Page-190 of Current Affairs - 2017 Current Affairs, GK & News

Govt unveils Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system

The Union Government unveiled a new Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system that will provide a reliable mechanism of direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in a transparent manner. Objective: To eliminate fraud, black-marketing, pilferage in schemes and bribery in the delivery of government services. What is Aadhaar? A 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority ..

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First American Indian canonized

Kateri Tekakwitha, famous as “Lily of the Mohawks”, who for centuries has been a symbol of hope for the long-oppressed American Indians, was canonized in St Peter’s Square by Pope Benedict XVI . Who is famous as the “Lily of the Mohawks” ? Kateri Tekakwitha

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India's NSDC inks pact with Ausralia's industry skills council SkillsDMC

An agreement was signed b/w Ausralia’s industry skills council SkillsDMC and India’s National Skills Development Corporation(NSDC) to provide training to 500 million people in key industry areas by 2022. As per the pact, SkillsDMC will support the establishment of the Indian Sector Skills Council for mining. India aims to provide skills training for up to ..

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