Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 12 July 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 12 July 2017

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12 July 2017

NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Juno successfully peered into the Jupiter’s giant storm known as the Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a massive storm (cyclone) measuring about 16,000 km in diameter. It is a largest known storm in the solar system. It is monitored since 1830 and has possibly existed for more than 350... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 July 2017

Maharashtra becomes the first state in the country to provide women with an injectable contraceptive for free.  The state’s public health department launched a program called Antara to offer women an injection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone. According to state health officials the injection, a safe... Read More

category: Important Days

12 July 2017

Axis Bank entered into a collaboration with Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to facilitate trade with Latin America and the Caribbean. Axis Bank becomes the first Indian bank to participate in the Trade Finance Facilitation Programme as a confirming bank. IIC, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, is a multilateral... Read More

category: Sports

12 July 2017

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the financial year 2017-18 with the Ministry of Defence.  The MoU aims at various performance parameters of the company during the year 2017-18. It also laid specific emphasis on capacity building, modernization, solar power plants, aiming to achieve... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 July 2017

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) for collaboration in the field of occupational health and prevention of occupational injuries... Read More

category: Appointments

12 July 2017

According to recently released the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026, India will be the world’s largest milk producer by 2026 and will account for the biggest increase in wheat production globally. India’s population will grow to 1.5 billion from 1.3 billion, an increase... Read More

category: International

12 July 2017

Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) has set gold standards by winning Golden Peacock Award for Eco-Innovation for the year 2017 for introducing eco-friendly and cost-saving Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) based Dual Fuel 1400 HP Diesel engines on Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) trains. This innovation will reduce emissions... Read More

category: Defence

12 July 2017

National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a ban on nylon and synthetic ‘manja’ the string used to fly kites as it poses a threat to the lives of birds, animals and humans. State governments have been directed to prohibit the “manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use” of synthetic ‘manja’ or nylon threads and... Read More

category: Persons

12 July 2017

Ravi Shastri to become Indian cricket team’s new head coach where the appointment was confirmed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He was chosen by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that includes former captains Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and veteran batting star VVS Laxman.  Zaheer Khan is... Read More

category: International

12 July 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the National Bank For Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) and Silver Jubilee of SHG Bank Linkage Programme, in New Delhi. This day is dedicated on celebrating  the Silver Jubilee (25 years) of Self Help Group Bank Linkage Programme (SHG BLP). It is an initiative of... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

12 July 2017

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced to set up an International Standard Sports City recently. Kalinga International Sports City will be set up in Bhubaneswar and will be eligible to bid for most international competitions including Commonwealth and Asian games. The state government also signed an expression of interest with the... Read More

category: Persons

12 July 2017

Union Government saved Rs 57,000 crores through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) scheme under which subsidies are given directly to beneficiaries. In 2017-18, the beneficiary base rose from 10.71 crores in 2013-14 to 35.62 crore. The main aim is to transfer benefits of various Central Government-run social welfare schemes directly to the... Read More

category: International

12 July 2017

The board of TATA SIA Airlines Limited owns and operates the full-service airline Vistara appointed former SilkAir head Leslie Thng as its new chief executive officer (CEO). He succeeds Phee Teik Yeoh Singapore-based regional air carrier SilkAir is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), which owns a 49 percent stake in... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

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