Current Affairs January 2017 - Miscellaneous
Serbia and the Union Cabinet agreed for an MoU in the field of IT and electronics.
Kerala launched India's first solar powered boat.
14444 is the helpline number launched by the Government to promote Digital Payments.
West Bengal inaugurated the 8th Dantan Gramin Mela 2017.
Patna hosts the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh.
Surekha Marandi was appointed as Executive Director of RBI.
USA introduced H1-B visa reform bill.
Rafael Nadal won the 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya celebrated their statehood day on 21st January 2017.
INS Vikramaditya will be first to have an ATM onboard.
Kiran Doshi won The Hindu Prize 2016.
Inclusive Development Index 2017 placed India at the 60th place.
Oxfam released ‘An Economy for the 99 Percent’.
Melbourne organized the Australian Open 2017 Tennis Tournament.
IMF released the World Economic Outlook Update 2016.
Eugene Cernan was the last man to walk on the Moon.
Farrukh Amantov won the 15th edition of the Delhi International Chess tournament.
India became an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
USA announced the withdrawal of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy for Cubans.
Mumbai hosted 2017 International Conference on Disability Communication.
Daniel Ortega was selected as the President of Nicaragua.
Assam launched an e-Wallet called Tokapoisa.in.
La La Land won seven Golden Globes Awards.
Kerala launched India’s first transgender school Sahaj International.
Odisha organized an 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra.
Wesley So bagged the 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament.
Iris Mittinaere was crowned as the Miss Universe 2016.
Pravind Jugnauth was appointed as the Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Lionel Messi was selected as the World’s Best Playmaker for the year 2016.
Denmark was adjudged as the most corruption-free nation.
Bengal won the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17.
India recently contributed USD 100k to the United Nations for Haiti Cholera Relief.
PB Acharya was appointed as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Guwahati organized the Brahmaputra Literary festival.
India will host the T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind in February 2017.
Praful Patel was appointed as the new member of FIFA’s Finance Committee.
Israel approved building permits for 566 settler homes in the annexed East Jerusalem.
Mike Pompeo was appointed as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
PNB launched contactless card Wave N Pay
2017 National Girl Child Day was celebrated with the theme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’.
V Shanmuganathan resigned as the Governor of Meghalaya.
Karnataka organized Kambala festival, a Buffalo Race.
Ashok Chakra award was honoured to Hangpan Dada.
Roger Federer bagged the 2017 Australian Open Men’s Singles title.
Sameer Verma won the 2017 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold men’s singles badminton title.
Scientist GN Rao was inducted into the 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame.
30th January 2017 is observed as the National Anti-leprosy day.
Draft National Steel Policy 2017 was released to replace the National Steel Policy 2005.
Nasha Mukti campaign was launched by the Bihar State Government.
India approved an MOU for cooperation in the field of Small and Medium Enterprises and Innovation with the UAE.