Daily GK Update: Current Affairs in English Medium. Date: 28.01.2017

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Need to increase length of National Highways: Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said that there is need to increase the length of National Highways from current 96 thousand kilometers to 2 lakh kilometers, enabling it to carry 80 per cent of traffic in India. He said, Sagarmala is spearheading India's port-led development with one crore jobs to be created under it. 

PM asks NCC to continue movement towards digital transactions
The Prime Minister has asked the National Cadet Corps, NCC, cadets to continue the movement towards digital transactions. Addressing an NCC rally in New Delhi this afternoon, Mr Narendra Modi said, India and particularly India's youth are adapting to technology very fast. 

PM pays tribute to Lala Lajpat Rai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to great educationist and freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Lala Lajpat Rai was respected for his fearlessness, impeccable integrity and fight against injustice.

PM urges ASEAN for reaping benefits of ASEAN-India Free Trade Area
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, for its support for reaping the full benefits of the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area in Goods, Services and Investment, which has been in place since July 2015. In his message to President of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership, Mr Modi observed that the Act East Policy is a reflection of the importance India attach to the strategic partnership with ASEAN.

CWC (Central Water Commission) inks MoUs with IIT, IIS
Central Water Commission has joined hands with IIT Madras and IIS Bengaluru to help them procure specified equipment and software for enhancing their capability to support its dam rehabilitation efforts. Water Resources Ministry has taken on board premier academic and research institutes for capacity building in the areas of dam safety through World Bank-assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). Under DRIP, assistance is being provided to seven states for rehabilitation of 250 dams, which are experiencing different levels of distress. 

President accepts resignation of Governor V. Shanmuganathan
President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh Governor V. Shanmuganathan. Mr Mukherjee has given the additional charge of Meghalaya to Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Arunachal Pradesh to Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya. 

President Mukherjee launches pulse polio programme
President Pranab Mukherjee today launched the pulse polio programme for 2017 by administering polio drops to children aged below five years at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Mr Mukherjee launched the countrywide programme on the eve of the National Immunization Day. The programme will cover around 17 crore children aged under five years in an effort to maintain the country's polio-free status. 

ISRO successfully ground-tests Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for rocket GSLV-Mark-III
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested the Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for the rocket GSLV-Mark-III. In a release, the space agency has said the indegenously developed engine, designated as C25, was tested for a duration of 50 seconds in its Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in southern Tamil Nadu, demonstrating all the stage operations. The performance of the Cryogenic Upper Stage during the test was as predicted. This is the first in a series of two tests. The next one is planned for a flight duration of 640 seconds shortly. 

World looking towards most happening place, India: Venkaiah Naidu
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said the world is looking towards India as it is the most happening place, while the country is looking towards Andhra Pradesh as it is developing at a faster pace.Speaking as honorary guest at the CII Partnership Summit which began in Visakhapatnam today the Union Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the three pronged formula to the country which is ‘reform’, ‘perform’, and ‘transform’. 

PM Modi to share his thoughts in 'Mann ki Baat' tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio tomorrow. He will share his 'Mann Ki Baat' with youngsters appearing for various board examinations and competitive exams.

CM inaugurates 29th Kerala Science Congress 
The 29th Kerala Science Congress has begun at Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today inaugurated the three-day event. The event is jointly organised by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and the Kerala Forest Research Institute,‘Ecology and Environment’ is the theme of this year's Science Congress.

Assam: Three-day long Brahmaputra Literary festival to begin in Guwahati
In Assam, the three-day long Brahmaputra Literary festival will begin in Guwahati. Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the festival in presence of Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and others. The festival is being organized by National Book Trust and state government.

Trump meets Theresa May in 1st summit with foreign leader
US President Donald Trump met British Prime Minister Theresa May in his first summit with a foreign leader since inauguration. He hailed Brexit and said it would give the UK its "own identity". May was greeted in person by Trump when she arrived at the White House and the two leaders then met at the Oval Office.

Trump will speak with Japan's Abe: White House
US President Donald Trump will speak by phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today, the White House said. Abe is scheduled to visit the White House next month.

Australian Open: Serena beats sister Venus for record 23rd slam title
In Australian Open tennis, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams in the final today to win her 23rd Grand Slam singles title. The dominant American swept past her rival 6-4, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena to finally clinch the record for Open-era major titles, nearly 18 years after winning her first. This is also her a seventh Australian Open win and her 23rd Grand Slam victory since the game turned professional in 1968. Serena now stands just one Slam away from matching Margaret Court’s record of 24 Slams while eclipsing the record of Steffi Graf with 22.

T20 World Cup Cricket for Blind starts from Jan 30
The T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind starts from Monday with two matches slated on the opening day in Delhi when India takes on Bangladesh and New Zealand challenge Pakistan. A seventeen member squad led by Ajay Kumar Reddy will represent India in the mega-event. Former Indian blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik released the Blind Anthem for T20 World Cup in New Delhi today. Naik, who is set to be conferred with the Padma Shri Award, urged the BCCI to grant affiliation to the Cricket Associaion for Blind in India. Naik represented the country in 82 matches and captained India to victories at the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in 2012 and 2014 editions. 

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