General Knowledge Today : Quick Current Affairs

1. Indian economy is to grow 7.1% in the current fiscal.
2. Ustad Jakir Hussain has won the Grammy Award for best contemporary World Music Album.
3. GRIDTECH 2009 an international exhibition and conference was held at New Delhi on January 29-30 at Pragati Maidan.
4. National Disaster Management Authority NDMA has initiated state for launching a National Earthquake Risk Mitigation Project (NERMP) to improve earthquake preparedness.
5. According to CMIE (Center for monitoring Indian Economy) the Cheque clearances have dropped 27.5% in banks during the last one year.
6. Till today RBI has injected Rs. 300000 crore in the economy and Govt has announced two stimulus packages, to combat global recession.
7. Former Indian Cricketer Chetan Sharma has joined BSP and was declared as Faridabad Contestant for LS Polls.
8. Virender Sehwag has been selected by the BCCI as player of the Year 2007-08 . He will receive Polly Umrigar award. Sehwag also has got the “Cricinfo” award for test batting performance.
9. State bank of India has slashed all home loan rates to 8% in all schemes.
10. The seventh Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas was celebrated at Chennai Trade Center on January 7-9, 2009. 9 January was the date when Mahatma Gandhi Returned from South Africa. The event is being organized from 2003, and is sponsored by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and FICCI.
11. Platinum Jubilee Function of Indian national Science Academy was inaugurated on January 10th by PM Man Mohan Singh. Academy URL http://www.insa.ac.in/html/home.asp
12. India and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement on January 24, 2009 for supply of Uranium.
13. Afganistan President Hamid Karzai visited India in January.
SPORTS:
1. Serena William has won the fourth title of Australian Open.
2. Yuki Bhambri has created history at Australian Open by becoming the first Indian to win Australian Open Junior Singles title with straight set win . He is 4th Indian to win a Junior Grandslam.
3. Rafael Nadal has won the Australian Open Final against Roger Federer.
4. Mumbai has won Ranaji Trophy in January 2009 for 38th time defeating UP.
5. Sunil Gavaskar , Kapil Dev and Bishan singh Bedi have figured among 55 players in ICC hall of fame.

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