Current Affairs 12th January 2017

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Current Affairs 12th January 2017

NATIONAL:

  • Karan Johar invited to World Economic Forum annual meeting
  • Delhi plans underpasses at BRT intersections
  • Centre plans to set up independent railway regulator
  • Govt panel calls for making DD, AIR corporate entities
  • India now world’s 6th largest manufacturing nation: Modi
  • Maharashtra govt announces Rs.316 cr for ‘ailing’ cotton mills
  • All MP schools to hold mass Surya Namaskar session on Jan 12
  • Mobile app launched to help locate public toilets in Mumbai
  • Manohar Parrikar inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics
  • Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa arrives in Goa on 2 day state visit
  • Assam: Digi Dhan mela being held in Guwahati

INTERNATIONAL:

  • Trump drops announcer who presented last 11 presidents
  • Europe’s first underwater museum opens in Lanzarote

BANKING NEWS:

  • Banks admit depositing Rs.1 to reduce zero-balance Jan Dhans
  • World Bank : ‘Effects of demonetisation will disappear in medium term’

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • Flipkart’s Binny Bansal invests in 3D printing startup
  • Reliance Jio beats Airtel to become fastest 4G operator
  • Reliance invested Rs.2.4 lakh crore in Gujarat: Ambani
  • IBM becomes first company to get 8,000 US patents in a year
  • BIS revises Indian Standard on gold hallmarking

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • New material 10 times stronger, 20 times lighter than steel
  • WeChat launches apps that work without downloading

AGREEMENTS:

  • Virat Kohli removed as Adidas brand ambassador
  • India, Kenya sign agreements in area of agriculture

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • ‘La La Land’ gets 11 nominations at BAFTA Awards 2017

APPOINTMENTS:

  • Flipkart’s logistics arm Ekart’s head quits
  • Jimmy Adams appointed new West Indies director

SPORTS NEWS:

  • UK becomes first country to recognise parkour as a sport
  • 13-time gymnastics world champion retires aged 19
  • 8-year-old Manipur boy breaks limbo skating world record
  • Pankaj Advani wins Kolkata Open National Snooker C’ship
  • In pictures: Snowboarding big air World Cup in Moscow
  • World Cup: FIFA to expand competition to 48 teams

OBITUARY:

  • Former German president Roman Herzog passes away aged 82
  • Journalist who first reported outbreak of WWII dies aged 105

 

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