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12 May 2017 Current Affairs
Transgender Community Persons now Eligible for jobs in Kochi Metro Rail Corporation
Kochi Metro decided to employ 23 members of the transgender community. This is the first time a government owned company has formally appointed members of transgender community. These transgender workers will be a part of 530 workers to be employed at 11 stations in the Kochi Metro Station.
Mark Lowcock Has Been Appointed UN Humanitarian Chief
Mark Lowcock, the head of Britain’s International Development Department, has been appointed has United Nation’s new Humanitarian aid Chief by UN Secretary General. Mr. Low Cock will replace Stephen O’ Brien. Low Cock will be the 4th British National to held post of UN Humanitarian Chief since 2007
Election Commission of India Launches National Contact Center
The Election Commission of India has launched National Contact Center with a toll free number -1800111950. The move would enable any citizen from any part of the country to call on the toll free number and get their query or complaint addressed at any time of the day in Hindi or English.
Brazil withdraws emergency Advisory on Zika
Brazil on 11 May, 2017 declared an end to public health emergency for the Zika Virus after about 18 months of fight against this mosquito borne virus. The Zika Virus emergency fell up on Brazil when the country was preparing to host the 2016 Olympics. In November 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) lifted its own international health emergency status for Zika.
Atmosphere Discovered Around Worm Neptune
Astronomers have discovered ‘the primitive atmosphere’ surrounding a planet “Warm Neptune” with the help of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. The study revealed that the exo-planet found around 430 light years from Earth has an atmosphere that composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium, with a relatively cloudless sky.
Geetha Johri will be First Woman Police Chief of Gujarat
Geetha Johri, an IPS officer of the 1982 batch was appointed the new DGP of Gujatrat state, Johri becomes the State’s first woman police chief. She was the supervisory officer of Sohrabuddin encounter case in 2006-07 when the CID investigated the case following the opex court’s direction.
Home Minister Launches an App for Central Armed Police Forces
The Union Home Ministry launched a grievance redressal mobile app for the Central Armed Police Forces on 11 May, 2017. If any soldier has a complaint, they can directly log it through the app and it will be taken up by the home Ministry for disposal. The CAPF includes jawans from Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Vinay Mohan Kwatra Appointed as New Ambassador to France
Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed as new ambassador to France. Currently he is a joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. Vinay is a 1988 batch Foreign Service Officer. He will succeed Mohan Kumar. He is an experience of dealing with the UN Organisations such as International Labour Organisation (ILO) and World Health Organisation (WHO). He has also served in Indian diplomatic missions in China and the U.S.