17 July 2016 – Current Affairs

Lifeline Express: World’s first hospital on a train completes 25 years of service
  • The Lifeline Express, the world’s first hospital on a train of Indian Railways has completed 25 years of service to the poor and underprivileged masses of rural India.
  • To mark the occasion and celebrate the success of the train a function was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Union Government launches Transforming India website
  • The Union Government has launched Transforming India Website (www.transformingindia.mygov.in), a repository for sharing the impact of various governance initiatives with citizens in real-time.
  • It was launched by the Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi

Madhya Pradesh becomes first state to have Happiness Department
  • Madhya Pradesh became the first state in India to have Happiness Department that will work as knowledge resource centre on the subject of happiness on the lines of Bhutan.
  • Decision to set up Happiness Department was taken by the state cabinet meeting presided by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
11th ASEM Summit issues Ulaanbaatar Declaration
  • The eleventh edition of the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11) or ASEM2016 has issued Ulaanbaatar Declaration. The declaration has reaffirmed ASEM’s commitment for greater partnership through informal political dialogue and initiatives in economic and socio-cultural fields. It also has expressed its commitment for united fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
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