Latest Current Affairs of January 2017

The second of Scorpene class submarines launched by Raksha Rajya Mantri Subhash Bhamre at Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited (the first was named Kalveri)Khanderi
The place at which Ramayana Darshanam exhibition was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi through video conferencing on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami VivekanandaKanyakumari
The place at which National Youth Festival is being organised from 12th to 16th January with the theme Youth for Digital IndiaRohtak
The European country which has decided to completely replace its FM radio with Digital Audio Broadcasting by December 2017Norway
The European country which has become the first in the world to run all its trains on 100% wind powerNetherlands
The city in which world's first Gender Literature Festival is scheduled from 07 to 09 April 2017Patna
The nuclear capable missile test fired from a submarine by Pakistan in a step towards completing its nuclear triad (launch of nuclear weapons from land, air, and sea)Babur-3
The place at which India's first international stock exchange "India International Exchange" has been set up by Bombay Stock ExchangeGIFT city, Gandhinagar
The city in which a four-day Nobel Prize Exhibition titled The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiAhmedabad
The venue of 20th National Conference on e-Governance to be held from 09 to 10 January 2017Visakhapatnam
The theme of New Delhi World Book Fair being held from 7th to 15th January 2017 at Pragati MaidanManushi
The venue of 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas Convention being held from 07 to 09 January 2017 with the theme Redefined Engagement with Indian DiasporaBengaluru
The Sikh Guru whose 350th birth anniversary is being celebrated in January 2017Guru Gobind Singh
The renowned sitar player of Beenkar Gharana, recipient of Padma Shri (1970), Padma Bhushan (2006) who passed away on 04 jan 2017Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
The country which has won the 2016 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Championship defeating Bangladesh in the finals in Kanchenjunga Stadium, SiliguriIndia
The new Chief Justice of IndiaJustice Jagdish Singh Khehar
The Bunkar Mitra helpline launched by the Central Govt for the assistance of handloom weavers of the country1800 208 9988
The former Australian cricketer who has been inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of FameArthur Morris
The two new Hindi writers who have chosen for the Bhartiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award 2016Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh
The venue of 104th Indian Science Congress held from 03 Jan to 07 Jan 2017 Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati
The new Secretary General of United Nations OrganisationAntonio Guterres
The new Chairman of Chiefs of Staff CommitteeAdmiral Sunil Lanba
The new Chief of Air StaffAir Chief Marshall BS Dhanoa
The new Chief of Army StaffGeneral Bipin Rawar
2017 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year ofSustainable Tourism for Development

Books in News

The People's President: APJ Abdul Kalam - S.M. Khan

Abbreviations in News

MDR - Merchant Discount Rate


Chennai Open 2017

TitleWinnerRunner-up
Men's SinglesRoberto Bautista Agut (Spain)Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
Mens's DoublesRohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (India)Purav Raja and Divij Sharan (India)

FIFA Awards 2016

The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award: Carli Lloyd (USA)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award: Claudio Ranieri (Italy)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach Award: Silvia Neid (Germany)

The FIFA Puskas Award 2016: Mohd Faiz Subri (Malaysia)

The FIFA lifetime achievement award: Falcao (Columbia)


Golden Globe Awards 2017 – Movies

AwardDramaMusical or Comedy
Best MovieMoonlightLa La Land
Best ActorCasey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Best ActressIsabelle Huppert (Elle)Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best DirectorDamien Chazelle (La La Land)
Best Animated Feature FilmZootopia


Specified Bank Notes Cessation of Liabilities Ordinance, 2016

Promulgated on: December 30, 2016.

Purpose: To absolve RBI and Govt of India from the liability of specified bank notes (old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000) after 30 December 2016. These notes were demonetised on November 8, 2016 through a notification issued under the RBI Act, 1934.

Grace period: The ordinance allows the following person to deposit the specified notes with RBI within a grace period notified by the central government.

  1. An Indian citizen who makes a declaration that he was outside India between November 9, 2016 to December 30, 2016, or
  2. Any other class of persons specified by the central government.

Persons depositing old notes will be required to make declarations or statements which will be verified by the RBI and the amount will be credited to the person's account if the reasons are found genuine.

Prohibitions related to specified notes: A person will be prohibited from holding, transferring or receiving the specified bank notes from December 31, 2016 onwards. It exempts persons from this prohibition if:

  1. a person holds up to 10 old notes (irrespective of denomination)
  2. a person holds up to 25 notes for the purposes of study, research or numismatics (collection or study of coins or notes), or
  3. a person holds notes on the direction of a court.

Punishment for holding specified bank notes: Any person holding the specified bank notes, except in the circumstances mentioned above, will be punishable with a fine:

  1. which may extend to Rs 10,000, or
  2. five times the value of notes possessed, whichever is higher.

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Current Affairs Questions

1. Where is mesentery, the newly discovered organ located?

  1. Brain
  2. Digestive system
  3. Respiratory system
  4. Vertebral column

2. On which day is the World Braille Day observed worldwide?

  1. January 4
  2. January 5
  3. January 6
  4. January 7

3. Which form is required to be submitted by an account holder to his bank if he does not have a PAN number?

  1. Form 16
  2. Form 15G
  3. Form 60
  4. Form 280

4. On which date is the World Hindi Day observed?

  1. January 10
  2. January 11
  3. January 12
  4. January 13

5. How many teams compete at the FIFA World Cup?

  1. 30
  2. 32
  3. 34
  4. 36