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Daily News Digest:13 December 2019

Actor Suniel Shetty appointed as the brand ambassador for National Anti-Doping Agency

Actor Suniel Shetty has been appointed as the brand ambassador of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on 10th December 2019. The National Anti-Doping body is hoping that his celebrity status will help its efforts to clean up sports in the country from the menace.

Vikas Swarup is appointed as the Secretary West in Ministry of External Affairs

The government on 11th December 2019 appointed senior diplomat Vikas Swarup as Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs. Mr. Swarup is a 1986 cadre IFS officer, served till November as the High Commissioner to Canada.

Indian Culture web portal

Ministry of Culture launched the Indian Culture web portal in New Delhi. It was launched by the State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. The portal was developed by a team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. The process of curation of the data was done by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.

UNESCO and Dell Technologies to launch a new education programme in Digital Technology

The US-based Dell Technologies has launched "Dell Aarambh". This is a computer-based initiative to help teachers, parents and schools to bring in technology-based content to classrooms. Dell has collaborated with the Unesco Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO-MGIEP) to roll out the programme.

The Union Cabinet approved Social Security Agreement between India and Brazil

The Union Cabinet which was chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing the Agreement on Social Security with the Federative Republic of Brazil. India has been entering into the bilateral Social Security Agreements with other countries in order to protect the interests of Indian professionals, skilled workers who are working abroad for short durations. This enhances the competitiveness of Indian companies.

NFRA issued its first audit report of IL&FS Financial Services Limited for the year 2017-18

The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) has issued the Audit Quality Review (AQR) report of the statutory audit for the year 2017-18 of IL&FS Financial Services Limited (IFIN). The statutory auditor for this engagement was Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP (DHS).

Lok Sabha passed the Central Sanskrit University Bill 2019

The three are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Delhi and the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Once enacted into law, it will convert three existing Sanskrit teaching and research institutions into Central Universities and pave the way for new ones to come up.
 

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