Thursday, 12 July 2018

12 July 2018 | Daily current affairs for APSC







  • Assam has been ranked 17 in the ease of doing business out of 18 states.The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released the final rankings of States in Ease of Doing Business. The top rankers are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana. Jharkhand and Gujarat have been ranked fourth and fifth respectively. DIPP and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the World Bank conducted an annual reform exercise for all States and UTs under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP). The aim of this exercise is to improve delivery of various Central Government regulatory functions and services in an efficient, effective and transparent manner.
  • Sprinter Hima Das stormed into the final of the women’s 400m in the IAAF World U-20 Championship. In the semifinals at the Ratina Stadium, Tampere in Finland today, Hima clocked 52.10 to qualify for tomorrow’s final.
  • Kiphire district in Nagaland has been selected as one of the aspirational districts in the country by Government of India in order to usher in prosperity and make it an economically sound district in the State as well as in the country.
  • Mizoram Government on Monday constituted the interim council of Sinlung Hills.A Home department notification said that the government “is pleased to constitute Sinlung Hills Council (SHC) for an interim period of six months with immediate effect. Formation of SHC is the result of the peace accord signed between Mizoram Government and Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) on April 2 this year.
  • A group of over 25 TB survivors from across Assam announced the formation of a State-level network of TB Champions during a meeting with the Mission Director (NHM) JVN Subramanyam in Guwahati. In the last three days (July 9-11), the TB survivors participated in the first ever State-level capacity-building workshop, organised by REACH (Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health) in collaboration with the State TB Cell and with support from USAID, in Guwahati.


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