Current Affairs for 11 January 2016

 Binny Bansal Flipkart CEO in a top management churn

  • Flipkart Monday appointed Binny Bansal as the Chief Executive Officer and Sachin Bansal as the Executive Chairman. While, Binny as the CEO will now be responsible for operationally driving the company and be accountable for Flipkart's overall performance.

Letv set to launch world’s first smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset

  • Chinese internet conglomerate Letv said on Saturday it would soon launch a series of world’s first smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm Technologies.Additionally, Letv will be the first to roll out commercial devices integrating 802.1 1ad multi-band wireless connectivity with up to 4.6 Gbps speeds and nearly uncompressed content transfer.

Ripples in galaxy help locate Milky Way's dark-matter satellites

  • Ripples in galaxy help locate Milky Way's dark-matter satellites - Astronomers have predicted that three bright effervescent stars on the periphery of Milky Way Galaxy could be signals from an invisible dwarf galaxy.

24th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair begins

  • The 24th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani. The message of India-China partnership for the New Delhi Book Fair 2016 is “Renaissance of Civilizations- Understanding through exchanges“. 

Vikas Thapar appointed as Vice President of Micromax

  • Micromax has appointed Vikas Thapar as its Vice-President for Finance. Thapar was executive director at Avocado Management Services. He also has worked with Bharti Airtel, One97 Communications (PayTm) and Morepen Laboratories.

Sailesh appointed as Registrar General and Census Commissioner

  • Senior IAS officer Sailesh has been appointed as Registrar General and Census Commissioner (RGCC) of India. His appointment was confirmed by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Stan Wawrinka wins 2016 Chennai Open title of tennis

  • World No. 4 Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland has won the 2016 Chennai Open title of tennis. This was his third consecutive ATP Chennai Open title for Wawrinka (won in 2014, 2015 and 2016) and overall fourth, first won it in 2011. With this win, Wawrinka pocketed US $ 75,700 and won 250 ranking points.

Milos Raonic wins 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy  

  • World No. 14 Milos Raonic from Canada has won the 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the men’s single category. It is Milos Raonic overall 8th career title and 1st of the 2016 season.

Noted Hindi writer and journalist Ravindra Kalia passes away  

  • Noted Hindi writer and journalist Ravindra Kalia passed away in New Delhi after suffering from liver cirrhosis. He was 78. Ravindra Kalia was born on November 11, 1938 in Jalandhar, Punjab. He was mainly famous for writing stories, novels, memoirs and sarcasm.

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft finds 100 new alien planets orbiting other stars  

  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) revamped planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than 100 planets orbiting other stars.

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