Page-3 of Current Affairs - August, 2018

First SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum held in Kathmandu, Nepal

The first South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agri Cooperative Business Forum was held in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal The theme of this forum was ‘Organizing and Strengthening Family Farmers’ Cooperatives to attain the Sustainable-Development-Goals-1 and 2 in South Asia’. SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum It was co-organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ..

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ADB to provide US $375 million loan for Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project

Union Government has signed $375 million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project. The project will contribute to double farming incomes in Madhya Pradesh by expanding irrigation networks and system efficiency. Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project It will develop 125,000 hectares of new, highly efficient and climate ..

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Government launches third edition of Smart India Hackathon 2019

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has third edition of Smart India Hackathon 2019 (SIH-2019). Smart India Hackathon is world’s biggest open innovation model which aims to provide students with platform to solve some of  pressing problems faced by people in their daily lives. It also seeks to inculcate culture of product innovation and ..

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Assam Government extends AFSPA in the state for 6 more months

Governor of Assam has extended application of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the entire state for six more months with immediate effect. For this, it used powers conferred under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 declaring entire state as ‘Disturbed Area’ upto 6 months or unless withdrawn earlier. ..

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Call for Code initiative: IBM partners with Indian IT companies to build global solutions for disaster management

Global IT giant IBM has partnered with Indian IT companies  for its ‘Call for Code’ initiative that aims to build global solutions for disaster management.  Indian IT companies that will partner with IBM for Call for Code initiative include Persistent Systems, Invest India, Wipro, Capgemini and NASSCOM. Call for Code initiative IBM’s Call for Code ..

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