March 2017 Current Affairs By Edusafar

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Dr. Mahesh sharma inaugurates ‘national tribal and north east art conclave’

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism inaugurated the “National Tribal and North East Conclave-2017” organized by Lalit Kala Akademi under Ministry of Culture in New Delhi.

The conclave platform features more than a dozen forms of tribal art.

Most of these artists from 100 and more artist contingents, have showcased their art forms at Festivals of India held abroad and distinguished platforms elsewhere.

Points to Remember

  • Dr. Mahesh Sharma is the Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism.
  • National Tribal and North East Conclave-2017” is being organized by Lalit Kala Akademi.

India and Bavaria to Set up Joint Group to Identify Areas of Co-Operation in Water Sector

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Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has suggested formation of a joint group to identify areas of co-operation in water sector.

This was stated that by the Minister, when Minister of Environment and Consumer Protection of the Free State of Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany, Ms. Ulrike Scharf called on her in New Delhi.

Bharti said that Bavaria has a rich experience of successfully cleaning the river Danube in Germany and India may benefit from their experience.

Points to Remember

  • Uma Bharti is the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • Bavaria is a German Province.
  • Danube River originates in Germany.
  • Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade, reside on the Danube River.

Odisha to bring banking to remote rural areas through Self Help Groups

Odisha became the first state in the country to carry financial inclusion and extend banking services to unbanked areas through Self Help Groups (SHGs).

The state government signed an agreement with State Bank of India in this regard.

In the first phase SHGs would be engaged as Banking Correspondents in around 1,000 remote Gram Panchayats having no banking facilities.

Points to Remember

  • State Bank of India will help in this Mission.
  • Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha.
  • Naveen Patnaik is the Chief Minister of Odisha.
  • S.C. Jamir is the Governor of Odisha.

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