07 April 2017 Current Affairs
Govt Officially Launches BS-IV Grade Fuel Across India
Following Supreme Court’s ruling to ban the sale of BD-III compliant vehicles in the country, the Government of India has now launched Bharat Stage (BS) -IV grade fuel across the nation. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of state for petroleum and Natural Gas, formally launched BS-IV grade transportation fuels from Bhubaneswar, odisha recently. The BS – IV Complaint Vehicles release less pollutants Carbon Mono-oxide (Co), Hydrocarbons (HC), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX), Sulphur (SOX) and particulate matter (PM) compared to BS III Complaint Vehicles.
World Health Day-April 7
World Health Day is on the 7th of April each year. This day marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization which was founded in 1948. The world Health Organization (WHO) is the leading global health authority within the United Nations System. The theme of 2017 World Health Day is “Depression Let’s talk”. More than 30 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.
PV Sindhu reaches career best second spot
Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu attained career best World rankings by rising to world No:2 position. The Rio – Olympic Silver Medalist Jumped three places from the fifth spot. Sindhu who has 75759 points trails Chinese Taipei’s Tai, who has 87911 ranking points with 1st position. Marin is on third place with 75664 points. Saina Nehwal dropped one place in women’s singles ranking to be at nine.
Venkaiah Naidu to Inaugurate Nation
al Children’s Film Festival
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu will host a three-day National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) in Visakhapatnam on 7 April, 2017. It is the largest film festival for children in the country giving the audience quality and wholesome entertainment. The aim of the film festival is to expose children to quality cinema and to introduce novel elements beyond films.
Haryana govt to provide Rs.21,000 to families for third girl Child
Haryana government would provide one time grant of Rs.21,000 to all those families whose third girl child was born after August 24, 2015. Under the “Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti” scheme. Under the scheme, the eligible families would receive the amount irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, income and number of sons. The scheme is aimed to combat the problem of declining child sex ratio and promote girls education in the state.
First Transgender Police Officer Appointed in Tamil Nadu
Prithika Yashini won her first fight against the society when she decided to undergo a sex change operation to become who she believed she was from within. Born pradeep Kumar, Yashini left her parents house before completing a computer studies course and under going surgery. After struggling with the social dogma and gender bias, she recently applied to become a police sub-Inspector in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu. A court in Chennai, Madras has now ruled in her favour.
RBI Appoints Malvika Sinha as Executive Director
The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Malvika Sinha as Executive Director )ED) who took charge on April 3, 2017. As Executive Director, Sinha will look after Foreign Exchange Department, Department of Government and Bank accounts and internal dept, Management Department, Notably, Sinha holds a Masters Degree from University of Bombay and has done her master’s public Administration.
Aleksandar Vucic as New President of Serbia
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has won a Clear Victory in the country’s Presidential election. He Won about 55% well above the threshold to avoid a runoff, with most results counted. His closest challenger, Sasa Jankovic, Polled 16% while satirical candidate Ljubisa Preletacevic came third with 9% of the votes. He became Prime Minister after landslide Victory in early parliamentary elections held in 2014.
Israel signs $ 2 billion deal with India
Israel Aerospace Industries would supply medium range surface to air missile system and long-range air and missile defence systems to India. The major deal for the joint project between the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the Barak – 8 medium range SAM systems to initially include one regiment. The Barak 8 can detect and track hostile aerial threats at a range of 100-km and destroy them at 70km.