Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 13th August 2017:
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Government of Telangana Launched ‘Smart Streets Lab’ in Hyderabad
The government of Telangana in association with the World Resources Institute (WRI) India – Ross Centre and the Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the ‘Smart Streets Lab’ program. It is an effort to apply and figure out technology-based solutions for women and road safety in Hyderabad. Through the ‘Smart Streets Lab’, the state government aims to utilize technological interventions from outside and integrate them with its various departments.
State – Telangana
Capital – Hyderabad
CM – Chandrashekar Rao
Governor – E. S. L. Narasimhan
Delhi Assembly passes Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017,Netaji Subash Varsity bill
The Delhi Assembly has passed the Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017 and the Delhi Netaji Subhash University of Technology Bill 2017. The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill 2017 seeks to make the punishment to violators of minimum wages norm stricter. In the amended bill, the penalty for violation of law had been raised from the existing Rs 500 to Rs 50,000 and minimum imprisonment of 6 months increased to 3 years.
UT – New Delhi
CM – Arvind Kejriwal
Governor – Anil Baijal
Ministry of Commerce and Industry gave approval of Industrial Parks in Andhra Pradesh
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved two projects for development of industrial clusters at Hindupur and Bobbili in the respective districts of Ananatapur and Vizianagaram of Andhra Pradesh. These projects have employment potential of about 5500 persons (direct) and 8500 persons (indirect).
State – Andhra Pradesh
Capital – Amaravati
CM – Chandrababu Naidu
Governor – E. S. L. Narasimhan
Government Launches National Anthem Video in Sign Language
Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring differently-abled and partially differently-abled children. Directed by filmmaker Govind Nihalani, the three-minute video features Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background. The video was also launched in Goa, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Kolhapur.
“National Anthem video in sign language” directed by – Filmmaker Govind Nihalani
The national anthem of India is “Jana Gana Mana” which was written by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Union Minister of State for HRD – Mahendra Nath Pandey
Constituency – Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh
SEBI and SEO of Iran have entered into a bilateral MoU for mutual cooperation and technical assistance
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO) of Iran have entered into a bilateral MoU for mutual cooperation and technical assistance. It will facilitate mutual assistance, contribute towards efficient performance of the supervisory functions, and enable effective enforcement of laws and regulations governing the securities markets. The MoU was signed by SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi and SEO Iran chairman Shapour Mohammadi.
SEBI HQ – Mumbai
Chairman of SEBI – Ajay Tyagi
Reenat Sandhu accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino
ReenatSandhu, (lFS: 1989), presently Ambassador of lndia to ltaly. She has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of San Marino, with residence in Rome.
Country – San Marino
Capital – San Marino city
Currency – Euro
NPCI has been appointed Dilip Asbe as its chief executive officer
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Dilip Asbe to act as its chief executive officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding managing director. Hota who had served as the MD of NPCI since its inception retired recently. Asbe who currently serves as the organisations’ chief operating officer will continue in the same designation, but will also act as the chief executive of NPCI.
NPCI – National Payments Corporation of India
Chairman – Shri Balachandran M
Headquarters – Mumbai
Jet Airways India Ltd named Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Jet Airways India Ltd named Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jet Airways has been without a full-time CEO since Cramer Ball quit in February 2016. Mr. Dube is currently senior vice president, Asia Pacific with Delta Air Lines Inc., one of the world’s largest and most profitable airlines.
Jet Airways HQ – Mumbai
Its Parent company is Tailwinds Private Limited
New CEO – Vinay Dube
Actress Vidya Balan has been appointed a Member of the reconstituted Censor Board
The National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan was appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
Naresh Chandra Lal
Neil Herbert Nongkynrih
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is first Indian actress to hoist the Indian flag at the event. She Hoisted the Indian flag to mark the 70th Independence Day celebration.
Full Winners List:
Best Film – Pink
Best Actress – Konkona Sen Sharma for Lipstick Under my Burkha
Best Actor – Sushant Singh Rajput for Dhoni
Best Actor – (Special Mention) – Raj Kumar Rao for Trapped
Best Director – Nitesh Tiwari for Dangal
People’s Choice Award – Dangal & Bahubali 2
Best Indie Film – Lipstick Under My Burkha
Equality in Cinema Award – Director/Actor Rahul Bose for Poorna
Leadership in Cinema – Karan Johar (he also presented the IFFM Diversity Award to Garth Davis, director of the Academy nominated film LION)
Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Real Madrid won the 2017 UEFA super cup football tournament
Real Madrid, a professional football club of Spain, has won the 2017 UEFA Super Cup football tournament by defeating Manchester United in the final by 2-1.
Winner – Real Madrid
Runner – Manchester United
UEFA – Union of European Football Associations
HQ of UEFA – : Nyon, Switzerland
India drops one spot to 97th in latest FIFA rankings
According to the previous FIFA rankings , India dropped one step to be placed 97th in the latest edition of the FIFA rankings issued. Among Asian countries, India is the 12th highest ranked team in the continent while Iran leads the chart at 24th spot.
India’s Rank – 97th
FIFA – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA “International Federation of Association Football”)
FIFA HQ – Zürich, Switzerland
President – Gianni Infantino