DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31TH JAN 2017
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1. FIRST EDITION OF THE NORTH EAST INVESTORS SUMMIT HELD IN SHILLONG
i. The 1st edition of the North East Investors Summit was inaugurated by the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Shillong, Meghalaya.
ii. The North East Investors Summit 2017 was jointly organized by the Union Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region of the Government of India in collaboration with industry associations Confederation of Indian Industry and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
iii. The theme of the summit was “Exploring Opportunities in North East Region”.
iv. Its aim to launch North East Region as a Global destination for investment by exploring possibilities of attracting the investment especially in textile manufacturing.
vi. The summit also aims to attract new skills and advanced production technology.
2. INDIA’S FIRST MULTI-SPORTS MUSEUM INAUGURATED IN KOLKATA
i. India’s first multi-sports museum, Fanatic Sports Museum was inaugurated at the Ecospace in New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata jointly by Abhinav Bindra, Sachin Tendulkar, Deepa Malik, Sourav Ganguly and Devendra Jhajaria.
ii. The museum, spread over 6700 sq ft, has been launched jointly by sports historian Boria Majumdar and industrialist from Kolkata, Harshavardhan Neotia.
iii. India already has two cricket museums located at Chennai and Pune. However the new multi-sports museum would cover variety of games ranging from tennis, football, badminton, hockey, golf and athletics besides cricket.
vi. Apart from these, gloves worn by Bindra in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt’s running shoes, Racket used by Pullela Gopichand to train Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu in Rio,caps of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Bat used by Karun Nair to score 303 against England among others are some of the eye catching display’s for the museum.