Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 14th August 2017:
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A three-day annual cultural festival named ‘Fete de Puducherry’ begins in Puducherry
A three-day annual cultural festival named ‘Fete de Puducherry’ organised by the government of India begins in Puducherry. The festival is held in association with the South Zone Cultural Centre (Tamil Nadu) every year to bring to focus the multi-faceted cultural features of various states. The Puducherry government has been holding the festival since 1985 as part of celebrating Independence Day and also Liberation Day of Puducherry (August 16).
Union Territory – Puducherry
CM – V. Narayanasamy
Governor – Kiran Bedi
‘Sankalp Se Siddhi Program’ organized in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu by Ministry of Culture
To take forward the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a New India movement from 2017-2022, a Sankalp Se Siddhi (Attainment through Resolve) Program was organized at Coimbatore. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma graced the occasion. The New India Movement 2017-2022 envisages an India free of Poverty, Corruption, Terrorism, Communalism, Casteism and Un-cleanliness.
State – Tamil Nadu
Capital – Chennai
CM – Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor – Vidyasagar Rao
Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) – Mahesh Sharma
Constituency – Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
3 Indian firms, Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel are among Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies
Three Indian firms, Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel are among Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies, where Salesforce.Com has replaced Tesla Motors on the top position. While HUL and Asian Paints have moved up in their ranks to seventh and eighth respectively (from 31st and 18th last year), Bharti Airtel has entered the ranking at 78th position.
1st – Salesforce.com (HQ – San Francisco, California, United States)
7th – Hindustan Unilever (India)
8th – Asian Paints (India)
78th – Bharti Airtel (India)
India’s First Online Course on Infusion Therapy for nurse has been Launched
Infusion Nurses Society (INS), a global authority in infusion therapy launched India’s first online course on Infusion Therapy for nurses. Under this, it aims to train over 3,000 nurses in the vital medical procedure. As per the INS, due to the reach and ease of the digital platform, the course will enable members to access the various infusion therapy modules and presentations through its website.
Make in India Seminar Held in New Delhi
Second Seminar on ‘MAKE’ projects for Indian Army was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi jointly under aegis of Indian Army and Confederation of Indian Industry (Cll). During the course of the seminar, a round table interaction of various Directorates of Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army) with industry reps was also held at the same venue. The seminar was attended by Senior Officers of the Army as well as from Ministry of Defence.
Union Minister of Defence – Arun Jaitley
Constituency – Gujarat, Rajya Sabha
World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Somalia free of polio
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Somalia free of polio. The UN health agency announced that it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years. The declaration by WHO keeps Somalia outside the last group of countries which still record cases of polio in the world. Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the remaining countries where polio is still being recorded.
WHO – World Health Organisation
Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
Director-General – Tedros Adhanom
Country – Somalia
Capital – Mogadishu
Currency – Somali Shilling
Veteran journalist T J S George has been chosen for the first Kesari Media Award
Veteran journalist T J S George has been chosen for the first Kesari Media Award, instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust. The award comprises a purse of Rs 50,000, citation and a statuette designed by renowned artist Bhatathiri.
Shashi Shekhar Vempati CEO of Prasar Bharati has been appointed as the chief of Rajya Sabha TV
Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has been appointed as the chief of Rajya Sabha TV. Rajya Sabha TV is owned and operated by Rajya Sabha and covers the proceedings of the upper house of the Parliament. Vempati will replace Gurdeep Singh Sappal who has been serving as the CEO and editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV since 2011.
New Chief of Rajya Sabha TV – Shashi Shekhar Vempati
Preceded by – Gurdeep Singh Sappal
Prasar Bharati HQ – New Delhi
Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting – Smriti Irani
Constituency – Gujarat, Rajya Sabha
Indian-American appointed to chair US energy commission
US President Donald Trump had appointed Indian-American Neil Chatterjeeas chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Previously, Chatterjee had been an energy policy advisor to US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Country – United States of America
Capital – Washington D.C
Currency – US Dollar
1st President – George Washington
45th President – Donald Trump
Vice President – Mike Pence
Gaitri Issar Kumar accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Grand Duchy Luxembourg
GaitriIssar Kumar an IFS: 1986 presently Ambassador of India to Belgium. She has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Grand Duchy Luxembourg, with residence in Brussels.
Country – Luxembourg
Capital – Luxembourg city
Currency – Euro
David Rasquinha has been appointed as EXIM Bank MD
David Rasquinha has been appointed as Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). Rasquinha is at present Deputy Managing Director of the Exim Bank.
EXIM Bank – Export-Import Bank of India
HQ – Mumbai
Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Shaurya’ was commissioned in Goa by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan
Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’, the fifth in the series of six 105-metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), was commissioned in Goa by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. The OPV, which draws 2,350 tonne and is propelled by 9100 kilowatt diesel engine, has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas – Dharmendra Pradhan
Constituency – Bihar, Rajya Sabha
Director General of Indian Coast Guard – Rajendra Singh
65th edition of the prestigious Nehru Trophy won by Gabriel Chundan
Gabriel Chundan won the 65th edition of the prestigious Nehru Trophy held at the Punnamda Lake in Kerala. While ‘Mahadevikkad Kattilthekkethil’ came second, ‘Payippad’ and ‘Karichal’, last year’s winner, secured the third and fourth spots respectively. The members of the Ernakulam-based boat club dipped their oars in unison, leading the majestic Chundan (snake boat) to the finishing point, pushing fellow competitors behind.
State – Kerala
Capital – Trivananthapuram
CM – Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor – P.Sathasivam
Punnamda Lake – Kerala
Mairaj-Rashmmi pair bags gold at Asian Shotgun Championship
India bagged a gold medal in the skeet mixed team event. The Indian duo of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore eked out a narrow 28-27 win over the Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei. The host combination of Vladislav Mukhamediyev and Olga Panarina settled for the bronze.
Asian Shotgun Championship 2017 – Kazakhstan
Country – Kazakhstan
Capital – Astana
Currency – Kazakhstani Tenge