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Current Affairs 5th January 2017
Power Minister Piyush Goyal Launches Mobile APP and Web Portal on UDAY
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal has launched the Web Portal and the Mobile App for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme.
RBI Appoints Surekha Marandi As Executive Director
India’s central banking institution Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED). She replaced U S Paliwal.
Ivan Rogers, Britain’s Ambassador to the EU resigns
The UK’s ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has resigned. Earlier, the diplomat was appointed by David Cameron in 2013.
Swachh Bharat survey, Swachh Survekshan 2017 Begins in 500 cities
In order to encourage competition for improving sanitation standards in the respective area, the government started, Swachh Survekshan 2017 from January 4, 2017.
Telangana and Assam Joins UDAY Scheme
Assam and Telangana signed a pact with the Power Minister, Piyush Goyal to join the UDAY scheme on January 4, 2017 in New Delhi in a bid to improve the performance of state run power distribution companies (DISCOM).
National Green Tribunal Imposes Stay on Pune Metro rail project
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench on January 3, 2017, issued an interim stay on any construction activity in relation to the Pune Metro rail project passing through the Mula-Mutha river bed in the city.