Current Affairs of 25 December


Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana
Atal Ayushman
Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana - Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the ‘Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana’ making the hill state first in the country to offer universal health coverage. Under the scheme, each household in the state will be able to avail medical treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh annually. 

Indian Science Congress
Indian Science Congress
Indian Science Congress - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 106th Indian Science Congress on January 3 next year at Lovely Professional University Jalandhar Punjab. Theme of the four-day event is 'Future India: Science and Technology' and it will culminate on January 7.

Lotay Tshering
Lotay Tshering
Lotay Tshering - Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering will be on a three-day visit to India, during which he will hold talks with counterpart Narendra Modi. This is Tshering's first visit to the country since taking charge last month. The two sides are likely to discuss all aspects of bilateral relations, including high-level exchanges, people-to-people ties, and economic, development and hydropower cooperation.

Dhanushkodi Railway Station
Dhanushkodi
Dhanushkodi Railway Station - The government has approved laying a new broad gauge railway line connecting Rameshwaram with Dhanushkodi, which is believed to be the starting point of Ram Sethu and a major pilgrim destination. The 17-km line will cost around Rs 208 crore. Dhanushkodi railway station was destroyed and abandoned after the 1964 Rameshwaram cyclone and it remains unattended.

National Clean Air Programme
National Clean Air Programme
National Clean Air Programme - The Centre has earmarked Rs 300 crore for implementation of the upcoming National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20. The NCAP is a pan-India national level strategy to tackle increasing air pollution problems in a comprehensive and time-bound manner. The Centre has set a mid-term (five-year) target to reduce air pollution by 20-30% by 2024, taking 2017 as base year.

Good Governance Day
Good Governance Day
Good Governance Day - Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday is being celebrated as Good Governance Day across the country on 25th December. The day was established in 2014 to honor the Bharat Ratna by fostering awareness among the people on accountability in Governance and Government.

Sadaiv Atal
Sadaiv Atal
Sadaiv Atal - Sadaiv Atal, a memorial of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was dedicated to the nation on his 94th birth anniversary. President Ram Nath Kovind paid floral tributes at the memorial built near the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in New Delhi. Sadaiv Atal memorial will be managed by a trust headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow
Lucknow
Statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow - A 25-foot-high statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in Lok Bhavan, the Uttar Pradesh government secretariat in Lucknow. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made the announcement at a ceremony held to celebrate Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary. 

Statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Shimla
Shimla
Statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Shimla - Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s statue will soon be installed at the Ridge in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said. Thakur said the Rohtang tunnel would also be named after the former prime minister as it was his brainchild.

India Ports Global Ltd
India Ports Global Ltd
India Ports Global Ltd - An Indian company India Ports Global Ltd has taken charge of operating the Iranian Shaheed Behesti port of Chabahar. The crucial handover took place during the first meeting of the follow-up committee for implementation of the trilateral Chabahar Agreement of India, Afghanistan and Iran.