Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 24 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

1. Haryana governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki took over the additional charge of Governor of Punjab. He will be 34th governor of Punjab. He was given the additional charge of Punjab after the governor Shivraj V. Patil retired.

2. Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu rose to the third and ninth spots respectively but K. Srikanth slipped to world number five in the latest BWF rankings.

3. Russian Tennis star Violetta Degtiareva dies of heart failure. She was 23.

4. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who spent almost a decade on the throne of the world's largest oil exporter, Saudi Arab, died and was replaced by his step brother Salman.

5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Sukanya Samridhi Yojana' which will enable parents to open bank accounts of girls under 10 years of age.

  Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 24 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule
     Daily GK News Top 10 Current Affairs of 24 January 2014 | Daily GK Capsule

6. Dubai’s Maze Tower was listed in the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest vertical maze. The maze tower was built by Al Rostamani Group of Dubai.

7. State-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and South Korean steel major Posco agreed to jointly set up a 3-million-tonne integrated plant in India. This plant, to be established with an estimated investment of Rs. 18,000 crore would be set up in Jharkhand.

8. Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his cabinet resigned due to pressure from Houthi rebels.

9. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came up with its additional guidelines on ‘Interest Rates on Advances’. Banks have been allowed to review their base rate methodology three years after it has been finalised, down from the current five years. This is to provide banks greater operational flexibility to them.

10. The Reserve Bank allowed Indians to carry high value denomination notes while travelling to Nepal and Bhutan with a cap of Rs. 25,000 on the total amount. Indian citizens can now travel to the neighbouring countries with Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 denomination notes as well. Earlier, they were allowed to carry notes of only up to Rs. 100 denomination.

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