IRDAI takes over management of Sahara Life Insurance
ii. R.K. Sharma, general manager, IRDA has been appointed as the administrator with “immediate effect” to manage Sahara India Life Insurance Company.
- Lucknow-based Sahara India Life Insurance was the first wholly Indian owned life insurance company in the private sector.
- It is promoted by Sahara Pariwar Group headed by Subrata Roy.
Uttar Pradesh tops the list with maximum child labor in the state– CRY report
iii. The report has outlined that reach of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which was introduced with the intent of providing a strong base to these children, is quite limited as it covers only 50% percent of this population.
- Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) was Launched on October 2, 1975, by Government of India.
- Its Objective is to provide food, organization preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.
- CRY is an organization working to restore child rights in India.
- It was founded in the year 1979 by Rippan Kapur.
Sikkim govt signs MoU with British Council
- Khangchendzonga National Park is situated in Sikkim.
- Rangit Dam is a famous Dam in Sikkim.
G7 environment ministers meeting 2017 held in Bologna, Italy
- G7 members include US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan.
- G7 presidency rotates annually between member countries. The Presidency for the year 2017 is held by Italy. Canada will hold the G7 presidency in 2018.
- Rome is the Capital of Italy.
- Paolo Gentiloni is the Prime Minister of Italy.
India's first canal top solar PV system at NTPC Mouda
- NTPC was Incorporated on November 7, 1975.
- Shri Gurdeep Singh is the Chairman and MD of NTPC.
Telangana launches PashuBazar website for online cattle sale
Takeaways from above News-
- K. Chandrashekar Rao is the CM of Telangana.
- E. S. L. Narasimhan is the Governor of Telangana.
India ratifies two key ILO conventions on child labour
iii. India is the 170th ILO member state to ratify Convention No 138, which requires states to set a minimum age under which no one shall be admitted to employment or work in any occupation, except for light work and artistic performances.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- ILO Director-General is Guy Ryder.
- The ILO was created in 1919.
- ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
NASA confers Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A'Hearn posthumously
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the full form of NASA.
- Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. is NASA Acting Administrator.
- NASA was established in 1958.
Virat Kohli becomes No.1 ranked ODI batsman
- Virat Kohli (IND)
- David Warner (AUS)
- AB de Villiers (SA)
- Josh Hazlewood (AUS)
- Imran Tahir (SA)
- Mitchell Starc (AUS)
Ex-Uttarakhand CM Pokhriyal authors book on Vajpayee ‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’