Top Current Affairs of the Day: 11th March 2017

Daily GK Update 11th March 2017, Important Current Affairs
1. Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza wins from Mapusa constituency by a margin of over 6,000 votes. The total voter turnout was 78.94% and Francis D’souza was the candidate from BJP who had won followed by Ashish Tulshidas Shirodkar of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). 

2. Virbhadra Singh led Himachal Pradesh government has launched mobile app and website titled ‘MeraHunar HP’ or ‘My Talent’  to help skilled and semi-skilled workers find jobs.

3. New York-based Ford Foundation has appointed Pradeep Nair as regional director for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.Nair will take charge at the end of March from David Hulse.

4. A South African man Chris Bertish has become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard after completing an epic 4,050-mile voyage alone at sea.

5. India’s largest power generator NTPC Ltd has commissioned another 45 Megwatt (MW) capacity solar power plant at Bhadla in Rajasthan. With this, the company’s total installed capacity has become 48,188 MW.

6. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue new Rs 10 currency notes with enhanced security features.

7. Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry George Olah has passed away. He was 89.

8. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has appointed BP Kanungo as Deputy Governor Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. 

9. Popular actress Viola Davis was awarded the 2017 Artist of the Year Award by Harvard Foundation.

10. International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. 

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