JANUARY 17

January 2017 – Current Affairs 

    • 31 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Scientists discover oldest human ancestor
      ❯❯ Priyanka Chopra among 150 most fashionable women
      ❯❯ UberMOTO launches service in Hyderabad
      ❯❯ India Post Payments Bank starts pilot services
      ❯❯ IT Ministry urges tax incentives for PC manufacturers too

 

    • 30 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Atomic clocks on indigenous navigation satellite IRNSS-1A develops snag
      ❯❯ SC appoints Committee of Administrators headed by Vinod Rai to run BCCI
      ❯❯ PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma won Syed Modi International Badminton Championships titles
      ❯❯ NEC and Union Ministry of Textiles sign MoU to harness the hidden potential of Cane & Bamboo
      ❯❯ P Vishwanath Shetty sworn in as Karnataka Lokayukta

 

    • 28 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Indian Navy’s Theatre Level Exercise TROPEX 17
      ❯❯ GAAR will be effective from April 1, 2017
      ❯❯ President appointed Banwarilal Purohit & P B Acharya as acting Governors
      ❯❯ Russian ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin dies
      ❯❯ Karnataka set to celebrate Kambala festival

 

    • 27 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ 68th Republic Day: Ashok Chakra to Havildar Hangpan Dada for sacrificing his life for nation
      ❯❯ Telangana ranks 2nd in Walnut’s cashless score card
      ❯❯ National Geoscience Award for Keshav Krishna
      ❯❯ Sena medal for 3 soldiers who gunned down Burhan Wani
      ❯❯ Genetically Modified mosquito trials launched to control dengue, chikungunya and zika

 

    • 25 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ List of Padma awardees 2017
      ❯❯ Pakistan conducts first flight test of Ababeel missile with MIRV technology
      ❯❯ Cabinet clears interest waiver for farm loans
      ❯❯ Improved Guided Pinaka rockets successfully test-fired for 2nd time
      ❯❯ 7th National Voters’ Day observed with theme Empowering Young and Future Voters

 

    • 24 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Goa First State to Send Postal Ballots Electronically to Service Voters
      ❯❯ Scientists spot sunspot with centre twice the size of Earth
      ❯❯ Browned toast and potatoes are ‘potential cancer risk: Scientists
      ❯❯ N K Singh panel submits report on changes in FRBM Act
      ❯❯ India rejects attempts of EU, Canada for global investment agreement

 

    • 23 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Kwality Ltd Signs MoU with Bank of Baroda for Rs 4000 Cr Loan to Farmers
      ❯❯ Israel approved building permits for 566 settler homes in East Jerusalem
      ❯❯ Delhi airport wins Corporate Social Responsibility award in aviation sector
      ❯❯ Urdu poet and lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri passes away
      ❯❯ Sushmita Sen to judge the 65th Miss Universe pageant

 

    • 21 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ India Innovation Index to measure performance of Indian states
      ❯❯ IORA finalises MoU for cooperation in SME sector
      ❯❯ Ministry of AYUSH, ASCI signed MoU to co-regulate misleading advertisements in the AYUSH sector
      ❯❯ TeamIndus proposes nameplate on the Moon for a price
      ❯❯ Bihar government launched Nasha Mukt campaign to make state addiction-free

 

    • 20 January 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Adama Barrow sworn in as President of Gambia in Senegal
      ❯❯ World Bank Sanctions Rs 1,376 Cr For Tripura Power Upgradation
      ❯❯ PNB and IPPB team up for technology support
      ❯❯ Lloyd’s gets final approval from IRDAI to open branch in India
      ❯❯ Entrepreneurship Development Scheme inaugurated in Mizoram

 

    • 19 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Bharti AXA General appoints Sanjeev Srinivasan as CEO, MD
      ❯❯ Union Cabinet approves to augment CGTMSE for supporting MSEs
      ❯❯ Union Cabinet approved MoU between ISRO and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
      ❯❯ Priyanka Chopra wins People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress
      ❯❯ West Bengal to give legal protection to Hilsa Fish

 

    • 18 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ N Chandrasekaran appointed Tata Motors chairman
      ❯❯ Manipur’s Karang is India’s first cashless island
      ❯❯ Railway Ministry unveils Mission 41K to save energy worth Rs 41,000 crore
      ❯❯ Ministry of Earth Sciences commissions Higher Resolution Weather Prediction Model
      ❯❯ NASA approves mission to explore iron-rich asteroid 16 Psyche

 

    • 17 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ SEBI releases norms for merger and acquisition
      ❯❯ India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for US$ 48 Million for Nagaland Health Project
      ❯❯ Kiran Doshi wins The Hindu Prize 2016
      ❯❯ Jacob Polley wins 2016 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry
      ❯❯ India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation in cooperative sector

 

    • 16 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department
      ❯❯ India, US sign MoU for collaboration in third world countries
      ❯❯ Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkars record for most centuries in successful chases
      ❯❯ 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017 – Shatrughan Sinha honoured with the Lifetime Achievement
      ❯❯ Keralas first solar-powered boat launched

 

    • 13 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ MoUs worth Rs. 8835 crore signed in textile sector during Vibrant Gujarat 2017
      ❯❯ Tewari named Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council
      ❯❯ Rajesh Gopinathan appointed TCS CEO & MD, NGS named COO
      ❯❯ Europes first underwater museum opens
      ❯❯ Sarita Devi, will mark her plunge as Indias first woman boxing professional

 

    • 12 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Effects of Endosulfan use devastating: SC
      ❯❯ Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States held at Chennai
      ❯❯ Former MRF director KM Philip passes away
      ❯❯ World’s first gender literature fest to be held in Patna
      ❯❯ India, Kenya signed MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors

 

    • 11 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ US Researchers discover the function of human appendix
      ❯❯ Union Government inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics
      ❯❯ SC directs Union Government to submit NGOs’ audit report by March 2017
      ❯❯ Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth dies
      ❯❯ Union Health Ministry introduces Rubella vaccine in its Universal Immunization Programme

 

    • 10 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Rajnath Singh lays the Foundation Stone of New NDRF Campus in Andhra Pradesh
      ❯❯ Air India ranked third-worst performing airline in the world
      ❯❯ 12th World Hindi Day celebrated across the world
      ❯❯ Haryana to set up Prarambh School for Teachers Education in Jhajjar
      ❯❯ Sex ratio in Haryana touches 900-mark for first time in 20 years

 

    • 09 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Indian Army conducts test of indigenous heavy artillery gun Dhanush
      ❯❯ Piyush Goyal to unveil largest street light replacement programme
      ❯❯ Blind Challenge Car Rally held in Bhopal
      ❯❯ SBI Pension Funds appoints Kumar Sharadindu as MD & CEO
      ❯❯ Vijayawada to host 1st Digi Dhan Mela in Andhra Pradesh

 

    • 07 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ China successfully launches telecommunication technology test satellite
      ❯❯ Tata Motors, Castrol announce global strategic partnership
      ❯❯ 44th New Delhi World Book Fair begins
      ❯❯ India’s GDP growth expected to be slower at 7.1% in 2016-17: CSO
      ❯❯ China launches world’s longest bullet train service

 

    • 06 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ 16th meeting of FSDC held in New Delhi
      ❯❯ India and Kazakhstan sign Protocol to amend DTAC
      ❯❯ Union Government grants assistance of over 1782 crore rupees for drought-hit Karnataka
      ❯❯ India, World Bank discussed Indus Water Treaty
      ❯❯ 7 Jan 2017 : Ninth edition of JIFF begins

 

    • 05 January 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Union Cabinet approves AoC between India and Portugal in field of agriculture and allied sectors
      ❯❯ Union Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Uruguay for Cooperation in Customs Matters
      ❯❯ Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s ambassador to European Union
      ❯❯ Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position
      ❯❯ World Braille Day observed on 4 January 2017

 

    • 04 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Nepal Hosts Elephant Festival in Chitwan to Boost Tourism
      ❯❯ Bunkar Mitra helpline for handloom weavers starts functioning
      ❯❯ Karnataka’s Cooperation Minister H S Mahadev Prasad dies
      ❯❯ Google Doodle pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on her 186th birth anniversary
      ❯❯ Election Commission announces dates of assembly polls of five states

 

    • 03 January 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ India, Sri Lanka agree to exchange views to find permanent solution to fishermen issues
      ❯❯ Union Government launches mobile app for Haj Pilgrimage
      ❯❯ Shakespeare’s Hamlet was dated wrongly
      ❯❯ K V Pusa, former NPCC President and Minister, passes away
      ❯❯ CCPA decides to convene Budget Session of Parliament from January 31