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  • Current Affairs 10th January 2017

    Updated : 10-Jan-2017
    Current Affairs 10th January 2017

    Current Affairs 10th January 2017 - Important Points

    • Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile - Babur-3 
    • Which country launches first commercial space mission with new Kuaizhou-1A rocket – China
    • Which player named as the world’s best player for 2016 - Cristiano Ronaldo
    • Nobel Prize Series India Exhibition in Gandhinagar inaugurated by - PM Narendra Modi
    • On 10th January which day is observed across the world - World Hindi Day

    Current Affairs 10th January 2017 - Details

    Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile - Babur-3 

    Among Important International Current Affairs, Pakistan has successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) named as Babur-3, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. 

    However, this launch gives Pakistan a “credible” second-strike capability. 

    Here, the Babur-3 missile was fired from an underwater mobile platform from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean and hit its target with precise accuracy.

    Which country launches first commercial space mission with new Kuaizhou-1A rocket – China

    Among Important International Current Affairs, China has successfully launched first commercial mission using an updated version of the low-cost Kuaizhou-1A rocket. 

    However, as part of the mission three satellites JL-1, CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1 were launched into space. 

    Though, the rocket was launched from northwestern China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province. 

    Please Note: Rocket Technology Company under the state owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (ACSIC) was responsible for the successful launch mission. 

    Cristiano Ronaldo named the world’s best player for 2016

    Among Important Sports Current Affairs, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is named as the world’s best player for the year 2016 at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards, which was held in Zurich, Switzerland. 

    However, to win this title he received about 34.54% of total votes. 

    Here, he defeated Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (26.42%), Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann (7.53%) to win the coveted prize.

    Nobel Prize Series India Exhibition in Gandhinagar inaugurated by - PM Narendra Modi

    Among Important National Current Affairs, PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Nobel Prize Series Exhibition in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 

    However, it is the first-of-its-kind conclave of Nobel laureates which is to be held in India. 

    Also, it has been organised by Nobel Media and coordinated by the Department of Biotechnology. Nine Nobel laureates are attending it and interact with students of Indian Universities.

    On 10th January which day is observed across the world - World Hindi Day

    Among Important International Current Affairs, on 10th January the World Hindi Day is observed annually across the world. 

    However, on this special occasion, Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad.  

    Besides this, the Department of Official Language (Rajbhasha) also organises several events to mark this day.