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“NDMC Names a Road in Rohini Area of New Delhi After Guru Govind Singh”
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has dedicated a stretch of road in New Delhi to Guru Govind Singh. To commemorate the 350th birth anniversary of the Guru Gobind Singh, the road between Block A and Block B at Sector 15 in Rohini was named after him.
Centre Grants Drought Relief Assistance of Rs. 1782 Crore for Karnataka
The Union Government has approved an assistance of Rs. 1782.44 Crore for drought-affected state Karnataka. Under the guidance of the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, this decision was taken. The committee approved the proposal after examining the reports of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT).
“Japan to Help in Developing Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Varanasi Smart Cities”
Japan’s Ambassador to India Mr.Kenji Hiramatsu has cleared the statement about the Japan’s intention to help India with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Varanasi as smart cities. During a meeting with Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Mr.Kenji has announced this decision.
Fourth Assam International Agri-Horti Show Begins in Assam
The Fourth Assam International Agri-Horti Show has begun in Guwahati, Assam. The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated this program. Nearly 200 organizations from 10 foreign countries will attend this Four-Day Show.
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India and Kazakhstan Signs DTAC Amendment Protocol
India and Kazakhstan signed a Protocol on the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between the two countries in New Delhi. “Originally this agreement was signed on 9th December 1996 for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income”.
2017 Island Tourism Festival Begins in Andaman & Nicobar Island
The 2017 Island Tourism Festival began at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Lieutenant Governor of Island, Jagdish Mukhi will inaugurate this 10-Day Event at the ITF Ground.
“China Launches the World’s Longest Bullet Train Shangri-la of the World”
China has launched its longest bullet train named “Shangri-la of the World”. This longest bullet train will run between Kunming, the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province to Beijing. “The train left Kunming at 11:05 a.m to cover the 2,760-km trip to Beijing and took around 13 hours”.
Telangana to Provide Monetary Help of Rs. 1000 to Single Women
The Telangana Government under the guidance of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a new scheme to provide financial assistance of Rs. 1000 per month to poor single women in the state.
7th Jan Current Affairs – International Affairs
Droom Partners with Axis Bank for quick sanction of loans
Online automobile marketplace Droom has tied up with Axis Bank. This joint venture aims to provide quick sanction of loans for the both new as well as used cars. Loans will be provided for up to 85% of the value of the car with a tenure of 1-5 years.
16th Financial Stability and Development Council Meeting
Under the guidance of the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the 16th edition of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) meeting was held in New Delhi. In this meeting, government concentrates on eliminating the shadow economy and tax evasion.
Government to impose anti-dumping duty on Jute from Bangladesh, Nepal
“The Government on January 5, 2017, imposed an anti-dumping duty ranging from USD 6.30 to USD 351.72 per ton on imports of jute and its products from Bangladesh and Nepal for five years”.
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Shah Rukh Khan Named for 4th Yash Chopra Memorial Award
Bollywood actor, Shah Rukh Khan, popularly known as SRK, has been named for the 4th Yash Chopra Memorial Award. The award would be presented to the actor at a function in Mumbai on February 25, 2017. Shah Rukh Khan will receive Rs 10 lakh, a gold medal, and a certificate as part of the award.
30 Indian-Origin Men & Women Inducted into 2017 Forbes’ Super Achievers List
“The 2017 edition of the Forbes’ list of super achievers under the age of 30 features about 30 Indian-Origin Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders who made the outstanding contribution towards transforming the world”.
Veteran actor Om Puri passed away
Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away at the age of 66 Years. Mr.Puri has appeared in mainstream Bollywood cinema as well as Pakistani and British films.
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli Named Captain for all Three Formats
Indian Skipper, Virat Kohli was officially named as the Indian Cricket Team’s New Captain for all the three formats. Virat took over the Test team captaincy from Dhoni after the Dhoni retirement from Test cricket.