Current Affairs Today 13th December 2019
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Andhra Pradesh Assembly Passes Disha Bill
The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019 also known as the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019 to award death sentence for offences of rape and gang rape and expediting verdict in trials of such cases within 21 days.
As per the law, the investigation is expected to be completed in 7 working days and trial shall be completed in 14 working days.
‘World Habitat Award’ for Odisha’s JAGA Mission
Odisha won the ‘World Habitat Award’ for Jaga Mission also called Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (OLHM).
The Jaga is a society under Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD), Government of Odisha. The OLHM-JAGA aims at transforming the slums into livable habitats and under which 52,682 urban poor families living in the slums have been granted land rights certificate.
This award is given by World Habitat, in partnership with United Nations Habitat, every year, in recognition of innovative, outstanding, and revolutionary ideas, projects, and programmes from across the world in the field of housing.
Governor: Ganeshi Lal
Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
Dell Technologies ties up with UNESCO to boost quality of education
Dell Technologies announced a new partnership with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace) to enable school teachers adopt technology in classrooms by using ICT tools.
Through this partnership, Dell Aarambh a PC for education program by Dell and UNESCO MGIEP’s ‘FramerSpace’ platform will collaborate to train identified teachers.
The partnership would enable achieving the UN Sustainable Goal 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies and also UNESCO MGIEP in its mission of building social and emotional learning, innovative digital pedagogies and empowering youth.
Headquarters: Paris, France
Director-General: Audrey Azoulay
Nirmala Sitharaman ranks 34th in Forbes powerful women list
Finance Minister Sitharaman has been ranked as the 34th most powerful woman in the world on Forbes “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list.
Sitharaman is one of four Indian women to have made the list including Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, HCL Enterprise CEO and Executive Director Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Landmark Group CEO Renuka Jagtiani.
First 3 persons in this list are Angela Markel, Christine Lagarde, Nancy Pelosi.
National Tribal Dance Festival to be held in Raipur
A three-day National Tribal Dance Festival will be held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
In the event, international folk artists from 23 states and six other countries are expected to take part and portray their respective tribal folk culture.
Nearly 1,400 artists belonging to 151 art troupes from 23 states and guest artists from six countries including Sri Lanka, Belarus, Uganda and Bangladesh will participate in the three-day programme.
CM: Bhupesh Baghel
Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
Salman Khan appointed as Pepsi’s new brand ambassador
Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has roped in Bollywood actor Salman Khan as the new face of its flagship Pepsi brand of carbonated beverage in India.
Latest Brand Ambassadors List
Suniel Shetty appointed as the brand ambassador of National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).
Hima Das appointed as brand ambassador of Gatorade.
Bharat Pe ropes in Salman Khan as brand ambassador.
PUMA appointed Indian Boxer M C Mary Kom as its new brand ambassador.
PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik appointed as brand ambassadors of Clean India Mission.
Gurgaon-based startup won ‘Space Oscar’ award
The Gurugram-based startup blue Sky Analytics has created an application called ‘Zuri’ that won the Copernicus Masters Award also called Space Oscars, under the Social Entrepreneurship category.
The award was given by the Earth observation program managed by the European Commission (EU) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty Wins WTA Player of The Year Award
Australian Ashleigh Barty, whose breakout 2019 campaign included a French Open crown and world number one ranking, was named the WTA Player of the Year.
Her 4 titles in 2019 included the celebrated WTA Finals, the place she cemented her place atop the year-end rankings.
List of Tennis Grand Slams 2019 (female Singles)
US Open 2019 – Bianca Andreescu (Canada)
Wimbledon Open 2019 – Simona Halep (Romania)
Australian Open 2019 – Naomi Osaka (Japan)
French Open 2019 – Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
Ministry of HRD implements the Scheme Vocationalisation of School Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development is implementing the Scheme of Vocationalisation of School Education under the umbrella of ‘Samagra Shiksha an integrated scheme for school education’.
Under the scheme a vocational subject is offered for Classes IX to XII along with the general education to provide necessary employability and vocational skills for variety of occupations.
Minister of Human Resource Development: Ramesh Pokhriyal
ramesh pokhriyal constituency: Haridwar
FSSAI, Nasscom Foundation partners to develop app to prevent food wastage
FSSAI and NASSCOM Foundation Partners to Develop Mobile App ‘Food Donation in India’ to Reduce Food Wastage
In order to prevent food wastage, Food regulator, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Nasscom Foundation have signed an MoU to develop a mobile application and set up a 24×7 helpline number.
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