10 January 2017: Daily Current Affairs for IBPS, SBI, RRB, RBI, SSC

Current Affairs

PM Modi inaugurates 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit at Gandhinagar today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

Manohar Parrikar inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the three-day International Conference and Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics (ICERP) at Bombay Exhibition center today.

Delhi govt sets up 10 skill development centres in night shelters.

Delhi government has set up ten skill development centres in night shelters in the national capital. Skill training related to sewing, beauty culture, plumbing, electrical work and simple cooking will be provided to homeless people in these centres. Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today jointly inaugurated the skill development centres.

Shreyas Mehta bags Scottish Jr open squash title.

India U-13 squash player Shreyas Mehta scripted a remarkable comeback to win the Scottish Junior Open title.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Fifa best player award.

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

4 Indian-American scientists chosen for Presidential award by Barack Obama.

Four Indian-American scientists have been chosen among 102 researchers who will receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) – the highest honour given by the US government to science and engineering professionals.

These are: Pankaj Lal from Montclair State University (Department of Agriculture); Kaushik Chowdhury from Northeastern University (Department of Defense), Manish Arora, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Department of Health and Human Services) and Aradhna Tripati, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (National Science Foundation).

Delhi University’s SRCC to go cashless from tomorrow.

In a first among city colleges, Delhi University’s prestigious Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) will go cashless from tomorrow for various transactions ranging from fee submission to payments at the canteen.

Xi Jinping to be first Chinese president to join Davos World Economic Forum.

President Xi Jinping this month will become the first Chinese head of state to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Former German president Roman Herzog dies at 82.

Former German president Roman Herzog, best remembered for urging “a jolt” of political and social reform in his country, has died at the age of 82.

12th World Hindi Day celebrated across the world.

The 12th World Hindi Day was celebrated on 10 January 2017 across the world, while National Hindi Diwas is being celebrated on 14 September.

IIT Kharagpur alumni Parag Havaldar wins Technical Oscar Award.

IIT Kharagpur alumni Parag Havaldar on 9 January 2017 won the prestigious Technical Achievement Award, popularly called the Technical Oscar which is awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.

Kalyan Krishnamurthy appointed as CEO of Flipkart.

E-commerce giant Flipkart promoted former Tiger Global Management executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Krishnamurthy will replace Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, who has been elevated to the position of Group CEO.

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies.

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away on 8 January 2017 following a cardiac arrest. He was 82.

Trump names son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior adviser.

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was named senior adviser to the president elect- Donald Trump.