Current Affairs India - 24 January 2013

1. IMF has pegged India-s economic growth rate at 5.9% for 2013 and projected a higher growth rate of 6.4% for the next year 2014. It has announced this forecast during an event at Davos.


2. Virat Kohli secured 5th rank, the highest placed Indian, in the ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen with 730 points. Apart from Virat Kohli, only Suresh Raina from all Indian players has made it to the list of top 10 players with 9th rank and 718 points. Other Indians in the top-20 list includes Yuvraj Singh (13) and opener Gautam Gambhir at the 17 position. Shane Watson secured 1st rank with 798 points followed by Chris Gayle (792), Kiwi Brendon McCullum (787) and Mahela Jayawardene (759).