General Awareness 29th January 2017 | Current Affairs 29th January 2017.

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1. A look at Trump’s executive order on refugees, immigration

Making major changes in the country’s policies.

  • United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order making major changes in the country’s policies on refugees and immigration.
  • Mr. Trump’s order directs the State Department to stop issuing visas to Syrian nationals and halts the processing of Syrian refugees.

Ban

Three-month ban in the directive applied to Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

2. Only love, no jihad: RLD fields couples who broke the communal divide.

Aimed at winning the support of the communities of both man and wife.

  • Facing a test of survival in Uttar Pradesh, the Rashtriya Lok Dal has come up with a strategy of getting the votes of Jats and Muslims.
  • The Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 have dented the vote base of the party in the two communities.

    Rashtriya Lok Dal

RLD’s counter to the Hindutva group’s propaganda of “love jihad”.

3. Three weeks on, five missing Pakistani rights activists return home.

Five bloggers and rights activists missing since first week of January.

  • The relatives of the missing had registered cases of their disappearance with police. Police said it will investigate into their disappearance.
  • Families of the bloggers confirmed that all of them are safe. They declined to comment further.

Five bloggers

Salman Haider, Waqas Goraya, Ahmed Raza Naseer, Aasim Saeed and Samar Abbas.

4. When White House blocked U.K. scribes from covering Trump-May meet

Their birth dates, recorded in British format

  • Some British reporters have complained that they were unable or delayed in entering the White House to cover their Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting with United States President Donald Trump.
  • CNN reported that Secret Service officers were baffled that the journalists’ birth dates did not match what had been recorded by security personnel.

Theresa May

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

5. Modi’s ‘Mann ki baat’ gets EC nod

PM’s radio programme as the Model Code of Conduct is in force

  • The Election Commission has given a go ahead to the next episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki baat’ programme to be aired.
  • The government had approached the Commission seeking clearance for the regular radio programme as Model Code of Conduct is in force in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur which are going for assembly polls between February 4 and March 8.

Model Code of Conduct

It is in force in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.

6. Film industry unites to condemn attack on Bhansali in Jaipur

Bhansali was assaulted by activists of a Rajput community group.

Film industry has come together to condemn the attack on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shooting of his directorial venture Padmavati in Jaipur calling it “appalling”, “ridiculous” and “mockery of democracy”

Rajput community

Attacked Bhansali who was shooting for his film in Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort.

 

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