G.K Update 29th January 2018 

By: D.K Chaudhary

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has been released after nearly three months in detention following a settlement with authorities.

In the United States, Steve Wynn has stepped down as the Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct.

The annual Republic Day celebrations generated a record number of tweets at over 1.1 million this year.

Roger Federer Wins the Australian Open for His 20th Grand Slam Title.

Caroline Wozniacki wins the Australian Open 2018.

Usha Ananthasubramanian became the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). At present, she is the MD and CEO of Allahabad Bank.

Noted Bengali film actress Supriya Devi died. She was 85

Biotechnology pioneer Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was among two-dozen board members inducted in the US Indian Business Council.

Indian-American attorney Parthiv Patel has been included in the New Jersey Bar Association.

Gurdeep Singh of RSPB won a gold medal in the +105kg category in the 70th men’s Senior National Weightlifting Championships.

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Home (NHIDCL) and IL&FS transportation signed a MoU for construction of Zojila tunnel.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’ to help distressed sections of the society.

India and Vietnam launched the first ever set of commemorative postage stamps to highlight the bilateral ties between them. The theme of these stamps is ‘ancient architecture’.

Senior Congress leader and former MP of Madhya Pradesh, Puran Singh Bedia died. He was 74.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Ministe Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety.

India and Cambodia signed four agreements deciding to promote defence agreements. These agreements include preventing crime, improving cooperation in investigations and legal aid in criminal cases, besides providing a loan of USD 36.92 million for Cambodia’s Stung Sva Hab water resources development project.

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