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Posted on :- 2021-01-11 19:52:43
Source :- dailycurrentaffairs.org

Appointment

Pradip Kapoor appointed as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of  Airtel.

Important Points to Remember :

  • Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Pradipt Kapoor as its Chief Information Officer (CIO).
  • Pradip will drive Airtel's overall engineering strategy and be a key player in helping realize the company's digital vision. He will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and report to
  • He was working at A.P. Moller - Maersk where he was Global Head of Products and Solutions Engineering.
  • He spent over a decade at SITA Inc (UK) running Products Engineering.
  •  He replaces Harmeen Mehta.
  • MD and CEO, Bharti Airtel- Gopal Vittal.

National News

Home Minister Amit Shah launches 'Single Window Clearance System' for coal mines.

Important Points to Remember :

  • Home Minister Amit Shah launched the 'Single Window Clearance System', an online platform to obtain clearances for smooth operationalization of coal mines.
  • Coal Minister - Pralhad Joshi

Obituaries

Turlapati Kutumba Rao passes away.

Important Points to Remember :

  • Veteran journalist, writer, and Padma Shri awardee Turlapati Kutumba Rao passed away. He was 89-years old.
  • Born on August 10, 1933, in Vijayawada. He was the editor of Andhra Jyothi Telegu daily.
  • Mr. Rao was a personal secretary to Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra State.
  • He won laurels for translating into Telugu the speeches of many national leaders and stalwarts.
  • Mr. Rao had addressed a record number of public meetings, which earned him a slot in the Guinness Book of World Records. He authored biographies of several important people, patriots and freedom fighters.
  • He was honored with Padma Shri in 2002 for his valuable contribution to journalism, literature, and arts.

Celebrated writer Ved Mehta passes away.

Important Points to Remember :

  • Ved Mehta, a longtime writer for The New Yorker whose best-known work, spanning a dozen volumes, explored the vast, turbulent history of modern India through the intimate lens of his own autobiography, passed away in Manhattan. He was 86.
  • The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease.
  • His more than two dozen books included volumes of reportage on India, among them 'Walking the Indian Streets' (1960), 'Portrait of India' (1970) and 'Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles' (1977), as well as explorations of philosophy, theology, and linguistics.

Sports News

Cheteshwar Pujara becomes 11th Indian to cross the 6000-run mark in Test cricket.

Important Points to Remember :

  • Cheteshwar Pujara became only the 11th Indian to cross the 6,000-run mark in Test cricket.
  • Pujara, playing his 80th game, reached the milestone on day five of the third Test against Australia at the SCG.
  • The other Indians who have 6,000 plus runs are Sachin Tendulkar (15,921) runs, Rahul Dravid (13,265), Sunil Gavaskar (10,122), VVS Laxman (8,781), Virender Sehwag (8,503), Virat Kohli (7,318), Sourav Ganguly (7,212), Dilip Vengsarkar (6,868), Mohammad Azharuddin (6,215), Gundappa Viswanath (6,080).

 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the joint-highest goal scorer of all time.

Important Points to Remember :

  • Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has become the joint-highest goal scorer of all time in the history of football.
  • Ronaldo now has 759 goals and he is tied at the first spot along with Josef Bican.
  • Ronaldo has scored at least 15 goals in each of the last 15 seasons in every campaign since 2006-07.

Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth festival 2021 to begin from Jan 18.

Important Points to Remember :

  • A Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth festival 2021 to begin from 18th January.
  • Starting from 18th  till 30th January, Chadar Trek on Zanskar river, meditation, yoga, ice skating,  hockey, snow skiing, climbing, traditional Archery, snow scooter, biking, Yak and horse riding, Snow sculpturing and food and cultural festivals.