Current Affair For Month “January, 2017”

Jallikattu: Chronology of cases and decisions

Date: January 24, 2017


Tamil Nadu Assembly has unanimously passed an amendment bill to conduct Jallikattu without any hindrance. The bill replaces the ordinance promulgated two days ago. It amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and defines jallikattu as an event involving bulls conducted with a view to following tradition and culture from January to May and includes similar events like 'manjuvi...

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National Girl Child Day January 24

Date: January 24, 2017

The National Girl Child Day will be celebrated on Jan 24th at a special function organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in New Delhi in the light of exemplary achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016.

With a commendable performance at the Olympics and Paralympics and a historic induction of the first female fighter pilots into the Indian Air Force, it has...

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Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana - 2017

Date: January 24, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its post-facto approval for launching of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017). It is a part of Government’s commitment for financial inclusion and social security.


The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during the current financial year to provide ...

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National Voters’ Day – 25 January

Date: January 23, 2017


National Voters’ Day: Reinforcing commitment to democracy

The 7th National Voters’ Day will be observed on Wednesday, January 25. It was instituted in 2011 in remembrance of the foundation day of the Election Commission of India. It was on January 25, 1950 on the eve of the first Republ...

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