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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH JAN 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH JAN 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. CAPGEMINI APPOINTED ANIL JALALI OF IBM AS HR HEAD FOR INDIA OPERATION
i. French Consulting Corporation Capgemini has nominated Anil Jalali as Chief Human Resources Officer for its India operation .
ii. Jalali will replace BL Narayan who is joining Capgemini’s Business Services Strategic Business unit as head of solutions and sales support.

2. 16TH FINANCIAL STABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The 16th edition of the Financial Stability and Development Council meeting was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
ii. The Union Finance Minister  Arun Jaitley emphasized the significance of demonetization decision saying that the government’s measures to eliminate the shadow economy and tax evasion are expected to have a positive impact both on GDP and on fiscal consolidation in the long run.
iii. The main aim of this meeting was to discuss about the obstacles faced by the economy and to bring out the solution to tackle them. It also aimed at bringing new suggestions and outcomes in order to benefit the upcoming Budget 2017-18.

3. IBM INDIA APPOINTS KARAN BAJWA AS MD
i. IBM has appointed Karan Bajwa as MD of IBM India Pvt Ltd succeeding Vanitha Narayanan, who has been appointed as chairman of the Indian subsidiary.
ii. Karan Bajwa joined IBM in 2016 as Executive for Strategy and Transformation in the Asia Pacific region.


4. 14TH PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIVAS CONVENTION BEGINS IN BENGALURU
i. The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention has begun in Bengaluru. The three-day event will kick start with the Youth PBD.
ii. The theme of day was 'Role of Diaspora Youth in the Transformation of India'.
iii. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has been held traditionally on 9th January every year to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi as a Pravasi from South Africa to India.
iv. Three plenary sessions are scheduled to be held in Youth PBD.
• First will be on reaching out to Indian Students abroad, NRIs and overseas Indian Community Students in India.
• Second will be on Start-ups and Innovations
• Third on Start-up ecosystem in Karnataka.

5. CHINA LAUNCHED ITS LONGEST HIGH-SPEED TRAIN SERVICE
i. China has launched its longest high-speed train service from capital of south-west China's Yunnan Province, Kunming to Beijing.
ii. The train named 'Shangri-la of the World' left Kunming on a 2,760-km trip to Beijing. The mileage will increase to 45,000 km by 2030.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHERE WAS THE 16TH FINANCIAL STABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MEETING HELD?
a)  New Delhi
b)  Mumbai
c)  Hyderabad
d)  Pune
Q2. NAME THE LONGEST BULLET TRAIN WHICH WAS RECENTLY DEVELOPED BY CHINA TO COVER OVER 2,760 KM DISTANCE.
a)  Kunming-Beijing HSR
b)  Shangri-la of the World
c)  Shenzhen night view
d)  Shanghai Maglev Train
Q3. 14TH PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIVAS CONVENTION BEGINS IN WHICH CITY?
a)  New Delhi
b)  Goa
c)  Gujarat
d)  Bengaluru
Q4. WHO HAS APPOINTED AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF IBM INDIA PVT LTD?
a)  Anil Jalali
b)  Deepak Singh
c)  Karan Bajwa
d)  Sushil Chandra

ANSWER:

1 - A    2 - B    3 - D    4 - C

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