Jan 23 2016

  • The Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das presented the state’s annual budget for 2017-18 on January 23, 2017 under the theme of “Garib Kalyan Varsh” The main focus of the budget is on agriculture, education and skill development, rural development and eliminating poverty.
  • The Indian postal department released a special stamp cover titled “Golden girls of India – Pride of Nation” on January 21, 2017 during a district-level philatelic exhibition inAgartala to honor the sporting personalities in the country.The special covers feature the 2016 Olympic medalist gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shuttler PV Sindu and wrestler Sakshi Malik. They were also awarded the nation’s highest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2016.Besides the three, the cover also depicted the image of Dipa’s coach Bishweshwar Nandi who was awarded the 2016 Dronacharya award.
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Unanimously Passes Jallikattu Bill
  • Goa First State to Send Postal Ballots Electronically to Service Voters
  • The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Committee under the chairmanship of Shri N.K. Singh, former Revenue and Expenditure Secretary and former Member of Parliament presented its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on January 23, 2017 in New Delhi.
  • The parliament of Turkey approved a constitutional reform on January 21, 2017 to strengthen the powers of the presidency by introducing presidential rule in the country and has led the way for a referendum on the issue by the public.
  • Varanasi-based Utkarsh Micro Finance started operating its banking business asUtkarsh Small Finance Bank on January 23, 2017 to cater to the needs of the poor mainly in the northern belt. UK’s Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) has infused Rs. 150 crore in the tier II capital in the company.
  • In a bid to encourage banks to provide loans for education, the Reserve Bank of India has declared that rescheduling the period of payment ofeducation loans due to the inability of the borrower because of unemployment will not be treated asrestructured accounts for computing NPAs.
  • Wholesale reinsurance provider Swiss Re has received approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to open a branch in the city.
  • UK-headquartered Vodafone India signed an MoU with the West Bengal government to invest Rs 3,000 crore for capacity augmentation and new business initiatives over next three years.
  • Moving towards the Make in India initiative, the Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh inaugurated the new Universal Rail Mill at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) on January 23, 2017 and flagged off the mills first and world’s longest single rail of 130 meters from the new Universal Rail Mill(URM).
  • Delhi International Airport Ltd.(DIAL) has bagged the prestigious GoldenPeacock Award on January 20, 2017 for Corporate Social Responsibility in the transportation sector under the aviation category for the year 2016.
  • Transportation app Uber will soon launch its on-demand food delivery app ‘UberEATS’ in the Indian market.
  • Virat Becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 1000 Runs as ODI Captain
  • Nation pays homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 120th birthanniversary on 23 January 2017.
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