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February 02, 2017

Latest GK : Important Countries in News (December & January)

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Hi friends i am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Today I am sharing December and January countries in news for IDBI MANIPAL EXAM. Happy Reading :)


  • World's highest altitude Gravitational Wave telescopes in Tibet
  • China builds world's biggest solar Park( Longyangxia Dam Solar Park )
  • ICCR distinguished ideologist award to Prof. Yu Long Yu of china
  • Cheng Wei Forbes Asia's 2016 Businessman of the Year
  • China launched ‘space junk‘ collector.
  • Weather Fengyun-4 satellite
  • Pratikar-1 is the joint military exercise between China and Nepal
  • Long March-2D rocket
  • Solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2
  • FC-31 Gyrfalcon, a 5th-generation fighter jet, was recently tested by China
  • Satellites SuperView-1 01/02 are launched by China
  • The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China


abolishes 'kafala' labour system

Capital: Doha

Currency: Qatari riyal

Prime minister: Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani



India-Arab partnership conference held

Capital: Muscat

Currency: Omani rial

Sultan: Qaboos bin Said al Said



1)India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival at Kathmandu

2)Nepal launches 10-yr-plan to cut vegetable imports from India

2)additional 80 MW power to Nepal from Jan 1

Capital: Kathmandu

Currency: Nepalese rupee

Prime minister: Pushpa Kamal Dahal

President: Bidhya Devi Bhandar



India to establish center of excellence at Al-Azhar University

Capital: Cairo

Currency: Egyptian pound

President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi



India, Vietnam sign civil nuclear cooperation pact in a boost to bilateral ties

Capital: Hanoi

Currency: Vietnamese dong

President: Trần Đại Quang



Venezuela banned its biggest banknote

Capital: Caracas

Currency: Venezuelan bolívar

President: Nicolás Maduro


South Korea

South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will be acting President

Capital: Seoul

Currency: South Korean won



EKUVERIN Held in Maldives.

Capital: Malé

Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa

President: Abdulla Yameen



Naval Exercise: Indra Navy – 2016

Capital: Moscow

Currency: Ruble

President: Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister: Dmitry Medvedev

Vladimir Putin most powerful in world



First element discovered in Asia named 'nihonium'--113

Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Japanese yen

Prime minister: Shinzō Abe


Qatar--- India

Five pacts on visas, cyberspace,investments

Capital: Doha

Currency: Qatari riyal

Prime minister: Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani



World's first solar road opens

Capital: Paris

President: François Hollande

Prime minister: Bernard Cazeneuve(New)


New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Capital: Wellington

Currency: New Zealand dollar

Prime minister: Bill English(New)



Italy's Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat

Capital: Rome

Currency: Euro

Prime minister: Paolo Gentiloni(New)



US designates India as Major Defence Partner

Obama lifts 20-year sanctions on Sudan

US President Obama signs $618 billion defence bill

Capital: Washington, D.C.

President: Donald Trump(45 TH)

Currency: United States Dollar



Pakistan to renovate Katas Raj Hindu temple

Capital: Islamabad

Currency: Pakistani rupee

President: Mamnoon Hussain

Prime minister: Nawaz Sharif



Appoint world’s first ‘digital ambassador’

Capital: Copenhagen

Currency: Danish krone

Prime Minister---Lars Løkke Rasmussen



Festival of India to be Organised in Ghana

Capital: Accra

Currency: Ghanaian cedi

President: Nana Akufo-Addo(New)



AbuDhabi sets up Personal Status and Inheritance Court for non Muslims

Capital---Abu Dhabi


President------    Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan(Republic Day Chief Guest)

PM----    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum



First Country to Switch Off FM Radio Network



Prime Ministr---Erna Solberg



  • India pledges $1.25 mn to UN relief for Palestinian refugees
  • India to contribute $500,000 to UN emergency response fund
  • UAE’s Khalifa Foundation Donates US$2 Million Medical Equipment to AMU
  • Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians
  • Irland the world's first country to stop investing in fossil fuels
  • 2016 declared Earth's hottest year on record
  • Rio de Janeiro(Marvelous City) ---world heritage status

India's Rank in various Indexes

  • India tops Asia in innovation chart
  • Global Wind Power----4 (1 st China)
  • Terror----7(worst--iraq)
  • Global talent competitiveness---92
  • Corruption Perception Index ---79
  • Inclusive development index----60
  • Global passport index---78(germany top)
  • World Power Language Index---HINDI--10 (1st English)

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