Current Affairs 9th January 2017

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Current Affairs 9th January 2017

NATIONAL:

  • Budget Session of Parliament to begin from January 31
  • PM Modi announces Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana at PBD Convention
  • International Kite festival begins at Ahmedabad
  • Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu to launch non-fare revenue policy
  • Jaipur International Film Festival begins
  • India – Portugal sign 7 key agreements

INTERNATIONAL:

  • H1-B Visa Programme reform bill introduced in US Congress
  • Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in as president of Ghana
  • Donald Trump names Dan Coats as new national intelligence director

APPOINTMENTS:

  • Ex-Pak army chief Raheel Sharif appointed head of Islamic anti-terror alliance

SPORTS NEWS:

  • Djokovic wins Qatar Open tennis title
  • Sania wins Brisbane women’s doubles title but loses No.1 rank

OBITUARY:  

  • Former West Bengal Minister Saral Deb passes away
  • Portugal former president Mario Soares dies at 92
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