04 January 2017 Current Affairs
Justice Jagadish Singh Kehar sworn is an CJI:
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Justice Jagadish Singh Kehar was sworn in as the Chief Justice of India on 4th January 2017 by President Pranab Mukherjee. He took his oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Kehar succeeded T.S. Thakur as the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Thakur as the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Thakur had formally recommended Justice Khehar;s name for the post on December 6. He will serve as the 44th CJI for eight months till he retires on August 27.
RBI Appoints Surekha Marandi as executive director:
The Reserve bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED) in place of U.S Paliwal, who retired on December 31, 2016. She has also served as on the Boards of United Bank and Bank of Baroda. Prior to being promoted as ED, Marandi was Principal Chief General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer in the Reserve Bank of India.
Govt launches Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2017 in 500 cities:
Union Ministry of Urban Development, headed by M. Venkaiah Naidu, launched Swachh Survekshan 2017 to evaluate and rank 500 cities across the country on cleanliness. The cities surveyed under this will have a population of 1 lakh and above. It will be conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in order to encourage competition to improve sanitation.
Antonio Guterres takes Charge as UN Secretary- General:
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has been sworn in as Secretary – General of the United Nations, as the ninth UN Chief. Antonio Guterres was formally appointed to the post by the UN General Assembly on October 14, 2016. Guterres took over for a five-year term that can be renewed by member states for an additional five years. He succeeded Banki-moon.
Google introduces tools for small business in India:
In an effort to tap into the 51 million strong and small, medium businesses in India, online search major Google today launched a brand new tool My Business. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google who is in the capital for a day made the announcement. He said that the brand new tool has been introduced in India and it would be taken to other countries from here.
Britain Ambassador to Europe Union Quits:
Britain’s Ambassador to the European Union Sir Ivan Rogers dealt a blow to the UK’s Brexit negotiations by quitting and urging his fellow British Civil Servants in Brussels to assert their independence by challenging ill founded arguments and mudded thinking. The U.K’s ambassador to the European Union Ivan Rogers has resigned from his post.
Nepal Hosts Elephant Festival in Chitwan to Boost Tourism:
Chitwan is the third popular tourism destination in the HImalayan Country after the capital city Kathmandu and lake city Pokhara. The 13th edition of Nepal’s five-day Chitwan Elephant Festival Kicked off in Kathmandu with participation of over 50 elephants. The annual festival which brings fun, sports and adventure together was inaugurated on January 2, 2017 in Sauraha, the gateway to Chitwan National Park.