Current Affairs 30th January 2017

Current Affairs 30th January 2017 - Important Points

  • Miss Universe 2016 title won by - Miss France Iris Mittenaere
  • Who won 2017 Australian Open Women's Singles title - Serena Williams
  • Who won 18th Grand Slam title - Roger Federer
  • Who has been appointed as new Delhi Police Commissioner - Amulya Kumar Patnaik
  • Anti-Leprosy Day was observed on - 30th January 2017
  • Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III was successfully tested by - ISRO

Current Affairs 30th January 2016 - Details

Miss Universe 2017 title won by - Miss France Iris Mittenaere

On 30th January 2017, Iris Mittenaere of France was crowned with Miss Universe 2016 title at Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.

She was crowned by last year winner Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines. Miss Haiti Raquel PĂ©lissier was first runner up while Miss Columbia Andrea Tovar was named as second runner up.

Do You Know :

Annual international beauty pageant Miss Universe is run by Miss Universe Organization and it was founded in 1952 by the California-based clothing company Pacific Knitting Mills and the Miss Universe Organization.

Who won 2017 Australian Open Women's Singles title - Serena Williams

Among Important Sports Current Affairs, On 28th January 2017, Serena Williams won Australian Open Women's Singles title by defeating sister Venus Williams by 6-4 6-4. It was her seventh Australian Open and also 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

Do You Know :

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player and she is only tennis player in history to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

Who won 18th Grand Slam title - Roger Federer

On 29th January 2017, Roger Federer won 2017 Australian Open Men's Singles title after defeating Rafael Nadal by 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3.

Do You Know :

  • Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently holds No 10 WTA rank.
  • In total he has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles
  • He was the first male to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years.

Who has been appointed as new Delhi Police Commissioner - Amulya Kumar Patnaik

On 30th January 2017, Union Home Ministry appointed Amulya Kumar Patnaik as new Delhi Police Commissioner, He will be succeeding Alok Kumar Verma as Alok Kumar Verma has been appointed as Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Amulya Kumar Patnaik is 1985 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre IPS officer.

Do You Know :

First Police Commissioner of Delhi was J.N. Chaturvedi.

Longest serving Commissioner of Delhi Police is Y.S. Dadwal as he served at the post for 41 months from 2007 to 2010.

Anti-Leprosy Day was observed on - 30th January 2017

On 30th January 2017, Anti-Leprosy Day was observed across the country. It is observed every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is observed with an aim to spread awareness about this disease.

Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III was successfully tested by - ISRO

On 25th January 2017, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage for GSLV Mk III rocket. It is scheduled to launch GSAT-19 during first quarter of 2017.

Do You Know :

  • Cryogenic engines are generally used in the upper stage of a rocket launch as they offer maximum thrust to a launcher vehicle.
  • Cryogenic upper stage is the most powerful upper stage developed by ISRO and uses Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Hydrogen propellant combination.

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