9 January 2017 Current Affairs : Lodha Panel, Russia bans LinkedIn, iPhone decade old

///9 January 2017 Current Affairs : Lodha Panel, Russia bans LinkedIn, iPhone decade old

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National News Important Current Affair – 9 January 2017

☀ Indian PM Narendra Modi and visiting Portugal PM Antonio Costa have signed 6 MOUs. They are :

  • MoU in the Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
  • MoU in the field of Information Technology and Electronics.
  • MoU on Marine Research and Resources.
  • MoU on Defence.
  • MoU on Renewable Energy.
  • MoU on the establishment of an ICCR Chair of Indian Studies in University of Lisbon.

☀ Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portugese counterpart Antonio Costa (the Chief Guest) have inaugurated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Bengaluru. The theme of 2017 : “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”. 

☀ 21 state associations have confirmed in writing to the Lodha Panel that they will comply with the committee’s reforms, following the latest Supreme Court verdict.
With this confirmation, 24 administrators of different state units stand disqualified due to the age cap or cooling-off period listed in the reforms.

☀ The 20th Edition of the National Conference for e-Governance 2016-17 was held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The Theme of this year’s conference was : ‘Internet of Things and e-Governance’.


International Today’s Current Affair Updates – 9 January 2017

☀ The New Patriotic Party’s leader and former human rights lawyer Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s President in capital Accra after he defeated incumbent Ghana President John Mahama.

☀ Russia has directed Google and Apple to remove LinkedIn from the local Android and iOS App stores. This directive comes weeks after a Russian court blocked the networking platform for disregarding a rule which requires companies to store Russian citizens’ data within the country’s borders.

☀ China will set up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet, close to Line of Actual Control with India to detect faintest echoes resonating from universe which may prove useful in revealing more about the Big Bang theory.

☀ Pakistan’s former army chief General Raheel Sharif has been appointed the head of the Saudi Arabia-led ‘Islamic Military Alliance’, a coalition of Islamic countries fighting terrorism. 

  • This alliance is a platform for security cooperation which helps in training of troops, provides equipment, and also involves religious scholars to help deal with Islamist extremism.

Daily Economics Current Affairs News Today – 9 January 2017

☀ The government has directed all Banks and Post Offices to obtain PAN cards or Form 60 from all account holders by February 28 of this year, as a part of its crackdown on black money.

☀ A decade ago, on 9th January 2007, Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs had unveiled the world’s first iPhone.

9 January 2017 – Important Sports Current Affair News

 Sania Mirza has won the year-opening Brisbane International title with partner American Bethanie Mattek-Sands after defeating Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. However, She has lost the  number 1 position in the WTA rankings which she held for 91 weeks, to her partner after the win.

 Novak Djokovic has won the Qatar Open tennis title by beating Andy Murray.


☀ The last heir to the former Ottoman Empire, Prince Bayezid Osman has passed away a age of 92 years. He had succeeded Ertuğrul Osman as the 44th head of the House of Osman in 2009.

  • Osman, never married and had no children.
  • He was the first head to have been born after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in 1922.

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