Latest current affairs April 2017
India’s first sea ropeway to link Mumbai and Elephanta island
India’s first and longest ropeway will connect Mumbai with the Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea.
The proposed 8-km long ropeway will be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust.
The proposed ropeway will start from Sewri in Mumbai’s east coast and end at Raigad district’s Elephanta Island.
Points to Remember
Elephanta Island is globally renowned for Elephanta Caves, which is a Unesco World Heritage site.
Known locally as Gharapuri Caves, the small 16 sq. km island has several archaeological remains pointing to its rich cultural heritage, including the famous temples carved out of rocks.
2. Govt to set up Central University for differently abled
Central Government will set up a Central university for Divyangs in Uttar Pradesh.
This was stated by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar while addressing the convocation function of Shakuntala Mishra national rehabilitation university in Lucknow.
3. Singh inaugurates two-day National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign-2017
The National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign – 2017 is being organised on 25th and 26th April, 2017 at New Delhi.
The Conference was inaugurated by Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and also addressed by Parshottam Rupala and Sudarshan Bhagat, Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
Points to Remember
Radha Mohan Singh is currently a member of the 16th Lok Sabha (2014-2019), the lower house of the Parliament of India.
He represents Purvi Champaran constituency in Bihar state.
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