17th January 2019 Current Affairs
Sarfaraz Ahmed becomes the wicket-keeper with the most number of catches


♦ Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has set a world record to become the wicket-keeper with the number of catches in a match.

♦ He has set a record during the final Test match against South Africa in the third test at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

♦ Sarfaraz Ahmed is the current captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team.

♦ He took 10 catches in the on-going Test match and surpassed Australia's Adam Gilchrist and former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, to become the only wicket-keeper captain with the most number of catches.


Ananth Narayanan quits his position as CEO of Myntra and Jabong


♦ Ananth Narayanan has resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Myntra and Jabong. 

♦ Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy named Amar Nagaram, head as the new CEO of Myntra and Jabong.

♦ As a part of the new structure, Myntra and Jabong has been brought under Flipkart.

♦ Narayanan joined Myntra in 2015 replacing its founder Mukesh Bansal, who had taken up the role of chairman at the firm at that time.


10th edition of India Rubber Expo 2019 held in Mumbai


♦ The 10th edition of India Rubber Expo - 2019 inaugurated by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu in Mumbai.

♦ The 3-day event being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

♦ This flagship event is organized by All India Rubber Industries one of the oldest premier industries Association in the country, established in 1945.

♦ This event has grown to be one of the most anticipated events in the rubber industry.


India-Myanmar joint training exercise begins in Chandimandir


♦ The second edition of the India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX 2018-19 begins in Chandimandir Military Station, that house the headquarters of the Western Command, Chandigarh.

♦ The aim of this exercise is to train the Myanmar delegation for participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations under the UN flag.

♦ The exercise includes the participation of 15 officers from the Myanmar Army and 15 officers from the Indian Army.



India's Satyarup becomes World's Youngest Mountaineer to climb 7 Peaks, 7 Volcano Summits


♦ Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta climbed Antartica's highest point, Mount Sidley.

♦ He became the first Indian and youngest man to climb the 7highest peaks and volcanic summits across all continents.

♦ He achieved the unique feat at the age of 35 years and 262 days, setting a new world record by beating Australia's Daniel Bull who did it at the age of 36 years and 157 days.

♦ Last year, he scaled Pico de Orizaba which is the highest volcanic peak in North America.

♦ He hails from South Kolkata and is a software engineer by profession.


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