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National News Daily Current Affairs pdf – 11 January 2017
☀ Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has activated 500 WiFi hotspots at various locations across the city of Mumbai, and announced that Mumbai WiFi is the largest public WiFi service in the country.
☀ Amid accusations of rape and assault by security forces, CRPF has deployed its first woman officer in Bastar. Usha Kiran (27), an Assistant Commandant, has been deployed in this insurgency-hit region. Her presence will help counter the Maoist propaganda of sexual offences by security forces.
☀ Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has declared all state districts as drought-hit and waived land tax while announcing other sops for farmers. He has further announced Rs 160 crore and Rs 350 crore worth measures to mitigate water crisis in urban and rural local bodies, respectively.
☀ IIT Kharagpur alumnus Parag Havaldar has won an Academy Award for scientific and technical achievements this year. He is being honoured for the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks.
☀ For the first time, the soldiers from UAE will march at Delhi’s Rajpath during the 2017 Republic Day parade. This comes after UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was invited to be the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations.
☀ A mobile application ‘Mumbai Toilet Locator’ has been launched by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to help people find public toilets. Currently available for Android users, the application will provide the location of 800 toilets across the city.
International Important Current Affairs PDF – 11 January 2017
☀ The hotline established between outgoing US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to continue to exist even after Obama demits office, a presidential aide has suggested. This was the only new hotline that was established during the Obama Administration.
- Note that: India is also the fourth country after Russia, Britain, and China with which the US has a hotline.
☀ Myanmar has announced that it will build border demarcation fencing with India in its Naga self-administered zone, 10 metres from the demarcation border line. The construction will not restrict the regular travel of citizens of both the nations in accordance with their tradition and custom.
Economics News Today’s Current Affairs PDF – 11 January 2017
☀ Online real estate search portal Housing.com announced its merger with News Corp-backed PropTiger in an all-stock deal. As a part of the transaction, the joint entity will receive investments of $50 million from News Corp’s REA Group and $5 million from Japan’s SoftBank.
☀ Former Tiger Global executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy, who joined Flipkart in June 2016 as head of commerce unit, has been named as the new CEO of Flipkart. He has replaced Co-founder Binny Bansal, who will be moving to a newly created position of Group CEO.
☀ Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange ‘India INX‘ at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) of Gujarat. India INX is a Bombay Stock Exchange subsidiary, and has a turnaround time of 4 microseconds and will operate for 22 hours a day. It will allow international investors and NRIs to trade from anywhere across the globe.
☀ Search engine Yahoo will rename its remaining business to ‘Altaba‘, after selling its core internet business to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Altaba will be a combination of Yahoo’s stake in Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan.
☀ Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has appointed Indian captain Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador.
Now, he has joined actress Alia Bhatt, who had become the company’s brand ambassador in August last year.
11 January 2017 – Sports News Daily Current Affairs PDF
☀ World football’s governing body, FIFA hosted the first Best FIFA Football Awards of the year 2016, in Zurich.
- Leicester City’s coach Claudio Ranieri was named the best coach of the year.
- Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best male player of the year.
- Carli Lloyd was named the best female footballer of the year.
☀ Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news that World War II had started, died on Tuesday at the age of 105 years.
☀ British singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, who was best known for the 1969 song ‘Where Do You Go To My Lovely,’ passed away at age of 75 years. Sarstedt was born in Delhi to parents working as civil servants during the British Raj. He wrote over a dozen albums during a 50-year-long career.
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