Jan 15 2017

  • The annual camel festival was held in Bikaner, Rajasthan from January 14-January 15,2017 in the presence of domestic as well as foreign tourists.
  • Madhya Pradesh government inaugurated a first of its kind scheme of the country,“Digital Dakiya” in Indore on January 14, 2017 to encourage cashless transaction in the state.
  • Border Security Force (BSF) has launched its 14 day operation Sard Hawa at the western international border of Rajasthan on January 15, 2017 to check the instances of infilteration due to the dense fog in the area.
  • The third National conference  Jal Manthan-III”  was inaugurated by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti in New Delhi.
  • The SEBI Board on January 14, 2017 announced its decision to reduce the fees payable by broker by 25 percent as a part of calibration of various other fees collected by the regulator from different market intermediaries.
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has declared Rs 54.90 crore prize money to over 3.42 lakh winners for NITI Aayog’s lucky draw schemes Lucky Grahak Yojna (LGY) and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojna (DVY).
  • The Commerce Secretary has launched a  mobile app named ‘SEZ India‘ for Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
  • Tamil Nadu government lead by O.Panneerselvam has launched a mobile application ‘Pinakin‘ to provide information of famous destinations in Tamil Nadu.
  • Tanzania’s Simbu & Kenya’s Kitur wins Mumbai Marathon 2017
  • The autobiography of the veteran Indian actor Rishi Kapoor titled “Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored” was released on January 15, 2017.
  • The Indian Army celebrated its 69th Army Day on January 15, 2017. The day is celebrated every year on January 15 to respect the Lieutenant General of India, K. M. Cariappa (Kodandera Madappa Cariappa) who was the first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief.
  • The 62nd Filmfare Awards ceremony was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra on January 14, 2017.
    Award Winner
    Best Film Dangal
    Best Director Nitesh Tiwari for Dangal
    Best Actor (Male) Aamir Khan for Dangal
    Best Actor (Female) Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab
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