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Monthly Current Affairs 2017

Manipur Governor, Najma Heptulla appointed as Jamia Chancellor

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Najma Heptulla, a five-time member of the Rajya Sabha and its deputy chairman for sixteen years, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia.

Delhi Metro's Heritage Line inaugurated

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The newly-launched Heritage line of the Delhi metro is like a blessing for people commuting daily to Old Delhi or the 'Walled City' of Shahjahanabad.

 

Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies

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Mitsotakis served as the Prime Minister of Greece from 1990 to 1993.

Cyclonic Storm MORA to strike East-Central Bay of Bengal

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MORA was observed moving Northward with a speed of 11 kmph over East-Central Bay of Bengal.

Global Icon Priyanka to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award

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Global star Priyanka Chopra will be honoured with the much-esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for her great work on the International platform.

 

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurates Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga

2 hrs ago
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ATR will help in creating conditions for research which will in turn develop efficient human resource in the country in the field of aeronautical testing.

Satyabrata Rout honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar

2 hrs ago
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The Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar is an award given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.

8 MoUs signed at India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference

3 hrs ago
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Welcoming the delegations from 14 Pacific island countries, VK Singh reaffirmed India's commitment to strengthening and taking forward its partnership with the Pacific island nations to take concrete action to create a sustainable world.

TADA court likely to announce order against Abu Salem in 1993 Mumbai blasts case

3 hrs ago
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TADA court is likely to pronounce its order against Abu Salem in relation to the 1993 blasts that ripped across Mumbai, leading to massive destruction and loss of lives.

Borussia Dortmund beat Frankfurt to lift 2016-17 German Cup

3 hrs ago
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Borussia Dortmund had already earned automatic qualification for the group stage of the 2017–18 edition of the UEFA Champions League through position in the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition.

India’s first Electric Mass Transport Project launched in Nagpur

5 hrs ago
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The pilot project envisages a fleet of 200 electric-powered public transport vehicles which will run on Ola Cabs' app platform in Nagpur.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2017 observed

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While the official International Day of United Nations Peacekeeper’s Day is on 29 May, UN Headquarters in New York celebrated the day on 24 May 2017.

ISRO set to launch India’s heaviest rocket ‘Fat Boy’

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ISRO is set to launch India’s heaviest rocket, ‘fat boy’, which will be capable of carrying the heaviest satellites and even manned missions to space.

Sebastian Vettel wins 2017 Monaco Grand Prix

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The second place in the race was secured by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, while the third place was secured by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win 13th FA Cup

8 hrs ago
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Arsenal, which came off strong right from the start, managed to defeat Chelsea, seven-time FA Cup champion, to grab its 13th FA Cup title

India, Mauritius signed four agreements

9 hrs ago
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Apart from announcing a 500 million USD line of credit, India offered unconditional cooperation in the key area of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.

South Korea beat China to win 2017 Sudirman Cup

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It was the first time that the event was hosted outside Asia and Europe since its establishment in 1989.

Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chile

1 day ago
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The telescope is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, passes away

1 day ago
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Brzezinski served as the National Security Adviser to Carter during chaotic years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s.

NASA's Juno Mission reveals Jupiter's deep secrets

2 days ago
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Juno captured the images which portray Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world.

Former Punjab DGP Kanwar Pal Singh Gill passes away

2 days ago
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He was the Director General of Police for two tenures, from 1988 to 1990 and 1991 to 1995. He retired from the Indian Police Service in 1995.

India’s Taj Mahal ranked 5th among top 10 global landmarks

2 days ago
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India’s iconic monument, Taj Mahal was featured in the world's top 10 Travellers' Choice awards for Landmarks.

Sea level rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago: Research

2 days ago
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According to a new study from European researchers, sea levels are rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago, placing hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas at risk.

Kerala’s Munnar adjudged 'Best Destination for Romance'

3 days ago
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Kerala’s popular hill station, Munnar won the award for best romantic destination at the 2017 Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards.

Union Environment Ministry bans sale of cattle for slaughter

3 days ago
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The new regulations state that cattle bought cannot be resold within six months. It also states that young and unfit animals cannot be traded.

US Senate confirms Indian-American, Amul Thapar to key judicial post

3 days ago
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Amul Thapar has become the second Indian-American to be appointed to a key judicial position in the US Circuit Court of Appeals.

ICC Cricket Committee recommends DRS for T20 Internationals

3 days ago
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On the other hand, the committee also expressed unanimous support for the implementation of a Test cricket competition. It also reiterated its full support for cricket being involved in the Olympic Games.

Uttarakhand CM launches water conservation campaign

3 days ago
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Uttarakhand Chief Minister has launched a water conservation campaign in the wake of acute water crisis faced by most of the state’s regions.

India shows strong commitment to multilateralism: UN Secretary-General Guterres

3 days ago
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At present, India deploys over 7,600 military and police personnel to UN peace operations in Afghanistan, Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, the Middle East, South Sudan, Sudan and the Western Sahara.

India’s concerns over China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

3 days ago
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India boycotted the First One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Summit that was concluded recently in Beijing. While boycotting the OBOR, India said, "No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity". Against this backdrop, this article analyses the scope of OBOR and India’s concerns over it.

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