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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. DELHI DYNAMOS APPOINT ASHISH SHAH AS NEW CEO
i. Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos appointed Ashish Shah as their new CEO. 
ii. His appointment effective as of January 23. Shah was the heading Chennaiyin FC when the team won the ISL title in 2015.

2. NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AWARD FOR KESHAV KRISHNA
i. Keshav Krishna, a scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute has been selected for the National Geoscience Award for 2016.The award was given by the Union Ministry of Mines is in recognition of his work in the field of geo-environmental studies.
ii. Keshav Krishna is presently involved in studies on environmental risk assessment related sediments and water in industrial areas, heavy metal contamination in soil, abandoned mine sites and their interactions with the environmental pollutants.

3. SUMO WRESTLER BECOMES FIRST JAPANESE ATHLETE TO RECEIVE HIGHEST HONOUR IN 19 YEARS
i. Japan’s sumo wrestler Kisenosato was promoted to the highest rank of the wresting, Yokozuna after winning his first title at the New Year Grand Sumo Japan Wrestler Tournament.
ii. Kisenosato, whose real name is Yutaka Hagiwara is the 1st Japanese born and bred wrestler to earn the coveted rank of “grand champion since 1998.


4. TRUMP APPOINTS INDIAN-AMERICAN ATTORNEY TO KEY WHITE HOUSE POST
i. US President Donald Trump has appointed prominent Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position.
ii. Dhillon, who worked as chief oversight counsel for the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee has been appointed as special assistant to the President on ethics and compliance matters.

5. PHARMACEUTICAL FIRM JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO BUY ACTELION FOR $30 BILLION
i. The U.S. healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson buys Switzerland based bio-pharmaceutical firm, Actelion, for $30billion.
ii. Johnson & Johnson will acquire all the outstanding shares of Actelion for $280 per share with the tender offer to start by mid-February.

6. ANDHRA PRADESH ANNOUNCED RS 100 CRORE FUND OF FUNDS TO DEVELOP FIN TECH STARTUPS
i. The Government of Andhra Pradesh announced an Rs 100 crore fund of funds to develop financial technology startup ecosystem in the State. The announcement was made by State's special Chief Secretary JA Chowdary.
ii. The fund looks for strengthen the industry-academia-government partnership in order to develop skilled human resources in the Fin Tech sector.
iii. The objective of this fund of funds is to develop Vishakapatnam as a global FinTech hub.
iv. A high-level advisory board will be set up to advice the CM N Chandrababu Naidu on the policies related to Fin Tech sector.

7. UNION GOVERNMENT RECONSTITUTED COMMITTEE TO IDENTIFY ATHLETES UNDER TOP SCHEME
i. The Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel reconstituted Target Olympic Podium Committee.
ii. The main objective of the reconstituted TOP Committee is to identify and support potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic games under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

iii. Abhinav Bindra was appointed as the chairman of committee. Inder Dhamija will act as the Member Secretary of the reconstituted committee.

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