Current Affairs Daily Digest: January 10, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for January 10, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

Home Minister Rajnath Singh lays the Foundation stone for new NDRF campus

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Ministry of Power unveils World’s Largest Street Light Programme

The Union Ministry of Power unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area. It is implemented under LED based Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Union Ministry of Power. Read more

ISRO, CNES ink pact on satellite launch

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and French Space agency (CNES) have signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology.

Space cooperation is one of the cornerstones of the Indo-French strategic partnership and spans over 50 years. ISRO is the second partner of CNES, in terms of volume, after NASA. Read more

International Current Affairs

Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile Babur-3

Pakistan successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur-3 capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. This launch gives Pakistan a “credible” second-strike capability. The Babur-3 missile was fired from an underwater mobile platform from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean and hit its target with precise accuracy. Read more

China launches first commercial space mission with new Kuaizhou-1A rocket

China successfully launched first commercial mission using an updated version of the low-cost Kuaizhou-1A rocket. As part of the mission three satellites JL-1, CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1 were launched into space.

The success of the mission marks the Chinese company’s capability of providing flexible, convenient, quick and economical launch services for domestic and overseas clients. Read more

States Current Affairs

Tamil Nadu becomes 21st state to join UDAY

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Assam Government to launch e-Wallet

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Maharashtra Government launches India’s largest WiFi service

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Sex ratio in Haryana touches 900-mark for first time in 20 years

The child sex ratio at birth (SRB) in Haryana for the first time has touched 900-mark in two decades. SRB in December 2016 in Haryana was 914. From January to December 2016 out of 5,25,278 children were born in Haryana, 2,76,414 were boys and 2,48,864 were girl. Read more

Banking, Economy & Business Current Affairs

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s first international stock exchange at Gift city

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Air India launches ‘Fly For Sure’ scheme

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HDFC launches Humanoid robot IRA

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BIS revises Indian Standard on gold hallmarking

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Kalyan Krishnamurthy appointed as CEO of Flipkart

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Events and Observances

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Nobel Prize Series India Exhibition in Gandhinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Nobel Prize Series Exhibition in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It is the first-of-its-kind conclave of Nobel laureates to be held in India. It has been organised by Nobel Media and coordinated by the Department of Biotechnology. Nine Nobel laureates are attending it and interact with students of Indian Universities. Read more

January 10: World Hindi Day

The World Hindi Day is observed annually on 10 January. On this occasion, Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad.The World Hindi Day was first observed on 10 January 2006. Read more

Sports Current Affairs

Cristiano Ronaldo named the world’s best player for 2016

the world’s best player for the year 2016 at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards held in Zurich, Switzerland. To win this title he received 34.54% of total votes. He defeated Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (26.42%), Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann (7.53%) to win the coveted prize. Read more