Current Affair of 09 March 2018, Exam View

Current Affair 09 march 2018

Fouth India-Europe 29 Bussiness Forum:

Forth India-Europe 29 Bussiness Form(IE29BF) held in New Delhi


India-Europe 29 Bussiness form(IE29BF) was created in 2014 by Union Ministry of External Affairs and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Aim of this forum is to promoting business exchanges between India and the twenty nine countries of Central Europe region

Theme: Synergising Economic Vision for Expanded Relations

E29BF was created in 2014 by Union Ministry of External Affairs and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Animal Welfare Board of India headquarters shifted to Haryana from Chennai

Animal Welfare Board of India

On March 6, 2018, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma, informed Rajya Sabha that headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has been shifted from Chennai to Haryana’s Ballabhgarh.

Swatantra Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY)

In 1969, Government of India introduced the 'Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners Pension Scheme' in owner of the freedom fighters who had been incarcerated in the Cellular Jail at Port Blair. Later in 1980, a liberalized scheme, namely the 'Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme was implemented

Why in News

From the financial year 2017-18 onwards, the nomenclature of the Scheme has been changed as 'Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana'. Besides the freedom fighters, spouses (widows/widowers), unmarried and unemployed daughters and parents of deceased freedom fighters are eligible for pension under the scheme. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the continuation of Swatantra Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) during 2017-2020 beyond the 12th Five Year Plan.

No Special Status for Andhra Pradesh

According to Union finance minister Arun Jaitly, there will be no longer Special status for State Andhra Pradesh but they(central government) never denied to provid special package to them(AP).

With this, there are seven States of North-Eastern region (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura), Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand with special status.

Neiphiu Rio appointed as CM of Nagaland


Neiphiu Rio was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland for the fourth time at the Local Ground in Kohima on Thursday, as the head of a new alliance, the People’s Democratic Alliance.

For the first time Rio was made Nagaland’s CM in 2003. Before he could complete his first term, he was dismissed from his position as President’s rule was imposed in the state in 2008. He then form govenment in 2008 and third time in 2013 and Now fourth time 2018.

Source: Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu, PIB