Current Affairs, News & Facts of 05 Aug 2014

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  • Government partially relents on anti-CSAT agitators; marks of the question-section on “English Language comprehension skills” of Paper II (Preliminary Examination) is not to be included for gradation or merit.   
    • Candidates, who appeared in Civil Services Examination 2011, to get one more attempt in 2015. 
    • This may provide very little relief to the agitators who are demanding a thorough scrapping of CSAT.
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  • Government comes up with a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for better water management in the country.  
    • The programme aims to avert water scarcity by implementing inter-basin transfer of water from surplus basins to deficit areas. 
    • National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 links under the NPP. 
    • Three links namely Ken-Betwa Link, Damanganga-Pinjal link, and Par-Tapi-Narmada link have been taken up for the preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR).
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  • Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2014 declared. - read more cat
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  • India inks three agreements with Nepal including one on the 5,600 MW Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project that will pave the way to start the stalled project.  

     

    Memorandum of Understandings: 

    • India would provide Rs 65 million to procure and distribute iodized salt in the rural areas of Nepal. 
    • Both countries also resolve to amend the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project on the Mahakali River.
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  • Centre plans to add 29,800 MW of power from various renewable energy sources during 12th Plan period.   
    • This includes 15,000 MW from wind, 10,000 MW from solar, 2,100 MW from small hydro and 2,700 MW from bio-power.
    • The total power generated from the renewable energy sources in the country (public plus private sector) during 2013-14 are 53.22 billion units.
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  • Lieutenant General Philip Campose is the new Vice Chief of Army Staff.  
    • The post was lying vacant after the elevation of incumbent Dalbir Singh to the post of Army Chief.
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  • NGRBA (National Ganga River Basin Authority) and Mission Clean Ganga have been transferred to Ministry of Water Resources from Ministry of Environment.
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