11th January Current Affairs : Todays Current Affairs for Competitive Exams – Banks, SSC, Vyapam, UPSC,PSC

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Todays Current Affairs – 11 January 2018 

 Current Affairs National 

  • Virual Aadhar ID
    • UIDAI has planned to introduce concept of Virtual Id which can be used while authenticating so that original Aadhar Number can be masked.
    • Why its need ? Recently there were various scams where Adhar number is being misused leading to Breach of Privacy and Frauds.
    • VID – Virtual Adhar ID will be temporary ID which would get generated only for persons having valid Adhar No.
  • World bank on Indian economy :  Indian economy may grow at rate of 7.3% for year 2018 and 7.5% for next 2 years projects World Bank.
  • Ranking by OAG :  Official Airlane Guide (OAG) rates IndiGo as the world’s fourth most punctual mega carrier.
  • Odd-even for rickshaws: Odd-even scheme started for e-rickshaws in Kanthi town of West Bengal. First two weeks of month have given to odd-numbered e-rickshaws and last two weeks for even numbered e-rickshaws.
  • Road Safety Week: 11 Jan to 17 Jan will be obsered as road safety week. This is organised every year for creating awareness among general public towards rules and regulations while using roads. The aim for road safety week celebration is to improve the safety on road.
  • West Bengal CM receives Honorary Doctorate: West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee received Doctorate of Literature {DLitt} from Calcutta University.
  • Conference o Dharma Dharma
    • 4th International Conference on Dharma Dharma at Rajgir has beein inaugurated, which is being organized by Nalanda University.

 

 Current Affairs Business and Economy 

  • Punjab National Bank and National Scheduled Finance and Development Corporation have tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to SC and below double poverty line.
  • Ban on Price Waterhouse firms: SEBI imposed a ban on Price Waterhouse firms for two years over Satyam Scam.
    • Imp Note: SEBI stands for Securities and Exchange Board of India. Its chairman is Ajay Tyagi.
  • Wolrds Richest Person : Jeff Bezos
    • CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the history even overtool Bill Gates in term of total wealth.
    • He has net worth of USD 105 Billion.
    • Mukesh Ambani is Riches man of India with $41Billion.

 Current Affairs Sports

  • Updated ICC Ranking after 1st test against South Africa:  After losing 1 test Kohli and Pujara slipped in their test rankings whereas Bhuvneshwar Kumar reached his career best ranking of 22.
  • First medal for India in International Skiing Competition:  Aanchal thakur of Himachal Pradesh becomes first Indian to win bronze medal in International Skiing Competation held in Mustang ,Nepal.

 Current Affairs Appointments

  • New chairman of ISRO: Scientist Sivan K is the new chairman of Indian Space Research Organization.He has PHD from IIT Bombay in Aerospace Engineering. Sivan K will be succeeding AS Kiran Kumar. Previously he was director on Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Kerala.
    • Imp Note: Director of ISRO is A.S. Kiran Kumar
  • New MD and CEO of NPCI:  Mr. Asbe has been appointed as MD and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India.
    • Imp Note: NPCI was setup by RBI in 2009 as the Central Infrastructure for various retail payment systems in India.
  • New Chairman of WBCSD :
    • Indian origin Business man  Sunny Verghese has been appointed as Chairman of WBCSD – World Business Council of Sustainable Development .

 Other Important Current Affairs (International, Science, etc) 

  • MOU is signed between India and Canada for cooperation in the field of Science and Technlology and helping on RD and academic institutions.
  • ISRO is going to Launch 100th Satellite 
    • ISRO will be launching its 100th Satellite – CARTOSAT-2 which will help in weather observations.
  • Musician A.R. Rahman has been named as the official Brand Ambassador of Sikkim.

 

 

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