Current Affairs 12th July 2017 – GKToday
1.Senior Bureaucrat , Subhas Chandra Garg has assumed charge as Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) in the Finance Ministry.
2.The 22nd World Petroleum Congress , the largest gathering for the oil and gas industry kicked off in Istanbul.
3.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Ravi Shastri as the new Head coach of Indian Cricket team.
4.Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) , South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) in Varanasi.
5.Rajasthan become the first state in India to lay down the minimum educational qualifications for contesting elections to village cooperative societies and various other cooperative bodies.
6.Axis Bank has tied up with Inter-American Investment cooperation (IIC) to facilitate trade with Latin America and the Caribbean.
7.The 41st session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference held in Krakow , Poland.
8.Meghalaya Chief Minister , Mukul Sanga has launched the ambitious flagship programme ” Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship (LIFE) at Songsak.
9.Malala day is observed on 12th July.
10.Forensic Expert and Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. P.Chandra Sekharan has passed away.
11.Union cabinet has approved an MoU between India and Palestine on cooperation in the field of Health & Medicine and Information Technology & Electronics.