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Current Affairs for the Month - January 2017

  • 31 Jan 2017

    Bombay Natural History Society launches climate change programme in Central Himalayas
  • The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has launched climate change programme to conduct study to assess the status, distribution and conservation of Pheasants and Finches in Central Himalayas.

  • Economic Survey 2017 tabled in Parliament
    Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday tabled the Economic Survey 2016-17 in Parliament budget session. The survey projects the economy to grow in the range of 6.75% to 7.25% in the next fiscal year 2017-18 in the post-demonetisation year.

  • PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma triumph at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold
    All five finals ending in straight games meant excitement was at a premium. As it turned out, favourite P.V. Sindhu, National champion Sameer Verma and the second-seed duo of Pranav Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy made the most of a depleted field and walked away victorious in the $120,000 Syed Modi International badminton championship.

  • JuD chief Hafiz Lashkar Saeed put under house arrest
  • MUMBAI TERROR attacks mastermind, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed, has been placed under “house arrest”, Pakistan media reported Monday, quoting sources in Punjab's provincial government.

  • Former CAG Vinod Rai pads up as new BCCI boss
    In a double tribute to transparency in sport administration and women cricketers, the Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member Committee of Administrators led by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai flanked by legendary women Test cricket player, Diana Edulji.

  • Vampire star caught in the act by ASTROSAT
    India’s first dedicated space observatory, ASTROSAT has captured the rare phenomenon of a small six-billion-year-old vampire star preying on a bigger celestial body.

  • Dushyant Chautala appointed President of Table Tennis Federation of India
  • A new set of office-bearers, led by president Dushyant Chautala,took charge of affairs at the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) following the Annual General Body meeting where they were elected unopposed.

  • Moussa Faki Mahamat appointed Chairman of AU
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission, in a vote held at the bloc's headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

  • 30 Jan 2017

    Anti Leprosy Day (Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi) - 30 January
  • World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on 30th January or the Sunday closest to that date. The main purpose of this festival is to increase public awareness of Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease. This particular day was actually chosen to commemorate the death of Indian leader, Gandhi, who understood the importance of this disease.

  • P Vishwanath Shetty sworn in as Karnataka Lokayukta
    Former high court judge Justice P Vishwanath Shetty was sworn in on Saturday as the Karnataka Lokayukta, a year after the post fell vacant following a bribery scandal that had hit the office of the anti-graft ombudsman.

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