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Top Current Affairs 08 January 2022: This post contains the current affairs for 08 January 2022 that are important for competitive exams like IBPS PO and Clerk, SBI PO and Clerk, RBI Assistant and Grade B, other Insurance exams. You can also attempt our Current Affairs Quiz after reading our daily current affairs.

Election Commission raises expenditure limit for candidates in Parliamentary and Assembly polls

  • The Election Commission has increased the existing election expenditure limit for candidates in Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies, due to the rise in inflation.
  • The new limits will be applicable in all upcoming elections in the country.
  • The previous major revision in the election expenditure limit was done in 2014. It was further increased by 10% in 2020

Parliamentary constituencies poll expenditure ceiling:

  • Bigger states (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka)- Increased to Rs 95 lakh from previous limit of Rs 70 lakh.
  • Smaller states (Goa, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and UTs) – Increased to 75 lakh from previous Rs 54 lakh.
  • UT of Jammu and Kashmir has been raised to 95 lakhs.

Assembly constituencies poll expenditure limits:

  • Bigger states: Increased to Rs 40 lakh from Rs 28 lakhs
  • Smaller states: Increased to Rs 28 lakhs from Rs 20 lakhs

Last major revision in the election expenditure limit was carried out in 2014, which was further increased by 10 percent in 2020

Cabinet approves MoU with Nepal for construction of bridge over Mahakali river at Dharchula in Uttarakhand

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Nepal for the construction of a bridge over Mahakali River, which forms the border between India and Nepal.
  • The bridge will connect the twin town of Dharchula in Uttarakhand with Dharchula in the territory of Nepal.
  • The construction of the bridge will be completed within three years.
  • It will strengthen the relationship and further improve the diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Cabinet approves MoU with Nepal for construction of bridge over Mahakali river at Dharchula in Uttarakhand

PM Narendra Modi virtually inaugurates second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) in Kolkata, at Newtown, near Rajarhat, on January 07, 2022.
  • The new campus has been built at an estimated cost of over Rs 530 crore.
  • Out of this, Rs 400 crores have been provided by the Union government and remaining by West Bengal government, in the ratio of 75:25.
  • The 460-bedded second campus of CNCI has been built under the Union Ministry of Health, in line with the prime minister’s vision to expand and upgrade the health facilities in all parts of the country.
  • The existing CNCI unit is located at Hazra More in Kolkata. It was inaugurated on January 02, 1950.
  • CNCI is an autonomous body under the Centre, and the only government-run cancer hospital in Bengal so far.

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