Current Affairs Daily Digest: January 15-16, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for January 15-16, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

Union Commerce Ministry launches SEZ India app

The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has launched a mobile application named “SEZ India” under its broader e-Governance initiative to help the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Units and Developers. It will help the SEZ Units and Developers to find information easily and track their transactions on Online System.  Read more

States Current Affairs

Tamil Nadu Government launches mobile app Pinakin for Tourism

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Madhya Pradesh Government launches Digital Dakiya scheme

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International Current Affairs

Facebook to introduce fake news tools in Germany

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Japan and Indonesia agree to deepen defence ties

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One China policy is non-negotiable: China

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China hands over two ships to Pakistan Navy for Gwadar Port security

China has handed over two ships to the Pakistan to safeguard the strategic Gwadar port and trade routes under the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). These ships have been named as Hingol and Basol, after two rivers near Gwadar. They will be part of Pakistan Navy and are equipped with state-of-the-art guns. They will be used to protect the sea-lanes in the Arabian Sea. Read more

Defence Current Affairs

BSF launches operation Sard Hawa at Rajasthan border

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69th Army Day observed

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Science and Technology Current Affairs

Superbug found in India resistant to available antibiotics

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket successfully places 10 satellites into orbit

US based rocket manufacturing company SpaceX successfully launched constellation of 10 satellites into orbit on board of its two stage Falcon 9 Rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The satellites were deployed into the designated to low-Earth orbit about an hour after launch. Besides, rocket’s first stag also landed upright on a so-called droneship in the Pacific Ocean south of Vandenberg. Read more

Banking, Business & Economy

RBI Note Mudran printing press prints highest number of currency notes

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SBI-Omanese fund SGRF launches second India-focused Private Equity

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SEBI tightens merger norms

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has tightened rules for mergers and amalgamations by Indian companies in a bid to safeguard the interests of the public shareholders. The market regulator amended rules in an effort to make listing process more transparent and ensure wider public holding, prevent mergers of large unlisted firms with small ones. Read more

Persons in News

Veteren actor Rishi Kapoor’s autobiography Khullam Khulla released

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Noted political and social activist Mangal Singh Negi passes away

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Fred Ramsdell, Alexander Rudensky and Shimon Sakaguchi awarded 2017 Crafoord Prize

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Former Punjab CM Surjit singh Barnala passes away

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62nd Filmfare Awards

The grand Annual 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards event organised by the Filmfare magazine was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It honored the best Indian films of the year 2016 Dangal was adjudged as the Best film. Neerja and Kapoor & Sons with 5 awards each were the film wining highest number of awards. Read more

Sports Current Affairs

Gujarat wins First Ranji Trophy title

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Alphonce Simbu and Bornes Kitur win 2017 Mumbai Marathon

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Sports Ministry launches Khelo India National level Competitions

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