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‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ Announced by Maharashtra Government

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Amid demands for farm loan waiver in the state, the government has announced ‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme, with an aim to increase farmers’ income by cutting production cost and increasing the output. The scheme will be launched in the upcoming kharif season.

Union Cabinet clears funds for paper trail units

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday is said to have cleared purchase of VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines as requested by the Election Commission.

Babri case: Supreme Court revives conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived conspiracy charges against L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and 13 others in the 25-year-old Babri Masjid demolition cases.

RUSA Portal, Mobile App For Higher Education Launched

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today launched the unique portal and mobile app of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a body under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

No more red beacons for Ministers and dignitaries

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The Central government has decided to abolish the use of red beacons on any vehicle other than ambulances, police vehicles and fire brigade vehicles.

Daily Current Affairs 20th April 2017 – International

At United Nations, US warns on human rights in Iran, Cuba, North Korea

The United States has singled out North Korea and Syria over human rights violations and warned at the United Nations that new conflicts could be triggered by abuses in Iran, Cuba and North Korea.

Australia scraps 457 visas used largely by Indians

Australia will abolish a popular work visa used by over 95,000 foreign workers, a majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country and replace it with a new programme requiring higher English-language proficiency and job skills.

Latest 20th April 2017 Current Affairs – Business and Economic

Delhi Metro pays nearly Rs 6 crore to have top floors of two buildings demolished

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Deadline for the construction of phase III approaching, Delhi Metro has reportedly negotiated with house owners in southwest Delhi’s Hasanpur area and paid around Rs 5.91 crore to have the top floors of two buildings demolished, the Times of India has reported.

Department of Telecom sets the limit for mobile content payment by account balance, bill

Mobile subscribers cannot pay more than Rs 20,000 in one tranche to buy a service or download content by using their pre-paid account balance or through post-paid bills, the Department of Telecom said today.

Nomura launches fintech partnership in India

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As part of its attempts to encourage entrepreneurship in the financial market space, Japanese financial major Nomura has launched its ‘Voyager -Nomura FinTech Partnership’ in India.

Current Affairs News Today 20th April 2017

  1. Dr. P. Gururaja Bhat Award’ for Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy
  2. Visually impaired Indian runner Sagar Baheti completes historic Boston Marathon
  3. BRABO: First Made in India industrial robot
  4. Shambhavi Puraskar for Hari Shankar Rout

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