Page-12 of Current Affairs - October, 2016

Union Government launches UDAN Scheme for Regional Air Connectivity

The Union Government has launched the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam naagrik) which seeks to get more people to fly in the smaller towns. The scheme was launched by the Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in New Delhi. It will be rolled out by January, 2017 and will be ..

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ICGS Aryaman and Atulya Commissioned into Indian Coast Guard

The Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGSs) ‘Aryaman’ and ‘Atulya’ were commissioned into Indian Coast Guard in Kochi, Kerala. These ships are the eighteenth and nineteenth in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited. Key Facts The ships have been christened ICGS ‘Aryaman’ and ‘Atulya’. Aryaman literally meaning ..

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Smooth-coated otter sighted for first time in Krishna sanctuary

Smooth-coated otter was sighted for the first time in the mangrove forest near the Krishna wildlife sanctuary (KWS) in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. In all, seven otters were sighted in the mangrove forests and brackish water channels of Eelachetladibba and Lankevennedibba and other areas outside the KWS. The presence of the otter is a key ..

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BCCI approves use of DRS in India-England Test series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given its consent for using the Decision Review System (DRS) in the forthcoming five-Test series against England in November 2016. BCCI will use the DRS on a trial basis to evaluate the improvements and changes made to the system over a period of time. Earlier, ..

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SC freezes BCCI's transactions with state cricket bodies

Supreme Court has frozen all financial transactions between the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and state cricket associations. The apex court directed BCCI, the apex cricket body not to disburse any funds to state cricket associations till they resolve to abide by Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations. Besides, the Supreme Court also ..

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