Daily Current Affairs Updates–28th January 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates–28th January 2017:
Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.


Data Privacy Day – 28th January
Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international holiday that occurs every 28 January. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, India and 47 European countries.
Data Privacy Day’s educational initiative originally focused on raising awareness among businesses as well as users about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking. The educational focus has expanded over the past four years to include families, consumers and businesses.
On Assembly polls women voters of Goa to be given pink teddy bears :
The first time women voters in Goa will be given pink teddy bears in the upcoming Assembly polls, aiming to boost their participation in the democratic exercise. Further, there will be at least 40 pink polling booths in Goa with pink-coloured decoration and only women election workers and officers. Notably, Goa has more women voters than their men counterparts.
State :Goa
Capital : Panaji
Chief Minister :Laxmikant Parsekar
Governor : Mridula Sinha

Weekly limit of Rs. 24,000 is allowed to withdraw in single ATM transaction: Report
The government may allow people to withdraw their weekly limit of Rs.24,000 in a single ATM transaction, according to reports. The single-transaction rule could be implemented within a fortnight. This comes as the average footfall at an ATM has come down and the demand for cash is also normalising, the reports added.

Annual entrepreneurship summit of  IIT Bombay starts today :
IIT Bombay is hosting its annual entrepreneurship summit on January 28 and 29, 2017 with the theme ‘A tryst with tomorrow’. The event will host speakers like Amitabh Kant, Suresh Prabhu, Rajat Sharma among others. More than 500 startups and 20,000 students and professionals are expected to participate in events like Business Conclave and iHack at E-Summit’17.

MoUs signed by Central Water Commission with IIT, IIS :
Central Water Commission has joined hands with IIT Madras and IIS Bengaluru to help them procure specified equipment and software for enhancing their capability to support its dam rehabilitation efforts.
Water Resources Ministry has taken on board premier academic and research institutes for capacity building in the areas of dam safety through World Bank-assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). Under DRIP, assistance is being provided to seven states for rehabilitation of 250 dams, which are experiencing different levels of distress.

29th Kerala Science Congress  begins today :
The 29th Kerala Science Congress has begun at Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today inaugurated the three-day event.
The event is jointly organised by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and the Kerala Forest Research Institute,‘Ecology and Environment’ is the theme of this year’s Science Congress.
State : Kerala
Capital : Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister : Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor : P Sathasivam

Brahmaputra Literary festival to start today in Guwahati
In Assam, the three-day long Brahmaputra Literary festival will begin in Guwahati. Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the festival in presence of Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and others. The festival is being organized by National Book Trust and state government.
Authors from ten countries will take part in the festival.Mr.Javadekar will also inaugurate a colourful carnival tomorrow morning to mark the festival.Seminars ,discussions ,film show,book fair,music concert will be held as a part of the festival.
State : Assam
Capital : Dispur
Chief Minister : Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor : Banwarilal Purohit
Visitors of 7 Muslim-majority nations got ban for 90-day by Trump :
US President Donald Trump today signed an executive order banning visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries for three months. He put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US and said persecuted Christians would be prioritised over other refugees. “I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out… Don’t want them here,” he said.
Country : United States of America
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Currency: United States Dollar
President: Donald Trump

Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for rocket GSLV-Mark-III tested successfully by ISRO :
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested the Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for the rocket GSLV-Mark-III. In a release, the space agency has said the indegenously developed engine, designated as C25, was tested for a duration of 50 seconds in its Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in southern Tamil Nadu, demonstrating all the stage operations.
Organisation :Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Headquarters: Bengaluru
Director:A. S. Kiran Kumar
Banwarilal Purohit  appointed as new Meghalaya Governor by President :
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday appointed Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, as the new Governor of Meghalaya. This comes a day after V Shanmuganathan resigned as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh following allegations that he molested a job aspirant. President Mukherjee also appointed Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, to discharge functions as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
State : Meghalaya
Capital : Shillong
Chief Minister : Mukul Sangma
Governor : Banwarilal Purohit

Abhinav Bindra appointed as head of new TOP committee to identify talent :
Beijing Olympics gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra was appointed as the chairman of the reconstituted Target Olympic Podium (TOP) committee, which also has former sprinter PT Usha and former badminton player Prakash Padukone among others. The committee’s objective is to identify and support potential medal prospects for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
Serena Williams won 2017 Australian Open women’s Final :
Serena Williams pushed sentiments aside in an emotion-charged 6-4, 6-4 defeat of sister Venus to win the Australian Open on Saturday and a record 23rd Grand Slam title in the professional era.
Tortured by nerves in a tense family affair, Serena had to produce some of her best tennis to overcome Venus who won the crowd at Rod Laver Arena by scrapping hard to the end.
Trophy : Australian Open
Sports : Tennis
Hollywood actor John Hurt passes away at 77
Actor John Hurt, who played Mr Ollivander, the wandmaker in the first and final two ‘Harry Potter’ films, passed away on Friday at the age of 77. He beat pancreatic cancer in 2015 but continued to suffer from health problems. The two-time Oscar nominated actor was known for starring in the 1980 film ‘The Elephant Man’.