Current Affairs September 1 2018

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Current Affairs Today September 1 2018
 INDIAN AFFAIRS
India & Pakistan agree to undertake Indus water treaty tours to work on hydro projects
On September 1, 2018, India and Pakistan agreed to undertake the Indus Waters Treaty tours in the Indus basin on both sides.
This agreement came after the two-day high-level bilateral talks on the Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore in August 18, 2018.
Objective:
To resolve issues on the various hydroelectric projects.
Key Points:
i. Decision on strengthening the role of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) for matters under the 1960 Treaty was taken.
ii. On implementation of the treaty on hydroelectric projects including Pakal Dul (1000 MW) and Lower Kalnai (48 MW) in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
iii. India has invited Pakistani experts to visit sites of Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai hydropower projects on Chenab river in September 2018.
Backgound:
i. India and Pakistan signed the Indus Waters Treaty in 1960 after nine years of negotiations, with the World Bank being a signatory.
ii. The water commissioners of Pakistan and India are required to meet twice a year.
About Indus Water Treaty:
Under the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty 1960, waters of the eastern rivers – Sutlej, Beas and Ravi – had been allocated to India and the western rivers – the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab – to Pakistan, except for certain non-consumptive uses for India.
Pakistan:
♦ Prime Minister: Imran Khan.
♦ Currency:  Pakistani Rupee.
♦ President: Mamnoon Hussain.


Rs 90 bn worth MoU of Indore-Manmad rail line signed by Gadkari, Goyal, MP, Maharashtra
On September 1, 2018, Mou has been signed among the shipping and railway ministriesMadhya Pradesh and Maharashtra governments for implementation of 90 billion Indore-Manmad rail project.


Rs 90 bn worth MoU of Indore-Manmad rail line signed by Gadkari, Goyal, MP, Maharashtra
i. Ministry of Shipping or its nominated PSUs including JNPT, will be the main promoter of the project.
ii. It will have 55% share and Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will have share of 15 per cent each.
iii. The tribal sectors of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra will benefit from it.
Zokhawthar immigration check-post : 2nd one opened by India in Mizoram along Myanmar border.
On September 1, 2018, India opens Zokhawthar immigration check-post in Mizoram along Myanmar border.
i. It is the second immigration check-post in Mizoram, after Zorinpui chech post which was opened in 2017.
ii. It is one of the largest trading centres after the state capital Aizwal.
iii. Myanman also opened the land border crossing at Zokhawthar-Rih
Amethi’s PIndara Thakur village went digital from September 1
On September 1, 2018, Pindara Thakur village in Amethi was made fully digital under Digital India Programme of the Union government.
i.  It will have access to 206 government services digitally.
ii. It was linked with Wi Fi Chaupal and use of 2 GB free data for 15 days has been made available.
iii. Union Minister of Textiles Mrs. Smriti Irani inaugurated the ‘Digital India Banking Service’ at the head post office of Amethi.
‘Krishna Kutir’: Home for widows inaugurated in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
On 31st August 2018, Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Adityanath Yogi inaugurated ‘Krishna Kutir’, a home for widows, at an event at Vrindavan, in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
Krishna Kutir:
i. Krishna Kutir is a special home that will offer shelter and protection to 1000 helpless widows. It has been set up by the Ministry of Women & Child Development under the Ministry’s Swadhar Greh scheme.
ii. Krishna Kutir is the largest facility of its kind so far, to be developed by a government organization.
iii. It has been constructed on 1.4 hectare of land at a total cost of 57.48 Crores through National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC).
iv. It was designed in consultation with Helpage India. It is old age friendly and also has a skill cum training centre.
v. Its construction was funded by Central Government. It will be managed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
vi. A park will be set up near the home on an area of 4 acres that has been allocated by the district administration. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi had launched the construction Krishna Kutir in 2016.
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