Page-32 of Current Affairs - October, 2015

Odisha Government launches citizen portal

Odisha Government has launched citizen portal www.citizenportal-op.gov.in to facilitate citizens with various services. This facility was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneshwar. Key facts The citizen portal will provide services like character certificates, issuance of FIR copies, tenant’s verification, registration of missing permissions, employee’s verification and registration of lost property. It will also ..

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Adani Ports inks MoU with L&T for Kattupalli Port Operations

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to oversee operations of Kattupalli Port in Tamil Nadu. The non-binding MoU will empower L&T Shipbuilding to manage and operate the port with an effect from October 2015. Under this pact APSEZ will be responsible for ..

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Gujarat Government launches special Khadi Utsav in Ahmedabad

Gujarat Government has launched a special Khadi Utsav in Ahmedabad to promote khadi on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 146th birth anniversary. This utsav seeks to create an aggressive marketing drive in order to promote Khadi in the young generation. The main aim of this Khadi Utsav is to introduce wide range of khadi apparels ..

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Sheila Watt-Cloutier wins 2015 Right Livelihood Award

Inuit and Arctic activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada has won the 2015 Right Livelihood Award. She was honoured for her lifelong work dedicated to protect the Inuit of the Arctic and defend their right to maintain their livelihoods and culture which threatened by climate change. Sheila Watt will share the prize with Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera: ..

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Union Government plans to produce power, compost from solid waste under Swachh Bharat Mission

Union Urban Development Ministry has announced crucial policy changes to allow generation of electricity and compost from municipal solid waste. It was announced by the Ministry on the occasion of first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched on 2 October 2014. The Ministry is also finalising the pricing model for the compost produced ..

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India pips China to emerge as world’s largest cotton producer

India has emerged world’s largest cotton producer in the season ending in September 30, 2015 by surpassing China. As per data released by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) India has produced 6.51 million tonnes (mt) of the cotton against 6.48 mt registered by China in the cotton year 2014-15. US Department of Agriculture has ..

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