Weekly GK Update 09 to 15 January 2017

WEEKLY GK UPDATE 09 to 15 January, 2017 for Bank SSC Exams

Dear Monowers, Nowadays Current Affairs play very crucial Role in Competitive Exams specially in Bank. So We have compiled here Weekly GK Update. In this Article, you can get All Important GK Update & Current Affairs from 09 January to 15 January, 2017. It is easy to prepare Current Affairs week wise rather than month wise. Get Latest National, International News, Awards, Appointments, Sports News of this Week below.

NATIONAL NEWS

India’s First Madam Tussauds Museum Unveils in New Delhi
India will get its First ever Madam Tussauds Museum in June, 2017. It will unveils Wax Figures Of Amitabh Bachchan, Lady Gaga.

Union Health Ministry to launch Measles-rubella vaccine
Union Health Minister JP Nadda
will launch Measles-rubella vaccine to roll out in Goa, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched New App for Digital Ticketing
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has released New Mobile App named “IRCTC Rail Connect App”.

PM Modi inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show
8th edition
of ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017’ inaugurate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The four-day ‘Vibrant Gujarat Summit will be inaugurated at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

Power Minister unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme
Power Minister Piyush Goyal unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

US lifts 20-year economic embargo on Sudan
The United States has announced the end of a 20-year economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an effort to foster ties with the Sudanese government.

SpaceX Company resumes flights by launching Falcon 9 Vehicle
The American SpaceX rocket company has resumed flights, launching a Falcon 9 vehicle from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.

Ecuador takes chair of UN group of 134 Developing Countries
Ecuador has taken over from Thailand as chair of the Group of 77 which promotes the interests of the 134 developing countries it represents at the United Nations, including China.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe signs 1 trillion yen aid package to the Philippines
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signed a 1-trillion yen (8.7 billion dollars) aid package over the next five years to the Philippines.

World Bank projects global growth at 2.7% in 2017
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated that global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7% in 2017 after a post-crisis low of 2.3% in 2016.

Norway becomes first country to cease FM radio broadcasting
Norway has become the first country to cease FM radio broadcasting.

China launches its 1st Commercial Space Mission
China has successfully sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission using an updated version of the low-cost Kuaizhou-1A rocket.

India & Kenya sign Agreements in the Field of Agriculture
India collaborating with Kenya to raise agricultural productivity and the Loan of Credit Agreement of 100 million dollars signed for farm mechanization will open a new dimension of engagement between the two countries

2017 Golden Globe Awards organized in California
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was organized at Beverly Hills, California, United States (US). This year, La La Land, a romantic musical comedy-drama film won in all the seven categories including the top award of best musical or comedy.

STATES IN NEWS

Camel Festival begins in Bikaner
The two-day annual camel festival has began in Bikaner. The festival, dedicated to the ship of the desert, will see camel dance, milking and fur cutting design competitions and camel races.

Digital Dakiya Scheme inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh
Digital Dakiya (Digital Postman) Scheme for Cashless Transaction launched in Madhya Pradesh.State Finance Minister Jayant Malliya has inaugurated the scheme at Indore.

First Solar Powered Boat Aditya launched in Kerala
Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the first solar powered boat ADITYA

World’s first gender literature fest to be held in Patna
The world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ will hold in Patna. The main aim of the fest to create a platform, to exchange ideas, and to share and learn experiences of renowned people in the field of gender literature.

International Kite Festival to host in Telangana from 12 January, 2017
Second International Kite Festival will host by Telangana. Telangana Tourism is organizing the Kite Festival 2017.

PM Modi inaugurates Nobel Prize exhibition in Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the ‘The Nobel Prize’ exhibition at Science City in Gandhinagar.

Prarambh School for Teachers Education will set up in Jhajjar (Haryana)
State level Prarambh School for Teachers Education would be set up at village Silani in district Jhajjar over an area of 10 acres

Maharashtra govt launches India’s largest WiFi service
Maharashtra Government has launched Country’s largest wifi service named as “MumbaiWiFi”. This Facility was inaugurated by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis.

First Digi Dhan Mela organize by Andhra Pradesh
Vijaywada to host 1st Digi Dhan Mela in Andhra Pradesh.Digi Dhan Melas are being organized across the country to promote cashless transactions.

BANKS IN NEWS

Airtel Payment Bank launched by FM Arun Jaitley
Airtel Payments Bank started its nationwide operations with an initial investment of Rs 3,000 crore and offering an interest rate of 7.25 per cent for savings accounts.

Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojna scheme launched
Mahindra Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd (MAMCPL) launched an open-ended scheme Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojna. This scheme was launched to generate long-term returns through investment in equity and debt.

MoU/ AGREEMENTS

NTPC inks pact to take over Chhabra thermal power plant
State-run NTPC has signed a non-binding agreement with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd to take over Chhabra Thermal Power Plant.

Arunachal Pradesh signs MoU with NDDB to promote dairy development
With a view to promoting the dairy sector and rural livelihoods in Arunachal Pradesh, the border state has signed a MoU with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017

India & Saudi Arabia Signs agreement to increase Annual Haj Quota
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked an agreement in this regard in Jeddah.

ISRO & France’s CNES ink pact for Satellite Launch
Indian Space Research Organisation and French Space agency (CNES) has signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology.

IMPORTANT DAYS

69th Army Day observed on 15 January, 2017
69th Army is observed Today. This day marks the taking over of Indian Army by First Indian Commander in Chief, KM Cariappa.

National Youth Day observed on 12 January, 2017
Youth Day, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda being observed on 12 January. To honor Swami Vivekananda, National Youth Day is celebrated every year on January 12 since 1985.

11th World Hindi Day observed on 10th January
World Hindi Day was observed on 10th January, 2017 globally. In recent times The number of Hindi literates across the globe is reportedly rising at a high pace.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Former Indian Wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s biography released
Mahavir Singh Phogat’s launches his authorized Biography named “Akhada”. Book was launched in Chandigarh by Sports Journalist Saurabh Duggal.

APPOINTMENTS

Rajeev Singh will be interim CEO of Prasar Bharti
Rajeev Singh, Member (Finance) in Prasar Bharati Board, will take charge as interim CEO of the public broadcaster after S C Panda retires in February.

TCS elects Rajesh Gopinathan as new chief executive
Tata Consultancy Services has appointed Rajesh Gopinathan, the current chief financial officer, as CEO of the company.  He replaces N Chandrasekaran.

Vikram Pawah become new President of BMW Group India
German luxury carmaker BMW has appointed Vikram Pawah as the President of India operations with effect from March 1, 2017.

Manish Tewari appointed senior fellow of US think tank
Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari was appointed as the senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council.

Flipkart replaces Binny Bansal with Kalyan Krishnamurthy as CEO
Flipkart has elevated former Tiger Global Management executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy as its new chief executive, replacing co-founder Binny Bansal.

SBI Pension Funds Appoints Kumar Sharadindu as MD & CEO
SBI Pension Funds Pvt Ltd (SBIPFPL)
, a subsidiary of SBI, has recently appointed Kumar Sharadindu as the MD & CEO of the company.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Second Scorpene Class Submarine Launched
Khanderi (Tiger Shark), the second Scorpene class submarine that has superior stealth and the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on the surface, launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai.

AWARDS & HONOURS

Filmfare Awards 2017 Aamir Khan bag Best Actor, Alia Bhatt Best Actress
In Filmfare awards 2017, “Dangal” swept away three of four major awards — Best Film, Aamir Khan won Best Actor and Nitesh Tiwari won Best Director award while Alia Bhatt won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance in “Udta Punjab”.

Amitabh Bachchan presented with US Embassy Award
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was given an award by the US Embassy. This Award was to Mr. Bachchan in appreciation for his invaluable contributions to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis.

Tisca Chopra wins Filmfare Short Film Best Actress Award
Actress Tisca Chopra named as Best Actress for Chutney at the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards.

OBITUARY

Former Punjab CM Surjeet Singh Barnala Passes Away
Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala died in Chandigarh at the age of 91. Mr. Barnala served as Chief Minister from 1985 to 1987.

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died after suffering a heart attack. Rafsanjani, who served two terms as Iran’s president from 1989 to 1997, continued to be an influential figure in Iranian politics.

SPORTS NEWS

Gujarat wins First Ranji Trophy title, defeated Mumbai in Finals
Gujarat won their first ever Ranji Trophy title beating Mumbai by five wickets in the final at the Holkar stadium in Indore.

Virat Kohli signed as Brand Ambassador of Gionee
Mobile handset brand Gionee has roped in Indian test captain & Batting Sensation Virat Kohli as the brand ambassador. Bollywood Actress Alia Bhatt is also brand ambassador of Gionee.

PR Sreejesh become Member of FIH Athletes’ Committee
The Indian Hockey team captain PR Sreejesh has became a member of International Hockey Federation Athletes’ Committee. The Committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players.

Felix Simbu & Bornes Kitur Chepkirui shines in Mumbai Marathon
Tanzanian athlete Alphonce Felix Simbu (24) and Kenyan runner Bornes Kitur Chepkirui (31), bag the top spots in the men’s and women’s category respectively

Claudio Ranieri named as FIFA Coach of the Year 2016
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has been named as the Coach of the Year at the FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.

Olympic champion David Rudisha will Mumbai Marathon’s event ambassador
Reigning Olympic and world 800m champion and world record holder, David Rudisha is the International Event Ambassador for the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.

Roberto Bautista wins Chennai Open 2017
Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut won the men’s singles title of the Chennai Open 2017. Agut beat 20-year-old Daniil Medvedev of Russia.

Yana Kudryavtseva, 13-time gymnastics world champion, retires
Russian rhythmic gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva has retired from competition aged just 19. Kudryavtseva has won 13 world championships from 2013 to 2015.

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