17 April 2017 Current Affairs
1.Dr. Hanchinal receives M.S. Swaminathan Award
The 6th addition of M.S. Swaminathan Award for agriculture has been given to Rayappa Ramappa Hanchinal Chairperson of protection of plant varieties and Farmers Rights Authority. This award has been given to Dr. Hanchinal for his contributions and continuous efforts in areas of seed production technology, crop improvement for hot and very hot dry environments and intellectual protection rights in plant varieties. This Award was presented by C.Parthasarathy Secretary, Agriculture and cooperation Govt of Telangana.
2. Telangana passes bill to hike reservations for Muslim and STs
The Telangana passes bill to hike reservation for Muslims and STs. Under this bill the reservation for socially backward people and Muslim people has been increased. For Muslim 4% to 12% increased and for Scheduled Tribes 6% to 10%. In includes total Quotas in government jobs and educational institutions, The total Quota in the state now increase to 62%. The bill will be included in the 9th Schedule of the constitution.
3. Suresh Prabhu launches new rail coach with glass roof, GPS
Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the new Vista Dome Coach which has glass roof, LED lights, GPS based info system and rotating seats among other features. While flagging of the train with Vistadome Coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku through video conferencing from Rail Sadan in Bhubaneswar. The video coaches features will enable tourists to enjoy scenic beauty along the Journey. The coach also has a glass domed ceiling, automatic sliding doors and a multi tier luggage rack.
4. Sai Praneeth won maiden Super Series title in singapore
Sai Praneeth has won the title match of Men’s singles at Singapore Open Badminton beating his compatriot Kidambi Srikanth. In the Singapore Open Badminton tournament Sai Praneeth won his maiden Super Series Title. Praneeth prevailed 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 in a 54 minute contest, which was the first all- Indian Super Series final in the history of the game.
5. Madhya Pradesh to ban polythene Carry Bags From May 1
Madhya Pradesh government decided to ban plastic polythene bags across the state from May 1. The consumption of polythene bags results in a large number of cow deaths. The state cabinet, chaired by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has accorded nod to the proposal of imposing the ban on plastic/polythene bags across the state from 1st May. Besides, the plastic polythene bags are also harmful for the environment.