Current Events- January 7

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enlightenedThe Delhi cabinet gave its nod to the fourth phase of Delhi Metro.It will add 8.5 lakh new passengers to its network.

enlightenedAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced a reward of Rs 100 crore to anybody who becomes a Nobel Prize winner from the state.

enlightenedCentral government has made obtaining an Aadhaar number mandatory for 2.5 crore members of the Employees’ Pension Scheme of 1995, one of the benefits available to Employees’ Provident Fund subscribers.

enlightenedThe Delhi government has approved “Good Samaritan Policy’ to encourage people to help accident victims. According to the ‘Road Accidents in India’ report, Mumbai had the highest number of 23,468 number of road accidents during 2015 while Delhi had the highest number of 1,622 deaths due to road accidents.

enlightenedThe 44th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair, 9-day-long fair, organised by National Book Trust (NBT) in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) began. The aim is to show and project the diversity of writings by women writers. The theme of this year's Book Fair is ‘Manushi‘, focusing on “writings on and by women”.

enlightenedThe Norwegian government will become the world’s first country to shut down its FM network from January 11, 2017 to digital will save money and allow national radio stations to invest more in radio content.

enlightenedThe world’s tallest solar tower is currently being constructed in Israel’s Negev desert. It will be 250 meters (820 feet) tall, is encircled by around 50,000 mirrors, called heliostats.

enlightenedUS First Lady Michelle Obama has selected 16-year-old Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board of an education campaign which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America. She was chosen for ‘Better Make Room’ campaign’s Student Advisory Board in recognition of her efforts to educate youth in the field of computer sciences.

enlightenedTennis Ace Sania Mirza has clinched her first Double’s title of the season 2017, aftershe lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title with her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

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