mAadhaar app launched

  • mAadhaar, a new app for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phone, has been launched by the UIDAI.
  • It will allow users to carry their Aadhaar demographic information, i.e. name, date of birth, gender, address and the photograph linked with their Aadhaar number, on their smartphones.
  • App is currently available for Android users & requires users to have their mobile numbers registered with Aadhaar.

L K Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha

  • Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha. JD-U leader Sharad Yadav also received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rajya Sabha representative from Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function organized by the Lokmat Media Group to honor distinguished Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members.
  • The other awardees from the Lok Sabha-
  • Best Parliamentarian- Revolutionary Socialist Party MP N.K. Premachandran,
  • Best Woman Parliamentarian- Congress leader Kumari Sushmita Dev and 
  • Best Debut Woman Parliamentarian- BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi.
  • The awardees from the Rajya Sabha-
  • Best Parliamentarian- CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury, 
  • Best Woman Parliamentarian- Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan and 
  • Best Debut Woman Parliamentarian- Congress MP Rajni Patil.

AIR earns Rs10 crore from ‘Mann Ki Baat’

  • PM Modi’s monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat has generated a revenue of about Rs10 crore for All India Radio in last 2 fiscals.
  • In 2016-17, revenue was Rs5.19 crore, while it was Rs4.78 crore in 2015-16.
  • Mann Ki Baat is disseminated on transmitters for domestic audience and via internet for global audience.
  • Launched on 3 Oct 2014, Modi addresses nation every month in Mann Ki Baat programme.

Environment Ministry approves Projects in 3 States under NAFCC

  • The Union Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states namely Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim for funding under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).
  • In this regard, the National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC) headed by Environment Secretary approved the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) submitted by these three state governments.
  • NAFCC is a scheme of Union Government launched in 2015 to provide 100% central grant to the State Governments for implementing climate change adaptation projects.

RBI Sets up Enforcement Department

  • RBI has set up an Enforcement Department which would serve as a centralised department to speed up regulatory compliance.
  • EFD has been entrusted with the responsibility of enforcement action on commercial banks.
  • EFD has been set up to separate those who oversee the possible rule breaches and those who decide on punitive actions so that enforcement process operates fairly.