Daily Current Affairs – 12th April 2017

  • After deciding over 6 thousand cases, family court judge Tej bahadur Singh, name features in the Guinness Book of World.


  • Fino paytech, agreement with ICICI to distribute insurance products, Fino paytech received license from RBI for payment bank recently.


  • ‘’NAKSHE MAPPING’’ a complete web portal of Indian map, launched by Central Govt. This website allows access to download 3000 maps prepared by SOI, aadhaar is mandatory for this purpose.


  • PM Narendra Modi along with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, inaugurated world’s most advanced TERI-Deakin nano biotechnology center (TDNBC). The center will offer joint PHD programmes  by TDNBC  India & Deakin univ (DU), Australia, where selected student will provided fellowships, jointly supervised by  both TDNBC  and DU & will receive degree from DU.


  • Manappuram finance & Yes Bank launches its co-branded prepaid card named as ‘’Manappuram Yes Bank Prepaid Money Card’’. Limit up to Rs. 50000 & can be used to withdraw money from all ATM’s.


  • Lok Sabha passed bill to provide constitutional status to ‘’’National commission to backward class’’ (NCBC).


  • Maharashtra Govt, planning to set up High school & colleges for hearing & speech impaired students of the state. Maharashtra will be 1st state to do so.


  • 1ST NEMCARE world day summit 2017 inaugurated by President of India. Slogan for this is ‘UNITE FOR A HEALTHY MIND.


  • IRCTC will launch a digitization system of its entire supply chain across all zones, with a vision to improving the ease of doing business and transparency.


  • Ministry of railway withdrawn implementation of Aadhaar based ticketing system for reserved, both (counter & e-ticketing), for senior citizen. Senior citizen can now book reserve ticket through counter as well as internet without Aadhaar.


  • Book ‘’MATOSHREE’’ written by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, launched in New Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The book based on the life and happenings of legendary Devi Ahilyabai Holkar who ruled Holker empire.


  • ’The Underground Railroad’ book written by Colson Whitehead won Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The Pulitzer Prize known as the most prestigious journalism and arts awards in USA.


  • India’s 1st ever micro Drama Festival held at Delhi,with the longest play running for  10 min to the shortest one ended in 40 sec. Organized by theatre group vriksh, the festival marks the debut of the micro drama concept  in India.


  • ESAF a small finance bank launched a social deposit scheme called ‘’HRUDAYA DEPOSIT’’it allows opportunity to customer to take part in welfare projects.  


  • Sakshi malik rise up o 5th position in world wrestling.


  • Flipkart acquire eBay India with usd 14 million.


  • India won Asian school hockey championship, beating Malaysia.


APPOINTMENTS & OBITUARY

  • Telecom Dispute Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), appointed Shiva Kirti Singh as chairman.


  • Neil Gorsuch, appointed as US Supreme Court’s 9th justice.


  • Carme Maria chacon Piqueras, 1st female defence minister of Spain died at the age of 46.


  • Kristin Devis, appointed as UNHCR goodwill ambassador.


  • Ajit Kumar Srivastava & Shabri Bhattasali appointed as the member of CBDT.


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