Current Affairs for the year of 2018 - 2017

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  • International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 observed
    Miscellaneous World
    The United Nations (UN) observed the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) on 22 May 2016. The theme for the year 2016 is Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods. This year theme highlights the role of biodiversity in underpinning development. The UN also highlighted...
  • Announcement made by India to double investment in Clean Energy Research in next five years
    Environment and Ecology India
    India on 2 June 2016 announced its plan to double the investment in Clean Energy Research in next five years. At present, India is investing 72 million US dollars in Clean Energy Research and it seeks to double it to 145 million dollars. This announcement was made by the Union Minister for Science &...
  • Satish Mathur nominated as DGP of Maharashtra Police
    Miscellaneous India
    Satish Mathur was appointed as Director General of Maharashtra Police on 20 July 2016 by Maharashtra Government. Mathur, the IPS of 1981-batch, is due to retire in June 2017. Mathur will succeed Praveen Dixit, the IPS of 1977 batch, who is retiring from on 31 July 2016 on superannuation. Dixit was serving...
  • Han Kang The Vegetarian wins Man Booker International
    India
    South Korean Novelist Han Kang has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his Novel “The Vegetarian” which deals with a woman’s rejection of Human Brutality and giving up of eating meat. Han Kang succeeds over Nobel Laureate Orhanpamuk and Best Seller Elena Ferrante and shared the...
  • Satya Pal Jain took over as Law Commission member
    Miscellaneous India
    Additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian Satya Pal Jain was on 10 June 2016 appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India. The appointment will be in addition to his charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India. About Satya Pal Jain • He is a noted...
  • Resolution to rename Madras HC as Tamil Nadu HC unanimously passed
    Miscellaneous India
    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on 1 August 2016 unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Madras High Court as the Tamil Nadu High Court. The resolution on the matter was moved by Chief Minister J Jayalalitha as most of the High Courts established after the formation of new states based on linguistic lines...
  • US engineer Frances Arnold becomes first woman to win Millennium Technology Prize
    Miscellaneous World
    Technology Academy Finland (TAF) on 24 May 2016 declared American innovator Frances Arnold as winner of the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize. The 1 million euro prize is awarded biennially and Arnold is the first female winner in its 12-year history. Biochemical engineer Arnold received the 2016 Millennium...
  • Vidyanjali Mobile App launched by Union Government
    Miscellaneous India
    The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on 16 June 2016 launched the Vidyanjali Mobile App that can be used by anyone to register for volunteer work at government schools. Vidyanjali initiative is in line with the Union HRD Ministry's ongoing efforts under Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat. Highlights...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee conferred with Ivory Coast's highest civilian Award
    Miscellaneous World
    President Pranab Mukherjee on 14 June 2016 was accorded with Grand Cross National Order of the Republic of Cote D'Ivoirie in a simple ceremony at the President's Palace in Abidjan. It is the highest civilian award of Ivory Coast. He received many honorary degrees but, it is the first such honour accorded...
  • India, US hold first maritime security dialogue
    India
    In order to promote the partnership in the Maritime Field, India and US made the successful first round of discussion under the Maritime Security Dialogue. First round of Discussion: Discover the scope of maritime cooperation under the framework of this maritime dialogue at the bilateral and multilateral...
  • Budha Rashmi Mani named as Director General of National Museum
    Miscellaneous India
    Noted archaeologist Budha Rashmi Mani was on 25 July 2016 appointed as Director General of National Museum for three years or till attaining the age of 70 years. His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet. He had retired as Additional Director General of the Archaeological Survey...
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples celebrated with theme Right to Education
    Miscellaneous World
    International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples was observed on 9 August 2016 with theme Indigenous Peoples' Right to Education. The day was founded by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 23 December 1994 with adoption of resolution 49/214 proclaiming that the International Day of the...
  • IOA chief N Ramachandran honoured with the prestigious Olympic Order
    Sports India
    N Ramachandran, the president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was awarded the prestigious Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 1 June 2016. He was honoured for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement. Earlier to him, former IOA president, the late BS Adityan was...
  • Srinivasan Swamy awarded Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by AAAI
    Miscellaneous India
    Srinivasan K Swamy, popularly known as Sundar, was conferred with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) on 29 July 2016. The award was bestowed on him in Mumbai. Srinivasan K Swamy • He is a veteran of almost four decades in the advertising industry....
  • World Milk Day observed around the globe
    Miscellaneous World
    World Milk Day was observed across the world on 1 June 2016. It is observed to increase awareness on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. It also seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance. The...
  • Sunil Mittal appointed as Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce
    Miscellaneous World
    The founder chairman of Bharti Enterprises Sunil Mittal was on 15 June 2016 elected as the chairman of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The voting for the election of chairman was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With this, he became the 51st chairman of the ICC and the third Indian...
  • Navin Agarwal assigned the post of DG of National Anti-Doping Agency
    Miscellaneous India
    Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was on 3 June 2016 appointed as Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved his appointment as Chief of NADA. He is appointed...
  • Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah is no more
    Miscellaneous India
    Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah died on 21 June 2016 at his house at Ragannagudem, Telangana following a brief illness. He was 61. He is survived by three daughters. His songs both regaled and incensed supporters of statehood movement. About Guda Anjaiah • Anjanna was famous for his...
  • Agreement signed between India and WHO
    Miscellaneous India
    The Union Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organization (WHO) on 13 May 2016 signed the Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine. The agreement was signed by Ajit M Sharan, Secretary of Union Ministry of AYUSH and, Dr Marie Kieny,...
  • Lok Sabha passes the Anti Hijacking Bill
    Politics India
    The Lok Sabha on 9 May 2016 passed the Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014. The Bill seeks to repeal The Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982. It gives effect to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, 1970 and it’s Protocol Supplementary, signed on 10 September 2010. The Bill provides for the...
  • Money Laundering Court declared Vijay Mallya as Proclaimed Offender
    Miscellaneous India
    Businessman Vijay Mallya was on 14 June 2016 declared as a Proclaimed Offender by a special court for the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Mumbai in a loan diversion case. The court issued proclamation under Section 82 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against Vijay Mallya. The move came...
  • Virginia Raggi elected as first female mayor of Rome
    Politics World
    Virginia Raggi, a leading member of the populist anti-corruption Five Star Movement (M5S), on 20 June 2016 was elected as Rome’s first female mayor. She is also the first candidate from that party, M5S to be elected to Rome's mayoralty. Raggi, who will turn 38 in July 2016, is also the youngest mayor...
  • 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy won by Artemi Panarin
    Sports World
    Russian hockey winger Artemi Panarin, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, on 22 June 2016 won the 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy. The announcement was made by the US National Hockey League (NHL). In the selection process, Panarin received votes on all 150 ballots and was the top choice on 88 for 1258...
  • Green Economy Visionary Award awarded to Indian banker Raghavan Seetharaman
    Miscellaneous India
    Raghavan Seetharaman, Qatar-based Indian banker, on 30 May 2016 was awarded the Green Economy Visionary award. Seetharaman was honoured for his contribution in environment-friendly activities and for promoting green economy for nearly two decades. The banker was presented with the award at the 2016...
  • Manohar Aich, India's first Mr Universe breathed his last
    Miscellaneous India
    Legendary Indian body builder and India’s first Mr Universe, Manohar Aich died at his north Kolkata residence following age related health issues on 5 June 2016. He was 104. About Manohar Aich • He was born in Comilla district, now in Bangladesh. • He was famously called Pocket Hercules as he...
  • HATS-18b discovered by scientists
    Science and Technology World
    International team of astronomers found an alien world named HATS-18b. It is a giant hot Jupiter exoplanet tidally spinning up its parent star. The team led by Kaloyan Penev of Princeton University carried out the observation campaign between April 2011 and July 2013. The new findings were published...
  • Michel Barnier elected as Chief Brexit Negotiator by European Commission
    Miscellaneous World
    The European Union’s executive on 27 July 2016 appointed Michel Barnier, former French Financial Services Commissioner, as its Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc. Barnier was appointed under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. He will be a prominent figure in the...
  • Passenger centric amendments to CARs proposed by Union Ministry of Civil Aviation
    Miscellaneous India
    Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju along with MOS Dr Mahesh Sharma on 11 June 2016 presided over a presentation made by DGCA with regard to Passenger Centric Initiatives. The Ministry is committed to ensure that flying for most Indians becomes a pleasant experience along with the growth...
  • Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli abandons ahead of a no-confidence vote
    Politics World
    Nepal's Prime Minister, Khadga Prasad Oli, on 24 July 2016 resigned from his office. He resigned ahead of a no-confidence vote. Oli’s resignation, who was heading Nepal’s eighth government in past 10 years, threw the nation into a fresh political turmoil. Oli, 64, who became prime minister of Nepal...
  • India's first integrated web portal to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings launched
    Miscellaneous India
    Union Power Ministry and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched India’s first integrated web portal on 27 May 2016. The portal (www.nzeb.in) was designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India. Special Features of the Portal • The portal...
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