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Today’s Current Affairs – January 6, 2017
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Two-day Assam Biotech Conclave 2017 Begins in Guwahati
The two-day Assam Biotech Conclave 2017 has begun in Guwahati, Assam at a city hotel. The Conclave will have the closing ceremony on January 6, 2017. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated the Conclave in the presence of State Science and Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta among others.
IPR Awareness Campaign for school Children
The Union Commerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has recently launched an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Toolkit for Police. It also includes IPR Awareness Campaign for School Children.
Three Days International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” Organized in New Delhi
The Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has inaugurated the International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” in New. The three days conference aims to generate discussions on the role of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes.
350th Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
The 350th Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti was celebrated across the world on January 5, 2017. On this occasion, a huge festival, Prakash Utsav also known as Prakash Parv has been organized in Patna, Bihar. It is the birthplace of the Guru Gobind Singh.
6th January 2017 Current Affairs – Banking and Finance
“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.
Karnataka Bank launches group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme
Karnataka Bank has launched a group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme for all its Saving Bank Account holders. The insurance scheme is “KBL Suraksha”. It aims to provide the insurance cover for accidental death.
S Padmanabhan Appointed as Chairman of Tata Power
“Tata Sons has nominated the S Padmanabhan as the Chairman of Tata Power Co Ltd. S Padmanabhan was the executive director of operations at the company until 2014”.
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.
Capgemini Appoints Anil Jalali of IBM as HR head for India Operation
French Consulting Corporation, Capgemini has appointed Anil Jalali as Chief Human Resources Officer for its India operation. Jalali has replaced the BL Narayan from his charge.
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.
January 6 Current Affairs – International Affairs
Scientists discover a new human organ, Mesentery, in digestive system
“Ireland Scientists have discovered a brand new organ named Mesentery, inside the digestive system which was not known till date. As per the research published in the journal, the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, J Calvin Coffey, Professor of Surgery at the University of Limerick in Ireland described mesentery as an organ”.
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.
India Surpasses Bangladesh to Clinch SAFF Women’s Championship 2016
Indian Women Football Team won their fourth consecutive SAFF Women’s Championship title defeating Bangladesh in the finals at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal.
“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.
Book on Dr. Kalam – The People’s President: Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam
In the presence of the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate, Arun Jaitley, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has released A book on the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.