GK Update: 21th October, 2016(English)
By: D.K Choudhary
Maharashtra govt launches ‘Kaushalya Setu’ skill-development programme
I. Maharashtra government launched ‘Kaushalya Setu’, its skill development programme for students on 19th October 2016 in Mumbai.
II. Under the Kaushalya Setu initiative, students of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education, who fail to clear Class X or SSC exam, would be accommodated in the skill development courses, so that they do not lose a year.
After Kochi, FIFA gives nod to Navi Mumbai for U-17 World Cup
Cup to be held in India next year.
II. Kochi became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the U-17 World Cup after it received a green signal from a high-level delegation of football’s world body.
Two ships commissioned for Navy and Coast Guard
I. Two ships were commissioned on 19th October 2016, one for the Eastern Naval Command of the Navy and the other for the Indian Coast Guard in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
II. Fast patrol vessel ICGS Gaidinliu, named after Naga freedom fighter and leader Rani Gaidinliu, was commissioned by Director-General Rajendra Singh of the Coast Guard.
Railways, Urban Development Ministries sign MoU to redevelop stations under smart city plans
I. With the idea that there can’t be a smart city without a smart railway station, the Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Railways on signed an MoU under which railway stations and adjoining areas will be redeveloped on smart city lines for enhancing passenger amenities, easy access to stations, enabling optimal utilisation of land at railway stations.
II. convergence based city development will result in qualitative improvement in city life.
Gandhian activist Mewa Ramgobin dies at 83
I. South African struggle icon and Gandhian activist Mewa Ramgobin has died at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness.
II. Ramgobin, the former president of the Natal Indian Congress which fought discrimination against Indians in South Africa