By Prarthna Sharma
1st January, 2017
David R Syiemlieh- New UPSC chairman.
- David R Syiemlieh is all set to replace Alka Sirohi as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
2nd January, 2017
Surekha Marandi appointed as executive director of RBI.
- Surekha Marandi has been appointed by Reserve Bank of India as its Executive Director.
3rd January, 2017
Justice JS Khehar -44th Chief Justice of India
- Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar succeeds Tirath Singh Thakur as the 44th Chief Justice of India.
5th January, 2017
2017 declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UN.
- Year 2017 has been declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
6th January, 2017
Injeti Srinivas Committee for National Sports Code.
- Injeti Srinivas Committee has been created by the government with the aim of framing a comprehensive Sports Development Code for India.
7th January, 2017
Om Puri passes away.
- Om Puri , Veteran Bollywood Actor, bids adieu to the world.
8th January, 2017
Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas ‘s 14th edition begins in Bengaluru.
- 14th Edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas has begun in Bengaluru.
- Theme : “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”
10th January, 2017
January 10: World Hindi Day.
- World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10th every year across the globe.
11th January, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo : World’s Best Player for 2016.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been given the title of world’s best player 2016 at the Best FIFA Football Awards.
12th January, 2017
January 12: National Youth Day.
- Marking the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, 12 January is celebrated as National Youth Day every year across the nation.
- This year’s Theme : ‘Youth for Digital India’.
14th January, 2017
India attains 60th position in Inclusive Development Index.
- India has attained 60th position amongst 79 countries in the Inclusive Development Index 2017, published in World Economic Forum’ s report.
17th January, 2017
India attains 92nd position in Global Talent Index 2017.
- India attained 92nd position amongst 118 countries in the recently released Global Talent Index 2017
19th January, 2017
India now an Associate Member of CERN.
- India formally became an Associate Member of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
22nd January, 2017
ShaGun portal launched.
- ShaGun portal has been launched by the Government in order to efficiently monitor the progress of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
24th January, 2017
Alok Verma takes charge as new CBI Director.
- Alok Kumar Verma is all set to replace Rakesh Asthana as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI).
68th Republic Day celebration.
- India celebrated its 68th Republic Day on 26th January 2017.
- This time the theme was “Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.
- The Chief Guest of the official ceremony was Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
- Prestigious Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime military award was conferred on Havaldar Hangpan Dada posthumously by President Pranab Mukherjee.
28th January, 2017
Padma Awards 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee announced the name of the recipients of prestigious Padma Awards for the year 2017.
- Padma Vibhushan : The second highest civilian award was conferred on 7 persons including Sharad Pawar, Murli Manohar Joshi, P.A. Sangma etc.
- Padma Bhushan:Padma Bhushan was conferred on 7 people including H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt etc.
- Padma Shri : Prestigious Padma Shri was conferred on 75 persons including Kailash Kher,Sanjeev Kapoor,Virat Kohli, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and many more.
29th January, 2017
India attains 79th position in Corruption Perception Index.
- India attains 79th position out of 176 countries in the Corruption Perception Index 2016, recently released by Transparency International.
30th January, 2017
Banwarilal Purohit – Governor of Meghalaya.
- Banwarilal Purohit has been appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya by President of India.
- Banwarilal Purohit is also the Governor of Assam.