By: D.K Choudhary
ii. UNESCO, the Government of Indonesia, and the Press Council of Indonesia co-organized the World Press Freedom Day’s main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1-4 May 2017.
4th National Standards Conclave held in New Delhi
ii. The objective of the two-day Conclave was to bring awareness and prepare Industries, Central Government Ministries, State Governments, regulatory/standards-setting and conformity assessment bodies on the growing importance of “Standards” in the changing scenario of global trade.
Madhya Pradesh becomes 1st state to shift to January to December financial year
ii. The move breaks a 150-year tradition as India started adopting the April-March financial year from 1867. So, now the Budget session of the next financial year will be held either in December 2017 or January 2018.
Department of Telecom launches ‘Tarang Sanchar’ portal
ii. The web portal is for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances. The portal aims to generate confidence among the public about the effectiveness of the EMF compliance process in India.
iii. Additionally, any person can request for EMF emission measurement at a location by paying a fee of Rs 4000 online. It is am an important move for Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India.
Mallikarjun Kharge appointed as new chairman of PAC
ii. Kharge has replaced Congress leader K V Thomas whose term ended on April 30.
iii. The chairman of PAC is appointed by the speaker of Lok Sabha.
Shabana Azmi starrer ‘The Black Prince’ awarded at film fest in Houston
i. Hollywood film The Black Prince, featuring singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj and veteran actress Shabana Azmi, was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival (WHIFF).
ii. The film is a historic biopic on the poignant life story of the last king of Punjab – Maharajah Duleep Singh.
iii. The film is Directed by Kavi Raj.
Rajive Kaul gets diplomatic service award from South Korea
ii. The award was conferred by the acting President and Prime Minister of South Korea Hwang Kyo-ahn at a programme in New Delhi recently.
The 44th Annual Daytime EMMY AWARDS 2017 announced
ii. The NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.
- OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM- Good Morning America (ABC)
- OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES- Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
- OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES- Kate Mansi, Days of Our Lives (CBS)
- OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW- Jeopardy
- OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW- The Dr. Oz Show (SYNDICATED)
- OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS PROGRAM- Entertainment Tonight (CBS)
- OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES- General Hospital (ABC)
- OUTSTANDING CULINARY PROGRAM- Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse (Amazon).
Important Takeaways from above GK Update for Exams are as follows-
- World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 03rd May
- It is organized by UNESCO
- UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication
- Irina Bokova is the Director-General of UNESCO
- UNESCO Headquarters based in Paris, France
- 4th National Standards Conclave was held in New Delhi
- It was organized by Department of Commerce, Government of India
- Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry.
- Madhya Pradesh became the first state to shift to January to December financial year
- India started adopting the April-March financial year from 1867
- The CM of MP is Mr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan
- Governor of MP is Mr. Om Prakash Kohli (Additional charge).
- Department of Telecom launched ‘Tarang Sanchar’ portal
- Manoj Sinha is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways launched the portal.
- Mallikarjun Kharge has been appointed as new chairman of PAC
- The chairman of PAC is appointed by the speaker of Lok Sabha.
- The Black Prince was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival (WHIFF)
- The film is Directed by Kavi Raj
- Rajive Kaul gets diplomatic service award from South Korea
- He is present Chairman of Nicco group
- The acting President and Prime Minister of South Korea is Hwang Kyo-ahn
- Daytime EMMY AWARD is conferred by NATAS
- National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the full form of NATAS
- The event was held in California, USA.