Current Affairs 2017
Petroleum awareness programme 'Saksham - 2017' launched
The Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas on 16 January 2017 launched a One month petroleum awareness programme 'Saksham - 2017' (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav).
The programme is launched with the aim to creating awareness amongst the masses towards judicious utilization.....
Professor C.V. Vishveshwara passed away
Professor C.V. Vishveshwara - pioneer researcher of the country in the field of Black holes passed away at the age of 79 on 16 January 2017 in Bengaluru.
He started studying black holes first in the 1970s when he was with Chicago University and known for giving a form to the characteristic signal that would be emitted by two...
Father of Pinyin passed away
Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, known as the father of Pinyin for creating the system of Romanized Chinese writing, passed away at the age of 111 on 14 January 2017 in Beijing, China.
Zhou Youguang was a Chinese economist, linguist, sinologist, publisher, banker, and supercentenarian (someone who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday).
SBI in Pact with Oman’s SGRF
State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF), a Sovereign Wealth Fund & the SBI will infuse $150 million & $50 million respectively in Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF).
The bank is backing the private equity fund for its second offering (Fund II) and decision is driven by the performance in the first fund.
The first fund of.....
Global Content Bazaar-2017 started in Mumbai
Global Content Bazaar 2017 was started from 12 January 2017 in Mumbai and is first-of-its-kind show in India to promote sale and purchase of content in the entertainment industry.
one-stop marketplace for content creators and innovators to showcase their work to potential buyers and distributors and also to engage in collaborations......
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri named as FIFA Coach of the Year 2016
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has been named as the Coach of the Year at the FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.
The Italian was up against Fernando Santos, who led Portugal to Euro 2016 glory in the summer, and Zinedine Zidane, who guided Real Madrid to the Champions League title last season.
Maharashtra Government Launches Largest WiFi Service
Maharashtra government has launched India’s largest public WiFi service called ‘MumbaiWifi’.
Under the current phase, hotspots were installed at 500 locations that include tourist destinations like Gateway of India, Churchgate, CST along with slum clusters and public places.
In Phase II,......
Norway become the first country in the world to turn-off its FM radio network
Norway is set to become the first country in the world to turn off its FM radio network. This process will start with the northern town of Bodoe switching off its local network on 11 January 2017.
By the end of the year, all FM broadcasts in Norway will have ended, replaced by Digital Audio......
On 7th January 2017, Delhi lieutenant governor has approved nursery admission guidelines for about 1,400+ private schools in the Capital (though admission process has started from 2nd January 2017 in Delhi). The decision bring lot of relief to the parents who are looking for the admission as the announcement has ended a week-long delay in a process involving thousands of....
UAE govt seizes Dawood Ibrahim’s assets
After National Security Adviser Ajit Doval reportedly pursued the matter with UAE and requested the officials to act and seize Dawood’s property, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government seized assets of Mumbai serial blast mastermind worth up to Rs 15,000 crore.
.In one of the biggest crackdown on underworld don Dawood......
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