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Haryana emerges as first champion of Khelo India School Games with 38 Gold Medals
09 February 2018 Current Affairs :- Haryana youngsters outclassed others by achieving the highest number of medal tally in the inaugural edition of the Khelo India School Games.
The competition concluded in New Delhi.
- The sports powerhouse won 102 medals including 38 gold medals, 26 silver medals, 38 Bronze medals. Maharashtra (110) finished second overall while Delhi (94) came third.
Punjab and Kerala won the boys’ and girls’ gold medals respectively in Basketball competition.
- On the final day, Haryana emerged with the best haul of five medals, including one gold, two silver, and two bronze medals.
Haryana archers showed impressive performance and won one gold medal on the final day. It clinched two silver and 2 Bronze Medals from Archery on the same day.
Guinness World Record attempted for Playing Ice Hockey at Highest Altitude
09 February 2018 Current Affairs :- To set a record in the Guinness book for ice hockey on the world’s highest altitude, an international level tournament was organized at Chiba Kargyam in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Five international teams from USA, Germany, Canada, Slovakia and Russia and a local team participated in the tournament.
- It was jointly organized by the Hockey Foundation, USA, Ladakh Winter Sports Club and Lalok Winter Sports Association.
AIR correspondent reports that with a mission to set a record in Guinness World Record, the ice hockey tournament was held at recently built international standards open ice Hockey rink at an altitude of 4371 meters above the sea level.
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CCEA approves enhancement of target under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
09 February 2018 Current Affairs :- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved to enhance target base of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) from 5 crore to 8 crores.
The revised target of PMUY will be achieved by 2020 with an additional allocation of Rs. 4,800 crore.
- The decision comes in the wake of the huge response to PMUY from the women particularly in rural areas and to cover such households not having LPG connection.
This move will address practical difficulty faced in implementation of MUY, namely, targeting genuinely poor households left out of Socio-Economic Cards.
Defence Ministry constitutes Vinay Sheel Oberoi Committee to Expedite Capital Acquisition
09 February 2018 Current Affairs :- The Union Ministry of Defence (MoD) constituted 13-member Raksha Mantri Advisory Committee on Ministry of Defence Capital Projects (RMCOMP).
The committee will monitor and expedite capital acquisition projects for modernization of armed forces and bolster armed forces preparedness.
- It will undertake an independent review and check the status of ongoing critical projects worth more than Rs. 500 crore.
- It will suggest measures for improvement of the Capital Acquisition Process.
- It will identify specific issues and bottlenecks that are responsible for delays, and suggest the way forward.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on 4-day visit to Palestine, UAE, Oman
09 February 2018 Current Affairs :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the Gulf and West Asian region for the fifth time since 2015.
In his statement prior to his departure to Palestine, United Arab Emirates, and Oman, the Prime Minister said, this region is a key priority in India’s external engagement and he is looking forward to strengthening India’s growing and important ties with West Asia and the Gulf region through the visit. He said India enjoy vibrant multi-dimensional ties with the countries in West Asia.
- Expressing his gratitude to the King Abdullah II of Jordan for facilitating the transit, he said he looks forward to meeting him in Amman today.
On his first visit to Palestine, he was looking forward to the discussions with President Mahmoud Abbas and reaffirmed India’s support for the Palestinian people and the development of Palestine.
First Ever Chat Based Job Search App ‘Empzilla’ Launched
09 February 2018 Current Affairs :- The first ever of its kind in the country chat-based job search mobile app ‘Empzilla‘ is being launched that will do away with existing limitations of employers and job seekers making selection process quick and cost-effective.
The mobile app gets the conversation between employers and job seekers going in seconds and the latter can chat with the potential employers.
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