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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi chairs 75th meeting of Central Waqf Council in New Delhi, today

The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that some vested interests are creating various obstacles in development of waqf properties and utilisation of these properties for welfare of the society. Shri Naqvi said that serious irregularities in some State Waqf Boards have also come to notice. A high-level inquiry has been going on into these matters and strict action will be taken against those people who are responsible. Shri Naqvi stated it while addressing the 75th meeting of Central Waqf Council in New Delhi, today. 
●    There are about 4,49,314 registered and non-registered waqf properties across the country. The number of these properties will be increased after computerisation of waqf boards. It has also been come to our notice that some waqf boards are not registering the waqf properties properly during the computerisation process. Strict action is being taken in such complaints.  
●    Shri Naqvi said that in the Budget 2017-18, Rs 3.30 crore has been allocated for computerisation of records of state waqf boards; Rs 9.70 crore have been given for strengthening of state waqf boards while Rs 3.18 crore have been allocated as grants-in-aid to Waqf.  
●    The Budget of Minority Affairs Ministry has been increased to Rs 4195.48 crore for 2017-18. This is Rs 368.23 crore more than 2016-17 Budget of Rs 3827.25 crore with an increase of about 9.6 per cent.


Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates Jammu Art Exhibition at Delhi

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated a group exhibition of paintings by Jammu artists at Lalit Kala Akademi here today. 
●    While inaugurating the exhibition, he said that Jammu has creative talent in abundance, but needs more exposure. 
●    Dr Jitendra Singh said that more updated and latest methods of art propagation should be adopted. Elaborating further, he said, for example, in today’s time, an artist can use social media options to achieve worldwide reach for his creation even without booking a gallery hall or spending much money. 
●    Accompanied by artists Mahesh Sharma, Vijay Anand and Sanjay Sharma, the Minister discussed the theme and the colour technique with the respective artists. 
●    The various displays put up in the exhibition included abstract paintings with focus on essence of nature, figurative and realistic works representing the magnanimous landscape and paintings with bold palette nice strokes.


India & Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through Cinema

India and Ukraine have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the twocountries through the medium of Cinema. The cooperation would be worked out through a policy and institutional framework to showcase films through the medium of Film Festivals and utilizing the Film Facilitation Office platform established by India. 
●    The screening of films with subtitles was also discussed in order to reach out to people. These issues were discussed during the meeting between Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Ukrainian delegation led by Mr. Iurii Artemenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine and Chairman of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine today in New Delhi. 
●    Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and Secretary I&B were also present during the discussions.
●    During the discussions, Shri Naidu said that Ministry of Information & Broadcasting would extend all possible support to promote exchange programs between public broadcasters of the two countries, content creation, screening and distribution of films. The possibility of translating programs and content and providing subtitles in respective languages of both the countries was also discussed with respect to the Public Broadcasters of both the countries.
●    Mr. Iurii Artemenko, said that Ukraine Government were taking efforts to organise an Indian Film Festival in Ukraine to promote Cultural ties between the two countries through the medium of Cinema. 
●    He extended a personal invitation to I&B Minister for the Film Festival to be organised in the near future. He also expressed interest for showcasing programmes based on Indian weddings, Touristic places such as Rajasthan and different Indian Cuisines.


Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit to be developed under HRIDAY

Union Ministry of Urban Development on 23 February 2017 approved the development of 6-kilometer-long Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat. 
●    The circuit will be developed at an expense of Rs 16.27 crore under the Central Scheme ‘Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)’.
●    The Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit that connects the famous Dwarkadish Haveli and Hanuman Dandi was approved by the HRIDAY National Empowered Committee chaired by Rajiv Gauba, Secretary (UD). 
●    Hanuman Dandi is the only temple housing Hanumanji and his son Makardhwaj, in Dwarka district of Gujarat.
●    Ranchod Talav and Shankhudhar Lake are the two important water bodies along the circuit.
●    Darshan Circuit works to be taken up include 
●    Development of streets and pedestrian pathways
●    Laying of cycle tracks along beach side and plantation, LED lighting and plazas for vending spaces
●    Other facilities includes the provision of benches, changing rooms, resting spaces, drinking water and toilet facilities
●    Craft and food bazaar will be developed


Oscar Awards 2017 conferred

The 89th Academy Awards, popularly called Oscar Awards, were conferred on 26 February 2017 (27 February 2017 as per Indian time). The award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
●    The Oscar Awards for the year 2017 were presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 24 categories.
●    The nominees for the 89th Oscar Awards were announced on 24 January 2017, via global live stream from the Academy. Movie La La Land received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen.
●    Best Film - Moonlight
●    Best Actor - Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
●    Best actress - Emma Stone (La La Land)
●    Best Dayrector- La La Land
●    Best Supporting Aktres - Viola Davies (fence)
●    Best Supporting Actor- Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
●    Edited Skriple - Moonlight
●    Original Song - City of Stars (La La Land)
●    Origen score - La La Land
●    Best Cinematography - La La Land
●    Best Animated Feature - Jutopia
●    Best Animated Short Film - mentha
●    Best Foreign Language Film - The salesmen
●    Best Visual Effects - The Jungle Book
●    Best Production Design - La La Land
●    Best Sound Editing - Arrival
●    Best Sound Mixing - Hakso Ridge
●    Best Makeup and Heyrstail- Suicide Squad
●    Best Costume Design - Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them


Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar

In an expected but triumphant win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role during the 89th Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali gave a humble speech, thanking those in his life who helped him achieve such a deserved feat.
●    “I want to thank my teachers, my professors,” the “Moonlight” actor began. “One thing they consistently told me was that it wasn’t about you. 
●    It’s not about you, it’s about these characters, you are a servant. You’re in service to these stories and these characters.” 
●    He went on to thank “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and the film’s cast and crew. He also nodded to his wife and daughter, who was born four days ago.
●    “I want to thank her for being such a soldier through this process, and carrying me through it all,” he said, in an elegant kickoff to the night.
●    Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar, a particularly notable achievement in 2017, when the White House has placed travel restrictions on individuals from several Muslim-majority nations. 
●    This win also makes Ali the fifth black actor to achieve a Supporting Actor Oscar. 


ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar Clinches Bronze in 10m Air Rifle Event

Pooja Ghatkar overcame some technical issues to clinch the women's 10m air rifle bronze medal as India opened their account on a positive note in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Friday.
●    The 28-year-old Ghatkar, a former Asian champion, shot 228.8 in the final of 10m air rifle to finish third on the podium and win her maiden World Cup medal, at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
●    China's Mengyao Shi won the gold medal with a score of 252.1, setting a new world record in the event. Mengyao's compatriot Dong Lijie bagged the silver with a score of 248.9 on day one of competitions.
●    Ghatkar, who had missed out on a Rio Olympic Games quota place by a whisker last year, said she was looking ahead having buried that chapter.
●    Ghatkar, who started the final with a 10.4, was consistent with her scores barring a couple of blips and was placed second with 104.6 at the end of first competition stage.


RAHAT medical project launched in Rajasthan

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje inaugurated a medical project called Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT), launched by Eternal Heart Care Center Hospital in Jaipur, on 25 February 2017.
●    The programme involves creation and management of a telemedicines platform to treat ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a very serious type of heart attack.
●    The telemedicines platform will help capture and transmit patient's EKG along with clinical history from remote geographical locations to the heart command center (HCC) hub, where a team of expert cardiologists will provide an immediate interpretation of the EKG and real time STEMI guidance and management through tele-consultation after instantly recognising the EKG abnormalities. 
●    The programme aims to provide timely treatment to those who undergo heart attack in rural and remote areas.
●    Under it, the patients suffering a stroke would be provided with immediate ambulance service and telemedicine service.


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