Current Affairs for the year of 2018 - 2017

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  • UNEP releases report titled Actions on Air Quality
    Environment and Ecology World
    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 24 May 2016 released the report titled Actions on Air Quality. The report was released during the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2). As per the report, with the decline of the global air quality, action in some air quality areas points...
  • Setting up of India Post Payments Bank approved by Union Cabinet
    Economy India
    The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 approved setting up of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity. These banks will be established at an expense of 800 crore rupees and rolled out in the entire country in...
  • Five-point charter for tax administrators named RAPID outlined by Narendra Modi
    Miscellaneous India
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 June 2016 suggested a mantra, RAPID, to tax officials while inaugurating Rajasva Gyan Sangam, a two-day Annual Conference of Senior Tax Administrators in New Delhi. The mantra, RAPID means R for Revenue, A for Accountability, P for Probity, I for Information and D...
  • Indian badminton player P V Sindhu clinches silver medal in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics
    Sports India
    Badminton player P V Sindhu on 18 August 2016 won historic silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics. With this, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to clinch a silver medal in Olympics. She also became the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after shooters Rajyavardhan...
  • Right to Public Grievance Redressal Act launched by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
    Politics India
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on 5 June 2016 launched Right to Public Grievance Redressal Act. The act seeks disposal of peoples' complaints or redressal of grievances from Government officials within 60-days. Features of the Law • The law has strict provisions in non-compliance of applications....
  • Himachal Pradesh launched PEHAL programme for Shimla
    Miscellaneous India
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on 22 May 2016 launched the PEHAL programme for the district of Shimla. The objective of the programme is to identify certain thrust areas that have a direct bearing on the lives of the people in the district. Under the PEHAL, 5 focus areas were identified...
  • Loan approved by World Bank to support rooftop solar program
    Miscellaneous World
    The World Bank Board on 13 May 2016 approved a 625 million US dollars loan to support the India’s program to generate electricity from widespread installation of rooftop solar photo-voltaic (PV). The Board also approved a co-financing loan of 120 million US dollars on concessional terms and a 5 million...
  • Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari elected as Chief Justice of Patna High Court
    Miscellaneous India
    Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari was on 29 July 2016 sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court. His oath of office was administered by Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind at Raj Bhawan in Patna. Justice Ansari had worked twice as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court since December 2014 before being...
  • 2 agreements signed between India and Thailand on cooperation in culture and education sectors
    Miscellaneous World
    India and Thailand on 17 June 2016 signed two agreements that are aimed at enhancing cooperation in culture as well as educational sectors. The set of agreements pertains to extension of the Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) for 2016-19 and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Nagaland University...
  • Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016
    Miscellaneous India
    Odisha Governor Dr SC Jamir on 23 May 2016 promulgated Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016. The Ordinance empowers the state government to formulate laws to implement the Odisha Official Language Act 1954. This will facilitate use of Odia language in transaction of official businesses...
  • 42nd G7 Summit concluded in Japan
    Miscellaneous World
    The 42nd G7 Summit was held at Ise-Shima in Japan for 2-days from 26 May to 27 May 2016. During the summit, the member countries discussed a wide range of major global economic and political challenges and approved the G7 Ise-Shima Leaders’ Declaration. The summit assumed significance as it was the...
  • MoU on Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project signed between IWAI and IPGPL
    Economy India
    Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) on 1 June 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project. The MoU has been signed for implementation of the following three additional works, which are independent...
  • WiFi hotspot launched by Minister of Railways
    Miscellaneous India
    Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 5 May 2016 dedicated to the nation a high speed Wi-Fi hotspot at the three Railway Stations. These stations are Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, Kachiguda in Telangana and Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The Wi-Fi facility for the visitors and rail users of these...
  • Well-known TV actress Ann Morgan Guilbert took her last breath
    Miscellaneous World
    Famous Television actress Ann Morgan Guilbert died on 16 June 2016 after battling with cancer. She was 87. About Ann Morgan Guilbert • She began her TV career in the 1960s, appearing on popular programmes such as I Dream of Jeannie, My Three Sons, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Partridge Family, Love,...
  • Minimum Support Prices for Kharif Crops for 2016-17 Season approved by CCEA
    Economy India
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 June 2016 approved for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices will come into effect from effective from 1 October 2016. The higher MSPs would increase investment and...
  • 2016 Canada Grand Prix of Formula 1 won by Lewis Hamilton
    Sports World
    Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on 12 June 2016 won the Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix title. To win the title, he overcame Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in the final race held in Montreal, Canada. For Hamilton, the present win in Montreal was the fifth in his career and the second in...
  • To enhance consumer connect with Urban Power Distribution sector, URJA Mobile app launched by Union Minister Piyush Goyal
    Miscellaneous India
    Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on 16 June 2016 launched the URJA Mobile application. The URJA, which stands for Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan, was launched on the on the side-lines of Conference of Power Ministers at Cansaulim in South Goa. Key features...
  • AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM
    Politics India
    All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 23 May 2016. Governor Dr K Rosaiah administered the oath of office and secrecy for her at the Centenary Auditorium, Madras University. This is Jayalalithaa’s second consecutive...
  • Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin emerged victorious at men's 200m breaststroke at Rio Olympics
    Sports World
    Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin on 10 August 2016 won gold medal in the men's 200-meter breaststroke final. It is Balandin’s first Olympic medal. With Balandin's win comes Kazakhstan's second gold medal of the 2016 Olympics. It is the country's first-ever medal in a swimming event. United States’...
  • Pashudhan Bima Yojana inaugurated in Haryana
    Miscellaneous India
    Haryana Government on 29 July 2016 launched Pashudhan Bima Yojana in Jhajjar. The Yojna was launched by the state’s Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, O P Dhankar. The Yojna was started in accordance to the recommendations made in Swaminathan Report. Dhankar said that the Animal Husbandry and...
  • Gunit Chadha left as CEO of Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific Region
    Miscellaneous World
    Gunit Chadha on 14 June 2016 resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asia Pacific region of Deutsche Bank AG. He will leave the office on 17 July 2016. About Gunit Chadha • Chadha joined Deutsche Bank in 2003 as the CEO for the global lender’s India business. • In 2012, he was elevated to...
  • Unconditional basic income proposal rejected by Switzerland voters
    Miscellaneous World
    Switzerland voters on 5 June 2016 rejected an unconditional basic income (UBI) proposal in referendum. As per the proposal, all Swiss citizens and foreigners who have been residents in Switzerland for at least 5 years are provided with the UBI irrespective of their income status. The referendum result...
  • Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh bagged India Biodiversity Award 2016
    Environment and Ecology India
    Pakke Tiger Reserve on 22 May 2016 received the 'India Biodiversity Award 2016' in one of its four categories in Mumbai. The reserve is in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under Conservation of threatened...
  • National Disaster Management Plan released by Prime Minister
    Miscellaneous India
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 June 2016 released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). The plan aims to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives. It is the first of its kind of national plan prepared in India. It emphasizes on a greater need for Information, Education and Communication...
  • Shashank Manohar elected as ICC Chairman
    Sports India
    Shashank Manohar on 12 May 20Shashank16 was elected unanimously and unopposed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) by the Board. Manohar is the first elected independent Chairman of the Cricket governing body and will serve for two-year term with immediate effect. He resigned from...
  • Chess Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi left for his heavenly abode
    Miscellaneous World
    Viktor Korchnoi, regarded as one the greatest chess players, passed away on 6 June 2016 in Wohlen, Switzerland. He was 85. Korchnoi played in three matches that produced the World Champion, but in each case lost to Anatoly Karpov. It made Korchnoi the strongest player never to have won the title. About...
  • DB Shekatkar Committee constituted on defence spending
    Politics India
    The Union Government on 20 May 2016 constituted a committee of experts on defence spending. The 11-member committee will be headed by Lt Gen DB Shekatkar (retd) and include top military officers and civilian experts. The committee will recommend measures to enhance the combat capabilities of the over...
  • Baciro Dja named Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau
    Politics World
    Guinea Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz on 26 May 2016 issued a presidential decree naming Baciro Dja as Prime Minister of the country. Dja succeeds Carlos Correia, who was sacked earlier in May 2016. His removal threatened to deepen political turmoil in the tiny West African nation. Effects of Presidential...
  • International Day of Yoga 2016 solemnized globally
    Miscellaneous World
    The International Day of Yoga was on 21 June 2016 observed across the world with the theme Connect the Youth. This year’s observance of the Day highlights the important role healthy living plays in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015 by all 193 UN Member States. In...
  • K M Hanumantharayappa appointed as Chairman of Central Silk Board
    Miscellaneous India
    K M Hanumantharayappa on 9 August 2016 assumed charge as the Chairman of Central Silk Board, Union Ministry of Textiles for a period of three years. He is the 25th Chairman of the Central Silk Board. He succeeds N S Bissegowda. About K M Hanumantharayappa • Hanumantharayappa is a sericulturist and...
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