Current Affairs Update for 17 January

Published on Saturday, January 17, 2015
Current Affairs Update for today :-


  • On 16th January 2015, Jammu and Kashmir selected for National Award for e-Governance for best District level initiative. The state of Jammu and Kashmir first time will receive this award. 
  • Subhash Chandra Agrawal conferred with Giraffe Hero Award for the year 2015 on 15th January 2015. The award is given for that people who take risks for common people. 
  • The book namely ‘India Shastra:Reflections on the Nation in Our Time’ released on 15th January 2015. The author of this book is Shashi Tharoor. 


  • Baba Ramdev appointed as Brand Ambassador of State Government of Haryana to promote yoga and ayurveda in the State. 


  • First Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) train of India flagged-off on 15th January 2015 from Rewari, Haryana. The present Rail Minister of India is Suresh Prabhu. 

Business and Economy

  • Reserve Bank of India imposed penalty of Rs.100 Crore on Riddhi Siddhi Bullion Limited (RSBL) for violations of RBI norms. 


  • Sania Mirza won her first title of the season but 23rd of her career. She won with Bethanie Mattek Sands of United States of America.

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