Current Affairs for the year of 2018 - 2017

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  • 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...
  • World's longest and deepest rail tunnel inaugurated in Switzerland
    Miscellaneous World
    Switzerland on 1 June 2016 inaugurated Gotthard Base Tunnel, world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel. The tunnel is also the first flat low-level route through the Alps. It took 17 years and 12.2 billion Swiss francs to construct the tunnel. About Gotthard Base Tunnel • The Gotthard Base Tunnel...
  • 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...
  • Evidence of environmental influence on species richness given by popcorn-like fossils
    Environment and Ecology World
    The research by analysing the fossil record of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains resemble miniaturised popcorn and date back millions of years, provided the first statistical evidence that environmental variations can alter species richness. According...
  • FIFA's acting Secretary General Markus Kattner dismissed
    Sports World
    FIFA acting Secretary General Markus Kattner was dismissed from his position with immediate effect on 23 May 2016. He was removed after FIFA’s internal investigation uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment contract. He was accused of paying himself bonuses...
  • Ruskin Bond's new book My Favourite Nature Stories released
    Miscellaneous India
    The book titled My Favourite Nature Stories authored by famous author Ruskin Bond was released on 19 May 2016. In the book, Bond details various encounters with the natural world. He offers detailed explanation why he has such an overwhelming love for nature. Apart from My Favourite Nature Stories,...
  • Silver in Women's World Boxing Championships won by Sonia Lather
    Sports India
    Indian boxer Sonia Lather on 27 May 2016 won the silver medal at the AIBA Women's World Championships in Astana. Though she reached the finals in the 57kg category, she was defeated by the gold medalist Mesiano Alessia of Italy 2-1. India's last gold at the bi-annual event came in 2010 when MC Mary...
  • Aveek Sarkar quitted as Chief Editor of ABP Group of Publications
    Miscellaneous India
    Aveek Sarkar on 22 June 2016 resigned as the Editor-in-Chief of Ananda Bazaar Patrika (ABP) and The Telegraph. However, he would continue as the chairman of the group. He is succeeded by Arup Sarkar. Moreover, Anirban Bhattacharya was appointed as the Editor of the Ananda Bazaar Patrika and R Rajagopalan...
  • Draft Model Rules 2016 under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 released
    Miscellaneous India
    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on 25 May 2016 released Draft Model Rules 2016 to repeal the existing rules for effective implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. The new rules will repeal the Model Rules, 2007. Rules are based on the philosophy...
  • 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe wrapped up by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg
    Sports World
    Nico Rosberg of Germany on 19 June 2016 won the European Grand Prix Formula 1 championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. To win the title, the Mercedes driver overcame Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany in the final race. In this championship, Rosberg completed second career Grand Slam. Prior to him,...
  • Committee for Evolution of a National Education Policy submits report to Union HRD Ministry
    Miscellaneous India
    The Committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy on 27 May 2016 submitted the report containing its recommendations to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). Key Features of the committee • The Committee examined the large body of outcome documents, recommendations and...
  • Consent given to India for becoming a member of ICDP
    Miscellaneous World
    The Union Cabinet on 15 June 2016 gave its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium. The approval clears the path for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GFZ - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (German Research Centre for geosciences)....
  • Former diplomat Arundhati Ghose left for her heavenly abode
    Miscellaneous India
    Former Indian diplomat Arundhati Ghose passed away on 26 July 2016 in New Delhi. The eminent diplomat headed the Indian delegation at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. About Arundhati Ghose • Born on 25 November 1939, she studied at Cathedral and John Connon School. • She graduated from Lady...
  • Scientists discovered Jupiter-like planet, Kepler-1647b, orbiting two stars
    Science and Technology World
    Scientists have discovered a Jupiter-like planet, Kepler-1647b, orbiting a system of two stars, making it the largest such cosmic body ever found. The planet Kepler-1647b, located in the constellation Cygnus, was discovered by astronomers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre and San Diego State University...
  • Manohar Parrikar inaugurates second submarine assembly workshop in Mazgaon
    Miscellaneous India
    Second submarine assembly workshop of the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) was inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 28 May 2016. After inaugurating the workshop, Parrikar said that the level of indigenisation in submarine construction should be much higher than the present. At present, MDL...
  • 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...
  • MoA inked between NRDC and Andhra Pradesh government to establish smart agribusiness platform networks
    Miscellaneous India
    National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) on 9 June 2016 inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the AP Food Processing Society of Andhra Pradesh Government to establish Smart Agribusiness Platform Networks of Andhra Pradesh (SAPNAP). These networks will strengthen the agribusiness and food...
  • Google wins Java copyright case versus Oracle
    Miscellaneous World
    A jury in San Francisco on 26 May 2016 cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android. Oracle was seeking damages of up to $9 billion US dollars. The jury of eight women and two men took three days to declare its verdict. The jury found that...
  • 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...
  • Afghan-India Friendship Dam inaugurated in Western Afghanistan
    Politics World
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Dr Ashraf Ghani jointly inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam with in Herat province in Western Afghanistan on 4 June 2016. The Dam was earlier known as Salma Dam on the river Chist-e-Sharif in western Herat neighbouring Iran. It will irrigate...
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal receives 2016 Harvard Alumni Award
    Miscellaneous India
    Bharti Enterprises founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal on 26 May 2016 received 2016 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. He was one of the five recipients of the year. the others include Mary Callahan, CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management; Alan F. Horn, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios;...
  • Nutrice Cream developed by CSIR-CFTRI
    Miscellaneous India
    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI) Mysuru on 4 August 2016 developed the Nutrice Cream. Nutrice cream was developed in association with M/s Oleome Biosolutions, Bengaluru and M/s Dairy Classic Ice Creams Pvt. Ltd....
  • A significant initiative taken by Norway towards the protection of forests
    Environment and Ecology World
    Norway in the first week of June 2016 became the first country to prohibit deforestation. On 26 May 2016, the Norwegian Parliament had pledged to make government’s public procurement policy deforestation-free. The step was taken after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the...
  • Sriram Rajamani appointed as MD of India Research Lab by Microsoft
    Miscellaneous India
    Microsoft on 11 August 2016 announced the appointment of Sriram Rajamani as the new Managing Director (MD) of its India Research Lab. The appointment is effective from 1 August 2016. Rajamani replaced Chandu Thekkath, who previously worked as Managing Director of the lab for two years. Who is Sriram...
  • 2016 French Open Women's Singles tennis title won by Garbine Muguruza of Spain
    Sports World
    Garbine Muguruza of Spain on 4 June 2016 won the French Open Women’s Singles tennis title at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. For the 22-year-old Muguruza, this was her first Grand Slam title. With this win, she also became the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam title since Sanchez-Vicario...
  • D K Gayen appointed as General Manager of East Central Railway
    Miscellaneous India
    D K Gayen on 4 August 2016 assumed charge of General Manager of East Central Railway (ECR) with headquarters at Hajipur in Bihar. Gayen succeeds Rajeev Mishra, GM of Eastern Railways, who was holding additional charge of ECR. Gayen is a 1979 batch officer of Indian Railway Service for Mechanical Engineers...
  • Two MoUs signed between India and Namibia on capacity building for civil servants, centre of excellence in ICT
    Miscellaneous World
    India and Namibia on 16 June 2016 signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on capacity building for civil servants of Namibia and to set up of centre of excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The agreements were signed after a dialogue between President Pranab Mukherjee and...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel's resignation accepted by BJP Parliamentary Board
    Politics India
    BJP Parliamentary Board on 3 August 2016 accepted the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. She will meet State Governor OP Kohli to submit her resignation. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP General Secretary Saroj Pandey have been appointed as the observers to oversee the election...
  • Logo and tagline design contest for India Post Payments Bank launched by India Post
    Miscellaneous India
    India Post on 10 June 2016 launched a logo and tagline design contest for the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) on the MyGov website. Union Cabinet gave its approval 1 June 2016 to set up the IPPB under the Department of Posts to further financial inclusion in India. India Post wants...
  • India's first Water Metro inaugurated in Kochi
    Miscellaneous India
    Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, on 23 July 2016 launched Kochi Water Metro project in Kochi, Kerala. It is the first ever Water Metro project in the country. German Development Bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is funding 85 million euro for the project. The German bank has inked...
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