Online Current Affairs for 12 Mar, 17


International Vision Zero Conference’ on Occupational, Safety and Health


  • The international conference on the VISION ZERO and its relevance to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), is being organized from 15th to 17th, March 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • It's organised by;
    1.  Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI),
    2. Government of India,
    3. Ministry of Labour and Employment and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV),
    4. Germany in association with International Social Security Association (ISSA).
  • An exhibition on OSH is also being organized during the conference from 15th to 17th March, 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • The exhibition will provide the most efficient platform to support technological communication and business trade.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The international conference on the VISION ZERO and its relevance to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), is being organized from 15th to 17th, March 2017 at which place? 
- Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. 
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Kiren Rijiju launches MySSB APP


  • Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India launched a mobile application "MySSB" in New Delhi.
  • Nearly three months after BSF constable Tej Bahadur accused his force of serving poor quality of food and his seniors of siphoning ration money meant for soldiers, nearly all Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) have developed their own application to address soldiers' grievances.
  • The application will have soldiers' ;
    1. financial accounts,
    2. designations, and
    3. grievances.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who launched a mobile application called "MySSB" in New Delhi which is created to address soldiers' grievances? 
- Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India.
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Narendra Kumar takes over as Chairman Central Water Commission


  • Shri Narendra Kumar, an officer of Central Water Engineering Service (1979 batch) has assumed the charge of Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC).
  • He has served in various capacities in CWC as Assistant Director in Design Organisation.
  • He has also served as Senior Joint Commissioner in Command Area Development wing of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from 2002 to 2005.
  • He was also member of Experts Committee for Scientific Assessment of flood prone area in India and Standing Committee for Morphological studies of Indian rivers.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has assumed the charge of Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC)? 
- Shri Narendra Kumar, an officer of Central Water Engineering Service (1979 batch).
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BP Kanungo appointed RBI Deputy Governor


  • BP Kanungo was on Friday appointed Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years.
  • The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post with effect from the date of taking over the charge on or after April 3.
  • He has been appointed in place of R Gandhi.
  • Kanungo was appointed as Executive Director in the central bank in March last year.
  • The ACC has also named Dilip S Shanghvi as Member, Western Local Board of RBI.
  • The appointment of Shanghvi, the promoter of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries , to the post is for a period of four years.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was appointed as the Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years? 
 - BP Kanungo. 
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