Current Affairs, News & Facts of 17 Jan 2015

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  • K Tamilmani, senior-most of the seven cluster heads, likely to be appointed as the interim DRDO Chief.  
    • He currently is the Chief Controller of Aeronautics Cluster in the organisation.
    • Government plans to separate the post of DRDO Chief from the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister as part of organizational overhaul.
    • Presently, DRDO Chief also function as the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister.
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  • Centre clears e-auction of Phase-3 of Private FM Radio in addition to migration (renewal) of licenses from Phase-II to Phase-Ill for 135 channels across 69 existing cities.   
    • As of now, with the implementation of two phases of private FM Radio, namely Phase I (1999-2000) and Phase II (2005-06), there are 243 private FM channels in operation in 86 cities of the country, spanning 26 States and 3 Union Territories. 
    • The auction process will add an estimated revenue of over Rs. 550 crore to the national exchequer.
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  • Stephen Constantine (UK) becomes the head coach of Indian men's football team again.  
    • He will also be the coach of the India Under-23 national team.
    • His earlier stint (2002-05) as such was quite successful having yielded LG Cup victory in Vietnam together with runners-up finish in the Afro Asian Games.
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  • Jatin Dalal to replace Suresh Senapaty as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Wipro from April 1, 2015.  
    • He is currently serving the IT giant as the Senior VP (Finance). 
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  • A British Mars probe 'Beagle 2' - lost since 2003 - rediscovered intact.  
    • The lander had failed to fully deploy its solar panels upon landing which led to the loss of contact from the control station on earth.
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  • Japan commits Official Development Loan worth 50 billion Yen (Rs 2620 crore) to India for the PPP Infrastructure Financing Project of IIFCL.
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