Dec 17 2016

  • The Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) has conferred the 2016 Global Agriculture Leadership Award to Tata Sons interim Chairman Ratan Tata in Mumbai, Maharashtra for his transformational role in scaling Tata Group as the globally admired group during his stint of two decades as Chairman
  • The Haryana government has launched “Haryana Immunization Incentives and Information Programme” to increase immunization rates of children between the age group of 0-12 months. The programme would be implemented in 7 districts viz.
  • The Rajasthan government has recently launched a subsidized meal scheme “Annapurna Rasoi” at the Jaipur Municipal Corporation campus for underprivileged people under which food will be provided at nominal rates.
  • The world famous river island and seat of Vaishnavite culture “Majuli district” will soon become the India’s first-ever carbon neutral district by 2020.
  • The 9th World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality has started in New Delhi on December 16, 2016 to spread the message of inter-faith peace and harmony
  • The Swasthya Raksha Programme has been launched by the Ministry of AYUSH to promote health and health education in villa.
  • The 6th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meet has been held in New Delhi to strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation to promote health and acknowledge the renewed commitment to health by the BRICS leaders as expressed in the Goa Declaration of October 16
  • The Thal Favang Kut festival has started at Aizawl in In Mizoram with enthusiasm and fervour.
  • The Parliament has passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016 after it was passed by the Lok Sabha.
  • Union Government is going to deploy 600 young professionals as Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks (ZSBPs)
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