Current Events- January 23

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enlightenedThe Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das presented the state’s annual budget for 2017-18 on January 23, 2017 under the theme of “Garib Kalyan Varsh” The main focus of the budget is on agriculture, education and skill development, rural development and eliminating poverty.

enlightenedThe Indian postal department released a special stamp cover titled “Golden girls of India – Pride of Nation” on January 21, 2017 during a district-level philatelic exhibition in Agartala to honor the sporting personalities in the country. The special covers feature the 2016 Olympic medalist gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shuttler PV Sindu and wrestler Sakshi Malik. They were also awarded the nation’s highest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2016.

enlightenedTamil Nadu assembly under the chairmanship of Chief Minister O Panneerselvam unanimously passed the Jallikattu Bill on January 23, 2017 to replace the ordinance issued on January 21, 2017 to allow the states traditional sport. The bill amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, making Jallikattu a permanent sport in rural Tamil Nadu.

enlightenedThe Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) of India, Syed Nasim Zaidi on January 22, 2017 informed that the state government of Goa has opted for an initiative involving electronic transmission of postal ballot to service voters in the upcoming assembly polls. This initiative will make Goa the first state in the country to do so.

enlightenedIn a move to decrease dependence on vegetable imports from India, the Nepal Government has launched a 10-year plan on January 22, 2017 to boost domestic production.

enlightenedThe Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Committee under the chairmanship of Shri N.K. Singh, former Revenue and Expenditure Secretary and former Member of Parliament presented its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on January 23, 2017 in New Delhi.

enlightenedThe parliament of Turkey approved a constitutional reform on January 21, 2017 to strengthen the powers of the presidency by introducing presidential rule in the country and has led the way for a referendum on the issue by the public.

enlightenedMoving towards the Make in India initiative, the Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh inaugurated the new Universal Rail Mill at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) on January 23, 2017 and flagged off the mills first and world’s longest single rail of 130 meters from the new Universal Rail Mill(URM).

enlightenedPrime Minister Narendra Modi attended the National Bravery Awards 2016 in New Delhi on January 23, 2017 and distributed bravery awards to 25 young recipients.

enlightenedDelhi International Airport Ltd.(DIAL) has bagged the prestigious Golden Peacock Award on January 20, 2017 for Corporate Social Responsibility in the transportation sector under the aviation category for the year 2016.

enlightenedShri Birender Singh Yadav, 1997 batch IFS officer, presently High Commissioner of lndia to Ghana, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of Burkina Faso, with residence in Accra.

enlightenedBengal won the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17 season against Delhi in the final at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on January 22, 2017.

enlightenedVirat Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to score 1,000 runs as captain in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) on January 22, 2017 in the third ODI against England at the Eden Gardens.

enlightenedNation pays homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 120th birth  anniversary on 23 July 2017.

-23 January 2017

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