i.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 8th edition of ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017’ along with series of other programs.
ii. Construction has started for the first telescope, code-named Ngari No 1, 30 km south of Shiquanhe Town in Ngari Prefecture, said Yao Yongqiang chief researcher with the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.It is expected to be operational by 2021, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
i.Power Minister Piyush Goyal unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area .
i.The 11th annual Blind Challenge Car Rally was organised in Bhopal,to raise awareness about the issues concerning the visually-impaired.
ii.As part of the rally, drivers are navigated by blind persons tasked with reading the route given to them in Braille.
iii. The organisers awarded cash prizes to the first three winners and certificates to all the participants.
11th World Hindi Day:10 January
i.The Hindi language is not only spoken by Indians across the globe but it celebrated by people internationally.
ii. The number of Hindi literates across the globe is reportedly rising at a high pace. Keeping in mind this rapid growth it is likely to showcase its strongest ever global presence soon.