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  • MaharashtaraJanuaryDecember

    CurrentAffairs2017part1

    Dr. Gaurav Garg

  • TIRELESSSOUL

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  • Ajey Jhankar TheNotedScriptwriterpassedaway

    .Ajey Jhankar,thenotedauthorandfilmmakerpassedawayonApril3,2017.HewasbornonSeptember1,1959inPune.

    ii.HeservedasaDirectorofMMActiv Sci-TechCommunicationsPvt.LtdfromJanuary2000.

    HewasthewriterofMarathinovel"Sarkarnama".

    In1998,Jhankar producedtheMarathimovieinthenameSarkarnamarelatingittohisnovel.

    Film-fareAward,1998,ScreenAward,1998andMaharashtraStateFilmAward,1998

  • Kishori Amonkar aHindustaniclassicalvocalistpassedaway

    ClassicalsingerKishori Amonkar passedawayattheageof84atherhouseinMumbaionApril3,2017.

    Besideasinger,Amonkar wasalsoapopularspeakerandtraveledthroughoutIndiagivinglectures,mostnotablyonthetheoryof

    rasainmusic.

    Amonkar receivedPadmaBhushanin1987andPadmaVibhushanin2002.

    In2010,shebecameafellowoftheSangeet Natak Academy,thenationalacademyofmusic,arts,anddance.

    ShealsoreceivedSangeet Natak Academyawardinthatyear

  • SteelMinisterChaudhary Birender Singhinaugurated'IndiaSteel2017'inMumbai

    3rd editionofInternationalConference andExhibitiononSteelIndustry'IndiaSteel2017'washeldatMumbaiExhibitioncenterinMumbai

    ItwasinauguratedbyUnionSteelMinisterChaudhary Birender Singh.

    India istheThirdlargestproducerofcrudesteelintheworld.

    Thisexhibition-cum-conferencehasbeenorganisedbyFederationofIndianChambersofCommerce&Industry(FICCI)alongwithUnionMinistryofSteel

  • .TheobjectivewastoprovideaplatformforstakeholdersinSteelIndustrytointeract

    witheachotherandexploremutuallybeneficialbusinessopportunities.

    AReverseBuyer-SellerMeet,whichisfirst-of-its-kindinsteelsectorwasalsoorganised,whereinInternationalbuyersfromMiddleEast,SouthEastAsia,Africa,

    AustraliaandSAARCcountrieswereinvited.

    Duringtheinauguraladdress,Mr.SinghmentionedaboutfivethrustareaswhichUnionSteelMinistryhasbeenfocusingsinceJuly2016.

  • ThesethrustareashavebeensummedupasPRIDE:

    P ProductionandProductivityIncrease

    R ResearchandDevelopment

    I Indian-Madesteelconcept

    D Demandboostforsteel

    E ExcellenceinQualityandEfficiency

  • Mumbai,Chennaiamongtop20touristdestinationsinAPAC

    Therankingshavebeenbasedintermsoftotalnumberofinternationalovernightarrivals,numberofnightsspentateachdestinationandcross-borderspending,accordingtoMastercardAsiaPacificDestinationsIndex

    2017.

    Overall,BangkokremainsthemostvisiteddestinationinAsiaPacificinthelistof171destinationsacross22countriesintheAsiaPacificregion.

  • ItistheworldsfastestgrowingregionforinternationaltourismbyGDPcontribution,withtourismmakingup8.5percentofAsiaPacifics GDPand8.7per

    centoftotalemploymentlastyear.

    With5.2millioninternationalovernightarrivals,Chennairankedat14thplace,whileMumbaibaggedthe15thspotwith4.9millionarrivals.

    Intermsoftotalnightspent,Mumbairankedat13thplacewithtouristsstayedfor30.7millionnightsin2016,whileChennaiwasat15thpositionwith29.6million

    nights.Chennaihasbeenranked13thwithanexpenditureofUSD4.6billionby

    internationaltourists,andMumbaistoodat15thplacewithUSD4.4billionspend.

  • Chennaihasbeenranked13th withanexpenditureofUSD4.6billionbyinternationaltourists,andMumbaistoodat15thplacewithUSD4.4billionspend.

    Overall,overnightarrivalstothe171AsiaPacificdestinationsin2016stoodat339.2millionledbyBangkokwhichattracted19.3millionvisitors.Singapore(13.1million)cameinsecondplace,followedbyTokyo(12.6million),Seoul(12.4million)and

    KualaLumpur(11.3million).

    In2016,visitorstotheregionstayedforatotalof1,768.7millionnights.Bangkoktooktheleadwith87.6millionnightsfollowedbySydney(87.5million),Kuala

    Lumpur(76.7million),Tokyo(74.3million)andMelbourne(62.9million).

  • OveralltourismexpenditureintheAsiaPacificregionstoodatUSD244.9billion.

    Whenitcomestooverallspending,SingaporeattractedthehighestspendingvisitorsatUSD254perday,followedbyBeijing(USD242),Shanghai(USD234),HongKong(USD211))andTaipei(USD208).

  • Maharashtrabansjunkfoodinschoolcanteens

    MaharashtragovernmenttodayimposedabanonsaleofHighinFat,SaltandSugar(HFSS) foodatschoolcanteensacrossthestate.

    AGovernmentResolution(GR)issuedgavealistof12categoriesoffoodswhichcoverpotatochips,noodles,carbonatedsoftdrinks,pizza,burger,cakes,biscuits,buns,pastries,etc.,whichcannotbe

    sold.

    Italsogivesalistof20itemsthatcanbesold

  • UnionGovernmenthadsetupaTaskForceunderthechairmanshipofDirector,NationalNutritionInstitute,Hyderabadtopromote

    consumptionofhealthyfoodbychildreninschoolsandtobansaleofjunkfood.

    Thetaskforceinitsreportsaidthatjunkfoodcontaininghighlevelsoffat,saltandsugarandverylittlenutritionalcontentleadstoobesity,dentaldiseases,diabetesandheartailmentsinlaterlife.

  • Punedoctorssuccessfullyperformcountry'sfirstuterustransplant

    Ateamofcitydoctorssuccessfullyperformedcountry'sfirstwomb(uterus) transplantona21-year-oldSolapur woman

    Thewoman,whosuffersfrom congenitalabsenceofuterus sincebirth,wasfittedwithhermother'swombsothatshecanconceivenormally.

    The minimallyinvasiveretrieval ofthewombcarriedoutmainlythrough keyholesurgery anditssubsequenttransplantperformedonly

    throughopensurgerytookninehours

  • ThesurgeryhasopenedupanotherwaytomotherhoodbesidessurrogacyoradoptionforIndianwomenwhodonothaveauterus,orwhohaveauterusthat

    doesnotfunction.

    Pune's GalaxyCareLaparoscopyInstitute (GCLI),wherethesurgerywasdone,hasbeengrantedalicence bythestate'sDirectorateofHealthServicestocarryout

    the uterustransplant.

    Oncosurgeon Shailesh Puntambekar whoperformedthesurgeryalongwithteamof11otherdoctors

    Thecomplicatedsurgerytookninehours

  • Around80percentoftheretrievaloforgan(uterus) wasdonelaparoscopically andonlytowardsthetailendofthesurgerywhenwehadtotakeouttheorgan(womb)fromdonor'sbodythatweadoptedopensurgerymethodbytakingasmallincisionsothatvesselssupplyingblood

    totheuterusarenotsqueezedanddamaged,

    Sincethemajorityoftheretrievalpartwasdonethroughminimallyinvasivekeyholesurgerymedically knownaslaparoscopicsurgery,the

    donordidnotevenrequirebloodtransfusion.

  • PresidentdeclaresurbanMaharashtraopendefecationfree

    PresidentRamnath Kovind onhismaidenvisittoMaharashtradeclaredtheurbanareasofthestateasOpenDefecationFree(ODF).

    Twoyearsago,chiefminister DevendraFadanvis hadannouncedthe SwachchaMaharashtra abhiyan inlinewiththeSwachcha Bharatabhiyan.

    Thegovernmenturbandevelopmentdepartmentthentookupthetaskofensuringtoiletstoallinthe384urbanareasinthestate.

    thepercentageoftoiletsinruralareashadgoneupfrom44%to88%.

    Fadanvis saidtheentirestatewillbeODFby2019.

  • MaharashtraGovtForms'GoodMorningSquad'ToMonitorOpenDefecation

    TheMaharashtragovernmenthasdecidedtoformgoodmorningsquadstomonitorandpreventopendefecationinvillagesanddistrictsacrossthestate.

    Thesesquadswillcompriserepresentativesoflocalbodies,self-helpgroups,NGOs,studentsandsocialworkersworkingintheareaofsanitationandcleanliness.

    Thesesquadshavebeenaskedtokeepaneyeontheareaswherethispracticeisprevalentandtoensurethatlocalshaveaccesstotoiletsthere.

  • FadnavislaunchSamwad Sabha toreachouttofarmers

    MaharashtraChiefMinister DevendraFadnavis launchedaShivarSamwad Sabhatoreachouttofarmersinthestateandaddresstheir

    issues.

    Thefour-dayinitiativewasbeinglaunchedamidtherisingresentmentamongfarmersacrossthestateoverdelayinprocurementoftur this

    year.

    Nearly4,000electedrepresentativesofthepartywillparticipateinthecampaignandholdmeetingswithfarmersatvariouslocations.

  • NagpurwillbethefirstIndiancitytogetelectricradiocabs

    WithIndia'spledgetogoallelectricby2030,Nagpurbecomesthefirstcity inthecountrytoadoptelectricradiocabsasthecountrymovesastepclosertoitsgoal.

    Thepilotprojectwillseearound200e-cabsinNagpurwiththelocalbodytoprovideforthechargingstationsacrossthecity.Whilethetrialrunsareongoingforthegrand

    event,therearesometechnicalglitches.

    Whilethetaxipermitrulesspecifythatthetaxisshouldhavecubiccapacitytobelistedasacab,theelectricvehiclesdonotfallunderthesamecategoryasotherCNG-fitted

    cabsandcouldbeamajorissuefortheinitiative.

    Thecentralgovernmentisworkingonwaystomakeamendmentstothisrules,sothattheelectricradiocabsareabletofunctionwithoutdisruptingthecurrentlaws.

  • Topromotetheusageofelectricandhybridcarsinthecountry,thegovernmentofIndiahadpassedtheFAME(FasterAdoptionandManufacturingofElectric

    Vehicles)Indiaschemein2015.

    UndertheFAMEIndiascheme,around99,000hybrid/electricvehicles(xEVs)arecurrentlygivendirectsupportbywayofincentivessincethelaunchonApril1,

    2015.

    TheDepartmenthasalsoapprovedpilotprojects,charginginfrastructureprojectsandtechnologicaldevelopmentprojectsaggregatingtonearlyRs155

    crore.

    Currently,MahindraandHondaarefewofthecar-manufacturerswhohaveelectricandhybridvehiclesintheirline-up.

  • IndiasFirstBioRefineryPlantinauguratedinPune

    UnionMinisterforRoad Transport,Highways andShipping Nitin Gadkari hasinaugurated IndiasFirstIntegratedBio-refineryforRenewableFuels&Chemicals

    forproducingethanolfromavarietyofbiomass.

    TheplantissituatedatRahu inPunedistrictofMaharashtra.

    The demonstrationplanthasbeenbuiltby Praj industries.

  • TheinauguratedBio-refineryplantiscapableofproducingonemillionlitres ofethanolperannumbyprocessingavarietyof biomass likericeandwheatstraw,cotton stalk,bagasse, canetrash,corncobs & stover with superior

    productyields.

    In2015,theGovernmenthasaskedOilMarketingCompanies(OMCs)totarget10%blending ofethanolinasmanyStatesaspossible.

    Thefueldopingprogrammethatrequiredblending