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14th August 2018 Current Affairs

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Delhi Police inducts first all-woman SWAT team for anti-terrorist operations

  • The Delhi Police has inducted India’s first all-woman Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for anti-terrorist operations.
  • The 36 women commandos from the northeastern states have undergone 15 months’ of rigorous training from specialists all across India and abroad.
  • 13 members of the squad are from Assam; the rest of them are from Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Manipur.
  • The all-women SWAT team has received better ratings at the Police Training College in Jharoda Kalan than their male counterparts.
  • The women commandos will be deployed at Red Fort and India Gate during Independence Day celebrations.

Govt approves proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country

  • The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country.
  • The Chilika Lake in Odisha, Sardar Sarovar Dam, and Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat have been identified for the first phase for development.
  • The proposal was cleared by Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.
  • In June this year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued regulations for water aerodromes.

Santhali becomes first Indian tribal language to get its own Wikipedia edition

  • Santhali has become the first Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition in its native script.
  • The Santhali Wikipedia edition went live in the month of August 2018.
  • The Santhali Wikipedia edition received approval from the Wikimedia Foundation’s language committee on June 28th and went live on August 2nd.
  • To make this page possible, Wikipedia contributors from India, Bangladesh and Nepal generated content.
  • Santhali is written in Ol Chiki script and is spoken by 6.4 million people according to the 2001 census.
  • In India, those who speak live mostly in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Assam. The language is also spoken in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Pune ranked first in Ease of Living Index 2018: Delhi at 65

  • Total 11 Cities were ranked under the “Ease of Living Index 2018” which was released by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
  • Pune has been ranked first while Navi Mumbai has surfaced as the second preferred spot in terms of “liveability”.
  • The Top Ten Cities in “Ease of Living Index” 2018 List are – Pune, Navi Mumbai, Greater Mumbai, Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada, Bhopal.

Govt announces 50% reservation for women in RPF jawans recruitment

  • Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has announced a 50% reservation for women in the upcoming recruitment of 9,500-10,000 jawans for the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
  • The aim is to create more employment opportunities for women.
  • The RPF is one of the biggest work forces in the country.

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