Exam Power: 09 April 2018 Current Affairs

Exam Power: 09 April 2018 Current Affairs

Uttar Pradesh Government launches Ganga Hariteema Yojana
Uttar Pradesh Government launched Ganga Hariteema Yojana (also known as Ganga Greenery scheme) in 27 districts of the state located on the bank of river Ganga.

It was launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a function organized on the bank of Sangam the confluence of rivers of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati.

TamilNadu Government Launches Mobile App Bi-Lingual 'Uzhavan' For Farmers

n a bid to use technology for farmers' benefit, Tamil Nadu government come out with a mobile application named 'Uzhavan' (farmer) app that will allow ryots to have access to nine types of services including details about their crop insurance.

It was launched by Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

The app can be used by farmers to get information on farm subsidies, book farm equipment and related infrastructure and get details on their crop insurance besides receiving weather forecast for the next four days.

Palaniswami also launched the 'Amma Bio-Fertiliser' scheme.

Kerala Govt to launch 'community radio' to update farmers

Amidst concerns about the shrinking agricultural space and the distancing of people from farming, the Kerala government is getting ready to start a 'community radio' to update them of the latest developments in the sector.
Significantly, it will be the first such community radio to get connected with the farming community under a government initiative in the country.
The first farm radio of the state is expected to start broadcast from Kuttanad in Alappuzha district, once popularly known as the 'rice bowl of Kerala,from next month,marking the second year anniversary celebrations of the LDF government.
Famed for its vast expanse of paddy cultivation, Kuttanad is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level.

Walmiki and Malhar, 2 languages unknown to linguists, discovered by Hyderabad University

The University of Hyderabad on Friday said two languages “which were lying hidden from linguists” have been discovered by a professor of linguistics in the institution.
As a part of the activity of the Centre for Endangered Languages and Mother Tongue Studies, Prof Panchanan Mohanty discovered two languages recently, which were “lying hidden from linguists”, a university release said.
One of them is calledWalmiki and is spoken in the district of Koraput of Odishaand on the bordering districts of Andhra Pradesh, it said.
The professor collected some data and did a preliminary analysis and published a paper in the proceedings of the XX Annual Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, UK, it said.
The analysis showed that the language is an “isolate”, and does not belonged to a particular family of languages, the release said.
The name of the language, Walmiki, “is also interesting and indicative because the speech community claims descent from the great Indian saint-poet Valmiki”, it said.
The second language “Malhar” is spoken in a remote and isolated hamlet about 165 km away from Bhubaneswar.
The community consists of about 75 speakers including children, it said.
The preliminary data shows that Malhar belonged to the “North Dravidian subgroup of the Dravidian family of languages” and that it has close affinities with the other North Dravidian languages like Malto and Kurux spoken in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar, it said.

CWG 2018 : Indian Women's Table Tennis Team won Gold

India bagged three more Gold, one Silver and two bronze medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on the fourth day.

Indian women’s Table Tennis team won they're first ever Gold Medal defeating Singapore.

India now stands on the fourth position in the medals tally, having claimed seven gold, two silver, and three bronze medals so far. Manika Batra led Table tennis team’s victory was historic as Singapore had never lost since 2002. Australia tops the medal tally with 67 medals, including 23 Gold, 20 Silver and 24 Bronze so far.

Sources : Indian Express, The Hindu, Economics Time, PIB,Businees Standard 

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