Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 08 2021
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1. JK Maheshwari sworn in as Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court
Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court. Governor Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office to Justice Maheshwari during a function held in Raj Bhavan.
2. Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia appointed as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court
Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court informed the Ministry of Law and Justice. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind in the exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, appointed Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
3. Indian-American Raj Iyer becomes U.S. Army’s first CIO
Indian-American Dr Raj Iyer has taken over as the first Chief Information Officer of the US Army, after the Pentagon created the position in July 2020. Dr Raj Iyer is one of the highest-ranking Indian-American civilians in the US Department of Defence.
4. RBI officer Giridharan pens novel ‘Right Under our Nose’
A general manager at RBI, R Giridharan has authored his debut book ”Right Under our Nose”. In ”Right Under Your Nose”, a murderer eliminates scientists right under the nose of the police and leaves forensics baffled. In response, the chief minister calls upon Vijay, who is given an impossible deadline to solve the case before Parliament resumes in a week.
5. Karnataka Government launches Krishi Sanjeevani Vans to test soil, water
The Chief Minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yediyurappa flagged off 40 Krishi Sanjeevani vans in Bengaluru. These vans have been launched by the state Agriculture Department with Central assistance under National Krishi Vikas Yojana to take up this novel programme.
6. Hima Kohli appointed as 1st Woman Chief Justice of Telangana High Court
The senior-most judge of Delhi High Court, Justice Hima Kohli has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of Telangana High Court. She is the first woman to be sworn in as CJ of Telangana HC.
7. IDFC Mutual Fund unveils new investor awareness campaign #PaisonKoRokoMat
IDFC Mutual Funds has launched its latest pan-India investor awareness campaign titled #PaisonKoRokoMat. With this new campaign, IDFC Mutual Fund aims to shift the conversation regarding wealth creation from the traditional to the contemporary.
8. PNB Collaborates with IIT Kanpur to set up Fintech Innovation Centre
Punjab National Bank has partnered with IIT Kanpur and the Foundation for Innovation & Research in Science & Technology (FIRST) to set up a ‘Fintech Innovation Centre (FIC)’ at the institute’s campus.
9. Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person, overtakes Jeff Bezos
Elon Musk has become the world’s richest person, surpassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which ranks the world’s 500 wealthiest people.