Current Affairs 20th January 2017

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Current Affairs 20th January 2017

NATIONAL:

  • World’s longest moustache record  holded by Ram Singh Chauhan of Rajasthan
  • Gujarat govt employees get pay hike of up to 124%
  • Union HRD Minister launches ‘ShaGun’ web portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
  • Indian Army to get helmets of 1.58 lakh that can withstand 9mm bullet
  • For safety of it’s delivery staff  Flipkart launches mobile app with SOS button
  • ‘Research Park’ for startups to be build at IIT Bombay
  • 28th Dantan Gramin Mela starts today in West Bengal
  • Resolution on return of Kashmiri Pandits back to Kashmir got passed in  J&K Legislative Assembly
  • Consumers, merchants win prizes worth Rs 61 cr in Digi Dhan Melas
  • Jaipur Literature festival begins

INTERNATIONAL:

  • Venezuela authorises new currency notes, coins

BANKING NEWS:

  • HDFC cuts lending rate by 0.15 per cent for existing customers

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • Google buys Twitter’s mobile app tool ‘Fabric’

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • Scientists names 3 diseases that could cause next global health emergency

AWARDS AND HONOURS:

  • Priyanka wins favourite TV actress at People’s Choice Awards

SPORTS NEWS:

  • 65-year-old sets record at National Shooting Championship