Saturday, 7 January 2017

Current Affairs January 2017 | Current Affairs GK 2017

India asked the World Bank not to rush in brokering a deal on its dispute with Pakistan over Ratle and Kishenganga projects coming up in Jammu and Kashmir.

The 14th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) began in the country’s IT hub Bengaluru, Karnataka. The theme of this edition is “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”.

India and Kazakhstan have signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between the two countries in New Delhi. The DTAC between both countries was earlier signed in December 1996 for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

Delhi Government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy to encourage people to help road accident victims in emergency situation.

The country that launched its second Tongxin Jishu Shiyan satellite – China
• The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was inaugurated in – Bengaluru
• This city hosted the International Conference on Yoga for Diabetes – New Delhi
• This Pakistani cricketer has become the first batsman to score test hundreds in 11 countries – Younis Khan
• The helpline number 14444 launched by the Government to promote – Digital Payments
• This multilateral organisation released the statistical estimates on Migrants Workers Report – International Labour Ogranisation
• 105-year-old man Robert Marchand made history by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour. He belongs to – France
• As per a directive of the Ministry of External Affairs, NRIs can deposit old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes till – 30 June 2017
• As per the advance estimates released by the CSO, the GDP in 2016-17 is set to grow at – 7.1%
• The RBI agreed to provide Rs 100 crore

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