Jan 10 2017

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for the construction of National Disaster Response Force’s (NDRF) new campus at Kondapavuluru village of Gannavaram mandal in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Union Ministry of Power unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and French Space agency (CNES) have signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology.
  • Tamil Nadu became 21st state to join Central Government’s power utility turnaround scheme Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY).
  • The Assam Government will launch its indigenously-developed e-Wallet Tokapoisa.in to enable the people of the state for hassle-free online transactions in local language.
  • Maharashtra Government launched India’s largest public WiFi service called ‘MumbaiWifi‘ in state capital Mumbai with aim to empower people digitally. It is also claimed to be one of the largest wifi service in the world.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international stock exchange at International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat International Financial Tech City (GIFT) located in Gandhinagar, capital of Gujarat. It is named as International exchange-India (INX) and is wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
  • India’s second largest private sector lender HDFC Bank launched IRA (Intelligent Robotic Assistant), a ‘humanoid’ at its Mumbai branch.
  • The World Hindi Day is observed annually on 10 January.
  • The world’s best player for the year 2016 at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards held in Zurich, Switzerland.
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