Monday, 16 January 2017

Current Affairs- 16th-17th January 2017

1- Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), along with principal contractor L&T, on Monday laid the foundation stone for redevelopment of what will become the world's largest cricket ground in terms of seating capacity at Motera in Sabarmati area of Ahmedabad.

2- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India’s economic growth rate forecast by one percentage point to 6.6 per cent for 2016-17 — from its earlier estimate of 7.6 per cent — because of the effect of demonetisation on consumption and payments.

3- RBI raises ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 a day

4- India has been ranked 60th among 79 developing economies, below neighbouring China and Pakistan, in the inclusive development index, according to a WEF report.

5- India and Mauritius on Monday signed an MoU for cooperation in the field of cooperatives and related areas.

6- WPI inflation rises to 3.39% in December 2016.

7- Shah Rukh Khan launches Karan Johar’s biography 'An Unsuitable Boy'.

8- Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa awarded Sena Medal.

9- 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.

10- The Commerce Ministry today said it has launched a mobile app ‘SEZ India’ which provides detailed information related to special economic zones.

11- The Election Commission granted the disputed 'cycle' symbol of the Samajwadi Party to Uttar Pradesh chief minister
Akhilesh Yadav.

12- The United States and Cuba have signed a bilateral Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen law enforcement cooperation and information sharing.

13- Astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17 and the last man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82.

14- India has slipped 3 places to 92nd rank on the global index of talent competitiveness that measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent, a list topped by Switzerland, in the list released by INSEAD.

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