Sunday, 9 July 2017

9th July 2017 Current Affairs & GK Update

1. Ahmedabad gets World Heritage City tag:
  • Ahmedabad was declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of UNESCO's world heritage committee meet in Poland on Saturday. 
  • The nomination of Ahmedabad was supported by nearly 20 countries.
  • The 606-year-old walled city was preferred over Delhi and Mumbai.
2. President launches 3 digital initiatives over e-education:
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has launched digital initiatives - Swayam, Swayam Prabha and National Academic Depository  in New Delhi to push e-education in the country. 
  • The aim of the initiatives is to raise the Gross Enrollment Ratio in the higher education from 24.5 to 30 by 2020.
  • Massive Open Online Courses, Swayam will host courses taught in classrooms from Class 9th to post-graduation, which can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. It will target those students who could not complete their studies and professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge. 
  • Swayam Prabha is the platform of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes 24X7 using GSAT-15 satellite. 
  • National Academic Depository will facilitate online verification of certificates. All the courses are interactive and available free of cost.
3. Veteran actress Sumita Sanyal passes away at 71:
  • Veteran actress Sumita Sanyal, known for her role in movie 'Anand' passed away on Sunday.
  • The actress breathed her last at her Kolkata residence at Deshapriyo Park.
  • She had acted in over 50 Bengali movies and a few Hindi Movies like 'Anand'(1971), ' Guddi'(1971), 'Aashirwad'(1968) and 'Mere Apne'(1971).

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