Daily Current Affairs Capsule 4th Jan 2017
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal will launch the web portal and a Mobile App for one of India’s most talked about scheme—-or the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for operational and financial turnaround of state power distribution companies.
The App and the web portal, to be launched by Goyal on Wednesday will provide all details on the scheme including the number of states joining the scheme as also the progress achieved by each state under various parameters listed under the scheme—-including AT&C losses, cost of electricity, bonds issued and others.
Cooking gas customers can now avail an upfront discount of Rs 5 on every refill booked and paid for online.
State-owned fuel retailers, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) will offer “an upfront discount of Rs. 5 on every LPG refill to all LPG customers who will book and pay for it online,” an official statement said here.
State oil companies are already offering 0.75% discount on the purchase of petrol and diesel to customers paying digitally. These efforts are in line with the Narendra Modi-led government’s thrust on reducing the use of cash in the economy.
For the benefit of voters, candidates, election staff as well as the Election Commission of India (ECI), the district administration of Ludhiana has developed a mobile application named “ECI360”. Developed by Harpreet Singh Chandokefrom a company named “01 Synergy” on behalf of the district administration and a brainchild of deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat, this mobile app would prove beneficial for all the stakeholders of upcoming assembly elections.
Besides, a web-based application to be used by ECI, CEO, DEO and RO named “RoNET” has been developed that would specifically to enable them to know what exactly they are required to do and when; without burdening them with an additional reporting forum.
The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as Executive Director. Marandi will look after consumer education and protection department, financial inclusion and development department.
Prior to her promotion as Executive Director, Marandi served as Principal Chief General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer in the Reserve Bank over a span of three decades.
West Bengal”s longest free WiFi-enabled road has become operational.
Free WiFi will be available over the entire stretch on Biswa Bangla Sarani covering a distance of 13.5km.
The step has been taken to facilitate IT professionals who travel along the road to their workplaces.