Daily Current GK Update
11 May, 2019
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NIOS, NHMPH ink MoU in Mumbai
The National Institute of Open Schooling Ministry of Human Resources Development (NIOS) and National Health Mission of Public Health Department (NHMPH) of Government of Maharashtra signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Mumbai. The MOU focused on offering Vocational programmes to the Health Service Providers of National Health Mission (NHM) through National Institute of Open Schooling.
Source: – AIR News
Airtel, Hughes to combine their India VSAT operations
The Sunil Mittal led telecom major Bharti Airtel and Hughes Communications India (HCIL) have decided to combine their VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) satellite communications operations in India. The transaction is subject to approvals by relevant authorities.
HCIL is the India unit of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services. VSAT refers to the provision of data services using satellites and is used extensively by banks and ATMs. Hughes will have majority ownership in the combined entity and Airtel will have a significant shareholding.
Source: – Business Standard
Ajoy Mehta appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Ajoy Mehta has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He will succeed UPS Madan who has been named as the special advisor to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. A 1984-batch IAS officer, Mehta holds the distinction of being the longest-serving BMC commissioner.
Source: – The Indian Express
India’s Jagjit Pavadia re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board
India’s Jagjit Pavadia has been re-elected with the highest number of votes by the UN Economic and Social Council to a five-year term on International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), while China’s candidate Hao Wei lost.
She posted the highest number of votes at 44. Ms Pavadia has been a member of the INCB since 2015 and her current term is set to expire in 2020. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held elections by secret ballot yesterday, with 15 candidates in the fray for five seats.
Source: – Press Information Bureau