Daily Current Affairs: January 29, 2017

Current Affairs January 29, 2017

Union Textiles Minister inaugurates 1st North East Investors’ Summit in Shillong

The first ever “Investors Summit” exclusively for North Eastern Region (NER), organized jointly by the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of DoNER during 29-30 January, 2017, was inaugurated by the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Shillong, at the State Convention Centre, on 29th January, 2017.

IMD plans weather stations in 660 district for better forecast

Keeping farm activities in mind, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to set up weather stations in 660 districts of the country, a plan which will be further taken up to the blocks level.

Tamil Nadu’s Bavithra bags Miss South India 2017 title

Bavithra B representing Tamil Nadu bagged the title of Miss South India 2017 in a beauty pageant hosted by Pegasus India.

PV Sindhu wins maiden Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu came out with yet another dominating performance as she defeated Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska to clinch her maiden Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold women’s singles title.

Federer beats Nadal to clinch fifth Australian Open title

DragonBall Z Fans Can Rejoice As Tokyo 2020 Unveils Son Goku As Olympics Ambassador

In order to woo the young audiences at the 2020 Olympics, the organisers of the Tokyo Games have unveiled Japan’s cult anime character Son Goku as its ambassador.

  • The Japanese character will feature on all the official Olympics 2020 merchandise.

World’s largest Ouija board sets Guinness record

A new Guinness World Record has been set in the US for the largest Ouija board (a board with letters, numbers, and other signs around its edge, to which a planchette, movable pointer, or upturned glass moves, supposedly in answer to questions from people at a séance) – measuring a whopping 121 square metres – constructed on the roof of a 130-year-old hotel that is believed to be haunted.

Abu Dhabi sets up Personal Status and Inheritance Court for non Muslims

The move is in line with the strategic goals of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the judicial procedures and ensure access to services for all segments of the society. This will also ensure prompt justice and strengthen the culture of tolerance and acceptance of others by creating institutional infrastructure.

Denmark to appoint world’s first digital ambassador

The foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, has announced he will appoint the world’s first ambassador for digitalisation. Diplomatic shift comes as government looks to better groom tech giants like Google, Apple, IBM and Microsoft

Journalist Devdutt, who witnessed Mahatma Gandhi assassination passes away





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