Important Current Affairs Today 12 May 2017: Your daily guide for General Knowledge Preparation

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Important Days and Dates
International Nurses Day: May 12
Every year May 12 is celebrated asInternational Nurses Day(the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth) to mark the contributions nurses make to society. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day since 1965.
Theme of 2017 International Nurses Day – Nurses: A voice to lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

National News
1.Telangana becomes first state to introduce logo for hearing impaired drivers.
• Telangana has become the first state to introduce a logo for vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment.
• Hyderabad based graphic designer ManikantaAnnapragada has designed the logo.
• The logo should be six inches tall and five inches wide at the rear side and four inches tall and three inches wide in the front for four-wheelers.
• Chief Minister of Telangana – K. Chandrashekar Rao

2.Vinay Mohan Kwatra named India’s new ambassador to France.
• He is currently serving as joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
• He will replace Mohan Kumar.
• Capital of France – Paris

3.Sachin Tendulkar has bought a stake in the new Tamil Nadu franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League
• Sachin will jointly own the yet-to-be named Tamil Nadu franchise along with serial entrepreneur N. Prasad.
• This is Sachin’s second investment in a sports team, he also owns the Kerala franchise in the Indian Super League.

4. India added 9.1 million new taxpayers during financial year 2016-2017.
• An 80% increase over the typical yearly rise, highlighting the impact of India’s November demonetisation of high-value currencies.
• This is expected to significantly boost the government’s tax revenue.
• India had only 55.9 million individual taxpayers at the end of 2015-16.

International News
1. Bahamas elects Hubert Minnis as new prime minister.
• Hubert Minnis emerged as the Bahamas’ next prime minister in general elections that saw incumbent Perry Christie concede defeat.
• Capital of Bahamas – Nassau
• Currency of Bahamas – Bahamian dollar

Business News
1. SBI to charge Rs. 25 for each ATM withdrawal using its e-wallet.
• SBI is going to introduce a new facility that would enable withdrawal of cash through ATMs using the bank’s mobile wallet.
• SBI will charge Rs. 25 on every cash withdrawal transaction from the mobile wallet via ATMs.
• Chairman of the State Bank of India – Arundhati Bhattacharya

2. India will buy Anti-Nuclear and Anti-Chemical Suits from the United States.
• US has agreed to sell chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence (CBRN) suits and equipment to India for $75 million.
• The purchase is sure to boost India’s capacity to handle, contain and even foil possible chemical, biological or nuclear-based attacks.

Sports News
1.Three Indian women wrestlers win silver in Asian Wrestling championship.
• Three Indian women wrestlers Sakshi Malik, VineshPhogat and DivyaKakran bagged silver medals in their respective categories.
• Asian Wrestling Championships is hosted by New Delhi, India

2.Younis Khan set to coach Afghan team.
• The ACB head AtifMashalannounced that Younis Khan has agreed to coach the Afghanistan team.
• Younis Khan is set to join the Afghanistan national team as coach after he retires from international cricket.
• Inzamamulhaqhad resigned as Afghanistans head coach last year to become Pakistans chief selector.

3.Justice MukulMudgal elected as the head of FIFA Governance Committee.
• MukulMudgalheaded the panel probing the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
• He was elected as the Head of FIFA’s governance committee at the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain.
• He was previously the committee’s deputy chairman.

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