Current Affairs Daily Digest – July 10′ 2017

  1. Danfoss India conferred with Golden Peacock environment management award

Climate and energy efficiency solutions company Danfoss India has been conferred with the ‘Golden Peacock Award’ for Environment Management. The award was presented here during the 19th World Congress on Environment Management’ in the presence of Supreme Court Justice Kurien Joseph.

Danfoss’s commitment towards sustainable development via its energy-efficient products, green initiatives at the Oragadam campus and its ongoing pan India CSR Programmes driving Sustainability are some the key contributing factors for the award.

  1. First Edition of WINGS 2017 – “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”

The First edition of WINGS 2017 Sab Uden, Sab Juden”- Expanding Regional Connectivity was hosted in New Delhi by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. This event brought together the key stakeholders of the Aviation Sector such as States, Tourism Departments and Tour Operators as a Group representing airline consumers to facilitate interaction with various airlines, airport operators, cargo operators and other ecosystem players at a common forum.

  1. Exercise Malabar Commences in Bay of Bengal/ North Indian Ocean

T he 21st edition of the exercise, MALABAR-17 will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 10 to 17 July 2017. The primary aim of this exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies as well as develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.

The scope of MALABAR-17 includes wide-ranging professional interactions during the Harbour Phase at Chennai from 10 to 13 July 2017 and a diverse range of operational activities at sea during the Sea Phase from 14 to 17 July 17.

Naval co-operation between India, US and Japan epitomises the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies.

  1. FICCI delegation for Vietnam

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Kerala State Council will send a business delegation to Vietnam to attend ‘Vietfood & Beverage’, the 21st International exhibition on food & beverage and ‘ProPack Vietnam’ to be held from August 9 to 12 in Ho Chi Minh City. FICCI along with the Investment and Trade Promotion Council (ITPC), Vietnam, will organise a B2B Meet for FICCI delegates with buyers and sellers from Vietnam.

  1. India to import crude oil from US for first time

India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, will import crude oil from the United States for the first time after Indian Oil Corp bought a cargo that will be delivered in October. The purchase comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US in June when President Donald Trump said his country looked forward to exporting more energy products to India.

IOC bought 1.6 million barrels of US Mars crude, a heavy, high-sulphur grade, and 400,000 barrels of Western Canadian Select that will be delivered onboard a Very Large Crude Carrier, IOC’s head of finance.

  1. India tops medal tally at Asian Athletics

India clinched five gold medals to top the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships pushing China to second spot in their most successful campaign in the continental flagship event.

5 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze, India ended the four-day championships on top with their highest ever medal haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze). India’s best came way back in the 1985 Jakarta edition where they had won 22 medals (10 gold, 5 silver, 7 bronze).

  1. Fomer Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra dies

Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra died at a hospital in Goa. He was 82. Chandra had served as the Cabinet Secretary from 1990-92 and was the Indian Ambassador to the US from 1996 to 2001. He was awarded India’s second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007.

  1. Sumita Sanyal, who made a mark in Rajesh Khanna’s Anand, dies at 71

Veteran actor Sumita Sanyal, who essayed supporting characters in Anand and Satyajit Ray’s Nayak, died. Sanyal acted in Bollywood films like Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand (1970) opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Guddi (1971), and Gulzar’s Mere Apne (1971).

  1. Actor Ji-Tu Cumbuka dies

Actor Ji-Tu Cumbuka, who appeared on Roots and in such films as Bound for Glory, Brewster’s Millions and Harlem Nights, has died. He was 77. Ji-Tu Cumbuka was an American stage, film and television actor. In 2011, Cumbuka published his autobiography “A Giant to Remember”.


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