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Current Affairs 12th August 2017
- World Health Organisation appointed Milkha Singh as Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity. Legendary athlete Milkha Singh was appointed as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR).
- Odisha govt and Facebook launches She Means Business programme for women entrepreneurs. Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched Facebook’s programme named ‘She Means Business’ for women entrepreneurs in Odisha.
- American Athlete Brittney Reese won her 4th gold at the IAAF World Championship.
- Flipkart became the world’s third most funded private company.
- PF account to be automatically transferred on job switch. From next month, your PF account will be transferred automatically when you change your job, chief provident fund commissioner V P Joy has said.
- Anand beats Nepomniachtchi to jump to joint lead at Sinquefield Cup. Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia in the seventh round to jump to the joint top position in the Sinquefield Cup, a part of the Grand Chess tour.
- BitBay launches trading platform for digital currency. BitBay, one of the top ten cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world, has launched a dedicated platform for trade and exchange of digital currencies such as bitcoin, litecoin, ether, Lisk, monero, dash and gamecredits.
- Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 given to N.K. Jemisin. The Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given to Nora K. Jemisin, an American speculative fiction writer for her work “The Obelisk Gate”