Daily Current Affairs - 20th January 2017

Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 20th January 2017. Daily Current Affairs and General Knowledge is very helpful for IBPS Bank Exams, SBI , RBI Assistant,NIACL, SSC and Railway Exams.
 Daily Current Affairs

1. Indian economy projected to grow by 7.7% in FY 2017: UNWESP report
1. According to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2017 report, India’s economy is projected to grow by 7.7% in fiscal 2017 and 7.6% in 2018 India will remain the fastest growing large developing economy due to its strong private consumption and gradual introduction of significant domestic reforms. 
2. The UN flagship report has not mention of the withdrawal of the high-denomination Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes nor its impact on the country’s economic growth.

2. Physicists create a new form of Hydrogen

1. Physicists from Austria have created new form of Hydrogen i.e. negatively charged hydrogen clusters. It is a previously unseen form of hydrogen. 
2. For the past forty years, existence of hydrogen in ion clusters was known and is positively-charged clusters have already exists.
3. The newly created negatively charged hydrogen clusters existed only for microseconds (1 microsecond = 0.000001 seconds). But it was enough time for researchers to determine their geometric structures.

3. FIPB clears 6 FDI proposals worth Rs 1,187 crore

1. The Inter-ministerial body Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approved six investment proposals envisaging foreign investments of Rs 1,186.5 crore. Decision in this regard was taken by FIPB meeting headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das. 
2. It has approved the proposals of Sanofi Synthelabo India, Star Den Media Services, Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services, Boehringer Ingelheim India Pvt. Ltd, Menarini India Private Limited and Recipharm Participation B.V. Netherlands.

4. Delhi Police commissioner Alok Verma appointed as new CBI director

1. Delhi Police Commissioner and Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma was appointed as new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He will have tenure of two years. He was selected by a three-member committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice J S Khehar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. 
2. He will take over from interim director Rakesh Asthana, who was handed the reins of the premier investigating agency after former director Anil Sinha retired on December 2, 2016.

5. UNSC adopts resolution backing Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow 

1. United Nation Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously approved a resolution expressing full support to Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow. The resolution called on longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh (in power since 1994 coup) to step down and also condemned Yahya Jammeh’s attempts to usurp power. 
2. Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down despite losing a disputed December 1, 2016 presidential election to Barrow. 

6. Dharamsala declared second capital of Himachal Pradesh 

1. Himachal Pradesh Government has declared Dharamsala as the second capital of the hill state with a population of about 70 lakh. Henceforth winter session of state legislature will be held in Dharamshala. 
2. Earlier the city had held 12 Winter Sessions of the state Assembly. Dharamsala is located in Himachal’s Kangra district near snow-clad Dhauladhar ranges. It was formerly known as Bhagsu.

7. US launches Geo-3 satellite mounted with Atlas V rocket to destroy missiles from space 

1. The US military has successfully launched Geo-3 satellite mounted with Atlas V rocket into space to monitor possible missile attacks from space. The military satellite capitalizes on infrared technology for defence purposes that include missile counter-defense, missile warning, intelligence gathering, and geospatial situational awareness to support troops. 
2. Earlier the US Air Force had launched Geo-1 and Geo-2 satellites into space in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

8. Priyanka Chopra wins People’s Choice Award for TV Series Quantico 

1. Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has won her second People’s Choice Award for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress. This is Priyanka’s second award in a row. She had won her first award in 2016. 
2. The People’s Choice Awards is an American awards show held annually since 1975. It recognizes the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public.

9. English poet Jacob Polley wins 2016 TS Eliot prize 

1. English poet Jacob Polley has won the 2016 TS Eliot Prize for poetry for his collection “Jackself”. With this he won the coveted £20,000 award at the Wallace Collection Gallery in London, United Kingdom (UK). 
2. Polley’s Jackself is a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria, UK.

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