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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Peshawar High Court orders separate counting of Sikhs in census

Mar 23, 2017
The high court directed that the implementation of the ruling should be carried out in the second phase of the population census, which would start from 25 April 2017.

Ninth Gorkhas celebrates 200-years of raising in Secunderabad

Mar 23, 2017
The troops of the Gorkha regiments are ethnic Nepali Gurkhas of Nepal and ethnic Indian Gorkhas of India.

World Meteorological Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 23, 2017
On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2017, WMO released its new digitized International Cloud Atlas.

India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Index, Norway tops again

Mar 23, 2017
India has been ranked 131 in the Human Development Index, below two of its SAARC counterparts Sri Lanka and Maldives, which have been categorised in the high human development category.

Nation paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day

Mar 23, 2017
The trio, were hanged Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and were hanged to death on 23 March 1931 at 7.30 pm in the Lahore jail.

Union Cabinet approves MoU with USA on partnership for Cyber Security

Mar 23, 2017
The agreement aims to promote closer co-operation and exchange of information pertaining to the Cyber Security in accordance with the relevant laws, rules and regulations and on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit.

Union Government sanctions more affordable houses for urban poor in Puducherry, Telangana and HP

Mar 22, 2017
Central assistance of Rs 27766 crore was approved for construction of these houses.

NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

Mar 22, 2017
NASA to send its newly developed next-generation atomic clock to space to help in the navigation of space crafts and astronauts.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission

Mar 22, 2017
The proposal to close the 13-year-old UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti comes as the United States is planning major funding cuts to the United Nations. The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti is known by its French acronym MINUSTAH.

Aadhar Card to be made mandatory for ITR and PAN Card Applications

Mar 22, 2017
With this, Aadhaar enrolment number while filing ITR could also be accepted. However, failing to declare Aadhaar may lead to PAN being deemed invalid.

The National Health Policy 2017: Explained

Mar 22, 2017
The Government passed the National Health Policy on 15 March 2017.The Policy seeks to reach everyone in a holistic integrated way to move towards wellness. We have analyzed this policy here.

5th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav being organized in North East Region

Mar 22, 2017
About 5000 artists from North East India and 2000 artists from across the country will showcase India’s cultural heritage through performances, arts and cuisines.

Recycling waste water would ease global water shortages: United Nations

Mar 22, 2017
The report stated that recycling the world's waste water, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment.

Madhabi Puri Buch appointed as Whole Time Member of SEBI

Mar 22, 2017
This appointment marks the first time that a woman and a person from the private sector was chosen for a key post in SEBI.

Upendra Tripathy appointed as Interim Director General of ISA

Mar 22, 2017
The participant countries of the ISA that will be headed by Upendra Tripathy come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

Majuli to be India’s first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site

Mar 22, 2017
In addition, the Chief Minister also launched Forests are Lives campaign to underline the importance of Assam’s rich forest and biodiversity.

President of India presents Gallantry Awards

Mar 22, 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee presented Gallantry awards to Armed Forces Personnel to acknowledge their undaunting courage, exemplary leadership and gallantry beyond the call of duty.

Ravindra Jadeja grabs top spot in ICC Test bowler rankings

Mar 22, 2017
Earlier in March 2017, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja were sharing the top spot in the list. However, Jadeja’s significant bowling dismantled Ashwin’s place in the ICC rankings.

Ankur Khanna appointed as Chief Financial Officer of ICC

Mar 22, 2017
Presently, he is serving Air Asia India as the CFO, the post he has held for the last twelve months.

RS passes HIV, AIDS Bill, 2014 by voice vote

Mar 22, 2017
Indian parliament’s upper house on 21 March passed a crucial bill that not only protects the rights of those afflicted by HIV and AIDS but also ensures that nobody is denied treatment.

World Water Day observed with theme Why Wastewater?

Mar 22, 2017
World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water, the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues, in collaboration with governments and partners.

Ghanshyam Singh appointed as Member-Traction Railway Board

Mar 22, 2017
Prior to being appointed as Member (Traction) Railway Board, Ghanshyam Singh served as the General Manager of Eastern Railway in Kolkata.

World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March

Mar 22, 2017
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. It affects approx 1 in 800 live births.

Ram Vilas Paswan: Strict punishment for misleading advertisements

Mar 21, 2017
Consumer Affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced that the centre would be taking strict action against the entities who put out misleading advertisements.

Resolve Ram Temple dispute outside the court: SC

Mar 21, 2017
This came following the appeal of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who sought an urgent hearing on the matter.

World Poetry Day 2017 celebrated globally

Mar 21, 2017
The day seeks to recognise the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

Forbes World's Billionaires List 2017 released: Bill Gates tops the list

Mar 21, 2017
With a net worth of USD 23.2 billion, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), is the highest-ranked Indian in the list at Number 33.

International Day of Forests 2017 observed globally

Mar 21, 2017
This year theme highlights the importance of wood energy in improving the lives of people, powering sustainable development and mitigating climate change.

Canadian teacher wins global teacher prize

Mar 21, 2017
Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell was named the winner of the Nobel-like prize, Global Teacher Prize 2017 for her outstanding achievements within the local community that lives in one of the world’s most remote regions.

Surya Kiran XI Joint Military Exercise concludes in Pithorgarh

Mar 21, 2017
Besides training, troops also rubbed shoulders in friendly matches, spent spare time in local sightseeing and engaged in other traditional military activities.

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