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In order to encourage competition for improving sanitation standards in the respective area, the government started, Swachh Survekshan 2017 from January 4, 2017.
Assam and Telangana signed a pact with the Power Minister, Piyush Goyal to join the UDAY scheme on January 4, 2017 in New Delhi in a bid to improve the performance of state run power distribution companies (DISCOM).
The 11-day world’s largest open air theatre festival ‘Reign of King Kansa’ began in Reign of King KansaBargarh district, Odisha. This festival is based on Krishna Leela and Mathura Vijay which are enacted in 14 main places at Mathura and four places in Gopapura.
Finland has become the first country in the world to give some basic income to unemployed citizens to ensure a universal income offering greater security, especially as technological advances reduce the need for human labour.
India’s central banking institution Reserve Bank of India(RBI) was appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED) replacing U S Paliwal.
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has recognized the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
Every year World Braille Day is observed on 4th January across the world to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille who is credited with inventing the Braille language which helps blind people to read as well as write.
-04 January 2017