Current Affairs of 24th January, 2016: Rohit Sharma in Top Ten ODI Rankings for Batsmen

Current Affairs of 24th January, 2016: Rohit Sharma in Top Ten ODI Rankings for Batsmen

Amit Shah Elected as BJP President for the Second Term

24.1.2016: Amit Shah is reelected as the president of Bharatiya Janata Party.  His name was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief ministers of BJP ruled states and union ministers.  Rajnath Singh, J P Nadda, Venkaiah Naidu, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Vasundhara Raje were among those who proposed his name for the post.

 Rohit Sharma in Top Ten ODI Rankings for Batsmen

24.1.2016: Indian opener Rohit Sharma got a place in the top ten rankings of one day international for batsmen. He scored 441 runs in the recently concluded one day series in Australia.  He was also named the man of the series.  Other Indians who are among the top ten batsmen are Virat Kohli and Shikar Dhawan.  Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni however slipped to 13th rank. This is the first time that his name is not in the top ten ranks in the last seven years. 

P V Sindhu Wins Malaysia Masters Title

24.1.2016: P V Sindhu of India won the Malaysia Masters Grand Oriz Gold Tile. She defeated Kristy Gilmour of Scotland in the final match played in Penang.  Sindhu also won the title in 2013 and this is her second title.  Sindhu and Gilmour met in a match in French Open in 2013 and Sindhu lost the match.  But in this meeting she defeated Gilmour 21-15 and 21-9. The match lasted for 32 minutes. This is the fifth Grand Prix Gold title for Sindhu.

24th January is National Girl Child Day

24.1.2016:   January 9th of every year is celebrated as national girl child day in India. This was started the government of India as a development mission.  This is meant to raise awareness among people about importance of girl child promotion.

India’s First Social Mobile Wallet Udio Launched

24.1.2016: TranServ an Indian digital payment company launched the first social mobile wallet in India named Udio.  This is an easily to use wallet and cashless payments can be made using this.  Payment of mobile bills, gas bills or mobile recharges can be done using this mobile wallet.