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Monthly Current Affairs 2017

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Dust Bag to be sold at an auction

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The moon dust bag will be up for auction along with a signed photograph of Armstrong’s companion Buzz Aldrin on the Moon and other noteworthy objects.

World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 completes successful test flight

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On 10 May 2017, the behemoth flew for a total of 180 minutes to test its handling, improved landing technology, among other things. It was only the third flight of the Airlander 10.

Dubai police recruits world’s first Robocop

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The robot is capable of speaking six languages and people can use its built-in tablet device to access various police services.

Reader with guidelines for raising happy children released by WCD Ministry

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development has released a reader that aims to serve as a guide for parents and teachers on how they can prevent crime and violence by children by creating a more protective and caring environment.

Environment Ministry and OzonAction organised “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow in Agra

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The Technology Roadshow has showcased current refrigeration and air conditioning equipment which is designed to be more energy efficient.

World's smallest nation Nauru ratifies International Solar Alliance Pact

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Five more African nations including Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, Ghana and Djibouti have committed to sign the Solar Alliance pact.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes first African to be elected as WHO Director-General

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Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

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Cable TV and Direct-To-Home (DTH) services will attract 18 per cent GST.

Paytm launches Payments Bank

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With this launch, there are now three payments bank operational in the country, the other two being Airtel Payments Bank Ltd and India Post Payments Bank Ltd.

US asks citizens to postpone non-essential travel to Pakistan

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The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory cautioning all its citizens to postpone all their non-essential travel to Pakistan.

NGT demands for data on trees in eco-sensitive zone near Taj Mahal

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The green panel has directed Divisional Commissioner of Agra to provide data on trees planted in Agra’s eco-sensitive zone, located near Taj Mahal.

Union Government launches SEVA mobile app for quick tracking of coal dispatch

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The app will provide complete information of departmental functioning and transparency to the public.

Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

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The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

ISRO and NASA collaborate to build Earth-imaging satellite NISAR

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The aim of the mission is to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions for Mars exploration.

PM Narendra Modi calls for creation of Asia-Africa growth corridor for development of Africa

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The meeting focuses on achieving high 5s–strategy that includes which include agriculture, energy, industrialisation, regional connectivity and improved quality of life.

UN releases the First draft of Nuclear Ban Treaty

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The United Nations has released the first draft of its nuclear ban treaty amidst opposition from all the known nuclear-armed states including the United States and India.

US, six Gulf countries sign MoU to curb financing terror organisations

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The MoU was signed during US President Donald Trump's historic visit to Saudi Arabia.

Encourage states to teach Hindi voluntarily: Hindi Advisory Committee

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The recommendations were made during meeting of the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, held under the Chairmanship of Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, in New Delhi.

PM Modi inaugurates series of projects in Gujarat

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At Kandla Port Trust, Modi unveiled plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone for the construction of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre and the development of the 14th and 16th General Cargo Berth.

CBDT signs two Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers

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With the signing of these two APAs, the number of APAs signed in Financial Year 2017-18 is now four.

India becomes second largest steel producer in the world

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As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.

Modi’s two-day flagship, ‘Start up India Summit’ begins in UAE

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The Start-up India summit was convened in UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi to provide a common platform for the Start up eco system in both India and UAE to come together for greater collaborations and interactions.

UK: 19 killed in suspected terror attack following pop concert in Manchester

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Post blast, PM Theresa May suspended her General Election campaign in the wake of the apparent terror attack.

Petroleum Minister co-chairs India OPEC Institutional Dialogue at Vienna

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Pradhan said that OPEC should work towards responsible pricing, which is important for India for socio-economic and developmental reasons.

MP Government has banned Sand Mining in Narmada River

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in the Narmada until a government-appointed committee submits its report on scientific ways of mining in the river.

India’s Rohan Chakravarty wins WWF International President’s Award

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The wildlife and environment cartoonist was announced as one of the two winners of the award, alongside Indonesian environmental youth champion, Adeline Tiffanie Suwana.

Railway Minister inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations

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Railway Minister inaugurated free wi-fi facility at 28 railway stations on the Konkan Railway to enable commuters to access important information while waiting for trains.

Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment Ministry

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Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of Environment Ministry, filling the seat left vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

NASA names bacterium found on ISS after APJ Abdul Kalam

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Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California discovered the new bacterium on filters installed on the ISS.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu launches high speed Tejas Express

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The train will operate five days a week during non-monsoon period, and three days a week during monsoon period.

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