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Union Government has identified 305 cities and towns across 9 states for implementation of its

flagship Housing for All scheme.

About Housing for All Scheme: Union Government had launched this scheme named as Pradhan Mantri
Awas Yojana in June 2015 under the aegis of Housing for All by 2022 Mission.
Under this ambitious scheme government plans to build two crore houses for the poor in urban areas
by year 2022, which coincides with 75 years of Independence.
It has four basic components viz. slum rehabilitation, affordable housing, credit linked interest subsidy
and beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement.
HUPA: Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

India has strongly pitched for finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International
Terrorism (CCIT) and UN Security Council (UNSC) reforms.
On behalf of India, these issues were stressed by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
during her meeting with the President-elect of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Mogens Lykketoft
who is on official two-day visit to India.

Indias demand: Urgent reforms in UNSC to reflect present day world realities in order to reflect current
geopolitical realities and increasing role of developing nations. Early finalization of the CCIT (a treaty
proposed by India in 1996) in order to make it binding for countries to ban terrorists, deny funds and safe
haven to them.

SAHAJ: Union Government has launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections for
the consumers as parts of its consumer friendly initiative. It was launched by Union Petroleum and Natural
Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a function held in New Delhi.

Ethiopias Mare Dibaba has won the gold medal in the womens marathon event at the World Athletics
Championships 2015 held in Beijing, China.

Indian womens hockey team has qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics and now joining nine other teams.

Sania Mirza was awarder Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Union Government has issued an executive order to include 13 Central Acts under the purview of Right to
Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act
2013. This inclusion will extend benefits related to determination of compensation, resettlement and
rehabilitation to all cases related to land acquisition under the 13 central acts which were earlier kept out in
the RFCTLARR Act, 2013

Every year August 29 is being observed as National Sports Day across the country. Significance: The day
marks the birth anniversary of Hockey Wizard, Major Dhyan Chand. On this National Sports awards including
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards and Dronacharya Awards are bestowed upon sports personalities by
the President of India.

President of Greeces Supreme Court Vassiliki Thanou has been appointed as the first female Prime
Minister of the heavily indebted country which is center of Eurozone crisis

Union Government has launched an e-payment module to make the payment of compensatory levies into
the Compensatory Afforestation Management Planning Authority (CAMPA) Funds.

What is CAMPA Fund? Levies are imposed on development projects that seek land inside a Reserved
Forest or a Protected Area (PA) in a sanctuary or a national park. These collected levies are accrued in the
CAMPA Funds which are to be utilised to plant trees elsewhere in order to ostensibly compensate the loss of
forest due to development projects. It should be noted that the CAMPA has been created on the order of the
Supreme Court in October 2002. The Ad-hoc CAMPA decides the procedure of per-verification of credits of
levies in the State-wise accounts.

Union Government has approved six new proposals 6 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) proposals
including four from Information Technology and IT enabled Service (ITeS) sector. This decision was taken by
the Board of Approval (BoA) for SEZ (under the aegis of Union Commerce Ministry) chaired by Commerce
Secretary Rita Teaotia. The approved SEZ proposals are HCL IT City Lucknow- set up IT/ITeS zones in
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Loma IT Park Developer- set up IT/ITeS zones in Mumbai, Maharashtra. North
Mumbai International Commodity Township- It is proposed free trade warehousing zone in Thane,