Jan 02 2017

  • Prof. David R. Syiemlieh has been appointed as the new chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • The world-famous Bargarh Dhanua Jatra festival has started in Bargarh, the western Odisha town, as all the rituals were performed before Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of the event
  • Gaurav Goyal, the district collector of Ajmer, has been awarded ‘Scroll of Honor’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi for encouraging cashless transactions in the district.
  • Anoop Kumar Srivastava, an IAS officer of 1981 batch of Assam-Meghalaya Cadre, has recently taken over charge of the Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh launched a new health scheme, Arogya Raksha Scheme on January 1, 2017 at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram in Vijayawada to provide the medical treatment to the people of the Above Poverty Line at Rs. 1200 premium per annum.
  •  India and Pakistan exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan on January 1, 2017.
  • The Supreme Court on January 1, 2017 ruled out that no politician can seek votes in the name of caste, language or religion and seeking votes in this manner would be considered as a corrupt practice and not permissible.
  • The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was awarded with “Best Performing Power  Distribution Utility in Power Sector” by Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP)
  • India Successfully Test Fires Agni IV Ballistic Missile off Odisha Coast
  • Country’s oldest union, the Maritime Union of India (MUI), representing Indian Merchant Navy Officers since 1939, has launched an android based mobile app named MUI.
  • The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (I/C) and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched a Mobile App on January 2, 2017, at Haj House in Mumbai that will provide information and facilitate e-payments for the pilgrimage.
  • Sergey Karjakin beats Magnus Carlsen to clinch World Blitz Chess Championship
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