2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Jun 8, 2017
  • 1 Mouma-Manika: First Indian Pair to Reach Quarterfinals in World TT Championships [ Sports ]

    Manika Batra and Mouma Das pair have created history become the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals in the World Table Tennis Championship held in Dusseldorf. Previously the event was held in 2015 at Suzhou and in 2019 world TT championships will be held in Budapest.

    Location of Table Tennis Championships

    Location of Table Tennis Championships

    Location of Table Tennis Championships

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  • 2 New CEO of Prasar Bharati : Shashi Shekar Vempati [ Appointments ]

    Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed as the new CEO of Prasar Bharati by succeeding Rajeev Singh who is appointed as CEO at the place of S C Panga due this retirement. The appointment of Shashi Shekar Vempati was recommended by the three-member committee which was headed by V

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  • 3 India at 137th Spot in Global Peace Index 2017 [ Ranks & Indices ]

    In Global Peace Index 2017 India has secured 137th spot in out of 163 independent states and territories. The ranking is based on the level of peacefulness. With this India has upgraded its standard because in last year index, India was ranked 141st and 143rd in 2015.

    Top 10 Pe

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  • 4 Airtel and Telenor Merger Approved by SEBI [ Policy-Governance ]

    Bharti Airtel has announced mergers with Telenor Communications Private Ltd after getting approval by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for the proposed scheme of merger with Telenor (India).

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  • 5 India’S Fast Growing Economy Growth Goes Down [ Eco. ]

    India has registered 7.1 % growth in the financial year 2016 - 17 which was 8 % in 2015 - 16, as recently released data of Ministry of Statistics. , India has registered GDP growth of 6.1 % in the fourth quarter of 2016 - 17 which was lower compared to China’s 6.9%, so India lost

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  • 6 31st May Being Observes as World No Tobacco Day [ Important Days ]

    Every year 31st may is being observed as World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) across the world. The aim behind observing this day is to highlights the health risks by consumption all forms of tobacco and also to support useful policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

    World No Tobacco Day

    World No Tobacco Day

    World No Tobacco Day

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  • 7 India Mobile Congress 2017 to Be Hosted by India in September [ Policy-Governance ]

    Union Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha has announced that India Mobile Congress 2017 (IMC 2017) the three day event is going to host by India from 27th to 29th September 2017 in New Delhi. And with this India is hosting its own mobile mega show.

    India Mobile Congress

    India Mobile Congress

    India Mobile Congress

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  • Jun 5, 2017
  • 1 RBI to Introduce New 1 Rs. Note Soon [ Policy-Governance ]

    The new one rupee note has been introduced by Reserve Bank of India and printed by the government which will be soon to be circulated. Previously in 1994 one rupee note was stop due to one-rupee coins is less expensive to produce then note.

    • Later Rs. 2 and Rs. 5 notes were also

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  • 2 Highest Aviation Alert Level Issued After Alaskan Volcano Erupts [ Env. ]

    Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) announced an Alaska volcano erupted at 2: 16 p. m. on 28th may which has been active six months ago and it results cloud of ash up to 35, 000 feet high. It is located at Bogoslof Island of Alaska which is part of the Aleutian island chain.

    Highest aviation alert level issued after AVO

    Highest Aviation Alert Level Issued After AVO

    Highest aviation alert level issued after AVO

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  • 3 📹 Highlight on Defense Military & Missiles- Expected Question 2017 Part-5 [ Defense ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • 4 📹 Highlight on Defense Military & Missiles- Expected Question 2017 Part-4 [ Defense ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • 5 Virat Kohli Ranked 3rd in Top 10 of ICC ODI Rankings [ Sports ]

    Virat Kohli become only Indian cricketer to get ranked in top 10 l of the ICC Players Rankings for ODIs because he managed to third spot in the ODI batsman’s chart. The top three batsmen in the list are:

    1. De Villiers of South Africa (874)
    2. David Warner of Australia (871)
    3. Kohli

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  • 6 📹 Highlight on Defense Military & Missiles- Expected Question 2017 Part-3 [ Defense ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • 7 📹 Highlight on Defense Military & Missiles- Expected Question 2017 Part-2 [ Defense ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • Jun 3, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Defense Military & Missiles- Expected Question 2017 Part-1 [ Defense ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • 2 C.a. Bhavani Devi: First Indian to Win a Gold in International Fencing Tournament [ Sports ]

    C. A Bhavani Devi has won a Gold Medal in an international fencing tournament and with this achievement she becomes first Indian to win it. She has bagged gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship which was held in Reykjavik in Iceland by beating

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  • 3 Now Poll Candidates Have to Declare Their as Well as Spouse’S Source of Income [ Policy-Governance ]

    Law minister has declared that candidates will now have to declare their and their spouse’s income sources when they are applying for nominations to contest polls, these steps will get more transparency in the Election.

    • Currently poll contestants have to give details of assets a

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  • 4 World’S Largest Telescope’S Construction Starts in Chile [ Sci-Tech ]

    Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) construction has been started in Chile and it will be the world’s largest optical telescope. ELT will be five times larger than the top observing instruments which are currently used.

    • The telescope will be constructed at the middle of the Atacama

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  • May 31, 2017
  • 1 Nagpur India’S First City to Get Electric Mass Mobility System [ Sci-Tech ]

    India’s first ever multi-modal electric vehicle project was inaugurated by Maharashtra’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Nagpur Airport Complex. The pilot project will have 200 electric vehicles such as taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and auto rickshaws and these all public tran

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  • 2 First Official Store of Apple in South East Asia Opens at Singapore [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    First official store of Apple of Southeast Asia is opened at Singapore in upmarket shopping district and according Apple this store may be the most popular stores in the world. iphone is the primary earning source of Apple and it gives tough fight in saturated market.

    • Apple has

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  • 3 PM Narendra Modi Lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS at Changsari, Assam [ Policy-Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lays the foundation stone in Guwahati to setup All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari of Kamrup District, Assam under the ’Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana’.

    • The institute will be 26 km far from Guwahati and will be c

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  • May 29, 2017
  • 1 World Economic Forum: Mumbai and Kota Among World’S Most Crowded [ Eco. ]

    World Economic Forum citing UN-Habitat data has named two Indian cities-Mumbai and Kota among the world’s most crowded cities. Dhaka has topped the list followed by India’s financial capital Mumbai.

    Mumbai and Kota among World’s most crowded

    Mumbai and Kota Among World’s Most Crowded

    Mumbai and Kota among World’s most crowded

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  • 2 Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme Launched [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha has launched three new initiatives, namely, BSNL’s satellite phone service, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme.

    Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

    Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

    Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

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  • 3 PM to Inaugurate Country’S Longest Bridge in Assam [ Eco. ]

    On the third anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s longest river bridge – the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam. The construction of the bridge began in 2011. The cost of the project is about Rs. 2056 crores.

    PM to Inaugurate Country’s Longest Bridge in Assam

    PM to Inaugurate Country’s Longest Bridge in Assam

    PM to Inaugurate Country’s Longest Bridge in Assam

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  • May 27, 2017
  • 1 Ravichandran Ashwin Wins International Cricketer of the Year Award [ Awards ]

    India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017. The award was presented to Ashwin by former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Ente

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  • 2 James Bond Actor Roger Moore Passes Away [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films such as “Live and Let Die” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”, passed away in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. The star was pictured last year entertaining an audience at the Royal Festival Hall.

    James Bond Actor Roger Moore

    James Bond Actor Roger Moore

    James Bond Actor Roger Moore

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  • 3 Swachh Bharat App Launched [ Sci-Tech ]

    Ministry of culture launched ‘Swachh Bharat App’. The app will help spreading awareness about government’s cleanliness mission among the tourists visiting museum and monuments. The Swachh Bharat App will be monitored by the Ministry of Culture.

    Image of the Swachh Bharat App

    Image of the Swachh Bharat App

    Image of the Swachh Bharat App

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  • 4 Reader with Guidelines for Raising Happy Children Released by WCD Ministry [ Health ]

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a reader titled ’Raising Happy Children and Providing Safe Childhoods to protect children from being involved in delinquent behavior through early detection, counselling and positive engagement

    Image of the happy children

    Image of the Happy Children

    Image of the happy children

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  • 5 World’S Smallest Nation Nauru Ratifies International Solar Alliance Pact [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Nauru, world’s smallest republic and tiny island nation, on 23 May 2017 ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pact initiated by the Indian and French Governments Nauru became the sixth country to ratify ISA pack.

    Image of International solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International solar Alliance

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  • 6 Paytm Launches Payments Bank [ Eco. ]

    Digital payment wallet service Paytm on 23 May 2017 launched its payment bank operations by launching its first physical branch in Noida. The Paytm Payments Bank will be the first bank in the country to offer cashbacks on deposits.

    Image of the Paytm payments Bank

    Image of the Paytm Payments Bank

    Image of the Paytm payments Bank

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