General Awareness 11th January 2017 | Current Affairs 11th January 2017

IOA revokes Kalmadi, Chautala appointments

IOA president and secretary are set to meet senior IOC officials

  • The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to revoke the appointment of scam tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala as its life presidents.
  • The appointments were made at the IOA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chennai on December 27.

Vijay goel

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Kerala’s ‘A’ class cinemas to down shutters from Thursday

For over the issue of revenue sharing among the producers and exhibitors.

over 360 theatres affiliated to the Kerala Film Exhibitors’ Federation, the combine of ‘A’ class cinemas in the State, will remain closed demanding a higher revenue share.

P. V. Basheer Ahamed

Demand for 50 per cent share in the first week of a new release.

Tamil Nadu will be declared drought affected, says CM

O. Panneerselvam announces a slew of relief measures.

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said Tamil Nadu, comprising 32 districts, will be declared drought affected in view of poor rainfall received during the northeast monsoon.

Rs. 3 lakh

To families of each of these farmers who committed suicide.

Football World Cup 2026 to have 48 teams

New format will be made up of 16 groups of three teams, says FIFA

the global soccer body said that the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Council has unanimously backed plans by its president Gianni Infantino to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 32 starting in 2026.

Gianni Infantino

FIFA President.

Powerful undersea quake hits south Philippines, no damage.

Such quakes at that depth are said to be rare.

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck under the Celebes Sea off the southern Philippines but was far too deep to cause any damage and casualties or generate a tsunami.

Southeast of Sulu province

The place where quake happened.

Yahoo chief Mayer to leave company board after Verizon sale

Yahoo is selling its internet operations

Yahoo has confirmed that chief executive Marissa Mayer will quit the company’s board after its merger with Verizon.

Marissa Mayer

It is expected to remain with Yahoo’s core business, which is being bought by the U.S. telecom titan.

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