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Current Affairs of 12th August 2017
- The 15th Vice President of India was sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
- WHO has appointed Sprinter Milkha Singh as its Goodwill Ambassador.
- Flipkart became the world’s third most funded private company.
- Manju Deshbandhu Gupta takes the appointment as the chairman of Pharmaceutical company Lupin.
- Watch, a new video section was launched by Facebook.
- Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan won the Bronze medal at Asian Shotgun Championship.
- Bhopal will host the India – ASEAN Youth Summit.
- Vijay Nambisan, Tamil poet, and writer passed away.
- IFS Officer Reenat Sandu is the new ambassador of San Marino.
- American Athlete Brittney Reese won her 4th gold at the IAAF World Championship.
- Pawel Fajdek from Poland, became the first man to win three successive world championship titles in the hammer throw.
12th August 2017 Current Affairs – National News
The 15th Vice President of India was sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
- M Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as the new Vice President on Friday.
- President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office in a brief ceremony in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
- He wore the traditional white panche and white shirt and took the oath in Hindi in the name of God.
Bhopal will host the India – ASEAN Youth Summit.
- To celebrate 25 years of partnership with ASEAN countries, the ministry of youth affairs is holding a ‘youth summit’ in Bhopal this month.
- The summit will have 100 participants from the 10 ASEAN countries with participants from India.
- ASEAN is the Association of South-East Asian nations.
- It consists of 10 countries namely Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
International News – Latest Current Affairs
Flipkart became the world’s third most funded private company.
- After raising almost $7 billion, Flipkart is the third most funded company in the world.
- Flipkart is at ninth position with about $15 billion in valuation.
- Uber is the most valuable company with a valuation of $68 billion, following by Didi Chuxing with $50 billion, and Xiaomi $46 billion.
Appointment News – Gk Today Current Updates
Manju Deshbandhu Gupta takes the appointment as the chairman of Pharmaceutical company Lupin.
- Manju Deshbandhu Gupta appointed as the chairman of Drug major Lupin on Friday with immediate effect.
- The board unanimously appointed her to the non-executive role for a period of two years.
- Deshbandhu Gupta, Lupin’s founder, and chairman had passed away in June 2017.
IFS Officer Reenat Sandu is the new ambassador of San Marino.
- Ambassador of India to Italy Ms. Reenat Sandhu is the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino.
- She will take the assignment shortly.
Technology Updates – 12th August 2017 Current Affairs
Watch, a new video section was launched by Facebook.
- Facebook Watch marks the social network’s entry into the high-end video scene.
- The watch will be released as a replacement to YouTube for video creators of various sizes.
- It helps creators to upload their episodes in a more logical format than the usual profile feed and make money from TV-style Ad Breaks.
- The watch will have original and exclusive video series, from big-name partners of the media landscape.
- Networks like BuzzFeed and Tastemade are creating content for the watch with legacy companies, like Hearst and A&E.
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Sports News – Latest Current Events
Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan won the Bronze medal at Asian Shotgun Championship.
- 21-year-old Maheshwari won her first international medal in the senior category.
- Maheshwari qualified for the knock-outs by topping the round with a score of 6875.
- Rashmi Rathore, another Indian in the final finished fourth with a score of 32 after qualifying with a score of 64.
American Athlete Brittney Reese won her 4th gold at the IAAF World Championship.
- Brittney Reese won another world gold medal in the women’s long jump at the IAAF World Championships.
- Reese previously won gold in 2009, 2011 and 2013 and was the 2012 Olympics champion.
- She managed a best of 7.02 meters to get the Gold.
- Russian Darya Klishina who was competing as a neutral claimed silver with 7.00m.
Pawel Fajdek from Poland, became the first man to win three successive world championship titles in the hammer throw.
- After a disappointing no-throw, he unleashed successive efforts of 79.73m, 79.81m and 79.40m that blew away the field.
- The silver went to Russian Valeriy Pronkin who was competing under the neutral flag.
Obituary News – Current Affairs Today
Vijay Nambisan, Tamil poet, and writer passed away.
- Noted Tamil poet and writer Vijay Nambisan has died due to a terminal illness.
- Nambisan, an IIT-Madras graduate won the first ever All India Poetry Competition in 1990.
- He is survived by his wife Kavery Nambisan.
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