G.K Update 18th January 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary

1. Israeli PM Netanyahu Inaugurate 3rd edition of Geo-Political Conference Raisina Dialogue
i. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated the 3rd edition of the geo-political conference, ‘Raisina Dialogue’. PM Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the inaugural session of the three-day event.
ii. This year’s topic of Raisina Dialogue is ‘Managing Disruptive Transitions – Ideas, Institutions and Idioms.’ This is the first time when any foreign head of state has participated in this dialogue.
  • Capital of Israel- Jerusalem.
  • Currency of Israel- Israeli new shekel.

2. BBIN Pact: India, Bangladesh, Nepal Okays Vehicle Movement Procedure

i. Bangladesh, India and Nepal have given nod to operating procedures for movement of passenger vehicles in the sub-region under Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicles agreement.

ii. For seamless flow of passenger and cargo traffic in the region, BBIN motor vehicles agreement (MVA) was signed by the transport ministers of the BBIN countries in Thimphu, Bhutan in June 2015.

  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari is the Minister of Road Transport and Highways.

3. 65th Meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) Held in New Delhi

i. The 65th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held under the chairmanship of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. The meeting’ agenda was focused on issues related to school education and literacy.
ii. At the meeting the National Assessment Survey (NAS) District-wise report card was released. The meeting was attended by Education Ministers of 20 States, representatives of 28 States and Union Territories.

4. Punjab Inks MoU with IOC to Set up Biogas, Bio-CNG Plants

i. The Punjab government signed an MoU with the Indian Oil Corporation to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. The pact is part of the state’s concerted efforts to find sustainable solutions to paddy straw burning, which has emerged as a major environmental concern.

ii. The MoU with IOC was signed by Punjab Bureau of Industrial Promotion (PBIP) and Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

  • V.P. Singh Badnore is the present Governor of Punjab.

5. Ministry of Petroleum Launches Saksham 2018 Campaign

i. Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is an annual flagship event of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India.
ii. The event focuses on the active involvement of the Oil & Gas PSUs along with other stakeholders like State Governments, for creating focused attention on fuel conservation through people-centric activities.
  • Dharmendra Pradhan is the present Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

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