Current Affairs 10th January, 2016: Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Observed in New Delhi

Current Affairs 10th January, 2016: Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Observed in New Delhi


Urjit Patel Appointed as RBI Deputy Governor for the Second Term

10.1.2016: Dr. Urjit Patel is appointed for the second term as deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India.  He will continue in the post for another three years.  Patel is the first deputy governor to get a second term.  He is a doctorate from Yale University.  He joined RBI in the year 2013.  He is the fourth deputy governor of RBI.


Chennai Open Title 2016 Won by Stanislas Wawrinka

10.1.2016: Chennai open title 2016 is won by Stanislas Wawrinka.  He won the title by defeating Croatian Boma Coric.  The final match is played at the Nungambakkam Tennis Stadium of Chennai.  This is the fourth Chennai title for Swiss player. He won the title for the third consecutive time.  The award money is 75700 US dollars.


World Hindi Day Celebrated on 10th January

10.1.2016: Tenth January is celebrated as World Hindi Day.  The day is being observed since 2006. Special events were conducted on the 11th world Hindi day by ministry of external affairs and Department of official language.  World Hindi Day is in celebrated in addition to National Hindi Divas that is observed on 14th September.

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Observed in New Delhi

10.1.2016: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in New Delhi.  The day was celebrated across the world through missions and posts.  Other who was present at the inaugural event was Priti Patel, MoS for Employment, United Kingdom.  The minister informed that they are considering giving Aadhar cards to non resident Indians also.

Anandiben Patel inaugurates international Kite Festival

10.1.2016: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurated the international kite festival in Ahmadabad.  This is the 28th edition of the festival and will be held for five days.  Kite flyers from various countries are participating in the event.  98 flyers from other countries and 55 from different states of India are participating in the event.  The festival attracts large number of tourists from foreign countries also.  Kite making business has grown to 700 crore rupees, it is said.