Daily Current Affairs 09 August 2017:-

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Central Committee will make drugs more affordable
  • A committee has been formed by the government in its bid to make drugs more affordable in the country.
  • According to the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh L Mandaviya, Government has constituted a committee of joint secretaries to ensure enhanced affordability, availability and accessibility of drugs for the citizens.
  • The additional duties of the committee will be to review the scope of Drugs (Price Control) Order 2013 (DPCO 2013) and suggest ways to strengthen the regulatory provisions of the order.
NDA Candidates secured Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat
  • Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Ahmed Patel won the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.
  • Smriti Irani and Amit Shah received 46 votes each while Ahmed Patel got 44 votes.
  • Earlier, Congress raised objections against its two dissident MLAs.
  • Congress approached the Election Commission seeking to invalidate the votes of its two legislators for their cross voting.
  • The Commission agreed with the Congress complaint and directed the Returning officer to start counting of votes after segregating the ballot papers of two Congress dissident MLAs Raghavji Bhai Patel and Bholabhai Gohil.
  • After watching the video footage of the polling process, it was found that the two had violated the secrecy of ballots.
75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement Today
  • The entire nation is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement today.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon countrymen to start a new India movement  “SANKALP  SE SIDDHI"- Attainment Through Resolve.
  • Both Houses of Parliament will hold special discussions on the occasion and will suspend the Question Hour and Zero Hour to make way for it.
  • A special exhibition will be organized in New Delhi by the National Archives of India from today, to mark the 75th year of Quit India Movement and Azad Hind Fauj.
  • The main objective of the exhibitions is to make the younger generation aware about the history of the country.  
To transform Health and Education sectors in states, NITI Aayog announces partnership with six states.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka has been shortlisted by NITI Aayog under its 'Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital', SATH initiative.
  • The initiative will handhold them and transform their health sector.
  • Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha has also been selected under this SATH initiative to transform their education sector.
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