Daily Current Affairs Update – 12th July 2016

GK Eduwrap 12th July


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National – Across the India:


CoE– IoT

1. India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things (CoE– IoT) was launched in Bengaluru, Karnataka.


National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) launched it.

The centre was launched at NASSCOM’s Startup Warehouse in Bengaluru to encourage start-ups to come up with tech solutions centred on Internet of Things (IoT).


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2. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) to check child diarrhoeal deaths.


The IDCF drive was launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi.

It will be observed from 11th to 23rd July, 2016 across the country.


Awards & Recognition:


1. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on renowned Gujarati writer and litterateur Dr.Raghuveer Chaudhari at a function in New Delhi. Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari


He was awarded with the India’s highest literary honour carrying a cash prize, a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati for the year 2015.

He has authored more than 80 books and some of his notable novels include Amrita, Venu Vatsala, Uparvas, Purvarang and Laagni Samjyaa Vinaa Chuuta Padvanu.


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2. Aditya Puri, the chief executive and managing director of the second largest private sector lender HDFC Bank, has been ranked as the best banking CEO in Asia by the investor community.


Captain Radhika Menon

3. Captain Radhika Menon was selected for the 2016 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.


She has been selected for the prestigious award for her role in the rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal in June 2015.

She is also the first female to receive the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.


Appointments & Resignations:


1. Sanjay Gupta was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL).


Sushila Karki2. Sushila Karki has become the first woman Chief Justice of Nepal after taking oath of office and secrecy at a special programme organized at the Presidential Residence, Sheetal Niwas.


She will head the judiciary till June 6, 2017.

The oath was administered by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.


Important Dates:


1. The World Population Day is observed across the world on July 11.World Population Day


The motive was attention on the urgency and importance of population issue.

2016 Theme was “Investing in teenage girls”.

It focuses on the empowerment of teenage girls.


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