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'Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam' across the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia

The Egypt and Ethiopia are at daggers drawn over the escalating crisis over the construction of 'Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam' across the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. Egypt, as the lowest riparian state with the highest stake over the Blue Nile watercourse, consider the potential water scarcity as an existential threat.
About the Dam
The 1.8 km dam, almost 30 percent complete, will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the continent.
Its expected to boost the Ethiopian agriculture by better water management for irrigation, and nation's economy by generating hydroelectricity.
Ethiopia hopes to convert itself into a regional power hub, such is the hydroelectric potential of this massive dam.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA)

The central Government, with a vision that may establish India as a sporting powerhouse, introduced Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) to the nation. It was launched under National Youth Policy 2014 (NYP), that envision to empower the burgeoning youth of the country.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA)
We often rue the fact that a country of billion has to struggle tooth and nail to get even a bunch of medals while China returns with a truckload of the same. And we, while acknowledging the abundant raw talent that we possess, blame this ignominy on the lack of opportunity and infrastructure in the sports. The RGKA, a unique initiative streamlining central government schemes, has come up to address exactly that ailment.

India certified as Polio Free country by WHO

India certified as Polio Free country by WHO

On 27th March 2014 The World Health Organisation (WHO) certified India as a Polio free Country officialy. This news was out many days back but its official now. By this India became among the 11 countries of South East Region to hold a tag of polio free country.
The Union Health Minister of India Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad received official certificate in New Delhi. The polio was eradicated from the country with the help of technological innovations and combined efforts.
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All States and UTs directed to implement Manual Scavengers Act

All States and UTs directed to implement Manual Scavengers Act by Supreme Court
All the States and Union Territories were directed by Supreme Court of India on 27th March 2014 to implement Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.
Bench comprised of Chief Justice P Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N V Ramana ordered a series of directions to abolish the practice of manual scavenging. The Apex court also deprecated the practice of manually removing night soil with bare hands, brooms or metal scrappers.
Guidelines by Supreme Court

The 4th 'Indian Ocean Naval Symposium'

The 4th 'Indian Ocean Naval Symposium' kicks off in Perth, Australia. India, in the absence of regular navy chief after the resignation of D K Joshi, is going unrepresented at the 4 day (March 25-28) meet. And since the active navy chief Vice Admiral RK Dhowan is only a 3-star general, he is disqualified from participation.
The ‘Indian Ocean Naval Symposium’ (IONS) initiative aims to enhance maritime co-operation among its members by providing a common platform.
Its a biennial meeting of naval chiefs (4-star general) of all its 35 member countries.
Key Points

Doklam Plateau Issue

The region falls within Bhutanese Territory. India and Bhutan 2007 Friendship Treaty, Which provide regulations for border dispute Th...