Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 22 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

1. State government of Sikkim inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with governments of the Netherlands and Thailand for development of floriculture in the state. This deal will help the state to reach out to the international market.

2. Hyderabad will host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in 2018. This will be the first WCIT to be held in India and the theme of the 2018 WCIT will be 'Future of enterprises'. WCIT 2016 is to be held in Brazil.

3. After 23 years, India has a new numero uno when it comes to net profit. Information technology major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) posted a net profit of Rs. 5,328 crore for the quarter ended December, overtaking long-standing champion Reliance Industries Ltd. In Indian business history it's the first time that an IT company has topped the profit charts.

4. European Union (EU) decided to lift a seven-month-long ban on the import of mangoes from India. The proposal to lift the ban was voted unanimously by the European Commission’s committee on plant health.

Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 22 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule
Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 22 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule
5. Ayonika Paul of Railways and Maharashtra's Annu Raj Singh won a gold medal each in their respective events at the 4th Gun for Glory (GFG) Shooting Championship. The championship was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi in Pune.

6. Indian-American writer Vikram Chandra's book "Geek Sublime: The Beauty of the code, the code Beauty" has been selected (critics category) for America's most prestigious literary award 'National Book Critics Circle' (NBCC).

7. Tiger population in Uttarakhand has risen from 227 to 340 since the last census, becoming the second state in the country after Karnataka with the highest number of tigers.

8. The Periyar Tiger Reserve of Kerala won the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) biennial award. It was awarded for encouraging local public participation in managing the reserve.

9. Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motor Company, has been appointed as the 'Goodwill Envoy for Public Diplomacy' of the Republic of Korea. Yun Byung-se, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea handed over the letter of appointment to Srinivasan.

10. According to a survey by the public relations firm Edelman, Switzerland, India has emerged as the second most trusted country in the world in terms of faith reposed on its institutions. India has now become the second-most trusted in 2015 with a score of 79 percent in the barometer. The list is topped by UAE with 84 percent, Indonesia with 78 percent, China with 75 percent, Singapore with 65 percent and Netherlands with 64 percent.

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