Daily Current Affairs 12 August 2017:-

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Prasoon Joshi becomes chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification

  • The government has appointed Lyricist Prasoon Joshi as Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification for 3 years.
  • Joshi has taken place of Pahlaj Nihalani.
  • Joshi's appointment has been effective from August 11, 2017.
  • According to the release of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the tenure of the reconstituted board will continue for 3 years or till further order.

No. of technical institutions trimmed

  • The All India Council for Technical Education has decided to shut down such technical institutes, which have less than 30% admissions in the last 5 years.
  • According to statistics, there are about 10 thousand 350 accredited engineering institutes in the country whose total capacity is 37 lakh students.
  • Of these, 27 lakh seats are vacant.

Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan won bronze medal

  • Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan has won the bronze medal in the Asian Shotgun Championship.
  • This competition is being organized in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Maheshwari won the Bronze medal in the individual event and Silver medal in Team event.
  • Maheshwari became the first Indian woman to win a medal in individual shooting competition.

JD(U) will take action against Sharad Yadav
  • JD(U) President Bashistha Narain Singh has said that the party will take action against its senior leader Sharad Yadav for his anti -party activities.
  • Mr. Singh also noted that no one is above the party.  
  • JD(U) will also take action against party MP Ali Anwar if needed.
  • Sharad Yadav had publicly expressed his displeasure over JD(U)'s alliance with BJP.  
  • Ali Anwar and other leaders have also raised their voices against the JD(U)- BJP alliance.
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