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Monthly Current Affairs 2017

TB patients have to submit Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits: Health Ministry

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A recent notification by the Union health ministry states that people suffering from tuberculosis will now have to submit their Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits from the government for their treatment.

Intel partners with International Olympic Committee

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The first Olympic Games activation will take place at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 in South Korea in February 2018. The Intel technology will provide real-time virtual reality viewing of the Olympic Winter Games.

Uttarakhand becomes 4th state to be open defecation free

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Uttarakhand has become the fourth state to be open defecation free (ODF) in the country.

Indian anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra chosen for Queen’s Young Leaders Award

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At present, Feeding India works in 43 cities with 4500 volunteers and has served more than 8.5 million meals to vulnerable individuals such as children, women, old age citizens, disabled people et cetera.

Ministry of Electronics and IT launches webpage for smooth GST implementation

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The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has launched a dedicated webpage to help companies in the IT services and electronics sector to adapt to the new GST regime.

ONGC and UNESCO join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag

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In order to get world heritage site recognition, the lake should have outstanding global value in terms of biodiversity and eco-system.

Now Indian women can protect their profile pictures on Facebook with these new tools

7 hrs ago
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By triggering the Photo Guard, one can prevent the downloading, sharing, or sending of the photo in a Facebook message.

Sonam Kapoor's fashion label Rheson wins PETA Award 2017

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Her brand label Rheson was awarded for a line of bags made exclusively of vegan materials.

India to become most populated country in the world by 2024, says UN report

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In roughly seven years, around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China, according to a UN report.

Iraq: Islamic State blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque of Mosul

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The al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul is the same place from where Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS proclaimed a caliphate, a state governed in accordance to Islamic law or Sharia by a Caliph.

Vladimir Voronkov appointed as Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office

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At present, Vladimir Voronkov serves as the Russian Federation’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna.

NASA tests ROSA on Space Station for first time

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NASA engineers remotely attached the ROSA to the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2. ROSA will remain be attached to the Canadarm2 over seven days.

Kenneth I Juster to be next US Ambassador to India

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Juster, a lawyer from Harvard University, knows India well and was deeply involved in successful bilateral negotiations between the United States and India.

China unveils World’s first train that runs on Virtual Tracks

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China has unveiled the world's first ‘railless train’ that runs on a virtual track making use of a sensor technology instead of metal railway tracks.

Italian fashion legend Carla Fendi passes away

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Carla, one of the five Italian sisters at the helm of the iconic Italian label, was the public face of the company famous colourful 'baguette' bags.

1st India-Russia Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation held

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India and Russia have identified key areas to bolster cooperation in the science and technology sector, including space and marine technologies, IT and deep ocean engineering.

Qatar Airways announced World's Best Airline at 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards

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On the other hand, Air Asia won awards for being the Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia for a month year in the row, and also as World's Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin 2017.

Initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide

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On the occasion of third edition of International Day of Yoga, let's have a glance on all the projects and initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide.

India and ADB sign USD 275 million loan agreement for upgrading small towns in Madhya Pradesh

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The project will be carried out in design-build-operate model including 10-years operation.

India and Portugal sign historical agreement to promote cooperation in field of archives

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The first set of documents were handed over to Raghvendra Singh, Secretary to the Union Government and Director General of National Archives of India.

18 sections, 2 rules for GST notified

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The new tax reform is a step is for the betterment of the economy will help in unifying more than a dozen of central and state levies into one.

International Yoga Day 2017: These 7 Yoga poses will help you focus better!

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On the occasion of the third International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated globally on 21 June 2017, we bring to you some yoga poses that will not only sharpen your mind but also increase your concentration power.

Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO

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Travis Kalanick, the Chief Executive Officer of Uber has announced his resignation from the post.

China's largest power project in Russia starts operation

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The CHP is the tangible result of the Huadian-Teninskaya joint project. It was launched by China Huadian Hong Kong Co. Ltd. and Russia's second regional power company TGC-2 in 2011, with a total investment of USD 571 million.

3rd edition of International Yoga Day celebrated worldwide on June 21

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Yoga is more than a physical activity as it cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

Role of Yoga in Education. What does research say?

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As the world is celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga with much pomp and circumstance, it is becomes important to understand how yoga plays a vital role in education that holds the power to transform the world.

Anil Kumble resigns as head coach of Indian Cricket team

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According to Kumble’s tweet following his resignation, Kohli had “reservations” about the coach’s style and role, which helped him to make a mind to resign from the post.

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute selected for PM's Yoga Award 2017

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The award was instituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Second International Day of Yoga at Chandigarh on 21 June 2016.

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

2 days ago
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NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted 219 potentially new planets, among which at least 10 are in the habitable zone, nearly about the same size as the Earth with conditions suitable to host life.

Yoga Gurus who popularized Yoga through ages

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Yoga, which is mentioned in the Rigveda, became popular mainly around 6th and 5th centuries BCE but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century.

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