12 March 2017 Current Affairs
B.P. Kanungo appointed as RBI Deputy Governor
The Union Govt appointed B.P. Kanungo as a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He will took the charge on 3 April, after present deputy governor R.Gandhi retirement. Kanungo is a career central banker and was appointed as an RBI executive director on 1st March 2016. Earlier, he has also held the positions of regional director at the Jaipur and Kolkata offices of the Reserve Bank.
Thai Model crowned Transgender beauty Queen Title
Thailand’s Model, Jiratchaya Sirimongkol Nawin was crowned Miss International Queen 2016. The 12th edition of the beauty pageant hold in pattayacity. Thailand, Miss International Queen began in the year 2004 and has been held annually in pattaya city since then and is considered the largest and the most popular transgender pageant of the world. The beauty pageant brings together transgender people from around the world and is held to help transgender women feel more accepted by society.
British F1 legend, John surtees Dies at 83
John Surtees, the only racer to win both Formula One and Motorbikes 500 CC category World Championship died on March 10, 2017 in London. He was 83. The former world champion won four 500 CC world titles 1956, 1958, 1959, and 1960. As well as three consecutive 350 CC Championships 1958, 1959 and 1960. He was signed by Ferrari in 1963 and won the World Championship with Italian team in 1964 at the Nurburgring and one at Monza.
India’s 1st AC rail ambulance launched at Mumbai
The Four coach air conditioned (AC) ambulance has been unveiled by the central Railway. This is India’s first air conditioned rail ambulance. CR is the lifeline of Mumbai and other nearby areas as a large number of patents travel in local train. But due to lack of emergency medical care, the critically injured patients succumb to death. That why this rail ambulance would provide timely treatment and save lives.
BCCI to award WC – Winning blind Indian team Rs.1 crore
“Acche din” seems to have begun for blind cricket in India. It’s learnt that in a first of its kind gesture on its part, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will awards Rs.1 crore to the Indian Cricket Team which won the T 20 blind cricket World Cup (WC) last month by beating arch-rivals pakistan by nine wickets in the final in Bangalore.