G.K Update 14th February 2018

By ;D.K Chaudhary

1. National Productivity Day- 12 February

i. The National Productivity Council observed the National Productivity Day (NPD) on 12 February 2018. The council is also observing the National Productivity Week till  February 18.
ii.  The theme for NPD 2018 is ‘Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India’.
  • The year 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the National Productivity Council (NPC).
  • Chairman of NPC- Ramesh Abhishek, Headquarters- New Delhi, Established in- 1958.

2. R.K. Singh Inaugurates International Conference ‘Indian Power Stations 2018’ in New Delhi

i. Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh inaugurated the ‘Indian Power Stations 2018’ in New Delhi. It is the three-day International Conference on Operations and Maintenance.

ii. The Minister exhorted the NTPC to become India’s power sector multinational by setting up power plants in other Nations and become world’s largest power producer.

3. 12th International Conference on CSR Held in Bengaluru

i. The Institute Of Directors organised it’s 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

ii. In the conference, the Prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2017 were presented. The leadership award for philanthropy and social change was presented to Mr. Vineet Nayar, Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation.

4. 8.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in One Year

i. Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

ii. The growth rate in FTAs in January 2018 over January 2017 was 8.4%. During the month of January 2018, a total of 2.40 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.52 lakh during the month of January 2017 registering a growth of 58.5%.

The percentage share of top 3 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities-
1. UK (18.6%),
2. USA (10.6%),
3. Russian Fed (6.5%).

The percentage share of top 3 ports in foreign tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa-
1. New Delhi Airport (37.3%),
2. Mumbai Airport (19.6%),
3. Dabolim (Goa) Airport (12.4%)
  • Minister of State of Tourism (I/C) is Shri. K.J. Alphons.

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