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PM Modi’s Announcement on New Year Eve
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Nation on the New Year’s Eve, thanked the People for their support towards the Government’s decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. PM Modi also made a series of announcements aimed at the welfare of the entire Citizen of the Country.
India’s first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post at Shamlaji
“Gujarat Chief minister Vijay Rupani launched India’s first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post. He also laid foundation stones of various developmental works worth Rs 30 crore at Shamlaji of Aravalli district in Gujarat. This new check-post is equipped with advanced ray technology with a cost of Rs 4.72 crore”.
“China to Ban Ivory Trade and Processing Activities by the end of 2017”
“China has announced a plan to ban all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. This plan was taken to prevent the mass killing and threat of extinction of African elephants.
RBI Extends the Demonetized Currency Exchange Date for NRIs to June 30
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken a relief decision for the Non-Resident Indian and Indian Citizens who were staying abroad since November 9 to December 31post demonetization decision. According to this decision, the Indian Citizens can exchange their demonetized notes up to RBIMarch 31, 2017 while the NonResident Indian (NRIs) citizens can avail this facility up to June 30, 2017.
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India’s Petronet Signs MoU to Set Up $950 Mn LNG Project in Bangladesh
“India’s largest LNG importer Petronet has signed a MoU with Petrobangla to set up $950 million liquefied natural gas import project of 7.5 million tons a year in Bangladesh.Petronet LNG CEO and Managing Director Prabhat Singh and Petrobangla secretary Syed Ashfaquzzaman have signed this agreement. It also includes 26 Km pipeline to connect the LNG project to the consumption markets”.
NHPC CMD KM Singh Awarded at 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016
K M Singh, the Chairman & Managing Director of State-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has been conferred the ‘Power & Energy Persona’s Award for NHPCIndividual Excellence’ at the 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016.
Two New Hindi Writers Honored Bharatiya Jananpith Navlekhan award 2016
Bharatiya Jnanpith has conferred two new Hindi writers, Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh with the 2016 Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for their first creation.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Sworn in as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has been appointed as the as 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan. Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the new Chief Justice of Supreme Court.
January 2 Current Affairs – Monthly Current Affairs
Indian-origin Shaikh Rafik Mohammed Appointed Major General of Kyrgyzstan
“An Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur, Shaikh Rafik Mohammed is the Major General of Kyrgyzstan. The Government of the Country has taken this decision.
Lionel Messi wins World’s Best Playmaker of 2016
Argentine Star Lionel Messi was chosen as the World’s Best Playmaker for the year 2016 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
Indian tennis player Somdev announces retirement
Professional Indian tennis player Somdev Kishore Devvarman popularly known as Somdev has announced his retirement from professional tennis on 01 January 2017. hae has taken this decision due to a shoulder injury.
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