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Current Affairs 6th January 2017
6th January 2017 Current Affairs
SIDBI ties up with LIC for capital support to enterprises
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has tied up with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). This tie up mainly aims to give a boost to the venture capital ecosystem for MSMEs. LIC and SIDBI signed Contribution Agreements with 7 Venture Capital Funds.
IBM India Appoints Karan Bajwa as Managing Director
IBM, the Technology giant has appointed Karan Bajwa as the Managing Director of its India operations. He succeeds Vanitha Narayana, the Chairman of IBM India.
Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed as the Britain’s ambassador to the EU
Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed as the Britain’s ambassador to the European Union(EU). Tim Barrow was earlier the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Moscow.
MS Dhoni Quits from India’s ODI and T20 Captaincy
Indian Cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as the captain of the Indian team on January 4, 2017. It is a great loss the Indian Cricket Team. However, he will still be available for selection as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the One Day and T20I series.
105-year-old man made history by cycling 14 miles in 1 hour
Robert Marchand a 105-year-old man has made a record by cycling 22.547km (14 miles) in 1 hour. Earlier in 2012, he has set a record of cycling 26.927km in 1 hour.
Union Cabinet approved Stand Up India Scheme
The Union Cabinet on 6 January 2016 approved the Stand Up India Scheme to promote entrepreneurship among Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes and Women entrepreneurs
Andhra Bank launched Immediate Payment Service
Andhra Bank on 6 January 2016 launched Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) across all its branches in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The service makes payments possible within fraction of seconds with all the standards and integrity maintained for security.
CCI cleared Reliance Capital-Goldman Sachs deal
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 5 January 2016 gave its approval to Reliance Capital Asset Management’s proposed acquisition of Goldman Sachs’ mutual fund business in India for 243 crore rupees. CCI approved the acquisition as the deal may not have an adverse impact on competition in the country.
Union Government launched Ganga Gram Yojana in Uttar Pradesh
The Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on 5 January 2016 launched Ganga Gram Yojana at Village Puth in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Under the scheme, 1600 villages of UP situated along the banks of river Ganga will be developed.
Apurvi Chandela sets a world record to win gold at Swedish Grand Prix
Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held on Tuesday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211.
6th January 2017 Current Affairs