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Monday, January 11, 2016

Daily Free Current Affairs 11th Jan. 2016 ( Free GK Updates )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL STARTED IN AHMEDABAD
i.   Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel inaugurated the International Kite Festival at Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
ii.  In this 5 day Kite festival 28 nations has participated in Gujarat.
iii. The international kite festival is simultaneously organized in other cities of the state including Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Porbandar, Mandvi, Botad, Surendranagar, and Modhera.

2. WORLD HINDI DAY IS OBSERVED ON 10 JANUARY
i.   The World Hindi Day was celebrated on 10 January 2016.
ii. The day is observed to mark the occasion to spread the greatness of the language.
iii. The National Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14 September
iv. Hindi as a language is the fourth most spoken language of the world.
v. Hindi is an official language in Fiji.

3. DRDO SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED NEW TANK AMMUNITION FOR ARJUN MBT
i.   Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully test fired the new Penetration-Cum Blast  and Thermobaric  Ammunition tank at Chandipur, Odisha.
ii.  This was specially designed for Arjun Main Battle Tank.
iii. Arjun  Main Battle Tank is a weapon and ammunition system developed by the DRDO by adopting novel design concepts and latest technological advancement at par with the industrially advanced countries.

4. STANISLAS WAWRINKA WON THIRD CONSECUTIVE CHENNAI OPEN TITLE
i.   Stanislas Wawrinka  won  Chennai Open title at the Nungambakkam tennis stadium of Chennai.
ii.  He has defeated Croatian Borna Coric.

5.  POET BALKRISHNA GARG CONFERRED WITH 2015 HARIKRISHNA DEVSARE BAALSAHITYA AWARD
i.   Poet Balkrishna Garg was honoured with the  Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 for his collection of poems for children titled ‘Baal Geet’.
ii. Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award was instituted in 2014 in the memory of Harikrishna Devsare, a renowned Hindi writer known for his work in the field of children’s literature.

6. MARIA TERESA DE FILIPPIS THE FIRST FEMALE FORMULA ONE DRIVER HAS DIED
i.   Maria Teresa de Filippis the first woman to compete in a world championship Formula One grand prix, passed away in Italy.

ii. She is remembered as a pioneer in motor racing, a sport dominated by men as She took part in various motor racing events and Formula One.

Daily Free Current Affairs 10th Jan. 2016 ( Free GK Updates )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1.  GOVERNMENT REAPPOINTED URJIT PATEL AS DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RBI FOR A SECOND TERM
i.    The Union Government has reappointed Dr Urjit Patel as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India  for a second  term.
ii.   He will moniter the fields relating to Monetary Policy, Economic Policy Research, Deposit Insurance, Statistics and Information Management and Right to Information etc.
iii. RBI has total four Deputy Governors the names are R. Khan, S.S. Mundra and R. Gandhi and Urjit patel.
2. SMRITI IRANI INAUGURATED 43RD NEW DELHI WORLD BOOK FAIR
i.    Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the 43rd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair.
ii.   The  Book fair was commenced  with China as the guest of honour .
iii. The Theme of the fair is presentation of the cultural heritage of India.
iv. This year the fair has introduced a special ‘Navlekhan’ programme for promoting and publish young authors under the age of 40 writing in Indian languages.

3. OIL MINISTRY LAUNCHES E-INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE LPG CUSTOMER SERVICE
i.    The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched an online initiative to seek suggestions from LPG consumers across the country for providing efficient and friendly service.
ii.   Two online discussion forums has been started named as Citizen-Friendly Services and Increasing LPG Coverage in the Country have been launched.
iii. India is observing as the year 2016 as the 'Year of LPG Consumers'.

4.   SRI LANKAN PARLIAMENT GOING TO ADOPT NEW CONSTITUTION
i.    Sri Lankan parliament today has started  a process to formulate a new constitution with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
ii.   The new constitution will replace the current executive president headed constitution adopted in 1978.

5.   KERALA DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT HEALTH CARE PROJECT SAMPOORNA AROGYA KERALAM
i.    Kerala Government has decided to implement a health care project, Sampoorna Arogya Keralam
ii.   Under this project different schemes in health sector will be bring under one umbrella and ensure that beneficiaries get financial aid up to 2 lakh rupee
iii. People will be provided with Smart Health Cards which they can use in the  public or private hospitals.

6.   WATTAN KO JANO INITIATIVE A PROGRAMME TO EXPOSE YOUTH FROM J&K TO REST OF INDIA STARTED
i.    Wattan Ko Jano an initiative started  by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
ii.  Earlier more than 240 youth in the age-group of 15 to 24 from J&K met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
iii. Watan Ko Jano initiative is a Youth Exchange Programme under which the children of militancy-hit victims  and weaker sections of society are helped

iv. The initiative aims at exposing youth from the Jammu & Kashmir state to the vibrant development and vitality of culture of people residing in other states of the country.

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