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Here is an update containing all the important current affairs for 11th January 2017. You can download the Important Current Affairs 11th January 2017 with pdf capsule too.

  • Australia to tax all digital transaction

    • The Australian government plans to tax all online transactions, as part of a so-called ‘tax strike’.
    • Currently, the government is unable to tax all of Australia’s approximately $7.37 billion annual online transactions.
    • Mr. Morrison said that as Australia moves towards a modern, cashless economy, the government must keep up to ensure the tax system remains “modern”.
  • Natya Kala Acharya for Malavika Sarukkai

    • Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer and guru Malavika Sarukkai were conferred the title of ‘Natya Kala Acharya’ at the inauguration of The Music Academy’s 11th dance festival.
    • Susan Tuller, Deputy Consular General, Consulate General of United States of America in Chennai, gave the title.
    • She said this was her first Margazhi season and she was awed by the scores of ‘sabhas’ in the city.
  • Jaitley says no note-ban effect

    • Refuting claims that economic activity has been hit by the withdrawal of high-denomination currency notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said tax collections between April & December 2016 have shown a positive trend.
    • Jaitley told that direct tax mop-up increased 12.01 % to 5.53 lakh crore.
    • He also told that indirect tax revenue grew 25 % to 6.30 lakh crore in the first 8 months of the fiscal
  • GM losses mount to over 1100 cr in India

    • The Indian operation of General Motors is sinking with losses mounting to over ₹1,100 crore during 2015-16.
    • General Motors, which commenced operations in India in 1995, is witnessing some of its worst days.
    • GM had said that it will not bring its global emerging market platform to India because of huge losses incurred by the Indian operations.
  • IndusInd Bank: The good show continues

    • The December quarter results for banks were expected to be anything but predictable, given the challenges thrown up post-demonetisation
    • Deposits grew 38% year-one-year in the December quarter, with savings deposits growing 56%
  • Poor quality food served for jawans

    • Tej Bahadur Yadav, a BSF jawan of 29th battalion, deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border in J&K, alleged that troops are served bad quality food.
    • He also told that they even have to manage with an empty stomach sometimes.
    • In the video, the jawan claimed that while the government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers sell it off in an illegal manner.
  • Obama gets a job offer, from Spotify

    • If President Barack Obama is still wondering what to do when he leaves office next week, he has a ready job offer from Spotify.
    • The world’s leading streaming service advertised an opening for “President of Playlists”  and said it was looking for someone with “at least eight years experience running a highly regarded nation”.
    • Mr. Trump will be the new president after Obama.
  • Shalabh Seth: CEO of Ola Fleet Tech

    • Transportation app Ola has roped in former SAB Miller India Managing Director Shalabh Seth as the CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies, its wholly owned leasing subsidiary.
    • In his new role, Mr. Seth will drive supply growth through leasing and other driver focused initiatives to consolidate Ola’s position as the market leader.
    • The operations were earlier handled by Ola Vice President Rahul Maroli.
  • Jazz musician Buddy Greco dies at 90

    • Buddy Greco, the popular singer and piano player, who started his long career with Benny Goodman, has died.
    • He was 90. Greco best known for his hit “The Lady Is a Tramp,” passed away on Tuesday in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
    • Greco’s version of “The Lady Is a Tramp” was released in 1962 and sold over a million copies.
  • India sees increase in tourist arrivals

    • India registered an 11% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in 2016 over 2015, with as many as 9 million tourists visiting the country.
    • During a session on ‘Partnering with diaspora to accelerate tourism in India’, Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, said this was way above the projected 4.5% growth.
    • This also resulted in a 15%  growth in income from FTAs, he said.

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  • ISRO,CNES ink pact on satellite launch

    • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) & French Space agency (CNES) have signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology
    • The agreement was signed between ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall in Bengaluru
    • Space cooperation is one of the cornerstones of the Indo-French strategic partnership and spans over 50 years
  • India’s 1st international stock exchange

    • Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange ‘India INX’ at International Financial Services Centre in GIFT in Gandhinagar.
    • INX, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the BSE will trade in equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives including Index and Stocks.
    • The exchange will create new standards in quality of service and speed of transactions in different time zones.
  • Pravasi Haryana Divas begins in Gurgaon

    • More than 400 people of Haryana origin from 300 countries today participated in the first-ever Pravasi Haryana Divas here in their efforts to connect with their roots and contribute to the development of the state.
    • The pravasi Haryanvis attended the 2 day celebrations, which began at the Kingdom of Dreams.
    • Haryana CM Manohar Lal along was present at the event.
  • Crack in Earth’s magnetic shield

    • The world’s largest and most sensitive cosmic ray monitor, has recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays that indicates a crack in the Earth’s magnetic shield.
    • The burst occurred when a giant cloud of plasma ejected from the solar corona struck Earth.
    • This was recorded by GRAPES-3 muon telescope located at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research’s Cosmic Ray Laboratory in Ooty in Tamil Nadu.
  • Myanmar to fence border with India

    • Myanmar will build border demarcation fencing with India, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
    • The neighbouring country will construct the fence in its Naga self-administered zone, 10 metres from the demarcation border line.
    • The construction will not restrict the regular travel of both the peoples in accordance with their tradition and custom.
  • HDFC Bank to deploy humanoid ‘Ira’ soon

    • The private lender HDFC Bank launched what it claimed to be the first ‘humanoid’ in the domestic banking space.
    • It is looking to partner with start-ups having technological solutions for rural operations.
    • The bank showcased human-sized robot Ira, developed in association with Kochi-based Asimov Robotics, and said it will be deployed at a city branch within a fortnight.
  • Fault in Indian Ocean may trigger quakes

    • A new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean as a result of the largest earthquake that shook the Andaman-Sumatran region in 2012.
    • Researchers from Nanyang Technological Univ in Singapore & Indonesian Institute of Sciences, has found new plate boundary forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean.
    • The study was published in the journal Science Advances.
  • Thousands witness Teppotsavam

    • On the banks of Godavari in Bhadrachalam a multitude of devotees witnessed the colourful ‘Teppotsavam’ (float festival) amid royal opulence in the famous pilgrim centre.
    • CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s wife and other family members were among those who watched the spectacular ‘celestial boat ride’.
    • The processional idols of Lord Rama and his consort Sita, made five circular rounds in the river.
  • India receives $130 bn FDI in 2.5 years

    • With the government taking steps to improve business climate, total FDI inflows in the last 2.5 years have touched USD 130 billion, PM Modi said.
    • Modi, while addressing investors at the Vibrant Gujarat summit here, also said that ‘Make in India’ initiative has become the “biggest brand” that the country has ever had.
    • The total FDI in the last 2.5 years have touched USD 130 billion.
  • Centre proposes rules to regulate dog

    • To regulate dog breeding centres, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has proposed rules that prohibits dog breeding without registration.
    • The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has prohibited from breeding, owning or housing of dogs & pups without registration.
    • The rules also prescribe requirements to be met by registered breeders for breeding & housing of dogs.

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