Current Affairs 13 Aug 2017

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MIlkha Singh has appointed brand Ambassador of Who’s Goodwill

  • The legendary Athlete Milkha Singh has been appointed Brand Ambassador of World Health Organisation named Who’s Goodwill 

8th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017

  • The Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer Film Pink was named the Best Film of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017.
  • It is the biggest Indian Film Festival outside of Indian soil and is an official film festival supposed by Victoria Government in Australia.

Govt of India lunched Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana

  • Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY) as part of the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (Day-NRLM).
  • The Self Help Group under DAY-NRSM will operate road transport service in backward areas

On Job Change, Automatic transfer of PF Account

  • From coming month, PF account will be transferred automatically at the time of change of job.
  • Chief Provident fund commissioner VP Joy has said that EPFO has also stepped up efforts to expand coverage, and initial results have been positive.

Nabin Tan Mon Vikas Yojana launched

  • Nabin Tan Mon Bikash Yojana launched by Heritage Conservation Society in the memory of Nabin Sharma.
  • Aim of the scheame is to promote health habits among children like correct standing and sitting posture, songs and rhymes for different musical drill of Sisu Prami Nabin Sharma.

12 August – International Youth Day

  • The International Youth Day observed with the theme ‘Youth Building Peace.
  • The recommendation made by the world conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 Aug 1998) that 12 August should be declared as International Youth Day.

New Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification– Prasoon Joshi

  • Prasoon Joshi has appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
  • Pahlaj Nihlalani was replaced by Prasoon Joshi after his three years tenure.

Facebook and Odisha Govt launched “SheMeansBuisness” programme 

  • Government of Odisha and Social networking giant Facebook has launched “ShemeanBuisness” programme.
  • The Aim of the women entrepreneurs in the state in the partnership between Odisha’s MSME department and Project Mission Shakti.

India’s First gold option contract approved

  • Commodity derivatives bourse Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX) got approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India for India’s First gold option contract.
  • It will have bi-monthly duration.

US Engineer’s designed Micro propulsion system based on liquid water developed

  • United States’s Purudue University’s Engineers  have designed and tested a micropropulsion system called a Film-Evaporation MEMS Tunable Arrray (EFMTA) thruster that uses liquid water as the propellant for orbital maneuvering of tiny satellites called cubesats.

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