Important Daily GK / Current Affairs for September 2017
- Rajiv Mehrishi selected and appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General
Rajiv Mehrishi was selected and appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. Mehrishi who is retired as Union Home Secretary on 30 August 2017. Mehrishi will succeed occupant Shashi Kant Sharma who will finish his tenure on 23 September 2017. Sharma accepted the office of CAG in May 2013. Mehrishi is the first Home Secretary who finished his two-year tenure after the NDA government came to control.
- Amazon to help actualize Karnataka’s Ksheera Bhagya Scheme
Amazon has declared a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to execute the Karnataka Government’s Ksheera Bhagya Scheme in the city. Under the plan, the school children of the city would be given a glass of milk every five days a week. This scheme ensures that children begin their day in school by drinking a healthy glass of milk, which is having protein and fat, essential for healthy development and all-round growth of children. The organization aims to reach with 170000 children crosswise over 1300 government schools in the state.
- PV Sindhu becomes the First Brand Ambassador for Bridgestone India
Badminton ace PV Sindhu, who has won Silver at the World Championship, was appointed the first brand ambassador of tire producer Bridgestone India. The shuttle has contracted a three-year deal Bridgestone India, an auxiliary of Bridgestone who is one of the sponsors for the Olympics 2020 in Japan. The Padma Shri recipient became the first Indian lady to win an Olympic silver medal in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
- Rajiv Gauba Appointed as Union Home Secretary
Mr. Rajiv Gauba took control as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr. Gauba has joined the Ministry of Home Affairs as Officer on Special Duty on June 27, 2017, and took responsibility as the Union Home Secretary upon the superannuation of Shri Rajiv Mehrishi. Mr. Gauba had also served in the International Monetary Fund for four years on the Board of IMF.
- Lebanon gets first animal protection law
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has signed the nation’s first animal welfare bill into law, ensuring that domestic and wild animals will be legitimately protected from abuse. The bill is the circulation of years of lobbying for the protection of animals in the Mediterranean nation. The law, passed by Parliament on 16th August, outlines necessities for keeping domestic pets, regulations for zoos and pet shops, and punishments for violations – including jail time and fines.
- Arunachal Pradesh and J&K are Fastest Growing Economies
Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir were the fastest extending State economies in 2015-16, as per new series of gross State domestic product information with 2011-12 as the base year published by the Central Statistics Office. The two States additionally reported the fastest rise in per capita income around the same year. Arunachal Pradesh’s gross State domestic product (GSDP) extended 16.5% and that of Jammu and Kashmir 14.7 % at steady 2011-12 costs.
- Reliance Foundation Awarded Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar
The Reliance Foundation is rewarded with the very special Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Chairperson of the establishment, Nita Ambani gathered the award from President Ram Nath Kovind who is the 14thpresident of India. For its commitment to the promotion of sports, the award went to Reliance Foundation. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) also got the Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar for its Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent’ (IDCO) program.
- Ahmedabad’s Walled City gets World Heritage City Certificate
The 600-year-old Walled City in Gujarat’s business capital Ahmedabad has formally agreed on the status of India’s 1st World Heritage City by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova gave over the certificate to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani declaring it as ‘World Heritage City’ in Gandhinagar. The walled city of Ahmedabad is the 1st city in India to achieve World Heritage City status and third in Asia after Galle (Sri Lanka)and Bhaktapur (Nepal). India now has added up to 36 World Heritage Inscriptions 28 cultural, seven natural and one mixed sites. India is second after China in some world heritage properties in Asia and Pacific (ASPAC) area and overall seventh in the world.
- National Nutrition Week: 1 to seventh September
The National Nutrition Week will be observed all through the nation from 1st to 7th September. The theme of for this year 2017 is ” Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health.“ The objective of this occasion is to increase awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which overall affects development, productivity, economic growth and also a National improvement.