Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Current Affairs- 19th January 2017

1- Govt. launches 'ShaGun' - a web-portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
2- The year 2016 was the hottest on record, with an average temperature 1.1 degrees Centigrade (2 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than in pre-industrial times, the World Meteorological Organisation said.
3- Bharti Airtel appointed Raj Pudipeddi as director of consumer business and chief marketing officer for its India operations.
4- 2016 Recorded As Warmest Year Globally Since 1880, Says NASA
5- The World Bank on Wednesday decelerated India's growth for 2016-17 fiscal to a "still robust" 7 per cent from its previous estimate of 7.6 due to demonetisation.
6- Six Indian cities have made it to the world's 30 most dynamic places that have the ability to embrace technological change, absorb rapid population growth and strengthen global connectivity, with Bengaluru topping the chart.
7- The Union Cabinet approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on November 11, 2016 at Tokyo, Japan between the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation in the field of outer space.
8- Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Paralympian Deepa Malik, Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai, Microsoft head Satya Nadella, and Indian American governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina are among 150 eminent personalities shortlisted for this year’s Padma awards, according to a report published by Hindustan times.
9- T he Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to list five public sector general insurance companies through a combination of fresh issuance of shares or offer for sale and reduce the government’s stake in them.
10- To boost electronic manufacturing in the country, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved incentives to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore for investors by amending the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) scheme.

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