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Current Affairs Updates for January 2017

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This post contains the current affairs updates for IAS exam for January 2017. Note that it lists only the snippets of the important events that took place in January 2017. For detailed updates that will help you in your Prelims and Mains preparation, enroll for Current Affairs course and get detailed updates every week in PDF format.

Current Affairs Updates for January First Week

Defence Nuclear-capable Agni-IV test-fired off Odisha coast
Appointment President Appoints David R Syiemlieh new UPSC Chairman
Polity SC Disallows Seeking Votes on Religious Grounds
Sports BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke Removed by SC
Person in News Justice JS Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India
Urban Development Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2017 Launched in 500 Cities
Digital Economy My Business and Digital Unlocked Initiaives by Google for small and medium businesses
Science New Body Organ called Mesentery, Discovered
Tourism 2017 declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Polity Dispute in Samajwadi Party over Party Symbol
Sports Committee Constituted to frame National Sports Code
Person in News Veteran actor Om Puri passes away
Economy India’s GDP growth expected to be slower at 7.1% in 2016-17: CSO
Indo-Pakistan Meeting held with World Bank on Indus Water Treaty

Current Affairs Updates for January Second Week

Financial Inclusion Aadhaar made mandatory for MGNREGA work
Polity SC Directs EC to Implement VVPAT in EVMs
Defence Indigenous Artillery Gun Dhanush Test fired
Gender Equality Sex Ratio at Birth reaches 900-mark for first time in 2 decades in Haryana
Space Science ISRO, CNES of France sign agreement on satellite launch
Sports Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2016 FIFA World Player Prize
Energy World’s Largest Street Light Programme Launched in Delhi
Human Science Possible Uses of Human Appendix Discovered
Economy India’s first international exchange launched at GIFT city
Natural Calamity New fault develops in Indian Ocean that may cause future Earthquakes
Health SC rules Endosulfan use can be devastating
Defence DRDO successfully test-fires guided Pinaka rocket
Defence Second Scorpene class submarine INS Khanderi launched
Conservation Hope Island becomes graveyard for Olive Ridleys Turtles
Culture SC declines to pass judgement on Jallikattu
Regional Cooperation India to construct 3,000 rain water harvesting systems in Sri Lanka
Unemployment ILO report says Unemployment in India to increase in 2017-18

Also check out: Current Affairs For December 2016

Current Affairs Updates for January Third Week

Social Equality Oxfam Study highlights growing inequality in India and World
Economy IMF report forecasts lower growth rate of 6.6% from 7.6% for India in FY 2016-17
Pollution Graded Response Action Plan put in force to control air pollution in NCR
Inclusive Development India placed at 60th position in Inclusive Development Index of WEF
Science India inducted as associate member of CERN
Energy Railways launches action plan to save energy worth Rs 41,000 crore
Imports Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme for electronics manufacturing amended
Health Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations launched at WEF, Davos
Culture Tamil Nadu promulgates Ordinance on holding Jallikattu
Language Scholars appeal to not include Hindi dialects in Eighth Schedule

Current Affairs Updates for January Fourth Week

Space Science 103 satellites will be launched by ISRO on a single rocket setting a new record
Health Scientists say that browned toast and potatoes can cause
Corporate Affairs India blocks attempts of EU, Canada for global investment agreement ISDS in WTO
International US Pulls Out of Trans-Pacific Partnership
Higher Education Union Cabinet approves Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017
Climate Change Second Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol ratified by India
Child Welfare National Action Plan for Children, 2016 Released
Social Welfare Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 gets Cabinet Clearance
Oil Security India Signs Agreement with UAE for strategic oil reserves storage
Governance India placed at 79th position in Corruption Perception Index 2016
Money Laundering Companies prohibited from investing in non-cooperative countries and territories
Sports TOP Scheme committee reconstituted
Space Tech Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III Successfully Tested
Appointment Dr Vijay Bhatkar appointed new vice-chancellor of Nalanda University
Hawala Transactions GAAR will come into force from April 1, 2017
Animal Cruelty Karnataka government to amend Animal Curelty law to conduct Kambala
Sports BCCI management committee headed by Vinod Rai appointed by Supreme Court
Space Science ASTROSAT captures Vampire star preying on bigger star
Conservation For conservation of Pheasants and Finches, Bombay Natural History Society launches climate change programme
Economy Highlights of Economic Survey 2016-17

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