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Bihar forms world’s longest human chain of 11,000 kilometres
i. Bihar on 21st January 2017 claimed to have formed the world’s longest human chain, covering an estimated distance of 11,292 kilometres, involving over two crore citizens against alcoholism and liquor.
ii. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar joined hands with Lalu Prasad and other political party leaders to start the 45-minute-long chain. The previous record was the 1,050-km human chain formed in Bangladesh.
Saina Nehwal wins Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament
i. India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title at Sarawak in Malaysia. Saina, the top seed in the tournament, defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in straight games 22-20, 22-20
Nation pays homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 120th birth anniversary
i.Nation pays homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 120th birth anniversary on 23rd january 2017.
ii.Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Netaji. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi stated that Netaji’s valour played a major role in freeing India from colonialism.
iii.The Prime Minister said, Netaji was a great intellectual who always thought about the interests and well being of the marginalised sections of society.
TeamIndus proposes nameplate on the Moon for Rs.500
i.A Bengaluru start-up TeamIndus proposes nameplate on the Moon for Rs.500.Indians are being offered the opportunity to leave their name on the moon, for a price
ii.Space start-up TeamIndus will get the names of public ‘donors’ micro-engraved on a small-sized aluminium object, which will be placed on the lunar surface when its lander descends on the moon.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Unanimously Passes Jallikattu Bill
i.Tamil Nadu assembly under the chairmanship of Chief Minister O Panneerselvam unanimously passed the Jallikattu Bill on January 23, 2017 to replace the ordinance issued on January 21, 2017 to allow the states traditional sport.
ii.The bill amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, making Jallikattu a permanent sport in rural Tamil Nadu.
Virat Becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 1000 Runs as ODI Captain
i.Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to score 1,000 runs as captain in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) on January 22, 2017 in the third ODI against England at the Eden Gardens.
ii.The 28-year-old batsman took 17 innings to reach the landmark, breaking the earlier record set by South Africa’s AB deVilliers which was achieved in 18 innings.