Current affairs update for January 1,2nd 2017.General awareness updates for the day has been given here. On January 1, 2016 some very important steps have been taken by the government of India. The steps are very important and likely to be asked in the upcoming examinations. Candidates who are going to appear in upcoming examinations can check the updates from here and they will be able to score good marks. Candidates should learn each day current affairs for the exam. It is generally asked from the last 3 months and candidates should be well prepared for it,
General awareness updates for January 1st 2nd 2017
Today (1st January 2017) is 50th World Day of Peace. This is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to universal peace.
Modi announced a new housing loan scheme, under which poor and middleclass citizens will get a 4% exemption on interest on loans up to ₹9 lakh. Further, home loans of up to ₹12 lakh will also get an exemption of 3% on the interest
Sikkim has become the first state in India to go fully organic. Around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land were gradually down in National Programme for Organic Production.
Air Marshal C Harikumar took over as Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Air Command. Justice MianSaqibNisar today took oath as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan.
An entrepreneur of Indian origin, Sheikh Rafik Mohammed, has assumed a top position in the defence department of Kyrgyzstan
Newly launched mobile payments app BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) has reached the top of the charts of Google Play Store.
Important Celebrities who passed away in 2016 Fidel Castro (Cuban revolutionary) Muhammad Ali (Boxing legend) Jayalalithaa (Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu) Alan Rickman (British actor, who played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series) Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise)
Indian tennis player SomdevDevvarman announced his retirement from professional tennis today
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach to the Australian T20I squad for next month’s series against Sri Lanka