Current Affairs 8th January 2017

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Current Affairs 8th January 2017

NATIONAL:

  • All India Conference of Waqf Boards begins
  • New Delhi World Book Fair begins
  • Road Transport & Highways Ministry is planning to soon launch 2 mobille apps
  • Suriname Vice President AshwinAdhin arrives in New Delhi on 9-day visit
  • 14th PravasiBhartiya Divas convention begins in Bengaluru today
  • Union Minister Haribhai Choudhary inaugurates Khadi India Lounge in Mumbai
  • Delhi govt approves fourth phase of Delhi Metro

INTERNATIONAL:

  • Norway to become first country to switch off FM radio

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • Vodafone to offer unlimited 3G, 4G data for 1 hour at ₹16
  • Cabinet approves 26% strategic sale in BEML
  • RBI to provide rupees 1 billion in Rs 100 notes to Nepal Rashtra Bank
  • India’s GDP growth estimated at 7.1% this year; per capita net national income rises by over 10%
  • EPFO makes Aadhar mandatory for its pensioners & members

APPOINTMENTS:

  • Sir Tim Barrow appointed as Britain’s EU ambassador
  • Michelle Obama selects Indo-American for education campaign

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 30 Indian-origin men, women in Forbes list of super achievers

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • China launches longest bullet train

SPORTS NEWS:

  • Virat Kohli named captain of Indian ODI, T20I teams

OBITUARY:  

  • Sitar Maestro Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passes away

 

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