Currents Events- January 11

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enlightenedThe Child Sex ratio at birth (SRB) in the State of Haryana crossed the 900-mark in the year 2016 for the first time in almost two decades. In December 2016, the SRB in the state was 914. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” (B3P) campaign against female foeticide in Panipat in January 2015. Special forums were established for monitoring the progress of B3P programme.

enlightenedDelhi Airport Adopts World’s First Digital Platform “ARC”. The dynamic platform, developed at the Airport’s Terminal 3, has been developed by Delhi AirportGreen Business Certification Inc (GBCI) and US Green Building Council (USGBC).

enlightenedDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 8th edition of the International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP) on January 10, 2017 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai, India.

enlightenedThe Telangana government has signed a MoU with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India on January 11, 2017 under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for air connectivity by developing small airports and airstrips in the state.

enlightenedThe World Bank on January 11, 2017 cut the India’s GDP growth for 2016-17 fiscal ending on March 31, 2017 to 7 percent from its previous estimate of 7.6 percent due to demonetization.

enlightenedIndian Standard on gold hallmarking has been revised by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on January 9, 2017 and has been made effective for implementation with effect from January 1, 2017. From now the hallmarked gold jewellery will be available in three grades: 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat.

enlightenedThe national carrier Air India (AI) has launched a ‘Fly For Sure’ scheme on January 11,  2017 that will ensure that passengers reach their destination the desired day without the need to buy expensive last-minute tickets in case of missing booked flight.

enlightenedA team of researchers from Singapore, France and Indonesia in a study found the evidence of the possibility of formation of a new plate boundary on the floor of the Indian Ocean in the Wharton Basin.

enlightenedDaniel Ortega was on January 10, 2017 sworn in as the President of Nicaragua for the third consecutive term.

enlightenedRussian rhythmic gymnast, Yana Alexeyevna Kudryavtseva, announced her retirement at the age of 19, following several leg injuries including a fracture in the left foot during 2016 World Cup in Kazan, Russia.

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