2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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May 15, 2017

Madhya Pradesh Becomes First State to Shift Financial Year to Jan-Dec Format 

Becoming the first state in India, Madhya Pradesh state government today took a decision to change its financial year format to calendar year i.e.. January-December starting 2018, as against the current practice of April-March cycle.

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Tags: Economics

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Launches Vidya-Veerta Abhiyan 

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will launch Students for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya - Veerta Abhiyan to encourage 1,000 educational institutions to display portraits of war heroes on campus.

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  • The portraits of Param V…

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Tags: Science & Technology

May 6, 2017

ISRO Launches Solar Calculator App 

ISRO has launched a Solar Calculator application that allows for accurate calculation of the benefit of installing solar panels at any location in the country. The App provides monthly/yearly solar potential (in kWh/m2) and minimum/maximum temperature at any location Global warmi…

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Tags: Science & Technology

Apr 30, 2017

NASA Successfully Launches Super Pressure Balloon 

NASA successfully launched Super pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand. A mission designed to run 100 or more days floating at 110,000 feet (33.5 km) about the globe in the southern hemisphere՚s mid-latitude band. While validating the super pressure balloon technology…

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Tags: Science & Technology

ISRO’S Mission Venus 

Post the Mars mission, the Indian Space Research Organization՚s is planning for a mission to Venus. Though various speculations have been made regarding the launch but the officials have said that the launch will not be happening before 2020. That has been planning to spend a spa…

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Tags: Science & Technology

Apr 27, 2017

उच्च पद्रंह समाचार (Top Fifteen News) 

मैक्सिको:- विदेश नीति के मामले में नए अमेरिकी राष्ट्रंपति ट्रंप के आक्रामक रुख का एक और मामला सामने आया है। इस मामले में ट्रंप ने मैक्सिकों को धमकी दी है। इससे पहले उन्होंने मैक्सिको और अमेरिका की सीमा पर दीवार बनाने के प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी दी थी। नए मामले में उन्होंने मैक्सिको के …

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Tags: News Snippets (Hindi)

The First ‘Made in India’ Robot 

The Tata Motors have unveiled the first ‘conceptualized, designed and manufactured articulated industrial robot’ called “BRABO” . BRABO stands for “Bravo Robot” . The robot has been developed indigenously for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in India. It has been develo…

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Tags: Science & Technology

New Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act 

The new Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act (RERA) will come into action from May 1st, 2017. This new law will give new shape to the real estate. It will give transparency and accountability of the entire real estate sector. It will also benefit the buyer in many huge ways…

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Tags: Economics

Apr 20, 2017

G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy in Germany 

The Ministerial Meeting of the G20 on Digital Economy was held in Dusseldorf, Germany. All the Ministers responsible for this had participated in it. The conclusion made in this meeting was on ‘Shaping Digitalization for an Interconnected World’ .

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Tags: International Relations & Organizations

Apr 14, 2017

Astronomers Discover Venus-Like Planet Orbiting a Dim Star Kepler-1649 

Astronomers using NASA՚s Kepler space telescope have discovered a Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star called Kepler-1649. Is one-fifth the diameter of our Sun and is located 219 light-years away from Earth.

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  • The tight orbit causes the flux of su…

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