Jan 26 2017

  • Madhya Pradesh Announces Total Ban on Polythene Bags from May 1, 2017
  • The National Girl Child Day celebration on January 24, 2017 in New Delhi was marked by the release of National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC).
  • The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar inaugurated India’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) at Metagalli post office in Mysuru on January 25, 2017. The second POPSK simultaneously opened in Gujarat.
  • The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan launched the IT Project, e-Health Kerala which is named Jeevan Rekha on January 25, 2017 at Peroorkada Model Government Hospital.
  • Arunachal Pradesh launched ‘Dulari Kanya’, a special scheme to check infant mortality in the state.
  • Trump orders 2,000-mile wall to be built on Mexico border
  • The Reserve Bank of India has prohibited the Indian entities on January 25, 2017 from making direct overseas investments in any entity that is located in ‘non co-operative countries and territories’, as identified by the inter-governmental body Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
  • India’s largest online travel portal MakeMyTrip has launched the first ever social luxury travel magazine called ‘Luxury Travel Times‘.
  • US President Donald Trump has appointed prominent Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position.
  • Pharmaceutical Firm Johnson & Johnson to Buy Actelion for $30 Billion
  • Top seeded Ace cue Pankaj Advani won his seventh national title in the finals of Manisha National Billiards and Snooker Championship on January 24, 2017 at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune.
  • Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt will have to hand back one of his nine Olympic goldmedals won in the 4x100m relay event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics due to his Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter who was tested positive for a banned substance.
  • India celebrated its 68th Republic Day on January 26, 2017. The Theme of 2017 Republic Day is: Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.Every year this day is celebrated on January 26, as it was on this day that the Constitution of India came into force in the year 1950..This year the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.
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