Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 10 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 10 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

1. Modibo Keita appointed as the Prime Minister of West African nation Mali. His appointment was confirmed by Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Modibo Keita succeeded Moussa Mara who resigned under pressure from the President due to the strife-torn condition of the nation.

2. India announced to provide Rs. 69 million as assistance to Nepal to launch an iodine deficiency programme across the country. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed over a cheque of Rs. 17.25 million as an advance payment out of total assistance of Rs. 69 million to the secretary, ministry of commerce and supplies, Nepal for launching the iodine deficiency disorder control programme (IDDCP).

Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 10 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule
Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 10 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

3. Australia’s national airline has been named the safest on the planet after a year when the world was captivated by a series of air tragedies and mysteries. With a ‘fatality free record’ in the jet era, Qantas scored top marks out of nearly 450 carriers monitored by aviation safety review website AirlineRatings.com.

4. Premier Indian batsman Virat Kohli became the first cricketer to make three Test centuries in his first three innings as captain on the third day of the fourth Test against Australia.

5. Indian weightlifters bagged a total of 14 medals, including six gold in the 17th Asian Youth (boys & girls), 22nd Junior Women and 29th Junior Men Asian Weightlifting Championships at Doha, Qatar.

6. The Ministry of External Affairs has announced that the Indian Government will provide a 60 million dollar Line of Credit (LoC) to Guyana for its road infrastructure projects.

7. The first historic Rosetta mission has been named 2014 "breakthrough of the year" for its significance and fundamental importance to space science by the journal Physics World.

8. Maithripala Sririsena sworn-in as the new President of SriLanka. He succeeded outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa. He defeated him in the Presidential elections of Srilanka.

9. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been voted England player of the year. The 29-year-old scored eight goals in 13 appearances and was named England captain following Steven Gerrard's retirement from international football.

10. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik. It is the world’s first overhauled SU-30 MKI.

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