Current Affairs 12th January 2017

Current Affairs 12th January 2017 - Important Points

  • National Youth Day was observed on - 12th January
  • Name of Second Scorpene class submarine which was launched in Mumbai - Khanderi
  • Where was first gender literature fest of world was held - Patna
  • Which state started firstever Student Startup and Innovation Policy in India - Gujarat
  • Which country became first country to ban FM radio broadcasting - Norway

Current Affairs 12th January 2017 - Details

National Youth Day was observed on - 12th January

On 12th January 2017, National Youth Day was observed. This is an annual event to mark birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. This year it was 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Do You Know :

  • In 1984, Union Government declared 12th January as National Youth Day, so this day is being observed since 1985.
  • Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th Jan 1863 in West Bengal and was chief disciple of spiritualist Ramakrishna.
  • Original name of Swami Vivekananda was Narendra Nath Datta.
  • He is founder of Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. 

Name of Second Scorpene class submarine which was launched in Mumbai - Khanderi

Among National Current Affairs, On 12th January 2017, Second of the Scorpene class submarine INS Khanderi was launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Subhash Bhamre launched it and it was named after fort of Maratha forces that played a vital role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century.

Now this will go under various trails before being inducted into Indian Navy.

Where was first gender literature fest of world was held - Patna

From 6th March to 8th March 2017, First Gender Literature Festival (GLF) of World will be held in Patna ( Bihar ) and this function will be organised by NIFT, Patna.

This function will have many attendies viz. Social workers, Bureaucrats, Authors, Activists, Students etc. This initiative aims at creating a platform to exchange ideas and to share and learn experiences of renowned people in the field of gender literature.

Which state started firstever Student Startup and Innovation Policy in India - Gujarat

First Student Startup and Innovation Policy of India was introduced by Gujarat Government in the first week of January 2017. This was announced by Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani. In coming next 5 years Rs. 200 crore will be provided to the students as State Innovation Fund.

This initiative was taken under the guidance of Education Department and it will promote innovation and pre-incubation awareness amongst students of higher education.

Which country became first country to ban FM radio broadcasting - Norway

Among International Current Affairs, On 11th January 2017, Norway became first country in world to ban FM radio broadcasting.

Main reason to ban FM radio broadcasting is government's endeavour to offer a better radio service to the whole population.

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