DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY TO BE CELEBRATED ON 24 JANUARY
i. National Girl Child Day will be celebrated at a special function in New Delhi in view of exemplary achievements by nation's daughters during last year.
ii. They presented commendable performance at the Olympics and Paralympics besides historic induction of the first batch of female fighter pilots into the Indian Air Force.
iii. Minister of State Krishna Raj and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will be addressing the audience.
iv. The occasion shall be marked by release of National Plan of Action for Children 2016. 10 districts under the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme for their exemplary performance will also be felicitated.
2. T-HUB LAUNCHES ‘GIS INNOVATION HUB’ POWERED BY ESRI INDIA
i. T-Hub, the start-up engine catalysing innovation, announced the launch of ‘GIS Innovation Hub’ for start-ups.
ii. The GIH is powered by Esri India, the Geographic Information System software and solutions provider. The facility was inaugurated by Jack Dangermond, Co-founder, President and CEO of Esri Inc.
3. STAMP COVER ON SINDHU, DIPA AND SAKSHI RELEASED BY POSTAL DEPARTMENT
i. The postal department of India released a special stamp cover titled Golden girls of India – Pride of Nation during a district-level philatelic exhibition in Agartala to honor the sports personalities in the country.
ii. The special covers feature the 2016 Olympic medalist gymnast shuttler PV Sindu, wrestler Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar. They were also awarded the nation’s highest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2016.
iii. The cover also depicted the image of Dipa’s coach Bishweshwar Nandi who was awarded the 2016 Dronacharya award.
4. N.K. SINGH COMMITTEE ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT PRESENTS ITS REPORT TO THE UNION FINANCE MINISTER SHRI ARUN JAITLEY
i. The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Committee under the chairmanship of Shri N.K. Singh, former Revenue and Expenditure Secretary and former Member of Parliament presented its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.
ii. The Committee was constituted by the Union Cabinet in May 2016 to review the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.
iii. The Committee had wide-ranging Terms of Reference to review the existing FRBM Act based on the past outcomes, best international practices, global economic developments and to recommend the future fiscal framework and roadmap for the country.
iv. Other members of the committee include, Shri Sumit Bose, former Finance Secretary, Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy and Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser.
5. KYOTO PROTOCOL: GOVT GIVES NOD TO RATIFY SECOND COMMITMENT PERIOD
i. The Centre gave its nod to ratify the 2nd commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases.
ii. The Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi gave its approval to ratify the 2nd commitment period of the international treaty, which was adopted by nations in 2012. 65 countries have ratified the 2nd commitment period.
6. VODAFONE TO INVEST RS 3,000 CR IN WEST BENGAL IN NEXT 3 YEARS
i. Vodafone India signed an MoU with the West Bengal government to invest Rs 3,000 cr for capacity augmentation and new business initiatives over next 3 years.
ii. The MoU signed on the sidelines of Bengal Global Business Summit 2017 to improve Vodafone’s leadership position in the state by offering customers a SuperNet experience through enhanced network.
7. NEW UNIVERSAL RAIL MILL WORTH RS. 1200 CR INAUGURATED IN BHILAI STEEL PLANT
i. Moving towards the Make in India initiative, the Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh inaugurated the new Universal Rail Mill at Bhilai Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Ltd and flagged off the mills first and world’s longest single rail of 130 meters from the new Universal Rail Mill.
ii. URM established at a cost of about Rs 1200 crore. It will take BSP’s total capacity to produce rails at 2.0 million tons per annum.This will be the largest rail production capacity in any single location for a plant world over.
8. DELHI AIRPORT WINS AWARD FOR CSR
i. The Delhi International Airport Pvt. Limited has won the ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in the transportation sector under the Aviation category for the year 2016.
ii. Delhi Airport has also been adjudged the world’s number one airport in ACI ASQ survey in 25- 40 Million Passengers Per Annum category for 2 consecutive years - 2014 and 2015.
9. VIRAT BECOMES FASTEST BATSMAN TO SCORE 1000 RUNS AS ODI CAPTAIN
i. Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to score 1,000 runs as captain in One-Day Internationals in the third ODI against England at the Eden Gardens.
ii. Virat took 17 innings to reach the landmark, breaking the earlier record set by South Africa’s AB de Villiers which was achieved in 18 innings.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. THE NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY IS CELEBRATED ON WHICH DAY?
a) January 25
b) January 22
c) January 23
d) January 24
Q2. WHICH COMMITTEE HAS RECENTLY SUBMITTED REPORT ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT ACT TO THE UNION GOVERNMENT?
a) H Devaraj committee
b) N K Singh committee
c) H R Khan committee
d) N R Madhav committee
Q3. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING BECAME FASTEST BATSMAN TO SCORE 1000 RUNS AS ODI CAPTAIN?
a) Virat Kohli
b) Steve Smith
c) Eoin Morgan
d) Kane Williamson
Q4. WHICH AIRPORT HAS WON THE ‘GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARD FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR?
a) Kochi Airport
b) Mumbai Airport
c) Delhi Airport
d) Tirupati Airport
1 - D 2 - B 3 - A 4 - C