Daily Current Affairs- 28th January 2017

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1. Serena wins Australian Open for 23rd grand slam crown
1. Serena Williams beat her sister Venus 6-4 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday to win her 23rd grand slam singles title and become the most successful tennis player in the open era.
2. The 35-year-old American's victory gave her a seventh Melbourne Park crown and sent her clear of Germany's Steffi Graf at the top of the list of most prolific grand slam winners since the game turned professional in 1968.

2. India Post gets payments bank licence to start services
1. India Post has received payments bank licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to start rollout of banking operations commercially under the permit.
2. Payments banks can accept deposits up to Rs 1 lakh per account from individuals and small businesses.
3. The new model of banking allows mobile firms, supermarket chains and others to cater to banking requirements of individuals and small businesses. It will be set up as a differentiated bank and will confine its activities to acceptance of demand deposits, remittance services, Internet banking and other specified services.
4. In 2015, RBI had granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 11 entities, including Department of Posts, to set up payments banks and proposed to give such licences ‘on tap’ basis in future.

3. Indian Navy’s Theatre Level Exercise TROPEX 17
1. The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) 2017 is being conducted off the Western Seaboard.
2. The month long exercise will see participation of ships and aircraft of both the Western and Eastern Naval Command and also assets from the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard.

4. Dr Vijay Bhatkar appointed new vice-chancellor of Nalanda University
1. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Dr Vijay Bhatkar, architect of India’s first supercomputer the Param series, as the chancellor of Nalanda University.
2. He will have term of three years from the date of his appointment as provided under Section 11(3) of the Nalanda University Act. He shall succeed George Yeo, former Foreign Minister of Singapore, who resigned after the Board of the University was reconstituted.

5. ISRO Successfully tests Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III
1. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested indigenously developed cryogenic engine for the upper stage ‘GSLV Mk III’ rocket.
2. The cryogenic upper stage, designated as C25, was tested for 50 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu demonstrating all the stage operations. It was the first test in a series of two tests. The second test is planned for flight duration of 640 seconds.

6. Sports Ministry reconstitutes committee to identify athletes under TOP Scheme
1. The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted TOP committee with objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.
2. The committee will be headed by Abhinav Bindra, Olympic Gold Medalist. Its members are Anil Khanna, Prakash Padukone, Karnam Malleshwari, P. T. Usha, Murlidhar Raja, Anjali Bhagwat, Rekha Yadav, Dr. S.S. Roy and Inder Dhamija.

7. President appoints Banwarilal Purohit as Governor of Meghalaya
1. President Pranab Mukherjee has given Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit additional charge of Meghalaya.
2. Besides, President also gave Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh. These appointments come after President accepted the resignation of V. 3. Shanmuganathan, as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Banwarilal Purohit was appointed as the Governor of Assam by President in August 2016.

8. A P Singh as the interim managing director and CEO of IPPB(India post payment bank)
The government has appointed A P Singh as the interim managing director and CEO of IPPB(India post payment bank). A 1986 batch Indian Postal Service officer, Singh was earlier joint secretary in the department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM). He has also served as the deputy director general in-charge of financial inclusion and payment systems in the founding team of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India).

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