February 16, 2017

Nov 2016

1st Week

1) India’s most valued companies list is out.
TCS and Reliance Industries bagged top 2 spots.

2) Indian Women’s hockey team wins 2016 Asian Champions Trophy

3) The Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals.

4) Kerala has become the third Open Defecation Free state in the country after Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) .

5) India ranks 133rd in 2016 Global Youth Development Index

6) Andhra Pradesh, Telangana top Ease of Doing Business list

7) 10th Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran commences

8) Sushil Chandra takes charge as CBDT chairman

2nd Week

1) Fortune magazine has named the co-founder and CEO of the biggest social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg as Business Person of the Year, 2016.

2) Israel President Reuven Rivlin visits to India.
Remember his name!!

3) India-Nepal Joint Training Exercise Surya Kiran culminates

4) Union Budget will be presented on Feb 1 every year.

5) whatsapp gets free video calling. Other players are skype of microsoft, Google Duo, Viber and facetime.

6) Teen golf sensation Aditi Ashok becomes the first to win women’s Indian Open tournament.

7) Chinese Meng Hongwei elected as new INTERPOL President

8) Union Government launches Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana for entrepreneurs.

9) Donald Trump elected as 45th President of United States

10) Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 notes no longer legal tender.
New series of notes in 500 and 2000 denomination is issued.

11) India ranks second in global business optimism index..Indonsia took 1st spot.

3rd Week

1) India’s longest expressway from agra to lucknow is inaugurated.

2) Indore-patna express death toll rises to 133.

3) India becomes Associate Member of CERN.
European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory.

4) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G), flagship housing for all scheme in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Under PMAY-G Government aims to provide affordable, environmentally safe and secure pucca house to every rural household living below the poverty line by 2022.

5) 47th International Film Festival of India begins in Goa

6) PV Sindhu wins 2016 China Open Super Series Premier title, her first major title after olympics.

7) Iran becomes India’s top crude oil supplier

8) Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on Jallikattu.
Jallikattu is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu

9) Doctors from Netherlands perform brain implant for the first time in history.

10) Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court.

11) India, China Joint Training Exercise Hand in Hand 2016 begins in Pune.

12) Tata global beveraged replaces cyrus mistry as chairman..earlier TCS had replaced him.

4th Week

1) Asia’s first cycle highway from etawah to Agra inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh

2) Akodara From Gujarat becomes India’s first Digital Village.

3) November 26: Constitution day

4) Union Government constitutes Amitabh Kant Committee to push cashless transactions.

5) Airtel launches India’s first Payments Bank service in Rajasthan.

6) Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa to be Chief Guest of 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

7) Goa to be first cashless state as per announcement made by defence minister.

8) Nikki haley has been elected as US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) by US President-elect Donald Trump

9) Mark Zuckerberg topped Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list in the year 2016.


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