i. The 9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) will be held in Vancouver, Canada between September 9-15 2017.
➤Union Government launches Online Film Certification System
i. Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu launched the online film certification system, ‘e-cinepramaan‘ with an aim to censor corruption and promote clean cinema.
i. General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR).
➤Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal joined UDAY
i. Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have joined the Centre’s power distribution company debt relief scheme, Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY). With this, 26 states have joined the scheme.
ii. The government estimates that Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura will gain net benefits of approximately Rs 4,178 crore, Rs 309 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively.
i. India and Nepal have renewed the fuel supply agreement between Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for another five years.
ii. Supplies to Nepal from India have been meeting the petroleum product requirements since 1974. Both countries are working together for the construction of petroleum product Motihari-Amlekhgunj Pipeline.
➺First state to join UDAY scheme was Andhra Pradesh
➺Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna is the full form of UDAY
➺UDAY was launched in November 2015
➺Union govt launched online film certification system ‘e-cinepramaan’
➺Edappadi K. Palaniswami is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
➺C.Vidyasagar Rao is the governor of Tamil Nadu.
➺The currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee and capital is Kathmandu.