Current Affairs International for January 2017

Current Affairs International for the month of January 2017: In this article I am covering the most important topics are come out during the first week of January. I shall be update this article on weekly basis. So this article are going to be very fruitful for the Government job aspirants. Follow our guidelines and take grip in the field of current affairs and placed yourself one step ahead from the other competitors.

First Nuclear capable submarine cruise missile BABUR-3 test-fired by Pakistan

On 10th January Pakistan successfully test-fired the first Submarine Launched Cruise Missile BABUR-3. BABUR-3 can carry nuclear weapons. Pakistan tested this missile from an undisclosed mobile platform below the water level of the Indian Ocean. BABUR-3 has the enormous power to strike on the target with 100% accuracy.


Kuaizhou-1A Rocket launches by China as the first commercial space mission

Kuaizhou-1A Rocket is an updated version of technology with relatively low cost. By the help of this rocket China launches the first commercial space mission programme. This rocket successfully plants three satellites into the space. These three satellites are JL-1, CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1. on 10th January the rocket was launched from the Gansu province, situated in the northwestern part of China. The name of the center was Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.


World’s best football player for 2016 – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese football player, has been selected as the best football player for the year 2016. It was the first Best FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) Football Awards. The award ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland. Ronaldo win this award by defeating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.

Other award winner of this FIFA Football Awards 2016

» Best FIFA Women’s Player: Carli Lloydll (US)

» Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Claudio Ranieri (Italy)

» Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Silvia Neid (Germany)

» FIFA Puskas Award: Mohd Faiz Subri (Malaysia)

» FIFA Fair Play Award: Atletico Nacional

» FIFA Award for an Outstanding Career: Falcao (Brazil)

» FIFA Fan Award: Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters


74th Golden Globe Awards

The 74th Golden Globe Awards was organized at Beverly Hills of California in USA. The award is given annually to the best motion pictures Drama and Musical Comedy Drama for the previous year. Veteran actress Meryl Streep and Cecil B. Demille win the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Winner of Various Awards

» Best Motion Picture Drama: Moonlight

» Best Motion Picture Musical Comedy: La La Land

» Best Director in Motion Picture Drama: Damien Chazelle for La La Land

» Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama: Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea

» Best Actress in Motion Picture Drama: Isabelle Huppert for Elle

» Best Actor in Motion Picture Musical Comedy: Ryan Gosling for La La Land.

» Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical Comedy: Emma Stone for La La Land

» Best Actor in a supporting role in Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor Johnson for Nocturnal Animals

» Best Actress in a Supporting role in Motion Picture: Viola Davis for Fences.


January 10: World Hindi Day

The World Hindi Day celebrated on the 10th January of every year. Through this celebration the Union Ministry of External Affairs passes the greatness of Hindi language the the abroad also.

» The World Hindi Day first observed on 10th January, 2006. From then it is become an continuing events of every year.

» By this celebration the Union Government try to send a massage to the other country to promote and provide respect to the Hindi speaking person.


General Raheel Shariff: Head of Islamic Military Alliance

General Raheel Shariff was a former Army Chief General of Pakistan. Now in January 7, 2017 he has been appointed as the Head of Islamic Military Alliance to fight against terrorism. The Head-Quarter of Islamic Military Alliance situated in Saudi Arabia and it has been constituted with 39 allied nations. General Raheel Shariff took over the charge from General Qamar Javed Bajwa.


Indus Water Treaty: India and World Bank meeting

India holds meeting with World Bank regarding Indus Water Treaty. Indus Water Treaty in a disputed issue between India and Pakistan. The dispute arises surrounding the Ratle and Kishenganga projects situated in Jammu and Kashmir. India demanded during the meeting with representative of World Bank in New Delhi, that the disputes will be resolved only through a neutral expert.

Moreover information about Indus Water Treaty

» This Treaty deals with the water sharing methods of the Indus Water system having six rivers. All the five rivers except Indus River are the tributaries of the main river Indus. the five tributaries are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej.

» India get the control of river water of Ravi, Beas and Sutlej and Pakistan get the control over the river Indus, Jhelum and Chenab.

» World Bank decided to established a Court of Arbitration to settle the disputes arising between India and Pakistan regarding Indus Water Treaty. The whole matter will be administer by neutral expert team.

» In the design of Ratle and Kishenganga Projects, India showed that the Indus Water Treaty do not violate the Indo-Pak Indus Water Treaty.


UN declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The General Assembly of United Nations (UNGA) has been declared the Year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. It will boost up the tourism sector role in the five key areas. This are numerated as under –

(A) Increase the employment opportunity of the society and subsequently reduces poverty.

(B) Enhances the cultural values and the heritage of our society

(C) Optimum utilization of scarce resources, protect the environment and control the climate change.

(D) Increase the mutual understanding level, peace and security

(E) This will maintain the steady growth in our Economy.


Shankar Balasubramanian win the Knighthood Achievement

Indo-British Professor, coming from the Indian origin, of Chemistry and DNA expert of Cambridge University Shankar Balasubramanian has been chosen for the Knighthood Achievement.Normally the Queen of Britain awarded this achievement awards. In this case Queen Elizabeth II awarded the Knighthood Achievement to Shankar Balasubramanian for his extraordinary contribution.

Who is Shankar Balasubramanian

(A) Born on 30th September, 1966 at Chennai in Tamilnadu.
(B) He made remarkable contribution in the field of nucleic acids
(C) Now he is a Chemistry Professor of Cambridge University
(D) Very recently he played an important role in the segment of DNA – Qua-duplexes in Cancer and discovered an method to reorder the genetic modification.

About Knighthood Achievement

(A) The highest honour given to an individual in the United Kingdom (UK)
(B) After achieving this award the person got the “Sir” title as prefix to their name.


India and Pakistan exchange the list of Nuclear sites

Recently two neighboring country India and Pakistan has signed an MOU under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installation. As per the agreement two countries exchanges the the list of Nuclear sites. It was the 26th exchange of such list started on 01st January, 1992. From this time the two country exchange the list of Nuclear sites on the first day of the year. They also promises not to fight between them the the nuclear weapons. Both country also exchange the names of the prisoners (including civil and fishermen) confined in their respective jails as per provisions of the Agreement on Consular Access.

Know more about Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installation

» With this agreement India and Pakistan will not carry out any surprise attack on each other. In the other hand they operate as a mass force during the time of emergency to prevent any foreign attack.

» As per this agreement both countries must exchange the list of Nuclear sites prevails to their respective territories on the 1st Day of January in every year.

» The first agreement was signed by the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto.

Moreover about the Agreement of Consular Access

This agreement came into force on 21st May, 2008. By this agreement two countries India and Pakistan exchange the name list of the imprisonment persons confined in their respective country’s jail. India handed over the name list of prisoner, citizen of Pakistan and Pakistan do the Vice-versa.


Agreement between India and Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka finally find out a solution to settle the dispute of Fishermen between the two countries. The agreement was signed between the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Sri Lankan Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera. The meeting was held at Colombo in Sri Lanka.

The Main purpose of Agreement between India and Sri Lanka

» Mutual understanding to secure there was no loss of life for unauthorized fishing into each others waters.

» India will discard the bottom trawling system. this system mainly practiced by the fishermen of the states of Tamil Nadu.

» Srilankan and India both ratified that they release the fishing vessels in each others custody.

» Both countries follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to release the fishermen in each others custody.


World Braille Day : 4th January

On the Birth Day of Louis Braille 4th January of every year has been celebrated as the World Braille Day. Louis Braille was invented a script this is known as Braille script or Braille Code. I understand that there is a question in your mind that what is Braille script or Braille Code and how it is so important that the whole world celebrated this day. This is a unique code language to allow visually impaired people to read the works. To make this script or code memorable many NGO and other organizations come forward and promote the awareness for the apathy towards blind people. They try to understand that the blind people be equal among the rest of the people.

Moreover about Louis Braille

Braille was born on 4th January, 1809 in France. when he was just three years he lost his vision due to an accident. From then he tried to fought against the darkness of world. With his long experience and expertise invented the script or code that is known as Braille script or Braille Code. Braille code helps the visually impaired people to read as well as write.

About Braille script or Braille Code

This is a language based on patterns of raised dots on paper. by this dots one can read anything that is unable to see. Mostly blind people used slates and pencils. Recently Computer also used Braille version languages.

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