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Monthly Current Affairs 2017

Central Excise Day celebrated on 24 February 2017

6 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The day is celebrated annually to mark the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944.

Seven new miniature frog species discovered in Western Ghats

8 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Night Frogs belong to the Nyctibatrachus genus endemic to the Western Ghats and represent an ancient group of frogs that diversified on the Indian landmass approximately 70 to 80 million years ago.

NPPA asks hospitals to display revised price list of cardiac stents

23 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Union Government is keeping a close watch on companies trying to create an artificial shortage of life-saving coronary stents, and stringent action will be taken against those engaging in unethical practices.

Canada to resettle 1200 Yazidi refugees by the end of 2017

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Canada’s government has announced that it would be spending around 28 million to resettle Yazidi refugees facing persecution at the hands of the Islamic state group.

Digital payments industry to hit USD500 billion by 2020: Google-BCG study

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The report said that more than 50 per cent of India's Internet users will use digital payments by 2020, when the size of digital payments industry in the country will be 500 billion dollars.

South Africa's decision to leave ICC ruled invalid

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A court in Pretoria recently ruled against President Jacob Zuma’s decision to withdraw South Africa’s membership from the International Criminal Court.

Union Government decided to set up POSCO Victims Compensation Fund

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi announced this measure in view of growing instances of sexual crimes against children.

Trump administration revokes law protecting transgender students

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Donald Trump’s administration has revoked Obama’s order to public schools that allowed transgender students to use washrooms that matched with their chosen gender identity.

India, Australia MoU for cooperation in civil aviation sector approved

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The MoU will provide an opportunity to Indian aviation security authorities to share the expertise of their Australian counterparts and enhance the overall aviation security environment in India.

Sahitya Akademi awards 2016 presented to 24 authors

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Award-winning poets included Jnan Pujari (Assamese), Anjali Basumatary (Bodo), Sitanath Acharya (Sanskrit) and Kamal Vora (Gujarati) among others.

Ministry of Railways dedicated Antyodaya Express to the nation

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The introduction of Antyodaya Express trains is considered as a major step by the Indian Railways towards providing better amenities to passengers.

India, Uganda agreed to cooperate in space programme and atomic energy

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

India, Uganda are ready to boost their bilateral ties by extending their cooperation in different fields, including Space, atomic energy and vocational training.

Shoot-at-sight order issued in Corbett Tiger Reserve to curb poaching

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

As per the tiger census data released in 2015, Uttarakhand with 340 tigers has the second highest tiger population in the country after Karnataka.

CCEA approved SJVN’s investment proposal in Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The power from the project shall be exported from Dhalkebar in Nepal to Muzaffarpur in India.

India and China hold first strategic dialogue in Beijing

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed how both the countries should make special efforts to counter-terrorism together.

Revised Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects approved

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Solar Energy Corporation India (SECI) administers the scheme under the direction of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

India can develop space station, said ISRO chief

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

According to the Chairman of ISRO, India has the capability of developing its own space station, it just needs sufficient funds and time.

Union Cabinet approved signing of bilateral Air Services Agreement with Greece

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The India-Greece Air Services Agreement was prepared with an objective to improve the air connectivity between the two countries.

EPFO introduces single page composite claim form for withdrawing money

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

EPFO subscribers will not have to submit documents like marriage invitation cards for withdrawal from their PF accounts.

Union Government clears Coastal Surveillance Project

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Once fully functional, the coastal surveillance project is expected to boost India’s maritime security.

Abhijit Sarkar appointed Vice Chairman of Asian Hockey Federation

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sarkar has been associated with the Sahara India Pariwar since 2004. He has also served as the Head of Corporate Communications, Corporate Affairs and Relations, and the Sports Division at Sahara India Pariwar.

Gujarat State Budget for FY 2017-18 presented

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Nitinbhai Patel has announced a slew of measures to improve social and economic infrastructure in the State.

Shurhozelie Liezitsu sworn in as new CM of Nagaland

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Shurhozelie Liezietsu has been sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Nagaland. He will be succeeding TR Zeliang, who resigned from the post following widespread protests in the state over 33 per cent reservation for women in urban local bodies.

Milind Soman completes 517.5-km-long Ultraman race barefoot

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The model-turned-actor, Milind Soman became the only contestant to complete the heavy endurance race, Ultraman barefoot.

Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre appointed chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Justice Sapre, who will head the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on 13 August 2014.

Yemen's conflict forcing displaced to return home amid persisting risks: United Nations

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

About 40% of key informants indicate that internally displaced people now intend to return home within the next three months.

FRBM Act and its relevance

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

FRBM act is set to be reviewed as mentioned in the finance minister’s budget speech. Questions like how it should be done and what are the problems and solutions of it are discussed in this piece of writing.

J&K government imposes restrictions on number of guests at weddings

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The restrictions on the number of guests to be invited were put with an aim to limit wastage of food and essential commodities in such ceremonies.

India defeats South Africa to win ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Set to chase 245, India had all but lost its way after a flurry of wickets. However, stand-in captain Harmanpreet Kaur kept her cool to score the nine runs required off the last over from pace bowler Marcia Letsoala.

GST Council approved bill to reimburse revenue loss to States

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Once fully implemented, the Goods and Services Tax is expected to boost the investment potential of India.

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