Daily Current Affairs 22nd July,2017

1) Vijay Goel, Nitin Gadkari flag off 10th ‘Slum Yuva Daud’ •Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today flagged off the 10th Slum Yuva Daud at Khichripur in New Delhi. •The Slum Yuva Daud is a part of the Adopt a Slum campaign of the Sports Ministry and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. Thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Khichripur and ended at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium, Trilokpuri. 2) Arun Jaitley launches Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana pension scheme with 8% fixed rate •Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formally launched Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 21st July,2017

1) India’s first Eco-bridges for the movement of tigers in Telangana •In a first of its kind, Telangana State will have eco-friendly bridges over a canal cutting across the tiger corridor linking the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra with the forests in Telangana’s Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. •The ‘eco-bridges’ will be constructed at key spots along the 72 km-long, and at some places over a kilometre wide, right flank canal of the Pranahita barrage in the Bejjur and Dahegaon mandals. 2) FM Arun Jaitley releases National Trade Facilitation Action Plan •Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan. The WTO-Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) was… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 20th July,2017

1) Ram Nath Kovind elected 14th President of India •The NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been declared by the Secretary General of Lok Sabha Anoop Mishra as elected President of India. Mr. Kovind got 7,02,044 votes while his opponent, the joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, got 3,67,314 out of a total of 10,69,358. •Succeeding Pranab Mukherjee, Kovind will be sworn in as the 14th president of India on July 25. Kovind will be the seventh youngest person to be anointed to the coveted post. He is also the second Dalit after KR Narayanan to adorn the coveted post. He is the first President from Uttar Pradesh. 2) L K Advani receives… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 19th July,2017

1) TR Zeliang appointed as Chief Minister of Nagaland by Governor •TR Zeliang has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Nagaland by Governor PB Acharya. This will be the second term for Zeliang, his earlier term was from 2014 to 2017. •Zeliang’s appointment came after Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and nine ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators failed to appear for the floor test. Zeliang was asked to prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before 22 July 2017. Zeliang claims the support of 43 MLAs including seven independents. 2) US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System •The U.S. Navy recently tested the world’s first-ever… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 18th July,2017

1) Smriti Irani gets I&B ministry, Narendra Singh Tomar Urban Development •Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the Information and Broadcasting portfolio to Smriti Irani. The Urban Development Ministry, which was also being handled by Naidu, has been given to Narendra Singh Tomar. •This announcement came after BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who is the government’s nominee for the position of Vice-President, resigned from his ministerial responsibilities. 2) Kolkata to host global business meet in November •The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in association with the West Bengal government, will host Horasis Asia Meeting, a global business meet, in the city in November. •The two-day business meet, starting November 26, will focus on… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 17th July,2017

1) Former Sikkim CM Nar Bahadur Bhandari passes away •Nar Bahadur Bhandari, one of the longest-serving chief ministers of Sikkim has died recently. Mr. Bhandari, a three-term former Chief Minister was 77 years old. •He became the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the first time in 1979 on a Janata Parishad ticket and then again in 1984 and 1989 on a Sikkim Sangram Parishad ticket. The founder of the SSP, Mr. Bhandari remained its President till his death. 2) Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli to be the new Chief Justice of Nepal •Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli will be the new Chief Justice of Nepal. The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) unanimously endorsed Justice… Read More

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Daily Current Affair 16th July,2017

1) IIFA Awards 2017: List Of Winners •The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards was held in New York. Sonam Kapoor’s film Neerja won the best film award. Actor Shahid Kapoor earned the Best Actor award for his role in Udta Punjab, while Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor (Female) award for the same film. Here’s the complete list of the IIFA 2017 winners: •Best Film- Neerja •Best Director- AnirudhRoy Chaudhary for Pink •Best Actor (Male)- Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab •Best Actor (Female)- Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab •Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female)- Shabana Azmi for Neerja •Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male)- Anupam Kher for… Read More

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Daily Current Affair 15th July,2017

1) India ranks 116 out of 157 nations on SDG index •India is ranked 116 out of 157 nations on a global index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDG Index and Dashboards Report produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. •India is ranked 116th on the index with a score of 58.1, behind countries such as Nepal, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and China. Pakistan is ranked 122. Sweden leads the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The United States ranks 42nd on the Index, while Russia and China rank 62nd and 71st respectively. 2) World Youth Skills… Read More

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Current Affair 14th July,2017

1) Railways Ministry launches RailCloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal and CTSE Scheme •Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched the following Initiatives:- 1. Rail Cloud Project. 2. NIVARAN-Grievance Portal (First IT Application on Rail Cloud). 3. Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme. •About the Schemes in Brief- 1. RailCloud •RailCloud is another step towards Digitization of Railways. Rail Cloud works on popular Cloud Computing system. It aims to improve customer satisfaction, improve revenue and effective, efficient and safe operations. 2. NIVARAN •‘NIVARAN-Grievance Portal’ is the first IT application to be launched on the RailCloud. It is the platform for resolution of service related grievances of serving and former railway employees.… Read More

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Current Affairs 13th July,2017

1) Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma launches LIFE program at Songsak •Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has recently launched an ambitious flagship program titled “Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship” (LIFE) at Songsak. •LIFE will focus on capacity building, Under the program, every 10 SHGs (Self-Help Groups) will be motivated to act like a bank and help each other. LIFE aims to bring all the poor and vulnerable women into the SHGs movement. 2) Gujarat to get India’s first high-speed rail training centre •The country is set to get its first high-speed rail training center at Gandhinagar. The center will provide for advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. •While India’s first bullet… Read More

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Current Affairs July 03, 2017

1) PM releases photo book titled “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” •The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a photo book titled “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman”,at an event in Rashtrapati Bhawan. He presented the first copy of the book to the President. •The book is a comprehensive photographic record of India’s 13th president. It covers Mukherjee’s presidency and documents his various roles, the statement said. Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar and Vijay Goel besides BJP veteran L K Advani were also present on the occasion. 2) Rajeev Pratap Rudy & Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid foundation stone of country’s biggest Global Skill Park •Union Minister of State for Skill… Read More

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Current Affairs July 02, 2017

1) I-T dept notifies form for linking Aadhaar-PAN manual •The Income Tax Department has introduced a one-page form for taxpayers to manually apply for linking their Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN), apart from the available online and SMS facilities. •An individual will have to mention both PAN and Aadhaar numbers and have to undertake a declaration stating they have not been allotted any other PAN than the one mentioned on the form. An official said, the form is just another procedure, via the paper medium. He said, the SMS and online modes are also available. •The I-T department has made it clear that taxpayers without Aadhaar number or its enrolment… Read More

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Current Affairs July 01, 2017

1) EC launches special drive to enroll left out voters •Election Commission (EC) has launched the nationwide month-long special drive from 01st July 2017 for maximisation of registration of eligible electors with the focus on left out eligible young citizens in the age group of 18-19. During the drive, the EC will remove names of registered dead electors, if any, from electoral rolls. •During the month of June, the election officials have completed preparatory work like identification of critical gaps in existing electoral rolls, strengthening of infrastructure and sensitization of ground level electoral machine. The EC has also sent the communication to all recognised political parties seeking their cooperation for the… Read More

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Current Affairs June 30, 2017

1) India becomes 1st country to give to UN Tax Fund with $100000 contribution •India has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution. The UN Tax Trust Fund aims to support the work of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters. •The UN Tax Committee, a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), has provided guidance on current issues such as double taxation treaties, transfer pricing (profit shifting) taxation of the extractive industries and taxation of services. 2) Govt. unveils new hydrocarbon policy •Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan… Read More

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Current Affairs June 29, 2017

1) India’s communication satellite GSAT-17 successfully launched •India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 has been successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana. GSAT-17 with a lift-off mass of about 3,477 kg carries payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication services. •The Satellite also carries equipment for meteorological data relay and satellite-based search and rescue services being provided by earlier INSAT satellites. This was third satellite launch by ISRO this month, the other two being first developmental flight of GSLV MkIII and PSLV C-38 missions launched from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. 2) 6th Joint Trade Committee Meeting between India and Myanmar held in New Delhi •The… Read More

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