Daily Current Affairs – Jan 10th, 2021

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Indian economy to rebound with 8.9% growth in fiscal 2022: IHS Markit

According to HIS Markit, Indian economy is likely to rebound with 8.9% growth in the FY beginning Apr ‘21. The National Statistical Organisation predicted that the economy would contract 7.7% in the current FY. Economy suffered a severe contraction in 2020

Did you Know

HIS Markit CEO: Lance Uggla.
HQ: London, UK.

Claire Polosak becomes first female match official in men’s Test match

Australia’s Claire Polosak became the first female match official to officiate a men’s Test match when she took up the fourth umpire’s role in the third Test between Australia and India. She was also the 1st woman on-field umpire in a men’s ODI match.

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Australian Cricket Men’s Captain: Aaron Finch.

RBI officer Giridharan pens who-done-it novel Right Under our Nose

A general manager at RBI, Giridharan’s job influenced his debut book ‘Right Under our Nose’. It presents a murderer who eliminates scientists right under the nose of the police. The author’s interactions with a lot of people inspired the writing.

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25th Governor of RBI: Shaktikanta Das.

West Bengal CM Inaugurates 26th Kolkata International Film Festival

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). The inaugural ceremony was also virtually attended by Bollywood superstar and West Bengal’s brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan from Mumbai.

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It is the 26th edition of KIFF.

government clears eight hydropower projects on Indus in Ladakh

The government has cleared eight hydropower projects of 144 MW on the Indus river and its tributaries in Ladakh. The projects have been cleared by the Central Water Commission as well as the Indus Commissioner after a separate UT of Ladakh was announced.

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These projects to come up in Kargil and Leh districts of Ladakh.

Japan commits ₹2,113 cr support for COVID relief efforts

Japan has committed Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan of an amount of JPY 30 billion (about ₹2,113 crore) to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Did you Know

Recently MoU was signed on Skilled Workers between the countries

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Sumona Guha as senior Director for South Asia

Biden – Harris transition team announced the appointment of Indian American Sumona Guha, a former Foreign Service officer, to the role of Senior Director for South Asia at the National Security Council. She will succeed Trump administration’s Lisa Curtis.

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Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States.

Pakistan successfully test-fires indigenously developed weapons rocket system

Pakistan conducted test-flight of an indigenously developed Guided Multi Launch Rocket System, capable of delivering conventional warheads, with a range of 140 km. The Weapon System can give capability of precision target engagement deep in enemy territory

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Pakistan President: Arif Alvi.
PM: Imran Khan.

Indian-American Raj Iyer becomes U.S. Army’s first CIO

Indian-American Dr. Raj Iyer became 1st Chief Information Officer of the US Army, after the Pentagon created the position in July ‘20. Equivalent in rank to a 3-star General, he will supervise an annual budget of $16 bn for the US Army’s IT operations.

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Previously, he was the MD at the Deloitte Consulting LLP.

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