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Monthly Current Affairs 2017

John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best hockey players of 2016

12 hrs ago
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Hockey Federation's Player of the Year award in the male and female category went to Belgium's John-John Dohmen and Netherlands' Naomi Van, respectively.

PM Modi unveils 112 ft bust of 'Adiyogi'

12 hrs ago
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While lauding the practice of Yoga, the Prime Minister said, it is popularly known that the journey of man from soul to Shiva is Yoga.

Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed as Finance Advisor to state government

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Zeliang, who was appointed as the Finance Advisor in the rank of a cabinet minister, will receive the pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

61 CAVALRY defeats Army Service Corps to win Army Polo Championship

1 day ago
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The Army Polo Championship was re-instituted 2015 and since re-inception, the championship has witnessed the participation of some of the renowned players in the Indian Polo Circuit.

India to provide financial assistance to Bangladesh for development of Sylhet city

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The project will be developed at an expense of Taka 240 crore. Sylhet is an ancient city and had been a part of the former Assam province of India.

Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit to be developed under HRIDAY

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The circuit is connecting the Dwarkadish Haveli and Hanuman Dandi, the only temple housing Hanumanji and his son Makardhwaj, in Dwarka district of Gujarat.

CBEC launched a mobile application for Goods and Services Tax

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

GST Mobile Application is an initiative of CBEC towards improving ease of doing business and providing outstanding taxpayer services.

Seven Earth-like planets found orbiting the same star

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Scientists are convinced that the discovery of the seven Earth-like exo-planets may lead to a new and interesting break-through in space studies.

Central Excise Day celebrated on 24 February 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 9 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

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 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

3 days 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 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

3 days 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 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

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 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

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 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

Feb 22, 2017
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

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 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

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 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

Feb 22, 2017
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

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 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

Feb 22, 2017
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

Feb 22, 2017
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

Feb 22, 2017
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

Feb 22, 2017
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.

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