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GA- 20 Jan 2017 PMGKY not applicable for non-cash income The Income Tax Department has clarified that income declaration scheme, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), will be only applicable to cash or deposits in bank accounts and not for income in the form of jewellery, stock or immovable property....

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GA- 18 & 19 Jan 2017 RBI to increase focus on IT and cyber security The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) through its arm Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Ltd (ReBIT) is planning to increase its focus on IT and cyber security of the financial sector. For this purpose, ReBIT...

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GA- 17 Jan 2017 IMF cuts India’s FY17 growth rate to 6.6% from 7.6%   The World Economic Outlook (WEO) update released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India’s growth rate for the fiscal year 2016–17 to 6.6% from its previous estimate of 7.6%. India’s growth rate was...

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GA- 16 Jan 2017 RBI Note Mudran printing press prints highest number of currency notes The RBI Note Mudran printing press located in Mysuru (Karnataka) has broken all its past record by printing highest number of currency notes in December 2016. It had 10.9 million notes were printed on a...

army-day

GA- 14 & 15 Jan 2017 69th Army Day observed The 69th Indian Army Day was observed on 15 January 2017. On this day in 1949, Lt. General (later Field Marshal) Kodandera Madappa Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army (of the independent India). He had succeeded...

Niti-aayog

GA- 13 Jan 2017 NITI Aayog projects 8% growth rate The NITI Aayog has estimated a growth rate of 8% for 2016-17. The review, however, does not take into account the impact of demonetisation. The premier think tank of Government also laid out appraisal document for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan,...

national-youth-day

GA- 12 Jan 2017 January 12: National Youth Day   The National Youth Day is observed every year on 12 January to mark the birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda. Observance of the day seeks to propagate the philosophy and the ideals of Swami Vivekananda for...

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GA- 11 Jan 2017 January 10: World Hindi Day The World Hindi Day is observed annually on 10 January. On this occasion, Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad. Besides, the Department of Official Language (Rajbhasha)...

Kite festival

GA- 10 Jan 2017 International Kite festival begins in Ahmedabad The international Kite festival started in Ahmedabad at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad. It was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. About 51 kite fliers from 8 different states while more than 100 kite fliers from 31 countries are...

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GA- 09 Jan 2017 PM Narendra Modi announces Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY), a skill development program targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment. It was launched after inauguration of 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention held in India’s IT hub Bengaluru,...