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January 14 Current Affairs



INTERNATIONAL ISSUES


Nikki Haley sworn in Governor

The daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, Indian-American Namrata “Nikki” Randhawa Haley proudly recollected her Indian heritage while being sworn in as the first woman and non-white Governor of South Carolina.


BUSINESS



Shriram Life ties up with TN coop bank

Shriram Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (SLIC), a joint venture between Shriram Group and Sanlam Group of South Africa, has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tamil Nadu Co-operative State Agriculture  and  Rural Development Bank Limited.

The objective is to jointly promote, market and distribute life insurance products to all their customers.


SPORTS



Coir Kerala 2011 expo in Alappuzha

The Department of Coir Development in Kerala, in association with the Coir Board and the Carpet Export Promotion Council of India, will organise an expo on Kerala coir and natural fibre products at Alappuzha from February 4 to 7.

At a press conference here, Minister for Coir Development G. Sudhakaran said the event was part of the continuing efforts in the State to widen the market for coir products, besides transforming the character of the coir industry.

Eighty per cent of the Rs.800-crore coir export from the country was now from Kerala.




Nadal gets top billing

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki will carry the top seedings into next week's Australian Open tennis, reflecting their No. 1 rankings in men's and women's tennis.

With seedings no longer done on organisers' discretion but purely on rankings, the nine-time Grand Slam winner, Nadal, was named as leading the men's seedings from Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sweden's Robin Soderling.

Wozniacki heads the women's seedings from Vera Zvonareva, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams.



Viswanath, Tharshika clinch titles

R. Viswanath and P.T. Tharshika emerged the under-9 boys' and girls' champions in the 19th children's chess tournament, jointly organised by the Elite Club of Chess and SAVSOLrecently.


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