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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 conferred

Jan 10, 2017
In 2016, it was decided that the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas conventions will be held after an interval of two years. Therefore, the number of awards to be conferred for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017 has been doubled to 30.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Nobel Prize Exhibition

Jan 10, 2017
The Nobel Prize Series 2017 of India will feature a five week long Science Exhibition which is being set up by the Nobel Foundation with exhibits from the Nobel Museum at Stockholm, Sweden.

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced

Jan 10, 2017
Moonlight won the award for the Best Motion Picture (Drama) while best Actor and best Director Awards were conferred to Casey Affleck for the movie Manchester by the Sea and Damien Chazelle for the movie La La Land, respectively.

World’s largest street light replacement programme dedicated to the nation

Jan 10, 2017
The Street Lighting National Programme is implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) of the Union Ministry of Power.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016

Jan 10, 2017
Ronaldo garnered 34.54% of total votes to grab the title. He beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who scored 26.42% of total votes, and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann (7.53% of total votes) to the prize.

Maharashtra government launches India's largest WiFi service

Jan 10, 2017
Besides, the state government also came up with the amendment in Maharashtra Land Revenue Code; it says no certification required for finalised development plan.

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies

Jan 9, 2017
Rafsanjani served as president in the early 1990s when Tehran was accused of a executing a wave of assassinations in Europe that targeted regime opponents.

Satellites and Missions launched by ISRO in 2016

Jan 9, 2017
Earlier in June 2016, ISRO managed to successfully launch record 20 satellites in a single mission, which broke its previous record of 2008 of placing 10 satellites into the orbit in a single mission.

Raheel Sharif appointed Commander-in-Chief of Islamic Military Alliance

Jan 9, 2017
The Islamic Military Alliance is an intergovernmental military alliance of multiple Muslim Countries. Through IMA, these countries come together for military intervention against ISIL and other counter-terrorist activities.

New Ginger species with medicinal properties discovered in Andamans

Jan 9, 2017
It has tuberous root and its inflorescence buds are urceolate in shape and its morphological features make it different from other species belonging to the genus Zingiber.

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 2017 Qatar Open

Jan 9, 2017
However, Andy Murray remains world number one despite the 6-3 5-7 6-4 defeat by Djokovic.

Astronomers discover powerful cosmic double whammy

Jan 9, 2017
The findings were made by combining the data such as radio, X-ray and optical observations from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.

Union Government amends Income-tax Rules, 1962 to link PAN in all existing bank accounts

Jan 9, 2017
People, who have bank account but have not submitted PAN or Form No 60 yet, will now be required to submit the PAN or Form No 60 to the bank.

Roberto Bautista Agut beats Daniil Medvedev to win 2017 Chennai Open

Jan 9, 2017
It was the second time that the Spaniard was playing a final at the Chennai Open. In 2013, he ended up as a runner-up to Janko Tipsarevic in 2013 at the Nungambakkam stadium.

PM Narendra Modi announced Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Jan 9, 2017
The programme is a part of the government’s efforts to leverage the employment opportunities available in the developed countries.

Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan win Chennai Open Men's Doubles title

Jan 9, 2017
The duo defeated compatriots Purav Raja and Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-4 in the summit clash held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

India, Portugal signed seven agreements including defence cooperation

Jan 9, 2017
The two nations agreed to boost their relations in the field of production and development of weapons.

Sania Mirza wins 2017 Brisbane International Women’s Doubles title

Jan 9, 2017
The top-seeded Indo-American duo scored 6-2 6-3 against the second-seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final of the tournament.

H1-B Visa Programme reform bill introduced in US Congress

Jan 8, 2017
The proposed changes are expected to impact the revenues of the Indian IT companies that are heavily dependent on the American market.

India, Kazakhstan signed protocol to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention

Jan 8, 2017
The amended protocol seeks to strengthen measures against fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

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