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Shubhangi Swaroop becomes first woman to be inducted as Pilot in Indian Navy

Swaroop was among four women officers who had passed out of the Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala.  The other three women officers are Aastha Segal, Roopa A and Sakthimaya S. These three women cadets were inducted at the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI), where no female officer has ever worked.

Recommended for : Shubhangi Swaroop , first indian pilot , Indian Navy

Publish Date : Nov 24, 2017

Google Doodle honours first Indian woman physician Rukhmabai on her 153rd birth anniversary

The Doodle, designed by illustrator Shreya Gupta, shows Rukhmabai among her patients, doing the dedicated work of a skilled physician. Rukhmabai was also known for asserting her right to consent in marriage at a time when rights for women were rarely given any kind of importance.

Recommended for : Google Doodle , Rukhmabai , first Indian woman physician

Publish Date : Nov 22, 2017

Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu sign MoU under UDAY Scheme

With the signing of these 4 four MoUs, a total of 27 states and 4 Union Territories have now joined the UDAY Scheme. The agreements were signed on the occasion of the second anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY).

Recommended for : Nagaland , Andaman & Nicobar Islands , Dadra & Nagar Haveli , Daman & Diu , UDAY Scheme

Publish Date : Nov 21, 2017

India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice

India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice on 21 November 2017. Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Recommended for : Dalveer Bhandari , International Court of Justice , Christopher Greenwood , ICJ

Publish Date : Nov 21, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 21 November 2017

India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice. Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-to-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ. However, in a dramatic turn of events Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.

Recommended for : Dalveer Bhandari , International Court of Justice , Union Government , UDAY scheme , World Fisheries Day

Publish Date : Nov 21, 2017

India, Philippines sign four agreements to strengthen bilateral ties

The agreements were signed during PM Modi three-day visit to Manila, the Philippines to attend the 15th India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit. This is the second visit by Indian PM to the Philippines in 36 years after the visit of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1981.

Recommended for : India , Philippines , four agreements , fight terrorism , PM Modi , International Rice Research Institute

Publish Date : Nov 14, 2017

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 announced

This year, the awards saw participation from 2880 applicants, out of which 45 were shortlisted and finally 15 were announced as winners across defined categories. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for enterprises and individuals and Rs 10 lakhs for organizations and institutes along with a certificate and trophy.

Recommended for : National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 , Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Publish Date : Nov 10, 2017

Fossils of oldest mammal ancestor discovered in UK

While going through the samples of earliest Cretaceous rocks, researchers came across two teeth which were later found out to be the remains of early Cretaceous mammals. The teeth are of a highly advanced type that can pierce, cut and crush food.

Recommended for : Fossils of oldest mammal ancestor , rat-like creature , Cretaceous rocks , Durlstotherim Newmani

Publish Date : Nov 9, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 8 November 2017

The Union Government’s decision of demonetising the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 completed one year today. Exactly one year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared the use of all 500 and 1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series as invalid past midnight.

Recommended for : Demonetisation , World Bank , Coal India App , DRDO , Nirbhay

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 November 2017

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on 5 November 2017 released the Paradise Papers, a slew of documents revealing the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies. ICIJ investigated around 13.4 million leaked files that were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Recommended for : Paradise Papers , International Consortium of Investigative , India , Queen Elizabeth , Dilnashin Sanjay Dutt , Chintan Shivir , Sagarmala projects , Square Kilometre Array , India , South Africa , multi-radio telescope project , khichdi , Guinness World Record

Publish Date : Nov 6, 2017

Surat wins Best City Bus Services Award for attracting 87% of private vehicles users

Surat city, with a population of about 45 lakhs, was heavily dependent on three wheelers and private vehicles till 2014 when Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) and city buses were made operational.

Recommended for : Surat , Best City Bus Services Award , Mysuru , Best Urban Transport Practices

Publish Date : Nov 6, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 2 November 2017

The Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) prepared by Child development NGO Plan India has ranked the state of Goa at the top and Bihar at the bottom. The other two states to occupy the top positions include Kerala and Mizoram, which were ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Recommended for : Gender Vulnerability Index , Asia's richest person , Mukesh Ambani , Food Regulatory Portal , World Food India 2017

Publish Date : Nov 2, 2017

India, Italy sign 6 MoUs to boost cooperation in railways, energy sectors

India and Italy have signed six Memorandums of Understanding to boost cooperation in various important sectors including energy and trade and railways. The pacts were signed after detailed high-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Recommended for : India Italy Relations , India Italy MoUs , Counter Terrorism , Paolo Gentiloni , Narendra Modi , Joint Declaration

Publish Date : Nov 1, 2017

Haryana government announces lifetime pensions for 'Hindi Satyagrahis'

The state government of Haryana on 31 October 2017 announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for 'Hindi Satyagrahis' and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency. The lifetime pension would continue to be provided to their widows after their death.

Recommended for : Hindi Satyagrahis , Haryana Government , Lifetime Monthly Pension , Manohar Lal Khattar , Shubrajyotsana programme

Publish Date : Nov 1, 2017

Oldest recorded solar eclipse occurred 3200 years ago

Previously, historians used these two texts to depict the date of the possible eclipse but were not successful. Historians failed to consider that this solar eclipse was instead an annular eclipse, in which the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun.

Recommended for : Oldest recorded solar eclipse , 3200 years ago , Old Testament book of Joshua , Israel , Canaan , eclipse

Publish Date : Oct 31, 2017

Vrindavan, Barsana declared as Sacred Sites, no meat and liquor shops allowed

As per the state government, the main objective behind declaring Vrindavan and Barsana as pilgrimage sites is to honour the sentiments of devotees, who are hurt by the operations of liquor and meat shops. The move will help in restoring the age-old traditions of these places.

Recommended for : Vrindavan , Barsana , Uttar Pradesh , Sacred Sites , teerth sthal

Publish Date : Oct 28, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 October 2017

Indian words like 'Dadagiri', 'Surya Namaskar', 'Achcha' and 'Bapu' were added to the Oxford English Dictionary in the month of September 2017. These words are among 70 Indian words from various regional languages like Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali and Gujarati that were added to the dictionary.

Recommended for : Other Backward Classes , Rajasthan , Dadagiri , Surya Namaskar , Achcha , India , Sri Lanka , Hambantota , Indian Railways , solar plant , Infantry Day

Publish Date : Oct 27, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Best FIFA Men's Player Award

Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi and Brazil’s forward Neymar were runners up for the award. Ronaldo got 43.16 per cent of the total votes, while Lionel Messi and Neymar fetched 19.25 and 6.97 per cent votes respectively.

Recommended for : Cristiano Ronaldo , Lionel Messi , Manchester United , FIFA , The Best FIFA Awards

Publish Date : Oct 24, 2017

IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed as CBI Special Director

The other IPS officers promoted by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet were Gurbachan Singh and Arvind Kumar as Special Directors of  Intelligence Bureau (IB), Deepak Kumar Mishra and Sudeep Lakhtakia as Special DGs in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Recommended for : Rakesh Asthana , CBI Special Director , CBI

Publish Date : Oct 23, 2017

Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World

The Jaipur and Srinagar Airport bagged the first and second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers on 17 October 2017 in Airport Service Quality (ASQ)-Airport Council International (ACI) survey. The awards were presented during the 27th ACI Africa/world annual general assembly, conference and exhibition at Port Louis in Mauritius.

Recommended for : Airport Service Quality , Airport Council International , Jaipur , Srinagar

Publish Date : Oct 20, 2017

Gujarat signs MoUs worth 10,400 Cr with 3 companies under Make in Gujarat

The state government of Gujarat has signed 3 MoUs worth Rs 10,400 Cr with three companies that have the potential of creating 21,300 job opportunities in the state. The MoU’s were signed under the Make in Gujarat initiative in the presence of the state’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani.

Recommended for : Make in Gujarat , MoUs , New Garments and Apparel Policy , United Phosphorous Limited , Grasim Industries Limited , Arvind Limited

Publish Date : Oct 18, 2017

Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded with UN medal

The peacekeepers were presented with the award by UNMISS Force Commander General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi. These Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Indian peacekeepers were deployed with the Indian battalion stationed at Bor in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.

Recommended for : Indian peacekeepers in Sudan , UN medal , UNMISS

Publish Date : Oct 18, 2017

Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia is UK's Youngest Millionaire

He started the firm with an initial investment of 7000 pounds, which he borrowed from his relatives. He hired a call centre service to answer his company switchboard while he was in class and used to call clients back after the school. Within months, investors were buying shares in Ruparelia`s firm "www.doorsteps.co.uk".

Recommended for : Indian-origin , Akshay Ruparelia , UK's Youngest Millionaire

Publish Date : Oct 17, 2017

Gautam Bambawale appointed as India's Ambassador to China

After taking up the position, one of the major tasks of Bambawale will be to stabilise India-China ties that were rocked by a military face off in the Doklam area of Bhutan which lasted for 73 days. Both the sides agreed to end the face-off on 28 August 2017, paving the way for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China for the BRICS summit in September 2017.

Recommended for : Gautam Bambawale , India , Ambassador to China

Publish Date : Oct 13, 2017

US, Israel withdraw from UNESCO, accusing the cultural body of 'anti-Israel bias’

The United States and its ally Israel announced that they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, UNESCO, accusing it of anti-Israel bias. The decision comes as the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation is voting to choose a new director, intense balloting overshadowed by the agency’s funding troubles and divisions over Palestinian membership.

Recommended for : UNESCO , US Withdraws from UNESCO , Israel , Palestine Statehood , Irina Bokova , Donald Trump

Publish Date : Oct 13, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 13 October 2017 – India exits from FIFA U-17, India ranked 100th in Hunger Index, US withdraws from UNESCO

The United States and its ally Israel announced that they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, accusing the body of anti-Israel bias. The United States has walked out of the 195-member organisation once before under ex-president Ronald Reagan.

Recommended for : US , Israe , UNESCO , FIFA U-17 World Cup , 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi , Narendra Modi , Global Hunger Index , GHI

Publish Date : Oct 13, 2017

WHO releases guidelines to address overweight and obesity in children

In 2016, an estimated 41 million children under 5 were affected by overweight or obesity. Without effective treatment, they are likely to remain obese throughout their lives, which can further put them at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and premature death.

Recommended for : WHO , obesity in children , World Health Organization

Publish Date : Oct 11, 2017

International Day of the Girl Child 2017 observed globally

In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to help stimulate worldwide enthusiasm for better girls’ lives, provide an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.

Recommended for : International Day of the Girl Child , EmPOWER girls , UN

Publish Date : Oct 11, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 11 October 2017

Bindeshwar Pathak has contributed immensely in the direction of getting rid of the practice of manual scavenging. Mayor of New York had declared 14 April 2016 as the ‘Dr Bindeshwar Pathak International Day’ keeping in mind this contribution made by Pathak.

Recommended for : Ram Nath Kovind , Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award , Bindeshwar Pathak , India water Week , Nisha Desai Biswal , USIBC

Publish Date : Oct 11, 2017

UP Cabinet approves digitalisation of land maps

The state cabinet of Uttar Pradesh on 9 October 2017 approved digitalisation of land maps in 70 districts of the state. The information was shared by the state’s Power Minister Shrikant Sharma who said that this move was necessary as the land maps were in a very bad condition and needed proper preservation.

Recommended for : Digitalisation of Land Maps , Uttar Pradesh Cabinet , Yogi Adityanath , Chief Minister of UP

Publish Date : Oct 10, 2017
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