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World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets new Guinness World record

World’s first robotic table tennis coach sets new Guinness World Record by playing tennis better than most humans.

Recommended for : Guinness World Record , First Robotic Tennis Coach , FORPHEUS , Robot Table Tennis Tutor , Omron Corporation

Publish Date : Feb 27, 2017

Oscar Awards 2017 conferred; La La Land won maximum awards

The nominees for the 89th Oscar Awards were announced on 24 January 2017, via global live stream from the Academy. Movie La La Land received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen.

Recommended for : Academy Awards , Oscars , Oscar Awards , La La Land , Dev Patel , Priyanka Chopra

Publish Date : Feb 27, 2017

J&K government imposes restrictions on number of guests at weddings

The restrictions on the number of guests to be invited were put with an aim to limit wastage of food and essential commodities in such ceremonies.

Recommended for : J&K guest control order , Jammu and Kashmir order on limiting guests , J&K Restrictions on number of guests , Guest Control Order ,

Publish Date : Feb 22, 2017

दक्षिण सूडान के कुछ हिस्सों में अकाल घोषित

संयुक्त राष्ट्र की उप प्रवक्ता फरहान हक ने कहा की इसके अलावा 10 लाख लोग अकाल के नजदीक हैं. उन्होंने कहा की  देश में जारी युद्ध के तीन साल से अधिक समय हो चुके हैं, तथा भूखमरी के कारण स्थिति बहुत ही खराब हो गई है.

Recommended for : Famine , declared , South Sudan , दक्षिण सूडान , अकाल , घोषित

Publish Date : Feb 22, 2017

Oriental Bank of Commerce launched five new products to mark 75th Foundation Day

The five products were launched by the nationalized bank to improve its quantity and quality of services.

Recommended for : Orinetal Bank of Commerce , Nationalised banks in India , Public Sector Banks , Oriental Batuaa , MSME sector

Publish Date : Feb 21, 2017

South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 concluded in Indore

The South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 discussed ways to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by the UN in September 2015.

Recommended for : Sustainable Development Goals , SDG Agenda , Speakers Summit , South Asia Parliaments , Indore Summit 2017

Publish Date : Feb 20, 2017

Kids with ADHD have some brain regions smaller than normal: Study

The results of the study involved 1713 people with ADHD and 1529 people without the condition. The findings were published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Recommended for : ADHD , Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder , Lancet

Publish Date : Feb 17, 2017

Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai to lift maiden Hockey India League title

Kalinga Lancers were able to finish at the second best position in the 2016 Hockey India League. The team lost the finals of 2016 against Jaypee Punjab Warriors.

Recommended for : Kalinga Lancers , Dabang Mumbai , Hockey India League Title , Hockey India League , Uttar Pradesh Wizards , Delhi Waveriders

Publish Date : Feb 17, 2017

EPFO launches Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017

The employees’ share of contributions, if declared by the employer as not deducted, shall stand waived.

Recommended for : EPFO , Provident Fund , Employees Enrolment Campaign

Publish Date : Feb 16, 2017

Olympic Champion Bolt wins Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award

The Rio Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Simone Biles were awarded top honours at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2017.

Recommended for : Usain Bolt , Simone Biles , Michael Phelps , Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 , Nico Rosberg , Sportsman of the Year

Publish Date : Feb 15, 2017

India ranks at 43rd position in 5th Annual International IP Index of USCC

The top four positions of the index were fetched by the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and the European Union.

Recommended for : India , 43rd position , 5th Annual International IP Index , USCC , Intellectual Property Index

Publish Date : Feb 9, 2017

India, World Bank signed USD 201.50 million Financing Agreement for TEQIP III

The financing agreement will help the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in improving the standards of higher education in focus areas.

Recommended for : World Bank Group , Higher education in India , Engineering education in India , TEQIP programme

Publish Date : Feb 4, 2017

Neeti Mohan to collaborate with UN for a music album

Neeti Mohan joins the likes of Nicholas Cage and Ashley Judd for UN’s charitable music album aimed at making a social statement on ending human trafficking.

Recommended for : Neeti Mohan , AR Rahman , Indian Singer , United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund , End Human Trafficking , Women Empowerment

Publish Date : Feb 2, 2017

UAE Aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020

UAE to launch it’s first-ever Mars spacecraft ‘Hope’ in an effort to expand the available human knowledge about the atmosphere and climate on Mars.

Recommended for : The United Arab Emirates , Mars Mission , Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre , Shaikh Hamdan , Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Publish Date : Feb 2, 2017

आम बजट 2017-18: शिक्षा एवं मानव संसाधन

आम बजट 2017-18  में शिक्षा, कौशल एवं रोजगार सृजन से संबंधित निम्नलिखित घोषणाएं की गई.

Recommended for : Union budget , Budget 2017-18 , Education in budget , Human resource and budget , आम बजट , शिक्षा एवं मानव संसाधन

Publish Date : Feb 1, 2017

जानिए बजट में आम जनता को क्या मिला

आम बजट में 3 लाख रुपये तक कोई टैक्स नहीं लगेगा. साथ ही यह भी घोषणा की गयी कि 5 लाख रुपये तक की आय पर केवल पांच प्रतिशत टैक्स लगेगा.

Recommended for : Income Tax , Union Budget , tax declaration , आयकर पर छूट , आम बजट , अरुण जेटली

Publish Date : Feb 1, 2017

Supreme Court appoints Committee of Administrators headed by Vinod Rai to run BCCI

The order was given by a three-judge Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra. The other two judges were Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.

Recommended for : BCCI , Lodha Panel , Cricket , Supreme Court

Publish Date : Jan 31, 2017

Scientists discover oldest human ancestor

This microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led to fish and humans.

Recommended for : Scientists , discover , oldest human ancestor , Saccorhytus

Publish Date : Jan 31, 2017

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 23 January to 29 January 2017

23 January to 29 January 2017: The Weekly Current Affairs Quizzes brought by covers the most important happenings of the week. The weekly updates will help you in revising the most important events of the particular week with an ease for the next competitive exams that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Wimbeldon, Most Corruption-free country in the world and human-pig hybrid embryo among others.

Recommended for : Weekly Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affairs , Interactive Quiz , Quizzes for exams

Publish Date : Jan 29, 2017

India, UAE signed 14 agreements to boost bilateral relations

The agreements were signed after successful talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Recommended for : India UAE relations , Narendra Modi , Republic Day 2017 , UAE crown prince visit to India

Publish Date : Jan 25, 2017

Scientists spot sunspot with centre twice the size of Earth

Scientists were able to observe an enormous sunspot using two of ALMA’s receiver bands at wavelengths of 1.25 millimetres and three millimetres.

Recommended for : Scientists , spot sunspot , centre twice the size of Earth , sunspots

Publish Date : Jan 25, 2017

WEF, UCSB partnered to protect world’s USD 2.5 trillion ocean economy

The partnership comes less than six months after scientists warned that humanity is driving unprecedented marine extinction with devastating consequences for the ecology of the oceans and the people who rely on them.  

Recommended for : World Economic Forum , Davos Summit , Marine economy , Sustainable development goals , Coastal areas

Publish Date : Jan 24, 2017

Delhi airport wins Corporate Social Responsibility award in aviation sector

More than 325 responses were received for the annual awards in 2017. Out of them, 191 applications were shortlisted. They were then subjected to a three-tier assessment process for final selection.

Recommended for : Delhi Airport , DIAL , Golden Peacock Awards

Publish Date : Jan 23, 2017

Bihar government launched Nasha Mukt campaign to make state addiction-free

Besides Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, all teachers and students of schools and colleges were the participants of this human chain.  

Recommended for : Nasha Mukt campaign , addiction-free campaign , Human Chain , Bihar , Bihar Government , Bihar Human chain

Publish Date : Jan 21, 2017

Punjab Royals wins Pro Wrestling League Season 2

The winners were presented with the Champions trophy along with a prize money of Rs. 1 crore and 90 lacs. The runners up were awarded the prize money of Rs. 1 crore and 10 lacs.

Recommended for : Haryana , who remained undefeated so far in the tournament , failed to cross the last hurdle.

Publish Date : Jan 20, 2017

Manipur’s Karang became India’s first cashless island

The island was declared as the country’s first cashless island by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under its Digital India programme.

Recommended for : Manipur , Karang Island , Akodara , Cashless Island

Publish Date : Jan 20, 2017

Dharamsala declared as second capital of Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala is located at some 250 km from the state capital Shimla. It has its own significance and history to make it the second capital of the state.

Recommended for : Dharamsala , declared , second capital , Himachal Pradesh , Shimla

Publish Date : Jan 20, 2017

Primates facing extinction crisis: Study

The decline in the population of the primate species has been blamed on human activities including hunting, mining and oil drilling.

Recommended for : Primate Species , Declining Population of Primates , Science Advances

Publish Date : Jan 20, 2017

SEBI releases norms for merger and acquisition

The norms were released with an aim to ensure that shareholders get an equitable treatment at the time of the merger of acquisition.

Recommended for : SEBI , Merger norms , Norms for merger of unlisted companies , Listed companies , unlisted companies.

Publish Date : Jan 17, 2017

India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Nagaland Health Project

The ambitious project will also invest in improving health services in 177 facilities, including water and sanitation and off-grid electricity backup. It will give a boost state-wide health system, including information, procurement and supply chain management and human resource management systems.

Recommended for : Nagaland , World Bank , Nagaland Health Project

Publish Date : Jan 17, 2017
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