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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. SHALABH SETH APPOINTED CEO OF OLA FLEET TECHNOLOGIES
i. Shalabh Seth has appointed as the CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies by Indian online transportation network company Ola
ii. Seth will drive supply growth through leasing and other driver focused initiatives to consolidate Ola’s position as the market leader in the Indian ride sharing space.
iii. Prior to this, Shalabh was the managing director in SABMiller India and he responsible for business expansion and growth in the country.
iv. He has also worked with ITC for over eight years across operations, supply chain and sales.

2. DANIEL ORTEGA SWORN IN NICARAGUA’S PRESIDENT FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE TERM
i. Daniel Ortega was sworn in as the President of Nicaragua for the third consecutive term his wife, Rosario Murillo was elected as the new vice president.
ii. Ortega, took the oath in Managua in the presence of the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia and Taiwan.
iii. Ortega and Murillo were elected with 72.5 percent of the vote.

3. DR. AUSAF SAYEED TO BE THE NEXT HIGH COMMISSIONER OF INDIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES
i. Former IFS officer Dr. Ausaf Sayeed has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles.
ii. Ausaf is currently working as the Consul General, Consulate General of India, Chicago

4. NATIONAL YOUTH DAY: 12 JANUARY
i. 12 January of every year is observed as National Youth Day, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
ii. Swamiji's hundred fifty-fourth birth anniversary Several functions are being organized across the country to mark the occasion.
iii. PM Narendra Modi addressing National Youth Day function at Rohtak, Haryana through video conferencing.
iv. The government felt that the philosophy of Vivekananda and his ideals are a great source of inspiration for the Indian youth.


5. VIKRAM PAWAH APPOINTED AS PRESIDENT OF BMW GROUP INDIA
i. German based car maker BMW has appointed Vikram Pawah as the President of India.
ii. He replaced Frank Schloeder who will return to German as the position of Head of Business Steering – Luxury Class.
ii. Pawah was worked as  the Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India.

6.  HRD MINISTER RELEASES CYBER VOCABULARY BOOK CYBER PATHSHALA AUTHORED BY TARUN VIJAY
i. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar released a book on cyber vocabulary named Cyber Pathshala authored by BJP leader and writer Tarun Vijay at World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
ii. The book aims to familiarise people of all ages including kids and adults and rural to urban with the new vocabulary and prepare them especially the kids for cyber security and to groom them as cyber warriors.
iii. The book presents an innovative way of learning the alphabets by relating them to popular  Cyber Pathshala terms related to demonetisation for instance, A for ATM, B for Bharat Interface for Money, C for cashless, D for Demonetisation etc.

7. TELANGANA TO HOST INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL
i. The second international kite festival coinciding with the 'Makar Sankranti' fest would be held for six days in Hyderabad and two other districts in Telangana.
ii. Telangana Tourism, which is organizing the International Kite Festival-2017,  committed to a social cause of raising awareness about the importance of education and empowerment of girl children and expects a footfall of around 50,000 visitors.
iii. The festival will have participation from 17 countries with 40 national and 70 international kite flyers, and a special night-flying event as a pre-festival event at People's Plaza

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER OF INDIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES?
a)  Sankara Subbu
b)  Ausaf Sayeed
c)  Mamta Rohit
d)  S.S. Sundram
Q2. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS THE PRESIDENT OF NICARAGUA?
a)  Luis Guillermo SolĂ­s
b)  Trey Parker
c)  Daniel Ortega
d)  Danny Faure
Q3. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE CEO OF OLA FLEET TECHNOLOGIES?
a)  Travis Kalanick
b)  Prashant Malhotra
c)  Sanjay Kapoor
d)  Shalabh Seth
Q4. WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW CYBER VOCABULARY BOOK CYBER PATHSHALA THAT WAS RELASED BY THE HRD MINISTER PRAKASH JAVADEKAR?
a)  Tarun Vijay
b)  Amitabh Sinha
c)  Ravikant Garg
d)  Amit Shah
Q5. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED THE PRESIDENT OF BMW FOR INDIA OPERATIONS WITH EFFECT FROM MARCH 1, 2017?
a)  Dieter Zetsche
b)  Vikram Pawah
c)  Atul Chopra
d)  Guenter Butschek

ANSWER: 

1 - B    2 - C    3 - D    4 - A    5 - B

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