29 January 2017 Current Affairs


Roger Federer Wins Australian Open

Remarkable Roger Federer own his 18th Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal in a battle royal at the Australian Open. In front of an adoring crowd Down Under, the 35- year old Swiss superstar become the second oldest man to win a major title by beating his old foe 6-4,, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in three hours and 38 minutes.

National Immunization Day-29 January

The National Immunization Day was observed on January 29, 2017 to spread awareness about eradicating polio. As a part of the President Pranab Mukherjee launched the pulse polio programme on January 28, 2017 by administering polio drops to children aged below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Around 17 crore Children of less than five years across the country will be given polio drops on this day.

President appoints Banwarilal as Governor of Meghalaya

President Pranab Mukherjee has given Governor of Assam Banwarilal purohit  additional charge of Meghalaya. There appointments come after President accepted the resignation of V. Shanmuganathan, as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. President also gave Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh. Banwarilal purohit was appointed as the Governor of Assam by President in August 2016.

Scientists create The World’s First Stabbe Organism

A team of researchers led by “The Scripps Research Institute” (TSRI) in La Jalla, California, have created world’s first stable semi-synthetic organism. All life on Earth is created using the  same instruction manual, whether a human, other of bacteria all share the same DNA letters G,T,C and A, New the scientists have created the first organism that contains two extra letters X and Y.

Serena Williams wins Australian Open for 23rd Grand Slam

Serena Williams rewrote history on 28 January to surpass Steffi Graf and capture a record 23rd grand slam title as well as the World No-1 rankings by beating her sister Venus Williams in the Australian Open final. Serena, 35, who equalled Graf’s mark of 22 at Wimbledon last year, now stands just one behind the all time 24 won by Margaret, who was in the president’s box to witness her feat.


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