Current Affairs January 2017 - Miscellaneous


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  • 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.



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