Current Affairs - January, 2012

Steps Taken By Government for development of Hotel Industry

GoI has taken several steps to boost development of hotel accommodation in India. Some of the important steps taken in the recent times are:- Hotel and Tourism associated industry has been announced as high priority industry and FDI up to 100%, under the automatic route is permitted in ‘Hotels & Tourism Sector’, subject to applicable ..

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Schemes for the Capacity Building of the Panchayats

Some important points on Schemes for the empowerment of Panchayats:- Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF): Under this scheme the Central Government furnishes funds to the State Governments to even out regional imbalances in growth of 250 backward districts in India. The tactic directs at encouraging the performance and ability of Panchayats, in planning, decision, making, ..

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“Youth to the EDGE”: A Pilot Program set in motion

“Youth to the Edge”, a pilot program set up at the function held at Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi, by Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar, Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region. Objective of This Programme: To encourage adventure activities in the remote areas of North East Region (NER). Capacity Building of NER youth. The ..

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January 25: Second National Voters Day Celebrated

The second National Voters’ Day (NVD) celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, a practice that was started in 2011 to co-occur with the foundation day of the Election Commission of India and also to raise the engagement of the voters, particularly the youth, in the democratic process. The Chief guest former President of India Dr. ..

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WEF Davos-Declaration

At by-lines of the 42nd assembly of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Trade Ministers forum of IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) met in Davos, in order to retrospect the existing worldwide financial and economic condition. They echoed the fifth Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the IBSA Dialogue Forum that took place in ..

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