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9th World Environmental Education Congress will take place from September 9-15, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainability.
WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will feature the theme of Culture/Environment: Weaving New Connections.
Points to Remember
- Theme of 9th WEEC congress is “Culture/Environment: Weaving New Connections”.
- Ottawa is the Capital of Canada.
- Justin Trudeau is the Prime Minister of Canada.
- Dollar is the Currency of Canada.
Latest Current Affairs 2017 For Competitive Exam
India becomes Net Exporter of Electricity for the first Time
As per Central Electricity Authority, the Designated Authority of Government of India for Cross Border Trade of Electricity, 1st time India has turned around from a net importer of electricity to Net Exporter of electricity.
During the current year 2016-17 (April to February 2017), India has exported around 5,798 Million Units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar which is 213 Million units more than the import of around 5,585 Million units from Bhutan.
Export to Nepal and Bangladesh increased 2.5 and 2.8 times respectively in last three years.
Ever since the cross border trade of electricity started in mid-Eighties, India has been importing power from Bhutan and marginally exporting to Nepal in radial mode at 33 kV and 132 kV from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
On an average Bhutan has been supplying around 5,000- 5500 Million units to India.
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Arun Jaitley clears major military reforms proposal
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who got the additional charge of the defence ministry a week ago, has given the green light to widespread military reforms.
The reforms are based on a report by the Lt General (retired) DB Shekatkar committee, which made recommendations on enhancing the combat potential of India’s three armed forces.
The committee set up by then defence minister Manohar Parrikar in 2015 submitted its report on December 21 last year.
Points to Remember
- Arun Jaitely was given additional of Defence Ministry as Manohar Parrikar resigned from the post to swear in as Goa Chief Minister.
- DB Shekatkar Committee was appointed by the government to enhance the combat potential of the armed forces and re-balancing defence expenditure.