10 &11.12.17 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT

  • 13L litres liquor, Rs 1.70 crore cash seized by EC in Gujarat

 

  • About 10.13 lakh litres of liquor, Rs 1.70 crore cash and gold and jewellery worth over Rs 8 crore have been seized by the Election Commission (EC) till now in Gujarat, where Assembly polls are being held.
  • The EC-appointed surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams have so far confiscated liquor valued at Rs 23.80 crore from the dry state.
  • The EC has appointed about 100 election expenditure observers in Gujarat, apart from other central observers, to keep a check on black money and illegal inducements used to bribe voters.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

·        Google on United States best workplaces list for 10 consecutive years

 

  • Technology giant Google has ranked 5thon the list of ‘100 best companies to work for in the US in 2018’, marking its 10th consecutive appearanceon the annual list.
  • Apple and management consulting firm Bain & Company also featured on the list for the 10th consecutive year.

 

·        UN Women and Facebook Inaugurates ‘We The Women’ Event in Mumbai

 

  • UN Women in collaboration with Facebook inaugurated a two-day event in Mumbai titled ‘We The Women’ to empower and recognise the magnificent contribution of women in our society.
  • The event witnessed speakers from different walks of life including Textile and I&B Minister, Smriti Irani, Sakshi Malik, Mithali Raj, Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar and others.

 

  • International Human Rights Day: 10 December

 

  • Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year.

 

  • The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

 

  • This year’s theme is “Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity”.

 

·        China Starts World’s Biggest Floating Solar Project

 

  • A unit of China Three Gorges Corp. is building a 1 billion yuan ($151 million) floating solar power plant, the world’s biggest, in the nation’s eastern province of Anhui. China Three Gorges New Energy Company started building the 150-megawatt project in July and part of the plant was connected to the grid.
  • The project features panels fixed to floats on the surface of a lake that formed after a coal mine collapsed, according to the unit. The entire facility is expected to come online by May 2018.

 

 

NATIONAL 

 

  • India declared free from Trachoma, a bacterial infection of eye

 

  • India has been declared free from infective Trachoma which is a contagious bacterial infection of the eye.

  • It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids.

 

  • Releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda made an announcement in this regard and termed it as a momentous achievement.

 

 

·        Central Government will soon issue universal ID cards to persons with disabilities

 

  • Centre will soon issue universal ID cards to persons with disabilities which will be valid throughout India, Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar announced.
  • At present, an identity card issued by a state is not considered valid in another state, which causes inconvenience to people with disabilities in availing benefits of various government schemes and reservation.

 

·        Mehuli Ghosh and Tushar Mane became the first Indian shooters qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

 

  • Mehuli Ghosh and Tushar Manebecame the first Indian shooters to secure the women’s and men’s quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by winning a gold and bronze each at the 10th Asian Championship 10M Rifle/Pistol at Wako City, Japan.

 

·        Ministry of External Affairs Celebrates the Flavours of India on Twitter

 

  • Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has, through the official Twitter handle of India’s Public Diplomacy, shared pictures of traditional ‘thalis’ from all the 29 states of India.
  • The campaign went on for a week to share “the healthy and sumptuous food thalis”.

  • The aim was to celebrate the unique flavour of every Indian state.
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