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January 2017 Current Affairs

India, UAE MoU on Energy Efficiency Services approved

Mar 7, 2017
The ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding is expected to boost bilateral relations between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Kerala State Budget 2017-18 presented

Mar 6, 2017
In his budget speech, the State Finance Minister Dr TM Thomas Issac acknowledged the adverse impact of the demonetization initiative on the State government.

Andhra Pradesh proposed Smart Mosquito Density System to fight vector-borne diseases

Mar 6, 2017
The system will use the real time data that will help the authorities in mapping the spread of vector borne diseases.

FRBM Act and its relevance

Feb 22, 2017
FRBM act is set to be reviewed as mentioned in the finance minister’s budget speech. Questions like how it should be done and what are the problems and solutions of it are discussed in this piece of writing.

Budget 2017: Impacts on Infrastructure and Real Estate

Feb 3, 2017
The finance minister presented union budget 2017 in the parliament on 1 February 2017.Here we have analyzed the impacts of all provisions of the budget which are made for infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Live: Union Budget 2017 India Highlights: FY Minister Arun Jaitely Presents Budget Today

Feb 1, 2017
The Budget 2017 is also unique in the sense that it is the first budget after introduction of three key changes to the budget process viz., merging of the Railway Budget with the General Budget, Doing away with the classification of plan and non plan expenditure and most importantly advancing the budget presentation date by one month.

Summary of Economic Survey 2017

Jan 31, 2017
As per the advance estimates released by the CSO, the growth rate of GDP at constant market prices for the year 2016-17 is placed at 7.1 per cent, as against 7.6 per cent in 2015-16.

Scientists discover oldest human ancestor

Jan 31, 2017
This microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led to fish and humans.

India Post gets Payments Bank licence from RBI

Jan 31, 2017
India Post became the third entity after Bharti Airtel and Paytm to receive final payments bank licence to roll-out banking operations commercially.

BNHS launches climate change programme in Central Himalayas

Jan 31, 2017
The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has launched climate change study, mainly focussing on the conservation of the globally threatened group of birds- finches and pheasants.

Vampire star caught in the act by Indian space observatory ASTROSAT

Jan 31, 2017
The observation of the entire Vampire star phenomenon was made through the telescope.

President Pranab Mukherjee addresses Budget 2017 session: Key Highlights of the speech

Jan 31, 2017
The President elaborated about the NDA Government’s achievements in the previous financial year.

Dushyant Chautala appointed President of Table Tennis Federation of India

Jan 31, 2017
The appointment was made following the Annual General Body meeting.

Union Government launches Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign

Jan 31, 2017
The Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign aims at communicating the importance of early detection and treatment of leprosy.

Economic Survey 2017 presented in Parliament

Jan 31, 2017
The Economic Survey 2016-17 advocated the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes in an effort to reduce poverty.

Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest

Jan 31, 2017
The mastermind behind 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed, has been put under preventive detention by Pakistan.

Supreme Court appoints Committee of Administrators headed by Vinod Rai to run BCCI

Jan 31, 2017
The order was given by a three-judge Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra. The other two judges were Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.

RBI to lift ATM withdrawal limit

Jan 31, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India will remove restrictions applied on daily withdrawal from ATMS from 1 February 2017.

Moussa Faki Mahamat appointed Chairman of African Union Commission

Jan 31, 2017
Mahamat defeated favourites Amina Mohamed of Kenya and Senegal's Abdoulaye Bathily after seven rounds of voting.

Current Affairs Quiz: 30 January 2017

Jan 30, 2017
30 January 2017: Daily Current Affairs Quizzes brought by Jagranjosh.com wants to help the aspirants’ of different competitive exams in to revising the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Karnataka Lokayukta, 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament and Anti-leprosy day 2017 among others.

Budget 2017:Industry Expectations

Jan 30, 2017
Demonetization impacted the expectations of various industries from the budget. We have tried to cover the expectations of most of the industries in this article on the basis of the analysis of the present condition of Indian Economy.

Task Force to prepare Action Plan for next three Olympic Games constituted

Jan 30, 2017
The task force includes who is who of the Indian sporting community like Pullela Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra, Baldev Singh, etc.

PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma won Syed Modi International Badminton Championships titles

Jan 30, 2017
The Syed Modi International Badminton Championships was held between 24 January and 29 January 2017 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

ISRO successfully tests Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III

Jan 30, 2017
This first flight stage for GSLV Mk III D1 mission is in an advanced stage of realisation. It is scheduled to launch GSAT-19 during first quarter of 2017.

NEC and Union Ministry of Textiles sign MoU to harness the hidden potential of Cane & Bamboo

Jan 30, 2017
It will provide a push for the integrated and inclusive development of Cane & Bamboo Sector of NRE through skilled manpower, marketing support, technology dissemination and institutional support.

P Vishwanath Shetty sworn in as Karnataka Lokayukta

Jan 30, 2017
Shetty will be responsible for clearing all the pending cases and will work to re-establish the credibility of the anti-corruption ombudsman after the disgraceful exit of his predecessor Y Bhaskar Rao.

Anti-Leprosy Day observed on 30 January 2017

Jan 30, 2017
In India, leprosy is more prevalent among the poorest and most marginalized communities due to their lack of access to health care, poor sanitation and congested living spaces.

Amulya Kumar Patnaik appointed Delhi Police Commissioner

Jan 30, 2017
Patnaik, a 1985 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre IPS officer, is currently posted as Special Commissioner of Police (Administration).

Wesley So wins 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Jan 30, 2017
So defeated Ian Nepomniatchi of Russia in the 13th and final round to grab the tournament.

North East Investors Summit 2017 concluded in Shillong

Jan 30, 2017
The summit showcased the initiatives launched by various Union Ministries and State Governments to promote investments in the North Eastern Region.

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