Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 13 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 13 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

1. Anirban Lahiri has been voted the 2014 Players' Player of the Year for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour, where he won two titles and finished second on the Order of Merit.

2. Minister for Communications & IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad commissioned India’s First Hi-Speed Rural Broadband Network in Idukki District, Kerala under the Digital India Programme.

3. Roger Federer claimed his 1000th ATP career win at the Brisbane International. He defeated Canadian player Milos Raonic in the finals. It was his 1000th win and was 83rd career title.

4. Facebook is the leader of social media, says a new survey, adding that the social networking site has also made inroads into becoming the popular choice among the elderly. According to Forbes magazine the findings of a survey by a US-based global think tank Pew Research Centre that involved 1,597 internet users revealed that 71 per cent of US adults were hooked to Facebook in 2014 - up significantly from 63 percent in 2013.

Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 13 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule
Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 13 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

5. Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist famous for his novels "A Flag for Sunrise" and "Dog Soldiers," passed away at age of 77.

6. Gautam Adani-led Adani Enterprises and US-based SunEdison will invest around Rs. 25,000 crore ($4 billion) to set up a solar park in Gujarat that will create 20,000 new jobs. The two companies will set up a joint venture for building the largest vertically integrated solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility in the country.

7. Justice S.K. Sinha was appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid appointed Sinha, the senior most judge of the apex court, as its Chief Justice who will have a term of a little over three years.

8. Dean DeBlois's directorial " How to Train Your Dragon 2" was awarded with the Best Animated Feature Film trophy at the 72nd Golden Globe award ceremony. The 3D, computer-animated, action-fantasy film is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. It is the sequel to the 2010 movie "How to Train Your Dragon" and is the second in the trilogy.

9. Jeno Buzanszky, the last surviving member of Hungary’s 1950s national football team, has died aged 89 after a long illness.

10. The Chinese women's table tennis team won the gold medal in the Team World Cup, defeating North Korea 3-0 in the final.
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