Page-40 of Current Affairs - February, 2018

Indian Railways to set up Coach Factory in Marathwada, Maharashtra

The Ministry of Railways has decided to set up of a massive rail coach factory in Latur district i.e. in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. It will help to generate employment opportunities and bring economic development in Marathwada region which is one of the most Backward Parts of Maharashtra. Key Facts This plant will manufacture Electric ..

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Maharashtra Government approves Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary

The Maharashtra Government has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as new wildlife sanctuary in the state. The decision was taken at 13th meeting of Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (SBWL), chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The formation of this wildlife sanctuary will help provide employment opportunities to the youths from 59 villages on the ..

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Dinesh Srivastava takes over as chief executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex

Distinguished scientist Dinesh Srivastava took over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC). He has succeeded G Kalyanakrishnan who retired on superannuation. Srivastava will also be Chairman of NFC board. Prior to this assignment, he was holding the position of Deputy Chief Executive at NFR. Dinesh Srivastava He is a Metallurgical Engineer from University ..

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Punjab Government bans sale of 20 insecticides

Punjab Government’s Department of Agriculture has issued directions to discontinue the sale of 20 pesticides (insecticides) including Endosulfan harmful to health of humans and environment with immediate effect. This decision was taken based on the recommendations of Registration Committee, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Punjab State Farmers’ Commission (PSFC). Key Facts The insecticides that are ..

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Neelam Kapoor appointed as Director General of Sports Authority of India

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior bureaucrat Neelam Kapoor as Director General (DG) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). ACC was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, She is 1982 batch officer of Indian Information Service (IIS). At present, she is Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity. ..

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