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Current Affairs Today 24 January 2017 – Latest News Updates

Current Affairs Today 24 January 2017

Let us have a look at Current Affairs Today 24 January 2017. 

National Current Affairs on 24-01-2017

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Serbia for promoting cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics.
  • Urdu poet, lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri aka Jaswant Rai Sharma dead. He was 89.
  • Goa world’s 1st to send postal ballots via electronic mode.
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the modern IT building, ‘Jyothirmaya’ at the Infopark in Kochi.
  • Kolkata’s Eden Gardens to have stands named after war heroes.
  • PepsiCo executive Vishal Kaul appointed as Ola COO.
  • 40 tribals to be special guests at Republic Day parade.

Today’s (24-01-2017) International Current Affairs

  • China has set up a 100 billion yuan fund to support investment in the internet sector.
  • China has commissioned its 31st stealth warship, rapidly expanding its fleet.
  • Facial recognition to replace passports at Aus airports.
  • South Korea to develop train that travels up to 1,000 kmph.
  • Singapore’s first satellite which was launched from the International Space Station (ISS), AOBA VELOX-III, is claimed to stay in orbit for twice as long as similar satellites.
  • A project titled ‘City of Trees’ is aimed at planting around 30 lakh trees in Greater Manchester area in England over the next 25 years

Current Affairs Today 24 January 2017 – Sports  

  • Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold.
  • Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur has been unanimously elected head of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term.

Daily Current Affairs Updates – Science and Technology 

ISRO plans to launch 103 satellites on a single rocket

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will set a record when it launches 103 satellites in one go on a single rocket in the first week of February
  • The satellites will be separated from the launch vehicle in different directions. The separation angle and time of separation will be such that one satellite will not collide with another
  • ISRO’s workhorse PSLV (C37) with 103 satellites will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
  • In June last year, ISRO launched 20 satellites in one go. It took about 26 minutes to launch all the 20 satellites. In 2008, ISRO launched 10 satellites in a single mission. The highest number of satellites launched in a single mission so far has been 37 by Russia in 2014; NASA launched 29 satellites in one go in 2013.

China builds world’s largest solar farm

  • China has reportedly built the world’s largest solar park which can produce about 850 MW of power in Qinghai province.
  • The Longyangxia Dam Solar Park occupies 27 square kilometers and has been expanded several times since its construction began in 2013.
  • The farm was built at the cost of around $875 million (around Rs.6,000 crore), according to reports.

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