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Monthly Current Affairs 2017

Ravichandran Ashwin receives Garfield Sobers Trophy

12 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The award was judged by a voting academy, which was completely independent of the ICC. They panel took into consideration performances between 14 September 14 2015 and 20 September 2016. During this period, Ashwin produced some extraordinary all-round performances across all three formats of the game.

Union Government launches Online Film Certification System E-Cinepramaan

13 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This online certification system will enable in making the CBFC Office paper less.

Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Former Punjab Agriculture Minister, Gurdev Singh Badal passed away at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on 28 March after a prolonged illness.

Bhubaneswar to host Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Kalinga Stadium has previously successfully hosted the 2014 Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy.

Below Poverty line households in UP to get free power connection

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Union Power Minister along with UP's energy Minister has decided to provide free power connection in the state to those households that fall below the poverty line.

Rana Kanwar Pal Singh elected as Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly

15 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Rana Kanwar Pal Singh was elected unopposed amid a walkout by the members of opposition parties including the Aam Aadmi Party.

India reclaims Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1 series victory of Australia

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India’s KL Rahul scored an unbeaten half-century, while Ajinkya Rahane made an aggressive 37 runs in the fourth Test.

Satwiksairaj & Chirag won Vietnam Open International Challenger Badminton Doubles title

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

To win the USD 20,000 title, the Indian duo defeated the Thai duo of Trawut Potieng and Nanthakam Yordphaisong in the summit clash.

Sahitya Akademi awardees cannot return award: HC

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The ruling was given by a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

Vanita Gupta appointed president of 'Leadership Conference'

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Vanita Gupta was named as the next president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organisation, The Leadership Conference Education Fund.

Odisha becomes the first state to bring banking to remote areas

17 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Self Help Groups will help people living in the remote unbanked areas of Odisha to get access to services including the opening of bank accounts, depositing of cash and withdrawals and Aadhaar-enabled payment.

Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016

17 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Bill describes mental illness as “a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognise reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, mental conditions associated with the abuse of alcohol and drugs.”

Law Commission of India submitted report on Hate Speech

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Law Commission of India submitted the report on ‘Hate Speech’ in pursuance of a recommendation made by the Supreme Court of India.

Union Government sanctioned 101 Integrated Cold Chain Projects

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

These new projects will lead to the reduction in wastage in agri supply chains and will create huge employment opportunities.

India-Nepal petroleum pact renewed

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

As per the revised petroleum pact, which was supposed to expire on 31 March 2017, Indian Oil will supply one million tonnes fuel annually to Nepal for 5 years.

India, US, Britain, France boycott UN’s conference on banning nuclear weapons

19 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

India, US along with 40 other nations refrained from participating in the UN conference aimed at creating a new global treaty that will lead towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Eminent Jurist Tehmtan R Andhyarujina passes away

20 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Before joining the Bar, Andhyarujina was selected as Indian Foreign Services in 1958.

SC asks Centre, J&K government to decide Muslim minority status in state

20 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing in the court on behalf of Centre said it is a national issue as in some states the community, which is part of minorities nationally, is in majority.

Border Security Force gets first woman combat officer after 51 years

21 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The BSF received Pareek after a convocation ceremony conducted in the BSF academy at Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

The Universal Immunization Program: Facts and Impacts

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Universal Immunization Program has contributed a lot in preventing so many diseases and deaths related to them India. Here we have described the whole program with its history and impacts.

Union Petroleum Ministry launches MoPNG e-Seva

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The MoPNG e-Seva portal will be a single point interface for all customers to reach out to the government for addressing their feedback or grievances related to Oil & Gas Sector on social media.

US Universities report 26 per cent decline in Indian student applications

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The top universities in the United States report a sharp decline in applications from students in India in both graduate and undergraduate courses.

 

Can colour-blind people pursue MBBS: SC to Medical Council of India

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The committee shall include experts from genetics, ophthalmology, psychiatry and medical education from AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh.

India won 73 medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In total, the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) of India won 37 golds, 10 silver and 26 bronze medals.

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It was Vettel's first win since the Singapore Grand Prix in September 2015.

Indian Navy to de-induct TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after 29 years

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Tu-142M, still the world's fastest turbo-prop plane, was bought in 1998 from the USSR and inducted into Indian Navy as its long-range maritime patrol aircraft at Dabolim Goa.

Earth Hour observed on 25 March 2017

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

To mark the occasion, the lights were switched off for one hour between 8.30 9.30 pm at several iconic monuments and buildings in India and across the world.

PM Modi among Time magazine contenders for most influential people

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi features among the names of probable contenders for Times most influential people 2017 list.

HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri features in World's Best CEOs list by Barron's

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The top three positions in the list were secured by Mary Barra of General Motors, Gary Dickerson of Applied Materials and Stephen Hemsley respectively.

West Bengal wins 2016-17 Santosh Trophy

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

With the win, West Bengal ended a six-year wait having last won the title in 2011. Goa last won the title in the year 2009.

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