DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. FRENCH SOLDIERS TO MARCH IN RAJPATH ON REPUBLIC DAY 2016
i. The French soldiers will march on Rajpath on the occasion of Republic Day with Indian troops in the presence of President Francois Hollande.
ii. The Pesident of France Francois Hollande is the honourable Chief Guest for 26 January 2016 celebrations.
iii. It is for the first time that a foreign country army will participate in the 26th January Parade, since 1950.
2. SAILESH APPOINTED AS THE REGISTRAR GENERAL AND CENSUS COMMISSIONER OF INDIA
i. Additional Secretary of Home Affairs Sailesh is appointed as the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
ii. He will replace C Chandramauli who had completed his term on 7th January 2016.
iii. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India is responsible for conducting the decennial Census.
3. INDIGENOUSLY BUILT ASW CORVETTE INS KADMATT COMMISSIONED IN VISAKHAPATNAM
i. Anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kadmatt was commissioned in the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam.
ii. INS Kadmatt is the ship in which excessive amount of weapons and sensors had been integrated to provide a Common Operational Picture.
iii. INS Kadmatt is named on the largest island of the Lakshadweep group of Islands
Chief of the Naval Staff : Admiral R K Dhowan
4. RBI GOVERNOR RAGHURAM RAJAN AWARDED 2016 CENTRAL BANKER OF THE YEAR AWARD
i. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has been honoured with the Central Banker of the Year Award for year 2016.
ii. The award has been given by a monthly publication of Financial Times Group.
iii. The award is given to the officials and bankers who have contributed their best to stimulate growth and stabilise their country’s economy.
5. TATA STEEL HONOURED WITH PM’S TROPHY
i. Tata Steel has been declared as the winner of Prime Minister’s Trophy for being the ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’ in the country for the performance year 2013 – 2014.
ii. Tata steel has bagged this award for the eighth time.
iii. Tata Steel has been honoured for setting the benchmark of excellence in efficiency, quality and sustainability in its all operations.
iv. The Prime Minister’s trophy has been started in 1992-93 on the suggestion of the former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao for recognising the outstanding performance of the integrated steel plants.
6. PAVAN KAPOOR TO BE INDIA'S AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL
i. Senior diplomat Pavan Kapoor has been appointed India's ambassador to Israel.
ii. He will replace Jaideep Sarkar.
iii. India is Israel's largest buyer of military hardware such as weapons systems, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Israeli Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu