15 January 2017 Current Affairs


15 January 2017 Current Affairs

69th Army Day – 15th January 2017

69th Army Day is being observed today (15-01-2017) The day marks the taking over of the Indian Army by the First Indian Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, on January 15, 1948. He took over the reigns of the Army from Lieutenant General sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in- Chief and became the first Commander-in-chief of the independent India.

Car carrier service starts between Gujarat and Mangaluru

The pure car and truck carrier – MV Dresden (Vessel name) sailed out to Cochin after discharging Tata cars and loaded trucks at the port on 13th January, 2017. The vessel will be plying between Gujarat – Mangalore – Kochi – Ennore. These Cars are brought for the Tata Car dealers of Mangaluru and Udupi. Once the vessel started with cars and loaded trucks and it reaches its final destination.

Us lISTS 20 – year economic embargo on Sudan

The Obama (US) administration to steps on Friday (13-1-2017) to lift a 20-year trade embargo against Sudan unfreeze assets and remove financial sanctions in response to the east African nation’s cooperation in fighting between them, a move that angered human rights organizations.

Filmfare Awards 2017: Dangal, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt bag top honours

Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt bagged the Best Actor and Best Actress in a leading Role respectively and ‘Dangal’ swept away three of the top four awards at the 62nd Jio-Filmfare Awards 2017. The ceremony was held on saturday (14-1-2017) night in Worli Mumbai and was hosted by Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Kapil Sharma. After a long span of  19 years, all three Khans competed for the Best Actor category this time and Aamir, with his “Dangal” gained the upper hand.

Gujarat Beat Mumbai by 5 Wickets To Win Ranji Trophy

Gujarat lifted the Ranji Trophy title for the first time by beating 41-time champions Mumbai by 5 Wickets in Indore on Saturday (14-1-2017). Chasing a daunting 312 run target, Gujarat Skipper Parthiv Patel (143) led from the front with a fluent century. He was supported by Manpreet Juneja, who scored 54 runs. Gujarat recorded the highest-ever run chase in Ranji Trophy history with the win, and became the 17th team in the country to get their hands on the trophy.

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