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Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 September 2017

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Mehrishi was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi. Several dignitaries including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present at the occasion.

C N R Rao chosen for 2017 Von Hippel Award

14 hrs ago
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The award citation noted Rao’s immense work on novel functional materials, including nanomaterials (having particles of nanoscale dimensions), graphene (the strongest and thinnest material) and 2D materials, superconductivity, and colossal magnetoresistance (change in electrical resistance of a material in a magnetic field).

Rajiv Mehrishi sworn in as new CAG of India

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Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has taken over as the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma, who had held the post since 2013. Mehrishi was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi.

Multi-agency exercise Pralay Sahayam held in Hyderabad

17 hrs ago
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For the purpose of the multi-agency exercise, Hussain Sagar Lake was transformed into urban colonies partly submerged under water, post heavy showers in the city. A large number of dummy structures depicting multi-storied buildings and houses with stranded people, power stations, educational institutes etc., were erected in the lake in an inundated condition.

Morning Current Affairs: 25 September 2017

20 hrs ago
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set for a fourth term in office after her centre right CDU/CSU won a projected 33 percent of the vote in the recently conducted federal elections, making it the largest party in the Bundestag with an estimated 218 seats.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 September 2017

3 days ago
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Fifty countries on 20 September 2017 inked United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela. Fifty states as different as Indonesia and Ireland had put their names to the treaty; others can sign later if they like. Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican also have already ratified the treaty, which needs 50 ratifications to take effect among the nations that back it.

First Scorpene-class submarine, INS Kalvari, delivered to Indian Navy

3 days ago
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INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy's submarine programme as the vessel is expected to bolster India's maritime prowess.

Yesteryear Bollywood actress Shakila passes away

3 days ago
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Born on 1 January 1935, Shakila was an Indian actress. She was best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's films Aar Paar (1954) and CID. (1956).  She also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962).

World's richest woman and L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt passes away

3 days ago
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Born in Paris, she was the only child of Louise Madelaine Berthe and Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal. She joined the family business when she was just 15 and inherited L'Oreal group empire when her father died in 1957.

Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

3 days ago
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Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.

Morning Current Affairs: 22 September 2017

3 days ago
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The first of the Scorpene class submarines INS Kalvari was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on 21 September 2017. The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. INS Kalvari, named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, is equipped with state of the art technology

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

Sep 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September 2017 with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Morning Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

Sep 21, 2017
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The 6th edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, 'VASTRA 2017' will be inaugurated in Jaipur on 21 September 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura. The fair will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Zubin Irani and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

International Day of Peace 2017 observed across the world

Sep 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The International Day of Peace was observed across the world with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Government to introduce 'Food Street' at global food fair in New Delhi

Sep 21, 2017
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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will act as the brand ambassador of the World Food India 2017 that will be held in Delhi between 3 November and 5 November 2017. The event will be used as a platform to attract investment in the food processing sector and for this, a curated food experience zone named Food Street will be introduced.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2017

Sep 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.

Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring government staffs

Sep 20, 2017
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The mobile application that will allow central government employees who are about to retire to monitor the process of their pension settlement cases will also allow retired employees to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator.

Rajnikant Mishra appointed Chief of Sashastra Seema Bal

Sep 20, 2017
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Mishra will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on 30 September 2017. Mishra is a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer. He has been posted as Special Director General in Border Security Force (BSF) since 2012.

Vice President releases Commemorative Coin on MS Subbulakshmi

Sep 20, 2017
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Vice President also inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music”. The title of the exhibition is drawn from an iconic song rendered by M.S. Subbulakshmi. The exhibition looks at the life of Subbulakshmi from her early years to her songs, her contribution to the freedom movement, her magnanimous charity work, her role in films and the awards she was decorated with.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Rajbhasha Kirti Award for 11th consecutive time

Sep 20, 2017
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The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards. It won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award. Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPT, accepted the award from the Honourable President of India, Ramnath Kovind.

India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane

Sep 20, 2017
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India’s Zero Hunger Programme to be initiated by ICAR in association with ICMR, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and BIRAC aims at coming up with suitable methods of measuring the impact of the intervention and identify the nutritional maladies in each district. The programme will be implemented in sync with India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

Sep 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report titled Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017, as per which governments must step up efforts to control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets such as preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.

WCD Ministry hosts first-ever National Conference on under-nutrition

Sep 19, 2017
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The first-ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” was held in New Delhi to address the issue of malnutrition in the country. Three states were also awarded on the occasion for effectively reducing the prevalence of stunting in population.

Centre decides to form inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in schools

Sep 19, 2017
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The inter-ministerial committee will be formed in wake of brutal killing of a student, Pradyuman, in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School and rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon inside the premises of Tagore Public School in Gandhi Nagar area of the national capital. The committee was set to monitor implementation of safety measures in schools across India.

Morning Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

Sep 19, 2017
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 18 September 2017 took oath as Member of the State Legislative Council, a move undertaken to meet the mandatory six-month deadline to get elected to either House of the State after assuming office. With this, Adityanath becomes the third successive Chief Minister after Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Mayawati (BSP) to opt for the Upper House.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 September 2017

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to win the 2017 BWF Korean Open Super Series, becoming the first Indian shuttler to win the prestigious series. The duo had previously faced each other at the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after 110 minutes.

Rajnath Singh launches intelligence wing of SSB and WARB App

Sep 18, 2017
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App (WARB) for grievance redressal of retired CAPFs and Assam Rifles personnel. The intelligence wing will help gather actionable information that will be useful to strengthen the security of the nation.

Y C Modi appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Modi is an IPS officer of the 1979 batch of the Haryana cadre. He had also been part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed 2002 Gujarat riots case. He has also served as the Additional Director General of Police in Shillong, and Additional Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

69th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

Sep 18, 2017
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The Handmaid's Tale became the first web television series to win the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Westworld and Saturday Night Live were the most nominated programs, each with 22 nominations.

Peruvian President appoints former Economy Minister, Mercedes Aráoz Fernández, as new PM

Sep 18, 2017
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Mercedes Araoz, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Peru by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has earlier served the country as its economy minister between 2006 and 2011 under the administration of President Alan Garcia. The appointment came after two days of the no-confidence vote in which the entire cabinet was forced to resign.

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