Current Affairs Today - Current Affairs 2017

हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स प्रश्नोत्तरी 2017 के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें.

Sachin Tendulkar conferred with the membership of the “Order of Australia”

Sachin Tendulkar conferred  with the membership of the image“Order of Australia” 

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Why Sachin was conferred with this honor?

  • Sachin was conferred with this membership for his service to India-Australia relations by promoting goodwill, friendship and sportsmanship via Cricket.

How many Indians till date have been honored with this membership?

  • TWO.
  • Sachin Tendulkar became only the 2nd Indian after former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee to get the honour.

read more..

Tags:

Nelson Mandela bank notes launched by South Africa

The South African government had earlier declared the launch of new bank notes on the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison after serving 27 years for his opposition to white-minority rule.

The living legend ‘Nelson Mandela’ popularly known by his clan name "Madiba" became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He rarely appears in public now but is still respected both at home and abroad and held up as a symbol of freedom, human rights and democracy.

The new currency notes also feature South Africa’s "big five" wild animals –

  1. Rhino
  2. Elephant
  3. Lion
  4. Buffalo
  5. Leopard

The new currency notes will be used in co-occurrence with the existent currency, which will be progressively phased out.

Tags: