cities.
- Gujarat Govt granted religious minority status to Jews living in the state.
- Gujarat is third state in India to grant religious minority status to Jews after West Bengal and Maharashtra.
- As religious minority members professing faith of Judaism, Jews in the states will get religious minority rights envisaged in Constitution of India and various acts and rules of the state government.
- They will also get benefits of welfare schemes formulated for religious minority communities within the jurisdiction of Gujarat.
China, India clinch deal
- China clinched deal with India on reduction of tariffs (import duties) on Indian medicines including anti-cancer drugs.
- It is not yet clear whether it has agreed to grant licences to Indian companies to sell cancer drugs in its huge market.
- Indian drugs, especially cancer-curing medicines are in big demand in China as they are far cheaper than their western counterparts.
- Earlier in May 2018, China had lifted tariffs on the import of cancer drugs.
- But it had failed to enthuses Indian pharmaceutical companies as they are not legally able to market their drugs in China as it requires licence from the country’s food and drug administration.
Book ‘Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly’ launched
- The book ‘Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly’ has been launched.
- The book is authored by Abhirup Bhattacharya.
China launches two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan
- China has successfully launched two remote sensing satellites PRSS-1 and PakTes-1A of Pakistan on board of Long March-2C rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
- It was overall 279th mission for the Long March rocket series (mainly used to send satellites into low Earth or Sun-synchronous orbits) and first international commercial launch in nearly two decades after it carried Motorola’s Iridium satellites into orbit in 1999.
- PRSS-1 is China’s first optical remote sensing satellite sold to Pakistan.
- It also has viewing capacity even in clouded conditions.
- PakTES-1A is Pakistan’s indigenously developed scientific experiment satellite developed by engineers from its space agency SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission).
‘The English Patient’ won the Golden Man Booker Prize
- The wartime love story by Michael Ondaatje, ‘The English Patient’ won the Golden Man Booker Prize at the closing event of the Man Booker 50 Festival in Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre in London.
- The prize was instituted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker prize.
- The English Patient is a compelling work of fiction – both poetic and philosophical.
Mundakkal Mathew Jacob passes away
- Mundakkal Mathew Jacob, popularly known as M. M. Jacob, has passed away in Pala near Kottayam aged 90.
- He was the senior Congress leader and former Meghalaya Governor MM Jacob.