Current Affairs 24th January 2017

Current Affairs 24th January 2017 - Important Points

  • Name the Indian-origin Mauritius PM who resigns recently – Anerood Jugnauth
  • Which President signs executive order to pull US out of TPP - US President Donald Trump
  • On 24th January which day is observed across India – National Girl Child Day
  • India rejects attempts of EU, Canada for - Global Investment Agreement
  • Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 is approved by – Union Cabinet 

Current Affairs 24th Jnauary 2017 - Details

Name the Indian-origin Mauritius PM who resigns recently – Anerood Jugnauth

Among Important National Current Affairs, on 23rd Jnauary 2017 Indian-origin Prime Minitser of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth has resigned from his position. 

However, Anerood has officially handed his resignation to Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib Fakim. Though, he has been serving in his post since 2014.

Interesting news is this that he will be succeeded by his own son only i.e. Pravind Jugnauth. 

Pravind is the well-known leader of the main political party of Mauritius Militant Socialist Movement (MSM). 

Which President signs executive order to pull US out of TPP - US President Donald Trump

Among Important International Current Affairs, US President Donald Trump has finally signed an executive order to formally pull US out of the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mega trade deal of 12 Pacific Rim countries. 

However, TPP was known to be one of the major international trade initiatives of his predecessor Barack Obama aimed to set trade rules for the 21st century and bind US allies against growing Chinese economic clout.

Also, during the Presidential election campaign, Trump had vowed to withdraw the US from the TPP which he argued was harmful to American workers and manufacturing.

On 24th January which day is observed across India – National Girl Child Day

Among Important National Current Affairs, on 24th January The National Girl Child Day was observed across India.

On this special occasion, the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development threw the light on the exemplary achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016.

However, the main theme of this year National Girl Child Day was ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.

India rejects attempts of EU, Canada for - Global Investment Agreement

Among Important International Current Affairs, India, along with the countries like Brazil, Argentina and some other nations rejected an informal attempt of European Union (EU) and the country like Canada to work towards a global investment agreement at World Trade Organisation (WTO)-level. 

However, the EU and Canada proposed agreement incorporates a contentious Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism. 

Also they wanted their investment pact to be the template for a similar multilateral agreement.

Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 is approved by – Union Cabinet

Among Important National Current Affairs, on 24th January 2017 the Union Cabinet which is presided by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its post-facto approval for launching of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017.

However, the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 is a part of Union Government’s commitment for the financial inclusion and social security. 

Get Free Current Affairs and Govt Jobs Alerts in your mailbox

Current Affairs
Govt Jobs

Visit Our Blog