Current Events- January 18

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enlightenedMadhya Pradesh government lead by Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched Aanandam programme of the newly-formed Aanand Department. The aim is to help the poor and the needed person. 

enlightenedMawlynnong village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state has become a role model for cleanliness said by the Secretary of the village. Mawlynnong was awarded the prestigious tag of ‘Cleanest Village in Asia‘ in 2003.

enlightenedKangra village in Himachal Pradesh achieved the geo-tag 100 per cent of the assets generated under the MGNREGA  said by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

enlightenedThe Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has launched a full-fledged postgraduate diploma course in the Urdu language journalism on January 17, 2017 to promote Urdu Language in IIMC.

enlightenedA baby girl was born in Ukraine on January 5, 2017 using the new technique of three-person IVF called ‘pronuclear transfer’. The infant is being considered as the world’s second baby to be developed using three-person IVF technique.

enlightenedThe suggestion of the newly elected American President Donald Trump that the “One-China” policy is negotiable has been highly criticized by China. Spokesman of China’s Foreign Ministry Lu Kang said that ‘One China’ policy is non-negotiable. One China Policy means that there exists only one “China” irrespective of the fact that two government claim to be the real China. The two are People’s Republic of China (PRC, Mainland China) and Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan).

enlightenedIndia’s IT Hub, Bengaluru has been ranked at the top position in the 2017 City. Bengaluru Ranked Most Dynamic City in the World in WEF Report  released by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting being held in Davos. The index identifies the most dynamic cities of the world.

enlightenedIndia has been placed at 78th position in the Passport Index 2017 with a visa-free score of 46 that was released on January 12, 2017.

enlightenedContributing to the Government’s Digital India Campaign, a small lake island Karang in Manipur has been declared as the country’s first cashless island by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on January 13, 2017.

enlightenedBased on the United Nations report on World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2017 released on January 17, 2017, India’s economy is projected to grow by 7.7 percent in the fiscal 2017 because of being the fastest growing large developing economy.

enlightenedThe National Bravery Awards 2016 has been conferred upon 25 children that include 13 boys and 12 girls. Among the 25 awards, four awards have been given posthumously.

  1. 1Bharat Award Winners: Late Km. Tarh Peeju
  2. 2Geeta Chopra Award Winners: Tejasweeta Pradhan and Shivani Gond
  3. Sanjay Chopra Award Winners: Master Sumit Mamgain
  4. Bapu Gaidhani Award Winners: Late Km. Roluahpuii, Late Km. H Lalhriatpuii, Master Tushar Verma

enlightened Italian Political Leader Antonio Tajani has been elected as the new president of the European Parliament on January 17, 2017 in Strasbourg, France. 

enlightenedThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given its approval to explore an iron-rich asteroid “16 Psyche” as a part of its mission to learn more about the history and composition of the celestial body.

enlightenedCricket icon Kapil Dev was inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ at the Cricket Club of India on January 17, 2017.Former India player and Legends Club president Madhav Apte presented Kapil with a citation.

enlightenedVeteran film director Deepak Roy has passed away in New Delhi. He was 67. He won a National award in 1996 for  “Limit to Freedom” under the category of best investigative film and in 1997 for  “Dhanna” under social issues’ category.

enlightenedVeteran Indian Scientist CV Vishveshwara and pioneer in the discovery of black hole in India died on January 16, 2017 in Bengaluru following prolonged illness. He was 78.

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