Daily Current Affairs Updates–27th January 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates–27th January 2017:
Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.

7th edition Hyderabad Literary Festival starts today :
The seventh edition of the Hyderabad Literary Festival began in the city today. The three-day festival, organised by the Hyderabad Literary Trust and Telangana government, is scheduled to include talks, panel discussions, readings, workshops, exhibitions and book launches. The festival has chosen Tamil as its ‘language in focus’ and Philippines as its ‘Guest Nation’.
State :Telangana
Capital :Hyderabad
Chief minister :K. Chandrashekar Rao
Governor :E. S. L. Narasimhan.

Kanpur cricket stadium to be named after British lady Madam Green :
Kanpur’s Green Park stadium, which is hosting the first T20I between India and England, is named after British lady Madam Green, who would ride horses there in the 1940s. The India-England T20I is the first-ever T20I being held at the ground, which hosted two matches of the IPL in 2016. Green Park stadium was the venue for India’s 500th Test.
Stadium :Green Park stadium
Sports :Cricket
Location :Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

UAE military contingent in R-Day parade for the 1st time
In a first, a military contingent of the United Arab Emirates participated in the 68th Republic Day parade on Thursday. The 149-member contingent, led by Lieutenant Colonel Abood Musabeh Abood Musabeh Alghfeli, comprised Presidential Guard, Air Force, Navy, Army and 35 musicians. Notably, UAE’s Deputy Supreme Commander Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the chief guest at the parade.
Country : United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Capital : Abu Dhabi
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Limitations set by center for  NEET exam on age and attempts :
The National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) has introduced limits on the number of times aspirants can attempt the paper and the age of the candidates. The age limit for the aspirants has been set to 25 years whereas those from reserved categories can take the test till they turn 30. Further, the number of attempts for the candidates has been restricted to three.

Indian based ‘TeamIndus’ selected to land a spacecraft on moon
Bengaluru-based ‘TeamIndus’ is among the five international finalists for a $20-million award (approximately ₹136 crore) by Google Lunar XPRIZE. To win, a privately-funded team must land a robot on the moon that travels at least 500 metres and sends high-definition video and images back to Earth. TeamIndus has taken a contract from ISRO to launch its unmanned spacecraft.

Schools of Maharashtra are insisted to mark Feb 27 as Marathi Day by state govt:
The Maharashtra school education department has asked schools to observe February 27 as ‘Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din’ to pay a tribute to poet Kusumagraj, who helped develop the Marathi language. He was also a Jnanpith award winner and contributed to the cultural heritage of the state. Schools have been asked to hold book fairs and writer forums.
State :Maharashtra
Capital :Mumbai
Chief minister :Devendra Fadnavis
Governor :C Vidyasagar Rao

Mauni Amawasya starts today in Allahabad :
In Uttar Pradesh, the most auspicious bathing of Mauni Amawasya has begun at Sangam in Allahabad amid strict security arrangements.
Magh mela administration said, devotees started taking holy dip at Sangam and 18 other ghats early this morning. Mauni Amawasya is considered most important bathing day during the magh month.
State :Uttar Pradesh
Capital :Lucknow
Chief minister :AkhileshYadav
Governor :Shri Ram Naik

Digi Dhan Mela launched today in Andaman& Nicobar Islands :
A day-long Digi Dhan Mela is being organized in Andaman and Nicobar Islands today. The mela is aimed at creating awareness and train people to use online platforms for financial transactions.
Authorities will also organise lucky draw under the Central Government’s incentivizing schemes Lucy Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana at Island Tourism Festival Ground, Port Blair.
Union territory:Andaman and Nicobar
Capital :Port Blair
Lieutenant Governor :Jagdish Mukhi

International cargo services launched today at Bhubaneswar Int’l Airport :
The international cargo services was launched from the Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar today. Chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi inaugurated the event. Briefing media Padhi said with this facility now from the Odisha capital, exporters of the State will be able to reach and tap markets in Middle East, Far East and European countries where demands for items like seafood, agro, handloom, handicrafts and spice exist.
State :Odisha
Capital :Bhubaneswar
Chief minister :Naveen Patnaik
Governor :S.C. Jamir

Indian snake hunters hired by Florida wildlifeto catch pythons :
Florida wildlife officials have hired Indian snake hunters to get rid of Burmese pythons, which are wiping out small mammal populations in the state. The snake hunters, from the Irula tribe of Tamil Nadu, were brought in with translators and detection dogs earlier this month. “Traditionally, the main occupation of the Irula tribe has been catching snakes,” a statement said.

Revenue of Alphabet’s 4th quarter up by 22% to $26 billion
Google parent Alphabet on Thursday revealed its fourth-quarter earnings at $26 billion, up 22% from a year earlier. The earnings missed analysts’ expectations, mostly due to a one-time tax payment that pushed the tax rate to 22% from a 5% rate a year earlier. Alphabet shares fell 2.2% in extended trading since the company reported its fourth-quarter results.

Higher demand for premium cars makes profit of Maruti by 47.5% :
India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India posted a 47.5% rise in net profit to Rs.1,745 crore for the December quarter, against the year ago period. The growth was attributed to an increase in the share of the company’s higher segment models, including Baleno and Brezza. This also came as average car prices in India went up.

Agreement signed between India, UAE on strengthening tax information mechanism
India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to strengthen mechanisms for exchange of information in tax matters under the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. The nations also agreed to enhance cooperation on law enforcement, smuggling of fake currency, illegal migration, drug trafficking, money laundering, human trafficking, and other organised crimes.
Country : United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Capital : Abu Dhabi
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

3 jawans who gunned down militant Burhan Wani were awarded with Sena Medal :

Three jawans of the Rashtriya Rifles unit, who were a part of the team that gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July last year, have been awarded the Sena Medal. The killing of Wani, who carried a bounty of ₹10 lakh on his head, had prompted violent protests and curfews across the Kashmir Valley.

Meghalaya Governor  Shanmuganathan stepsdown on Thursday :
Amid allegations of molesting a job aspirant, Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan resigned from his post on Thursday, reports said. This comes after some Raj Bhavan employees reportedly wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi alleging that the Governor has “seriously compromised” the dignity of the office. The letter also alleged that Raj Bhavan has become a ‘young ladies’ club’.
State :Meghalaya
Capital :Shillong
Chief minister :Mukul Sangma

England won 1st T20 against India by 7 wicket :
In Cricket, England beat India by seven wickets in the first Twenty-20 of the 3-match series in Kanpur last night. With this win, the visitors have taken a 1-0 lead in the series.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the highest scorer for India with an unbeaten 36. Skipper Eoin Morgan smashed a match-winning 51 for the visitors. Chasing 148 for victory, England achieved the target in 18.1 overs, losing only three wickets with 11 balls to spare.
Alexander Kadakin Russian ambassador to India passes away :
Russia’s ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin passed away on Thursday in New Delhi after a brief illness, the Indian External Affairs Ministry has said. Kadakin, one of the longest serving diplomats in India, was appointed to the post in 2009. Indian PM Narendra Modi condoled Kadakin’s demise and tweeted, “Deeply saddened at the passing away of Ambassador Alexander Kadakin”.
Country :Russia
Capital :Moscow
Currency: Russian ruble
President: Vladimir Putin

Prime minister:Dmitry Medvedev

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