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Monthly Current Affairs 2017

WEF released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 advised countries to enable the energy transition with adaptable and  co-designed policies.

Arun Jailtley handed over DRDO developed products to Indian Navy

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The three Naval Systems -  USHUS-II Submarine Sonar, Directing Gear for Hull Mounted Sonar Array and RLG based Inertial Navigation System for Ship Applications (INS-SA) – will boost India’s maritime security.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved winding up of CHBL & ICBL

19 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The approval was given at a meeting of the CCEA, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

Rajya Sabha passed Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016

19 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeks to amend the over nine-decades old Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923.

Navy successfully test-fired Barak missile from INS Vikramaditya

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The successful test-firing of the Barak Missile by the Navy is expected to boost India’s maritime security.

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members observed

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Collett was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985.

International Day for Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations 2017 observed

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.

Union Cabinet approved amendments to existing Acts to facilitate implementation of GST

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This approval paves the way for the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 1 July 2017.

International day of Remembrance of the victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade observed globally

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery was observed globally on 25 March 2017.

BJP legislator Michael Lobo elected as deputy speaker of Goa assembly

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

BJP Legislator Michael Lobo has been elected as the new Deputy speaker of the Goa assembly, defeating Congress nominee Izidore Fernandes by 21-15.

ISRO sends four teams to 36th Expedition to Antarctica

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

One team is from Space Application Center and the second team is from National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC). The third and fourth team belongs to IRS Dehradun and Space Physics Laboratory.

World Bank signs USD 100 million Health Care Deal for Uttarakhand

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The loan will be from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank with a maturity of 25 years, including a 5-year grace period.

ICICI launched Mera iMobile application for rural customers

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The launch of the Mera iMobile is expected to boost the reach of the ICICI in rural areas.

NCST approves proposal for 5 additional seats for tribals in Sikkim Assembly

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The National Commission for Schedule Tribes has approved the proposal requesting for five additional seats for the STs in the Sikkim Assembly.

Pawan Hans to start ‘Dilli Darshan’ chopper rides

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Pawan Hans, the national helicopter service company is soon going to start helicopter rides for Delhi darshan, the starting price of which is just Rs 2499 per person.

French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Yves Meyer worked at the Centre of Mathematics and its Applications (CMLA) until formally retiring in 2008

Bharti Airtel acquires 4G business of Tikona Networks

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Currently, Tikona has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh circles.

Assam launched SaCReD Project to protect environment of Majuli Island

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli (SaCReD, Majuli) project seeks to develop Majuli Island as India’s first carbon neutral district.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 observed globally

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The day commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

Srinagar to get a football stadium as per FIFA norms

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar is going to be completely revamped to match the international norms set by FIFA.

Radha Mohan Singh launches Coffee Table Book titled 50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book was launched to commemorated National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) Golden Jubilee year.

UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The United Nations Human Rights Council gave Sri Lanka two more years to fulfil its obligation relating to reconciliation on war crimes committed during the war with LTTE.

 

Tiny shrimp fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

2 days ago
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The creature was preserved in ancient volcanic rock. The researchers decided to name it after their favourite naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

 

Noted Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing creativity in expression.

CCEA approved North East Road Network Connectivity Project Phase I

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The execution of the Phase I of the North East Road Network Connectivity Project will give a boost to the socio-economic development of Meghalaya and Mizoram.

Raghu Rai honoured with Lifetime Achievement at National Photography Awards

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rai began his career in photography in 1965. He has also served on the jury of World Press Photo and Unesco’s International Photo Contest.

Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai are the five cities that were included in the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

ISRO commissioned world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel in a space centre in Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

SC constituted committee to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A committee that comprises of representatives from the Union government and internet majors was constituted by SC to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites.

China’s coastal sea level hits record high

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Study reveals an alarming rise in the Chinese coastal sea levels and warns of the probability of coastal erosion and severe typhoons.

Union Cabinet approves proposal to establish a Fund of Funds for Start-ups

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Union Cabinet in 2016 approved the proposal to establish a Fund of Funds for Start-ups (FFS) with a total corpus of Rs 10000 crore.

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