2017: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The 2017 Union Budget, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. It was broadly focused on 10 themes - farming sector, rural population, youth, poor and underprivileged health care, infrastructure, financial sector for stronger institutions, speedy accountability, public servic

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  • 2 Dushyant Chautala Appointed as New TTFI President [ Appointments ]

    Dushyant Chautala was appointed the President of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) . He is youngest president of apex body. His term, which is for four years, extends until 2021. Along with Chautala, M. P. Singh was appointed as Secretary General, and Arun Kumar Banerjee to

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  • 3 India Gets Its Own Multi-Sports Museum in Kolkata [ Sports ]

    India’s Fanatic Sports Museum (FSM) opened to public in Kolkata. It is presented jointly by sports historians Boria Majumdar and industrialist Harsh Neotia. India has two other cricket museums, one in Pune and other in Chennai.

    Boria Majumdar's sports museum in Kolkata

    Boria Majumdar’s Sports Museum in Kolkata

    Boria Majumdar’s sports museum in Kolkata

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  • 4 उच्च पद्रंह समाचार भाग-2 (Top Fifteen News Part 2 - In Hindi) [ None ]

    सिलिकॉन चिप: -सेल्फ (स्वयं) ड्राइविंग (चालन योग्यता/महान शक्ति रखते हुए) कारों पर लगातार नए प्रयोग चल रहे हैं एप के जरिये टैक्सी (किराए की मोटर) सेवा चलाने वाली कंपनी (जनसमूह) उबर ने पिट्‌सबर्ग, अमेरिका में ट्रायल के बाद 14 दिसंबर को फ्रांसिस्को की सड़को पर कई ऑटोनॉमस वाहन उतार द

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  • 5 अमेरिका में नये राष्ट्रपति का शपथ ग्रहण समारोह का भव्य आयोजन एवं उनके प्रमुख वादे [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: -अमेरिका में 20 जनवरी 2017 को 58वीं बार राष्ट्रपति पद की शपथ दिलाई गई और 45 वें नये राष्ट्रपति के रूप में डोनाल्ड ट्रंप शपथ लेंगे। जश्न पूरे देश में होंगे। राजधानी वाशिंगटन में ही करीब नौ लाख लोग जमा हो रहे हैं। पूरी चुनाव प्रक्रिया में ट्रंप के विरोध को देखते हुए यह

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  • 6 दस पद्रंह समाचार भाग-1 (Ten Fifteen News Part 1 in Hindi) [ None ]

    चीन: -चीन ने एक और चालाकी भरी चाल चली है। उसने ग्वादर बंदरगाह और चीन-पाक इकोनॉमिक कॉरिडोर (अर्थशास्त्रीय गलियारा) (सीपीईसी) के तहत आने वाले व्यापारिक मार्गो की सुरक्षा के लिए पाकिस्तान की नौसेना को दो पोत दिए हैं। एक पाकिस्तान अखबार के मुताबिक ये पोत उसे समुद्री मार्गों की सुरक्

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  • 7 रूस (Russia - Article in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - सोवियत संघ के विघटन के लगभग ढाई दशक बाद उसका उत्तराधिकारी रूस अपने राष्ट्रपति व्लादीमीर पुतिन के नेतृत्व में विश्व राजनीति में अपना कद बढ़ा रहा है। ’रूस पहेली’ कूटनीतिज्ञों के लिए पहले के समान अबूझ बनी हुई है। वर्तमान बहुध्रुवीय विश्व व्यवस्था में रूस एक बार फिर अग्

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  • 8 ज्ञान-विज्ञान (Science Article in Hindi) [ Sci-Tech ]

    पृथ्वी: - दुनियाभर के वैज्ञानिक पृथ्वी के निर्माण की प्रारंभिक प्रक्रिया के समय उसके स्वरूप और स्थितियों से पर्दा हटाने के लिए सदियों से शोध कार्यों में जुटे थे। कुछ दशक पहले यह पता चला कि पृथ्वी के आंतरिक हिस्से में लौह व निकिल बहुतायत मात्रा में है, पर इसका अल्प हिस्सा यानी ला

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  • 9 Wesley So Wins 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament [ Sports ]

    Wesley So won the 79th edition of prestigious Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. In 13th and final round 23-year-old chess player from United States beat Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi with black pieces. He finished with a total of nine points.

    Grandmaster Wesley So tops Tata Steel chess fest

    Grandmaster Wesley So Tops Tata Steel Chess Fest

    Grandmaster Wesley So tops Tata Steel chess fest

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 India’S Largest Startup Incubator to Be Built at Hubballi [ Eco. ]

    Indian-American entrepreneur, philanthropist and venture capitalist Gururaj Deshpande is setting up India’s biggest startup incubator in Hubballi. It is about 400km from Bengaluru. The 82, 000-sqft facility is expected to open in September.

    Image of Gururaj Deshpande

    Image of Gururaj Deshpande

    Image of Gururaj Deshpande

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  • 2 Three-Day Long Brahmaputra Literary Festival Begins in Guwahati [ Policy-Governance ]

    The three-day long Brahmaputra Literary festival (BFL) held in Guwahati. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated first Brahmaputra Literary Festival. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar was present at inaugration.

    UN minister HRD Prakash Javadekar Lighting Lamp

    UN Minister HRD Prakash Javadekar Lighting Lamp

    UN minister HRD Prakash Javadekar Lighting Lamp

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  • 3 Amulya Kumar Patnaik Appointed Delhi Police Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    Government appointed Amulya Patnaik as next Commissioner of Delhi Police. A native of Odisha, Patnaik is an IPS office of AGMUT cadre. He was holding charge as special commissioner (administration) in Delhi Police when announced to succeed Alok Verma as Commissioner.

    Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik

    Newly Appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik

    Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik

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  • 4 IndiaPost Receive License to Start Payment Bank Operations [ Policy-Governance ]

    India Post has become third entity to receive a final license last week from Central Bank to start its payment bank operations. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched India Post Payments Bank branches. Communications Minister Manoj Sinha remotely launched Raipur and Ranchi India

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  • 5 PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma Won Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Titles [ Sports ]

    India bagged three titles at tournament. Shuttler PV Sindhu awarded to her first title of 2017 at Syed Modi International Grand Prix badminton championships. Sameer Verma emerged victorious in men’s section of tournament. The mixed doubles pair of N. Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry

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  • 6 SC Appoints Committee of Administrators Headed by Vinod Rai to Run BCCI [ Appointments ]

    Supreme Court of India appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai as head of four-member Committee of Administrators to run Board of Control for Cricket in India. Bench of Justice also announced other members of committee.

    BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India

    BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India

    BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India

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  • 7 Anti-Leprosy Day Observed on 30 January 2017 [ Important Days ]

    A nationwide Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign will be launched on January 30. It is also marked as Anti-Leprosy Day. It is Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi. 32, 000 hidden cases confirmed of leprosy across 163 districts in 20 states during door-to-door surveys held last year.

    Image of About Leprosy

    Image of About Leprosy

    Image of About Leprosy

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  • 8 Ashok Amritraj Appointed as UN in India Goodwill Ambassador for the SDGs [ Appointments ]

    Award winning Hollywood film producer and Wimbledon tennis player, Ashok Amritraj has been appointed United Nations in India Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mr. Amritraj is first Ambassador for UN in India.

    Ashok Amritraj appointed UN as Goodwill Ambassador for SDGs

    Ashok Amritraj Appointed UN as Goodwill Ambassador for SDGs

    Ashok Amritraj appointed UN as Goodwill Ambassador for SDGs

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  • 9 National Immunization Day [ Important Days ]

    First National Immunization Day observed on 29th January in India. Pranab Mukherjee launched pulse polio programme for 2017. Programme by administering polio drops to children aged below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    Pranab Mukherjee propelled Pulse Polio Program

    Pranab Mukherjee Propelled Pulse Polio Program

    Pranab Mukherjee propelled Pulse Polio Program

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 ISRO Successfully Tests Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III [ Sci-Tech ]

    ISRO has successfully ground tested Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for rocket GSLV-Mark-III. The performance of the Cryogenic Upper Stage during the test was as predicted. It was tested for 50 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

    ISRO Successfully Tests Its GSLV Mk III

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  • 2 Kerala CM Inaugurates E-Health Kerala Scheme [ Yojana ]

    The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan launched the IT Project, e-Health Kerala. It is named Jeevan Rekha, at Peroorkada Model Government Hospital. Project has been developed by the Health Department in association with the state IT Mission.

    CM Inaugurates e-Health Kerala scheme

    CM Inaugurates E-Health Kerala Scheme

    CM Inaugurates e-Health Kerala scheme

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  • 3 Scientists Creates World’S First Stable Semi-Synthetic Organism [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), US have created world’s first stable semi-synthetic organism. It is a single-celled bacterium with an expanded genetic code. The semi-synthetic organism is the modified E. coli bacteria created by introducing DNA molecules.

    Single-celled organism can hold on to the synthetic

    Single-celled Organism Can Hold on to the Synthetic

    Single-celled organism can hold on to the synthetic

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  • 4 Sports Ministry Constitutes Committee to Identify Athletes Under TOP Scheme [ Sports ]

    The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted TOP committee. Committee’s objective is to identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. Games are under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

    Sports Ministry reconstitutes committee to identify athletes

    Sports Ministry Reconstitutes Committee to Identify Athletes

    Sports Ministry reconstitutes committee to identify athletes

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  • 5 President Appoints Banwarilal Purohit as Governor [ Appointments ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee accepted resignation of V Shanmuganathan as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Banwarilal Purohit, the Governor of Assam to execute the functions. Banwarilal Purohit appointed as Governor of Meghalaya and A

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  • 6 AAI Launches New System to Manage Air Traffic [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) launched its ”central - air traffic flow management (C-ATFM) ” to cut flight delays. It is expected to enhance fuel savings to tune of Rs. 1680 crore per year. System will cover entire Indian airspace and major airports across the country.

    AAI launches system for air traffic control

    AAI Launches System for Air Traffic Control

    AAI launches system for air traffic control

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  • 7 Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre Launched in Bengaluru [ Sci-Tech ]

    Boeing has announced launch of Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center (BIETC) in Bangalore. It will undertake “high quality technology-driven work” and engage in the development of software tools for airlines and airports.

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

    Boeing Launches Engineering & Technology Center in Bangalore

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  • 8 India Ranks 79 in Corruption Perception Index [ Ranks & Indices ]

    Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. India has been ranked way lower in corruption than all its neighboring countries, except Bhutan. 176 countries and territories are included in index, eight more than in 2015.

    Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

    Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

    Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

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  • 9 India, France Sign Pact on Maritime Information Sharing in Indian Ocean Region [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and France have signed White Shipping agreement to enable information sharing on maritime traffic and maritime domain awareness in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The agreement was signed in New Delhi after both countries held their second dialogue on maritime cooperation for IO

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Japan Launches First-Ever Military Communications Satellite Kirameki-2 [ Sci-Tech ]

    Japanese defence ministry’s first communications satellite was successfully placed in orbit. it is as part of the country’s efforts to upgrade the Self-Defence Forces’ (SDF). Upgrade to communications network to better deal with security challenges.

    Japan ministry’s first communications satellite Kirameki-2

    Japan Ministry’s First Communications Satellite Kirameki-2

    Japan ministry’s first communications satellite Kirameki-2

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  • 2 Burj Khalifa Lights Up in ‘Tricolour’ to Mark 68th Indian Republic Day [ Important Days ]

    World’s tallest building was lit up in tri-colours - saffron, white and green - to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day. It showcase strong cultural and trade bond between India and UAE. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was Chief Guest at Republic Day parade i

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  • 3 Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Cricketer to Score 1000 Runs as ODI Captain [ Sports ]

    Indian batting star Virat Kohli became fastest to complete 1, 000 runs as ODI skipper in third ODI against England in Kolkata. Kohli achieved milestone in 17 innings, beating AB de Villiers’s record. Villier, South African skipper had scored 1000 runs in 18 innings in 2013.

    Kohli becomes fastest cricketer score 1000 runs as ODI captain

    Kohli Becomes Fastest Cricketer Score 1000 Runs as ODI Captain

    Kohli becomes fastest cricketer to score 1000 runs as ODI captain

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