Telangana current affairs 2016 1st January
Telangana daily Current events 2016 : 1st January
1. Mahbubnagar to get 3 new dialysis centres to come up at Nagrkurnool, Gadwal and Narayanpet. The State health department in the district is contemplating to set up three new dialysis centres in Mahbubnagar on Private Public Partnership mode, under the Arogyasri scheme, to serve the poor kidney patients in the district.
As already a kidney centre is existing at the district headquarter, the State health department is planning to set up three new dialysis centres at Nagarkurnool, Gadwal and Narayanpet revenue divisions to serve the kidney patients
2. In a move to achieve zero drunk driving in the State, various stakeholders in collaboration with the Telangana government launched a new initiative on Thursday. The pilot project which is aimed at eliminating drunken driving incidents and spreading awareness about road safety was launched in the State capital.
The programme, ‘Drink Safe and Smart Ride’ aims to achieve ‘Zero DUI’ (driving under the influence). “Telangana is the first State in the country to adopt and implement this Mission Smart Ride initiative in collaboration with various stakeholders – the government, insurance companies, corporate houses, taxi service providers and restaurant operators to ensure Zero DUI,” according to B Nanda Sandilya, CEO and founder of Mission Smart Ride.
3. The triumphant journey of the young state of Telangana is completing its first full calendar year on Thursday. The year 2015 has been an eventful one, notwithstanding certain teething problems the State faced. The TRS government launched many initiatives and welfare programmes, and tried to keep Telangana sentiment alive. Despite a severe drought and a spate of farmer suicides, the government has managed to tide over electricity shortage and supplied continuous power to industries, unlike last year. The government also embarked on a massive programme to add 25,000 MW power with an investment of Rs 90,000 crore in four years. Equally creditable is launch of ambitious irrigation projects including Rs 35,000 crore Palamuru lift irrigation project.
A Flagship project ‘Mission Kakatiya’ is aimed at resorting 46,000 tanks across the State. ‘Mission Bhaghiratha’ is another mega project to provide safe and sustainable drinking water supply to every household. Another flagship programme of the government is two bed room housing to poor people. Around 60,000 houses with a plinth area of 560 sq.ft each are being taken up.
Among welfare schemes is also annual allocation of Rs 28,000 for various welfare schemes like social security pension. It also earmarked over Rs1,000 crore toward celebration of cultural activities like Bathukamma and Bonalu as a State festivals and developing Yadadri temple on the lines of Tirumala with Rs100 crore each year.
The political stability and focus of the government helped Hyderabad bounce back as an investment destination, as see in major plans unveiled by global IT giants; it is also emerging as an aviation and defence hub. However, finances remain an issue as the central government is not forthcoming on the state’s plea for additional assistance under Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) to raise the limit from 3 per cent to 3.5 per cent of GSDP. In the first full calendar year for the new State, there have been several flagship programmes from the TRS government.
1. PM Narendra Modi on thursday laid the foundation stone for a 14-lane Delhi-Dasna-Meerut expressway and upgradation of Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24.
expressway calling it a national highway to development. Rememberign the 1857 uprising in Meerut, the PM said the Rs. 7,566 crore expressway will show a way to freedom from pollution. Meerut is especially remembered for 1857 Movement.
2. Draft MoP on judges appointment to be sent to CJI :
The Law Ministry has held consultations with the Prime Ministers Office and the Attorney General on a new Memorandum of Procedure(MoP) to guide appointment of Supreme Court judges and Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda is likely to soon give the final draft of it to the Chief Justice of India.The four issues highlighted by the draft MoP are transparency in the appointment process, eligibility criteria, a permanent secretariat for the collegium and a process to evaluate and deal with complaints against candidates. “Transparency remains the key as an opaque appointment system has drawn criticism,” a senior government functionary said.
The Law Ministry is also planning to draft another MoP for appointing Chief Justice and judges of the 24 high courts after getting inputs from Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts. Gowda had recently written to them seeking their inputs within 15 days.
The final version of the draft is likely to be given to Chief Justice of India T S Thakur by Gowda in the coming days.
INTERNATIONAL and OTHERS:
Indian-origin cancer expert Harpal Singh Kumar knighted by the Queen:
Cancer expert Harpal Singh Kumar, whose parents fled to India from Pakistan during partition and later moved to Britain, on Thursday received a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his “influential” work in the annual New Year’s Honours list that includes several other Indian-origin individuals.
Cambridge and Harvard-educated Kumar, 50, is the chief executive officer of the prominent charity organisation, Cancer Research UK (CRUK). After training as a chemical engineer, Kumar worked as a healthcare consultant with McKinsey in 1992 and went on to hold senior positions in the field.