Jan 14 2017

  • The Union Government is discussing the issue of bringing water into concurrent list of VII schedule of Constitution with States.
  • The first edition of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Television Dance Festival was held in Hyderabad, capital of Telangana.
  • The Expert Group set up to prepare Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) has submitted its report to the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).
  • India and the United States has signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to collaborate in the fields of developmental activities and aid in third world countries. The MoU was signed between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Union Ministry of External Affairs’ Development Partnership Administration (DPA).
  • India ink MoU with Sri Lanka to construct 3,000 rain water harvesting systems
  • India’s first ever solar powered boat called ‘Aditya’ was launched at Kochi’s Vembanad lake in Kerala.
  • Bharti Enterprises’ Airtel Payments Bank (APB) became the first payments bank in the county to start its nationwide operations. It is 80:20 joint venture between Bharti Airtel Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
  • US lifts 20-year economic embargo on Sudan
  • Ecuador has taken over from Thailand as chair of the Group of 77 (G77) countries of the United Nations for the year 2017.
  • Senior Congress leader and former Tourism Minister of Maharashtra Chandrakant Chhajed passed away in Pune today due to prolonged illness.
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) has disqualified three Chinese women’s weightlifting gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping. Three weightlifters Cao Lei (75kg category gold medallist), Chen Xiexia (48kg gold medallist) and Liu Chunhong (69kg gold medallist) were stripped of their 2008 titles.

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