Daily GK Digest – February 13th, 2017 for top current affairs of today.
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Here is the daily GK Digest for February 13th, 2017.
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World Radio Day-2017
- World Radio day observed every year all over the world on 13 February.
- UNESCO’s General Conference, at its 36th session, proclaimed World Radio Day on 13 February.
- On 14 January 2013, the United Nations General Assembly formally endorsed UNESCO’s proclamation of World Radio Day.
- 13 February is the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946.
French Car Manufacturer Peugeot SA Buys Ambassador
- The Hindustan Motors sold its iconic brand Ambassador to European auto major Peugeot for $12 million.
- The CK Birla group, the owners of Hindustan Motors, have sold the car brand for Rs 80 crore to the French auto makers, as per company spokesman.
- Hindustan Motors, India’s oldest car maker, stopped production of the Ambassador in 2014 citing debt and lack of demand for the vehicle which was designed on Britain’s long-defunct Morris Oxford.
- The curvy Ambassador once ruled India’s roads and for years was the only car driven by politicians and senior government officials.
EC directs polling officers to file FIR against Dainik Jagran
- The Election Commission on Monday issued orders to election officers of 15 Uttar Pradesh districts, to lodge separate criminal cases against the managing director of Resource Development International and the Chief Editor of Hindi daily Dainik Jagran on charges of conducting and publishing an “exit poll”.
- The cases will be registered under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Section 126A and B of the Representation of the People Act that attracts up to two years’ imprisonment.
- The Chief Electoral Officer of the State has been directed to file a compliance report by 6 p.m. on Monday.
- As Section 188 is a cognisable offence, no court order is required to make arrests, said an EC official.
Pakistan court bans Valentine’s Day celebrations
- A Pakistani high court today banned Valentine’s Day celebrations across the country and its promotion on social media.
- The order was issued by the Islamabad High Court on the petition submitted by a citizen Abdul Waheed.
- The petitioner had urged the court that Valentine Day was not part of the Muslim tradition and its promotions on the mainstream and social media should be banned.
- The court accepted the petition and ordered the administration to take action to stop the celebration of Valentine’s Day in the country.
Indian cricket team to win T20 Blind world cup
- India successfully defended their title in the T20 Blind World Cup on Sunday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final by nine wickets.
- India made it to the final with eight victories in nine games, losing only to Pakistan in the group stages at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Pakistan, on the other hand, were unbeaten throughout.
- Pakistan scored 197 for 8 in 20 overs (Badar Muni 57; Ketan Patel 2-29, Mohammad Jaffar Igbal 2-33).
- India scored 200/1 in 17.4 overs (Prakasha Jayaramaiah 99 not out, Ajay Kumar Reddy 43) to win by nine wickets.