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current affairs of 26th september 2017 by brilliant academy of learning

CURRENT AFFAIRS OF 26TH SEPTEMBER 2017(BRILLIANT ACADEMY OF LEARNING )
1. PM Modi Launched 'Saubhagya Scheme'


i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or ‘Saubhagya’, to supply 24/7 electricity supply to poor households.
ii. The government stated that states will be required to complete the household electrification by March 31, 2019. The total outlay for the Saubhagya scheme will be Rs 16,320 crore.

2. PM Narendra Modi forms Economic Advisory Council


i. PM Narendra Modi reconstituted the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to guide him on economic issues and appointed economist Bibek Debroy as its chairman. Debroy is a member of government think tank Niti Aayog.
ii. The council has been defunct since former RBI governor C Rangarajan resigned as its chairman. The four other part-time EAC members are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
Rajiv Kumar is the Present Vice-Chairman of NITI Ayog.
NITI stands …

UNION COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF INDIA (FRESH LIST ON 03/09/17)

#LIST OF UNION COUNCIL OF MINISTERS #(03/09/17) BY BRILLIANT ACADEMY OF LEARNING FROM THE HINDU. The key changes made during the third reshuffle of Union Council of Ministers include elevating Nirmala Sitharaman to Cabinet rank and giving her the key Defence Portfolio; Suresh Prabhu being shifted from Railways to Commerce and Industry; Piyush Goyal being given the Cabinet rank with Railways as his portfolio. There are five form of bureaucrats in the newly inducted Ministers of State and three of them holding independent charge. Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers Narendra Modi Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister. Rajnath Singh Home Sushma Swaraj External Affairs Arun Jaitley Finance and Corporate Affairs. Nitin Jairam Gadkari Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; and Water Resources, River Developme…