Daily GK Update 13 January, 2017

GK Update 13 January, 2017 for Bank, SSC Exams

NATIONAL NEWS

World’s first gender literature fest to be held in Patna
The world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ will hold in Patna. The main aim of the fest to create a platform, to exchange ideas, and to share and learn experiences of renowned people in the field of gender literature.

Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojna scheme launched
Mahindra Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd (MAMCPL) launched an open-ended scheme Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojna. This scheme was launched to generate long-term returns through investment in equity and debt.

Government will 51% stake in Pawan Hans
Government sell Pawan Hans’ entire 51% stake and transfer the management control of the helicopter service operator. Pawan Hans is a joint venture where state-owned ONGC holds 49%.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe signs 1 trillion yen aid package to the Philippines
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signed a 1-trillion yen (8.7 billion dollars) aid package over the next five years to the Philippines. This aid will be given to improve economic and political relations between the two island nations.

Manish Tewari appointed senior fellow of US think tank
Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari was appointed as the senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council. Tewari will focus on programming aimed at strengthening US-India relations.

XCMG China to invest $150 m in manufacturing unit in India
XCMG, a China-headquartered global construction machinery company, will invest 150 million in a new manufacturing unit in India. The company will partner with Schwing Stetter India, a ready-mix concrete equipment company.

APPOINTMENT

TCS elects Rajesh Gopinathan as new chief executive
Tata Consultancy Services has appointed Rajesh Gopinathan, the current chief financial officer, as CEO of the company.  He replaces N Chandrasekaran.

AGREEMENTS

NTPC inks pact to take over Chhabra thermal power plant
State-run NTPC has signed a non-binding agreement with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd to take over Chhabra Thermal Power Plant.

SPORTS NEWS

Ashish Shelar will be New MCA Chief
BJP Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar has been appointed as Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) president. He was elected as Vice President of MCA on 17 June 2015.

Consulate General of India in Dubai announces launch of ‘Diplomats Cricket Championship Cup’
Consulate General of India in Dubai has announced launch of the ‘Diplomats Cricket Championship Cup’ in association with the Skyline University College, Sharjah.

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