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January 17, 2015

17th January 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • Japanese foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who is on a two day visit to India, said today that synergies between the 'Abenomic' of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Modinomics of Prime-Minister Narendra Modi will help India becoming an economic hub in the Indo-pacific region.
    • He also said that the Japan will contribute to the 'Make in India' initiative so as to support India in becoming a base of economic growth for the Indo-Pacific region and ultimately for the world.
  • A high alert has been sounded in Europe following anti-terror raids and arrests of suspected militants.
    • Security has been tightened in several European countries after last week’s attacks in Paris which left 17 people dead.
National Affairs
  • 3 Day Tribal Food Festival-2015 has begun in New Delhi.
    • Organized by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) on behalf of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
    • Inaugurated by Union Tribal Affairs Minister - Jual Oram.
  • Punjab Government today decided to stop screening of the controversial movie ‘Messenger of God (MSG)’, featuring Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, “in view of reports of tensions surrounding its release in some other parts of the country”.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee launched a pulse polio immunization programme by administering polio drops to children at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
    • National Immunization Day is scheduled to be held on 18th January.
    • Children of less than five years age will be given polio drops as part of the Government of India's drive to sustain polio eradication from the region.
People in News
  • The CBI today arrested Shib Narayan Das, director of Kolkata-based firm Saradha Realty, in connection with the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam.
Awards & Honors
  • Twenty four children (8 girls and 16 boys) have been selected for the National Bravery Awards for the year 2014. Four of the Awards have been given posthumously.
    • The coveted Bharat Award for showing exceptionally gallant deed has been conferred on 16 year old Km Resham Fatma of Uttar Pradesh, a victim of Acid attack, for putting on a brave face while fighting off her tormentor.
    • The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 13 year old Km. Gunjan Sharma of Assam who displayed exemplary valour in saving her friends from the clutches of the abductor.
    • The Sanjay Chopra Award has been given to 16 year old Master Devesh Kumar of Uttar Pradesh who displayed outstanding courage while confronting two chain-snatchers.
    • Bapu Gaidhani Awards were given to Master RumohMeto (13 years) of Arunachal Pradesh, Late Km. Riya Chaudhary (15 years) of Uttar Pradesh and Late Km. Monika (16 years) of Uttarakhand
    • The other recipients are Km. Zeal JitendraMarathe, Master HiralJitubhaiHalpati and Late Master Gaurav Kumar Bharti (all from Gujarat), Master Sahanesh R (Karnataka), Km. AshwiniBanduUghade (Maharashtra), Master L. Brainson Singh and Master G. Tooldev Sharma (both from Manipur), Km. Ripa Das (Tripura), Master BalramDansena (Chhattisgarh), Master Rajdeep Das (Jharkhand), Master Anjith.P, Master Aqil Mohammad NK and Master Midhun PP (all from Kerala), Master Stevenson Lawriniang (Meghalaya), Late Master MesakK.Remnalalnghaka (Mizoram), Ms. MhonbeniEqung (Nagaland), Master Labhanshu (Uttarakhand) and Late Master Gaurav Kumar Bharti (Uttar Pradesh)
Science & Technology
  • Thirty-two years after the project was sanctioned, the first indigenously -built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was today handed over by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the Indian Air Force.
  • Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha formally received the documents as part of handing over of indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft.
  • The project was sanctioned 32 years ago in 1983.
  • India’s Sania Mirza along with her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands has won doubles title at the Sydney International Tennis Tournament 2015.
    • They defeated Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones.
  • India's doubles stars Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna win ATP Tennis titles with their respective partners.
    • Paes captured 55th title of his career as he triumphed at the Heineken Open with new partner Raven Klaasen while Bopanna clinched the Apia International with Canada’s Daniel Nestor.
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  1. any good book for IBPS specialist?

  2. Someone who finished ibps po interview pls give reviews..

  3. gd mrng there any shortcut to remember countries with currencies

  4. By the end of this month.

  5. starting date wil be 19/1/15. am i right.

  6. i have cleared written exam of ibps clerk 4 but my score would be around 115 that is near to cutoff.. is there any chance?????
    can any one clear my doubt please??????
    i am from tamilnadu and OBC ...pls let me knw guys :(

  7. tamilandu cut off is 104...i will score 115....any chance frnds??? obc

  8. My Po interview is on 23 fort mumbai bom my attempt is 108 any chance as I'm hoping

  9. When i s ur and ur attempt

  10. U also waiting for that?

  11. If u got 70 mark in interwiev then abosulutely u will get selected

    Shiv sahu
    Bank of baroda

  12. Yes!! I spoke to them, they said by the end of this month.

  13. Best luck.
    Which u applied?

  14. Hey guys... Really need your help.. Pls help me... Thanks in advance...

    1) My ibps Po interview is on 25th Jan. I have a query for Document verification...

    Actually I m faculty in Engg college n had deposited my Btech first year n second year marksheet in college. Although I have 3rd n 4tf Yr original marksheet n btech Degree as well.

    I just want to know at the time of verification, Can I put only final Yr marksheet and degree as proof of graduation or I need to present all 4 years marksheet at the time of verification. I don't want to show to the college mgmt regarding my interview to rusk my job. Please help me.

    2) I also shown MTech as additional quali in my ibps form and I have all 2 years marksheets but don't have Degree yet. Also in ibps call letter there is no info given for additional quali documents. So should I have both marksheets and degree of MTech as well.

    Pls pls pls... Help me.. Thank in advance..
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  15. Sure. Buddy... Definetily but prepare hard for it

  16. I am from andhra pradesh.
    But applied to Goa state

  17. Interview k liye preparation Karo achhe se tmhara ho jayega,,,


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