Daily Current Affairs Updates–30th 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.
Anti Leprosy Day: January 30th
Anti Leprosy Day is celebrated on the 30th of january. it is an awareness day to make people know about leprosy and take precautionary measures for their good health, as we know that “prevention is better than cure”.
This day is observed every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi who attained martyrdom on this day in 1948, to remember his selfless efforts and care for the people affected with Leprosy. On the occasion, the ‘Sparsh’ Leprosy awareness campaign is being organised in Gramsabhas across the country. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae and it usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves.
Road projects in Assam got sanctioned Rs.65,000 crore from transport ministry :
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday announced new road projects for Assam, to be constructed over the next five years at the cost Rs.65,000 crore. Gadkari, while inaugurating a bridge over the Brahmaputra, told CM Sarbananda Sonowal, “There will be no dearth of funds. You will be tired asking for funds, but I will not get tired giving you funds.”
Museum in Kolkata featuring multiple sports personalities’ gear set to opens :
A multi-sports museum showcasing Lionel Messi’s boots, Usain Bolt’s boots and Sachin Tendulkar’s gloves among other memorabilia, was inaugurated by sportspersons such as Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Abhinav Bindra in Kolkata on Sunday. Other memorabilia displayed include Didier Drogba’s 2012 Champions League-winning Chelsea shirt, a chess board signed by Viswanathan Anand and Pelé’s Brazil shirt.
Chief Minister :Mamata Banerjee
Governor :Keshari Nath Tripathi
Golden jubilee year celebrated today in All India Radio, Agartala :
Today, All India Radio, Agartala is celebrating golden jubilee year. The Governor of Tripura, Tathagata Roy inaugurated the golden jubilee function at Akashvani Agartala Complex this morning. The Facebook and Twitter Account of Regional News Unit of AIR Agartala was also inaugurated by the Governor today. Addressing the gathering, on this occasion, Mr. Roy said that in the era of professionalism, the role of All India Radio has become challenging.
Chief Minister :Manik Sarkar
Annual meeting of SAARC members to be held in Nepal
Members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will meet this week on Wednesday and Thursday at Kathmandu. During the annual meeting of Programming Committee a number of issues including budget of SAARC secretariat and its 5 regional centres and regular activities of the Associtation will be discussed.
Organisation :South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:
Snapdeal investor joins Flipkart, Ola in capital dumping row
The Co-founder of Snapdeal investor Kalaari Capital, Vani Kola has joined homegrown startups Flipkart and Ola to hit out at foreign firms on their capital dumping practices. “Amazon and Uber weren’t around when these entrepreneurs were busy converting skeptics into customers,” Kola wrote on her blog. “Being the first mover doesn’t give anyone entitlement to own the market,” she added.
Merger of Vodafone and Idea confirmed by Vodafone :
Telecom major Vodafone on Monday confirmed that it is in discussions with Aditya Birla group’s telecom arm Idea Cellular for a merger. The new entity could generate revenues of over Rs.80,000 crore. The merger would create India’s largest telecom company both in terms of revenues and subscribers, taking on market leader Bharti Airtel as well as new entrant Reliance Jio.
India CEO:Sunil Sood (Vodafone India)
Headquarters:London, United Kingdom
Harper’s Bazaar lists Priyanka in ‘150 Most Fashionable Women’ list :
Priyanka Chopra has featured in the ‘150 Most Fashionable Women Now’ list by fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. She has been listed under the category ‘The New Guard’. “Thank you for including me as one of your 150 Most Fashionable Women, among such an extraordinary group!,” tweeted Priyanka. Angelina Jolie, Emilia Clarke and Margot Robbie have also featured in the list.
Iris Mittenaere of France becomes the 65th Miss Universe :
France’s dental surgery student Iris Mittenaere was crowned the 65th Miss Universe today in the Philippines. The 24-year-old is only the second Miss Universe winner from France and the first since 1953. Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier was the first runner-up while Colombia’s Andrea Tovar came third. India was represented by Bengaluru’s Roshmitha Harimurthy, who was eliminated in the preliminary round.
CISF adjudged as best marching group for 5th time at R-Day :
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been adjudged the best marching contingent for the fifth time among the different paramilitary forces that took part in the Republic Day parade. The force had earlier won the award in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2015. In the services category, Madras Engineer Group of the Indian Army bagged the best marching contingent award.
Arunachal Pradesh receives the best state tableau at Republic Day parade :
The Arunachal Pradesh tableau has bagged the first position among the 17 state tableaux that took part in this year’s Republic Day parade. The tableau had depicted the Yak Dance, a popular pantomime of the Mahayana sect of Buddhist Tribes in the state. Tripura’s tableau got the second place while the Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu tableaux were both adjudged third.
Chief Minister: Pema Khandu
Governor :Padmanabha Acharya
Serena Williams gifted with a customised championship belt by WWE :
WWE has gifted tennis player Serena Williams a customised championship belt, after she won her 23rd Grand Slam title, the Australian Open women’s singles, on Saturday. Former wrestler Triple H tweeted a picture of the belt, which has the names of the four Grand Slam tournaments, the 35-year-old tennis player’s name, as well as the title “23-Time Grand Slam Champion”.
Bikram Bir appointed as the Business Head of MobiKwik :
Indian digital wallet startup MobiKwik has appointed former CRISIL executive Bikram Bir Singh as its Business Head. Singh has 15 years of experience in Business Development and Sales Management across CRISIL Ratings, Citibank and ICICI Bank. Last month, MobiKwik hired Vineet Singh, former Executive Vice President of 99acres, as its Chief Business Officer.
Amulya Patnaik becomes the new Chief of Delhi police :
Government has appointed Amulya Patnaik as commissioner of Delhi police.
Patnaik, a 1985 batch IPS officer from Union Territories cadre, will replace Alok Verma, who has been named as the director of CBI. Patnaik hails from Odisha and is currently posted as Delhi police special commissioner (administration). He has also served as joint commissioner (operations) in Delhi police.
2017 Syed Modi International badminton tournament title won by PV Sindhu :
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold after beating Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska in the final on Sunday. The Rio Olympics silver medalist eased past her opponent in straight sets, 21-13, 21-14. India’s Sameer Verma also won the tournament in men’s singles category after defeating compatriot Sai Praneeth in straight sets, 21-19, 21-16.
Trophy :Syed Modi International badminton tournament
Australian Open 2017 : Federer won 18th Grand Slam title by defeating Nadal in the final:
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer defeated Spain’s Rafael Nadal in five sets in the Australian Open men’s singles final on Sunday, to win a record 18th Grand Slam title. This was the duo’s 12th Slam encounter, with Nadal winning nine of the matches. Their last meeting in a Slam final was the 2011 French Open where Nadal won.