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All India Radio News Summary : 24 FEBRUARY 2018

All India Radio News Summary : 24 FEBRUARY 2018

  1. BioAsia-2018 in Hyderabad

The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched a mega campaign for promoting products closely associated with their geographical origin.

  • The campaign aims at promoting local artisans and manufacturers.
  • The campaign has been started to give geographical indications for each of certain products which are identified with a particular place like Banaras sarees.
  • A Geographical Indication is primarily an agricultural, natural or a manufactured product handicrafts and industrial goods originating from a definite geographical territory.


  1. Aruna Budda Reddy becomes first Indian to win an individual medal at Gymnastics World Cup
  • Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup.
  • She clinched a Bronze in the Women’s Vault event in Melbourne.
  • Aruna, who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to finish third and claim her first international medal.


  1. Authorities issue avalanche warning for high-altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir;

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have issued a low danger avalanche warning for high-altitude areas in the state, including the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, and advised people to take precautionary measures.

  • On the basis of information received from Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), low danger avalanche warning has been issued for various high-altitude areas.
  • In Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches are experiencing light snowfall while rain continues in other parts.
  • The met office has issued warning of heavy snowfall at isolated places in higher reaches and rains and hailstorm in mid hills during next 24 hrs. 


  1. PM launched Tamil Nadu Government’s Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme

Prime Minister launched the ambitious Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme in Chennai, on the birth anniversary of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The scheme aims at providing 50 per cent subsidy to working women and Divyangs to buy two-wheelers.

Under the scheme, over a lakh women can buy two wheeler with the state government’s subsidy of fifty percent subject to the ceiling of 25-thousand rupees.


  1. Seventh meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations has begun in Kathmandu.
  • Representatives from Nepal and India will deliberate up on various bilateral issues including 1950 Peace and Friendship treaty, trade, transit and border during two day meeting.
  • Preliminary draft of a report on security, water resources, trade and cultural ties between the two countries is being prepared.
  • The EPG is a joint mechanism consisting experts and intellectuals from India and Nepal.