Daily Current Affairs Digest- May 9

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Daily Current Affairs Digest- April 9th, 2017

1. Jhulan Gowami becomes the leading wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs
2. IT industry slows, Indian companies ready for large layoffs
3. CRPF Command Shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh
4. India, Japan to strengthen defence cooperation for ‘regional stability’
5. Indian American Nominated for Key Post in FERC

Jhulan Gowami becomes the leading wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs

  • With 181 wickets, Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs
  • With 271 International wickets (Tests, ODIs and T20I), Goswami is the all-time leading wicket-taker for India women.
  • She is the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2007, Arjuna Awardee and Padma Shri winner.

 

IT industry slows, Indian companies ready for large layoffs

  • The $150-billion tech industry slows far more than anticipated, and companies move towards hiring more in the US.
  • This scale of layoffs wasn’t seen since the 2008-10 downturn.

 

CRPF Command Shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh

  • The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been shifted back from Kolkata to Raipur.
  • The recent decision comes at the backdrop of ambush in Sukma district that killed 37 jawans of the paramilitary force.
  • In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues

 

India, Japan to strengthen defence cooperation for ‘regional stability’

  • India and Japan agree to boost military ties at a time of rising tensions in the region, including the South China Sea row and nuclear threats from North Korea
  • Defence minister Arun Jaitley told his Japanese counterpart, Tomomi Inada in Tokyo that India hopes to pursue a strategic partnership with Japan for regional peace and stability.

Indian American Nominated for Key Post in FERC

  • US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Neil Chatterjee as a Member of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
  • FERC is an agency responsible for overseeing America’s power grid and deciding on multibillion-dollar energy projects.

 

The above daily current affairs digest has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta

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