Jan 12 2017

  • The Indian hockey team captain, PR Sreejesh has become a member of International Hockey Federation Athletes’ Committee
  • Daniel Ortega, a former rebel fighter, has been sworn-in for a 3rd consecutive term as President of Nicaragua with his wife Rosario Murillo as the new Vice President.
  • The International Conference on ‘Disability Communication: Perspectives and Challenges in the 21st Century (ICDC-2017)’ was held at Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini in Mumbai, Maharashtra from January 9-11, 2017.
  • The “Festival of India” will be organised by Ghana from January 25 to March 16, 2017.
  • India’s second Kalvari-class Scorpene stealth submarine “INS Khanderi” has been launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to officially recognise parkour as a sport. Parkour, also known as freerunning
  • The world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ is scheduled to be held in Patna,Bihar in the second week of April, 2017
  • The first and only underwater sculpture museum of Europe, Museo Atlantico, has been inaugurated on January 10, 2017 off the Canary Island coast of Lanzarote.
  • HDFC Bank introduced digital wallets to install point of sale (PoS) terminals at counters in temples of Tamil Nadu.
  • Citibank India has launched a Voice Biometrics Authentication for its phone banking customers on January 10, 2017
  • NITI Aayog has projected the GDP growth rate of 8 Percent for 2016-17 based on the appraisal document for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan.
  • Mahindra Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd (MAMCPL) launched  an open ended scheme Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojna scheme to generate long-term returns through investment in equity and debt.
  • Cue Champion Pankaj Advani wins Kolkata Open snooker Championship
  • National Youth Day also known as Yuva Diwas is celebrated every year with the great joy and enthusiasm in India on January 12 since 1985 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the maker of the modern India.

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