Current Affairs 31st July, 2017: 7th August Declared the National Handloom Day
David Taylor is the Mew CEO of Procter and Gamble
30.07.2015: Procter and Gamble announced the appointment of David Taylor as the new President and CEO. P @ G is one of the leading household product maker but the sales in developed countries are sluggish now. The company decided to sell 40 brands to Coty Inc. A G Lafley is going to be the executive chairman of the company.
Revichandran Ashwin Presented Arjuna Award 2014
31.07.2014: Ravichandran Ashwin, who was conferred Arjuna Award in 2014 was presented with the award. He could not receive the award at the ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2014 as he was out of the country, playing ODI series in England. Ashwin, in his career has taken 124 wickets in test matches, 139 in one day international matches and 25 wickets in T20 matches.
7th August Declared the National Handloom Day
31.07.2015: Central government of India declared the 7th August as National Handloom Day. Government received many requests which were considered and this decision was taken. The first Handloom day will be launched by the prime minister of India in Chennai. This will help in the development of handloom weavers in the country, it is expected. National awards and Sant Kabir awards will also be given away on 7th of this August.
Two New AIIMS to be set up
31.07.2015: Government of India announced that it is going to set up two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences. The two institutes will be set up in Jammu and Srinagar.
Body Worn Cameras for Telangana Police
31.07.2015: Telangana government introduced smart policing initiative under which the police in the state procured body worn cameras. This will help reduce crimes, it is said. Police public interface will also be improved. The body won cameras would be GPRS enabled and these will be used to record exchanges with the public, it is said.
TATA is Most Valuable Brand in India
31.07.2015: Tata retained its number one position as the most valuable brand in India. UK Based Brand Finance’s annual study revealed this. Other brands in top 10 list are SBI, LIC, Airtel, Reliance, Indian Oil, Infosys, L@ T, HCL and ONGC.