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27th December 2018 Current Affairs
Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana

• CM of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat launched Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana' in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 25 December 2018.

• Under the Scheme, each household in the state will be able to avail medical treatment of up to 5 lakh rupees annually.

• Under the Scheme, A total of 99 government and 66 private hospitals have been selected.

• It will benefit 23 lakh households and cover 1,350 critical diseases.  

Important Static/Current for IBPS Clerk Mains

Uttarakhand

Governor - Smt. Baby Rani Maurya

CM - Trivendra Singh Rawat

Dam in Uttarakhand

Koteshwar Dam

Tehri Dam

Ichari Dam

National Park in Uttarakhand

Rajaji National Park

Nanda National Park

Govind National Park

Gangotri National Park

Corbett National Park

Valley of Flowers National Park

 

Bhutan Prime Minister visit to India 

Bhutan PM LotayTshering will be on three days visit to India.

This is LotayTshering's first visit to the country since taking charge last month.

Important Static/Current for IBPS Clerk Mains

Bhutan

Capital - Thimpu

Currency - Bhutanese ngultrum

PM - LotayTshering

 

CA Kuttappa appointed as new Chief Boxing Coach

CA Kuttappa, a Dhronacharya awardee took over as India's new chief boxing coach

He succeeds veteran boxing coach SR Singh, who has now retired.

• The 39-year-old, who was an assistant coach earlier, is credited with shaping some of the country's most successful boxers such as Vijender Singh, M Suranjoy Singh, and Shiva Thapa.

Important Static/Current for IBPS Clerk Mains

India's new chief boxing coach - CA Kuttappa

 

PM Modi to rename three Andaman and Nicobar Islands 

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will rename three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on 30 December 2018.

• These three islands are - Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island.

• The government has decided to rename Ross Island as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep, and Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.

• These islands will be renamed during PM Modi’s visit to Port Blair to mark the 75th Anniversary of the hoisting of the National Flag at Port Blair by freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

• Bose had hoisted the flag at Port Blair on December 30, 1943.

Important Static/Current for IBPS Clerk Mains

Andaman and Nicobar

Capital - Port Blair

National Parks in Andaman and Nicobar

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Port Blair

Mount Harriet National Park

Ross island national park

Campbell Bay National Park

North Button Island National Park

Saddle Peak National Park

Niti Aayog releases the Second Delta Ranking

• Niti Aayog, CEO Amitabh Kant released the Second Delta Ranking of the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) on 27 December 2018

• The districts have been ranked in a transparent basis on parameters across Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure through key performance indicators. 

• Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu was ranked as the most improved district in the Rankings. 

• The ranking represented the incremental progress made by districts between June 1, 2018, and October 31, 2018.

Important Static/Current for IBPS Clerk Mains

Second Delta Ranking

Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu was ranked as the most improved district in the Rankings. 

Niti Aayog CEO - Amitabh Kant



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