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Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 July 2017

6 hrs ago
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The IIIT PPP Bill, 2017 will declare the existing IIITs in Public Private Partnership as Institutions of National Importance with powers to award degrees.

Ram Nath Kovind elected as 14th President of India

7 hrs ago
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NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind crossed the winning margin to become the 14th President of India by beating opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

LK Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha

14 hrs ago
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The awardees were selected by a jury headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 July 2017

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Apex court decided to seek legality of the right to privacy while hearing a bunch of petitions contending that the Aadhaar scheme, which requires the mandatory parting of biometric details, is a violation of the citizens' right to privacy.

TR Zeliang appointed as Chief Minister of Nagaland

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Zeliang's appointment came after Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and nine ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators failed to appear for the floor test.

US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System

1 day ago
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The United States Navy has successfully tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which is now deployed and ready for attack.

Don't discriminate between soldiers injured in pre & post-independence wars: Armed Forces Tribunal

1 day ago
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The Armed Forces Tribunal has ordered that troopers injured in pre-Independence wars be given 'war injury pension' like those wounded after it, in a relief to a 94-year-old war veteran.

Astronomers detect strange signals coming from star 11 light years away

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The radio signals were detected on 12 May 2017 using the Arecibo Observatory, a large radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 July 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Right too compulsory education amendment bill that seeks to amend the 2009 Act relaxes the provision to possess minimum qualifications if the state does not have adequate teacher training institutions.

Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj elected as President of Ramakrishna Math

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are twin organizations which form the core of a worldwide spiritual movement Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement.

Martin Landau, the actor who won Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ is no more

2 days ago
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Mission: Impossible, which also starred Landau's wife, Barbara Bain, became an immediate hit upon its debut in 1966 and remained on the air until 1973.

Smriti Irani replaces Venkaiah Naidu as Information and Broadcasting Minister

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Naidu had resigned as the Union Minister on 16 July 2017 night after he was named by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its vice presidential candidate against Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition's nominee.

Nelson Mandela International Day observed globally

2 days ago
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Nelson Mandela International Day was observed globally on 18 July 2017 to commemorate the day the great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, also the late President of the nation, was born.

Top 5 Stories: 17 July 2017

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The previous NDAA-2017 had designated India as a major defence partner which brings India at par with closest American partners in terms of defence trade and technology transfer.

Farooq Abdullah, PK Kunhalikutty take oath as Member of Lok Sabha

3 days ago
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Abdullah was elected to the lower house of Parliament after defeating his Peoples Democratic Party rival Nazir Ahmed Khan by over 10000 votes.

Scientists discover galaxy 1000 times brighter than Milky Way

3 days ago
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The discovery was published recently in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Maryam Mirzakhani, Fields Medal winner, passes away

3 days ago
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The Tehran-born Mirzakhani is the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936.

2017 IIFA awards: Alia and Shahid win Best Actors for Udta Punjab

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Udta Punjab won four awards at the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards. Neerja and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil won three awards each.

Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As the UNICEF ambassador, Singh will use her channel to showcase the organisation’s work and urge millions of her followers to work for children’s rights.

Former Sikkim CM Nar Bahadur Bhandari passes away

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In 1984, Bhandari briefly served the country as Member of Parliament from Sikkim constituency in the 8th Lok Sabha as an independent candidate.

Raipur's Swami Vivekananda Airport ranked first in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Jul 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Raipur airport achieved 4.84 score on a five point scale index in the latest CSI survey conducted by an independent agency for the period of January-June 2017.

World Youth Skills Day 2017 observed globally

Jul 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The World Youth Skills Day was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 11 November 2014.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 July 2017

Jul 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

With the death of Liu, the human rights movement in China and across the world has lost a principled champion who devoted his life to defending and promoting human rights and who was jailed for standing up for his beliefs.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 July

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Chinese Ships carrying personnel for its first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility.

India to host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The announcement was made by Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism, on 12 July 2017.

Justice Vikramajit Sen appointed as Chairperson of BCCC

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body constituted by IBF in June 2011 to examine content-related complaints related.

Government empowers Army to procure weapons systems, military platforms for short intense wars

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The decision will allow the Army to procure critical ammunition and spares without a nod from the Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley or the Cabinet Committee on Security.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 July 2017

Jul 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The opposition party has placed Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as opposition candidate for the Vide Presidential Election 2017.

Forensic expert Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan passes away

Jul 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

An acknowledged expert as well as a pioneer in some forensic techniques, he deconstructed the suicide bomb attack on Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991.

Syrian Observatory says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died

Jul 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The report of Baghdadi’s death came just days after the Iraqi army captured the last sectors of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city, which Baghdadi's forces overran almost exactly three years ago.

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