Today Current Affairs 10th August 2017

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10 August 2017

Indian shooter Kynan Chenai won a bronze in men’s trap event, his first international medal at the senior level, at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan. His teammates are Zoravar Singh Sandhu ended in 17th place shooting 110 and Birendeep Sodhi finished 36th shooting a score of 98.  India finished in seventh place in the Team section with a combined score of 324.

10 August 2017

The Gujarat government issued a tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for the state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit. Through the auction, Gujarat will transfer the coal allocated to power generating stations owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) to more fuel-efficient private power plants. The aim is to reduce the cost of fuel for financially ailing distribution companies and ensure effective distribution of domestic coal.

10 August 2017

The second round of National Deworming Day (NDD) is observed on 10 August in 33 States and Union Territories to tackle worm Infections, targeting more than 11 crore children. The NDD program was launched in 2015. Under the NDD program, children aged between 1-19 are provided deworming tablets in schools and Anganwadi across the country, except in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where deworming is carried out once a year.

10 August 2017

According to the survey, almost all rural households in Kerala and Haryana access to a toilet report. The survey is released by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and was carried out by the Quality Council of India (QCI). It covering 4626 villages across all States and Union territories claimed that 62.45% of the households had access to a toilet.  The  Bihar and Uttar Pradesh least access to toilets compared to other states.

10 August 2017

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will participate in the 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries Ministerial Meeting to be held in Kathmandu.  The countries will review the progress in identified fourteen areas of cooperation and discuss ways to accelerate cooperation. She will attend the inaugural session of the 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting.

10 August 2017

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) announced that the first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). It has been set up to scan the country’s web traffic to detect cyber security threats. It scans the cyberspace in the country for cyber security threats. NCCC is a multi-stakeholder cyber-security and e-surveillance agency implemented by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).

10 August 2017

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a full-fledged niche Earth Observation (EO) satellite — called the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS). The HySIS satellite critical chip called an “optical imaging detector array’” indigenously developed by ISRO. Hyperspectral imaging or hype imaging (imaging spectroscopy) combines the power of digital imaging and spectroscopy. The architecture of the optical imaging detector array chip on a board of satellite has been designed by the payloads development center, Space Applications.

10 August 2017

Amazon announced the launch of Virtual Customer Service (VCS) model.It is an initiative launched to create cost efficient employment prospects for skilled candidates seeking more flexible work. It aims to provide and enhance a proficient support experience to customers. The virtual customer service would help reduce customer’s effort, make it simpler to detect and quickly resolve the problems. It also helps in their needs and educating them on relevant products, programs, and services offered by Amazon.

10 August 2017

Vijaya Bank dispatched loan sanction letters to beneficiaries who were trained at the Vijaya Bank Self Employment Training Institute (VIBSETI) in Bhenslay Village, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The bank has sponsored three VIBSETIs at Mandya and Haveri in Karnataka and Indore in Madhya Pradesh where free residential training is provided to low-income groups/rural youth. Around more than 50,000 candidates have been trained, 70 per cent of whom have set up their own micro enterprises.

10 August 2017

India signed the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol announced that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases reaffirming its stand on climate action. India’s Permanent Mission to the Unmentioned that India deposited its Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol under the UN Convention on Climate Change. It has become the 80th country to accept the amendment relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997 and entered into force in February 2005.

10 August 2017

Private sector lender IDFC Bank partnered with digital payments company Zeta, to launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’. It is a payment solution for corporates that digitizes employee spends and claims, making the process simple, real-time and paperless. Employees can also access the Benefits Card via the Zeta app on mobile or web. The Zeta app offers employees a real time view of spends, reimbursement limits and claims.

10 August 2017

The Uttar Pradesh Government launched Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra, an awareness drives along banks of Ganga River to maintain cleanliness. The campaign was flagged off by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from the state capital in Lucknow. The drive has been organized by Uttar Pradesh Homeguard volunteers to spread awareness in 25 districts situated on the banks of river Ganga.

10 August 2017

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) launched a web portal for the supply of textbooks to schools and individuals. The web portal of NCERT will enable schools to place orders for their books online. It will also enable individual buyers to place their orders. The NCERT is an autonomous organization set up in 1961 by the Union Government as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies.