Current Affair For Year “2017”

TROPEX-17

Date: January 28, 2017

Navy’s Theatre Level Exercise, TROPEX 17, gets underway

The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) got underway on 24 Jan 17. The month long exercise will have ships and aircraft of both the Western and Eastern Naval Commands, as also assets from the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard exercisin...

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National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

Date: January 28, 2017


Since the early ages, the transfer of skills has been happening through the tradition of apprentices. A young apprentice would work under the tutelage of a master craftsman to learn the craft, while the master craftsman would get an inexpensive form of labour in exchange of training the apprentice and basic amenities. This tradition of skill development through on the job training has sur...

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The chief ministers’ committee on digital payment submits its report

Date: January 27, 2017

The chief ministers’ committee on digital payment on Tuesday submitted its interim report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recommending an array of tax incentives and subsidies. The committee, headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, has suggested that there should be a limit on cash in case of big transactions. It also asked the government to levy a cash transaction tax...

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Rheumatoid arthritis:An autoimmune disorder

Date: January 27, 2017

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system - which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses - mistakenly attacks the joints.

This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis is...

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Padma Awards 2017

Date: January 26, 2017

The Centre has announced the list of Padma awardees which included names of chef Sanjeev Kapoor, singers Kailash Kher and Anuradha Paudwal.The government had begun inviting nominations for the awards in May last year and received around 5,000 entries, from which 500 names were shortlisted in December.

This year, the Padma awards have been conferred to the distinguished personalities for...

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National Action Plan for Children, 2016

Date: January 25, 2017

National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched at a special function held to celebrate the National Girl Child Day in New Delhi today. The function was attended by the Minister of WCD, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Secretary WCD, Ms. Leena Nair, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Smt. Preeti Sudan among others. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women &a...

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Jallikattu: Chronology of cases and decisions

Date: January 24, 2017


Tamil Nadu Assembly has unanimously passed an amendment bill to conduct Jallikattu without any hindrance. The bill replaces the ordinance promulgated two days ago. It amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and defines jallikattu as an event involving bulls conducted with a view to following tradition and culture from January to May and includes similar events like 'manjuvi...

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National Girl Child Day January 24

Date: January 24, 2017

The National Girl Child Day will be celebrated on Jan 24th at a special function organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in New Delhi in the light of exemplary achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016.

With a commendable performance at the Olympics and Paralympics and a historic induction of the first female fighter pilots into the Indian Air Force, it has...

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Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana - 2017

Date: January 24, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its post-facto approval for launching of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017). It is a part of Government’s commitment for financial inclusion and social security.


The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during the current financial year to provide ...

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National Voters’ Day – 25 January

Date: January 23, 2017


National Voters’ Day: Reinforcing commitment to democracy

The 7th National Voters’ Day will be observed on Wednesday, January 25. It was instituted in 2011 in remembrance of the foundation day of the Election Commission of India. It was on January 25, 1950 on the eve of the first Republ...

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