Daily GK Updates: 2nd January 2017

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Here is Today’s GK updates:-

  1. The Finance Ministry granted approval to 12 proposals of PSBs to raise a sum of Rs 2,914.038 crore through preferential allotment and permission given to raise Rs 200 crore by United Bank of India through QIP mode.
  2. Resident Indian citizens who were abroad from November 9 to December 30 during Demonetization can avail exchange facility up to March 31, 2017.
  3. Over 26 crore accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana across the country now.
  4. Mori, a tiny village under Sakhinetipalli mandal in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, sealed its place on India’s digital map by transforming completely into a Smart Digital Village, in every sense of the term.
  5. Odisha’s World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra is all set to begin on 2 January 2017.All rituals were performed before Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of the event.
  6. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani dedicated India’s first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post at Shamlaji of Aravalli district .
  7. India has successfully test-fired its home-grown long range intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-IV from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.
  8. India’s largest LNG importer Petronet has signed an agreement to set up a $950 million liquefied natural gas import project in Bangladesh.
  9. Country’s largest lender SBI  cut benchmark interest rate across various maturities by 0.9 per cent, effective from 1st January  2017, a move that is expected to be shortly followed by other banks also.
  10. Two new Hindi writers Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh have been chosen for Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for the year 2016, the literary organisation announced.
  11. State-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Chairman and Managing Director K M Singh has been conferred the ‘Power & Energy Persona’s Award for Individual Excellence’ at the 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016.
  12. An Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur Shaikh Rafik Mohammed, who hails from Kerala has been appointed Major General of Kyrgyzstan, a rare military position occupied by an Indian in the Central Asian country.
  13. Shankar Balasubramanian, an Indian-origin British professor of chemistry and DNA expert at Cambridge University, has received a Knighthood for his contribution to the field of science and medicine along with Olympic stars Andy Murray and Mo Farah among others by Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions in respective field’s.
  14. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken oath as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan.
  15. Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command on 1 January 2017.
  16. India’s star singles player Somdev Devvarman has announced his retirement from professional tennis.Somdev touched a career-high rank of number 62 in 2011.
  17. Rio Olympian Sathish Sivalingam from Railways won the gold, for the sixth consecutive year, in the men’s 77 kg category in the 69th men’s and 32nd women’s Senior National Weightlifting Championship, at the Ponjesly College of Engineering.
  18. Rafael Nadal defeated David Goffin to win in Abu Dhabi.Rafael Nadal defeated Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championships.
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