Current affairs 14th January

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In today’s article you will read about :
1 . Gujarat became the First State to Implement 10% Quota for General Category
2 . M. Nageshwar Rao again takes charge as new CBI chief
3 . Namita Gokhale Won Sushila Devi Literature Award
4 . Presidential award presented to PM Narendra Modi
5 . Senior bureaucrat Jaideep Govind appointed as Secretary General of NHRC
6 . Bengaluru Raptors Won 1st Ever PBL Title

Gujarat became the First State to Implement 10% Quota for General Category :

Gujarat has become the first state to implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category. This comes a day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the bill. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani stated that it will also be applicable to jobs for which announcement has been made but the procedure is yet to commence.

M. Nageshwar Rao again takes charge as new CBI chief :

A day after the removal of Alok Verma, Additional Director M. Nageswara Rao again took charge of the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director. Verma was removed as the CBI Director on account of the ‘extremely serious nature of observations made by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) against him’.

Namita Gokhale Won Sushila Devi Literature Award :

Writer Namita Gokhale has won the Sushila Devi Literature Award for her novel “Things to Leave Behind”. She was awarded in the ‘Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author’ category at the inaugural edition of Bhopal Literature and Art Festival (BLF).

Presidential award presented to PM Narendra Modi :

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award, in New Delhi. The Award focuses on the triple-bottom-line of People, Profit, and Planet. It will be offered annually to the leader of a Nation. The Citation mentions initiatives such as Make in India, Startup India, Digital India, and Swachh Bharat.Prof. Philip Kotler is a world-renowned Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Senior bureaucrat Jaideep Govind appointed as Secretary General of NHRC :

According to an announcement by the Personnel Ministry, The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of senior bureaucrat Jaideep Govind as the Secretary General, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Bengaluru Raptors Won 1st Ever PBL Title :

Bengaluru Raptors have won their first ever Premier Badminton League, PBL title. In the title clash played at Bengaluru, Bengaluru edged out Mumbai Rockets, with a 4-3 win. Star player Kidambi Srikanth, Vu Ji Trang and the Men’s Doubles pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Satiawan won their matches for Bengaluru guiding them to victory.