Daily Current Affairs – 9th May 2017

  • Europe Day & World Thalassaemia Day.

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and headquarters of the Central Railway rename as by adding ‘Maharaj‘& Western Railway’s Elphinstone Road Railway station rename as ‘Prabhadevi‘ station.

  • Andhra Pradesh has and US state of Iowa agreement, to promote research and development in the fields of science, agriculture and life sciences.

  • Every house would be allotted a smart house ID in Haryana.

  • Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) agreement to establish Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISC) which would help innovators in developing countries exploit their potential.

  • Late Indian Actor Om Puri, conferred the award for outstanding achievement at 7th annual Asian Awards in UK.

  • Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from July 6 to 9. The sea turtle, Olive Ridley has been declared as the mascot of the Championship.

  • India unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations’ Organisation (UNO) that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world, after 10 years.

  • An expert panel set up by food regulator FSSAI has recommended additional tax on highly processed food items and sugar-laced beverages as well as a ban on advertising of junk foods on children’s channels or during kids’ shows on TV.

  • Sohail Mahmood, will be the Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India.

 

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