Daily Current Affairs

Prelims Prominence - August 13, 2017

Enlighten About U.P (Current Context)

  • U.P government gave permission to built a music village to honour the legendary Shehnai player USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN in VARANASI and the name of the village would be BISMILLAH KHAN SANGEET GRAM
  • U.P government has launched an ambulance for ill and injured cows -
    U.P has become 2nd state after M.P to start such service for cows.

  • IIT Kharagpur collaborates with British Geological Survey to turn VARANASI in to a SMART CITY
  • 3-D geological Model will be prepared for Varanasi in order to build new transport and service infrastructure
    Applications for geo-scientific methods like drilling and remote sensing will also be used.

  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccination drive has been launched in 38 districts of UP starting from kushinagar district with an aim to eradicate it.
  • The cabinet of UP has passed the merger of the local bodies of two towns i.e mathura – Vrindavan – as Nagar Nigam and Ayodhya- Faizabad as Muncipal corporation
  • India’s first freight village to be set up by the Inland waterway authority of India at VARANASI.
  • Approval of 2 new Greenfield airports by the union govt. in U.P – to be set up in Kushinagar and Jewar( greater noida)
  • Under the National Solar Mission Scheme, Adani group is going to built 50 MW solar power plant in MAHOBA district of UP
  • IIT Kanpur conferred doctorate degree to PT USHA
  • U.P govt. will Construct 44000 toilets per day to achieve the goal of making the state ODF by October 2 next year
  • Approval by the Cabinet for the establishment of two new institutes in Varanasi namely
  • 1. International Rice Research Institute
    2. South Asia Regional Centre

    Both will be established at the campus of National Seed Research and Training Centre

  • Central Universities for Divyangs to be set up in UP as announced by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar
  • First National Herbal Garden to be set up in – LUCKNOW
  • Gorakhpur Airport renamed as – Mahayogi Gorakhpur Airport
    Agra Airport – Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport