Current Affair For Year “2017”

Hepatitis: know about it & Governmental efforts for its Control and Management

Date: August 03, 2017

Hepatitis - an inflammatory disease of the liver is caused due to viral infection. In 2015, it led to nearly 1.34 million deaths worldwide (almost equivalent to that caused by tuberculosis); most of the viral hepatitis deaths being due to chronic liver disease/primary liver cancer (mortality due to cirrhosis - 720,000; hepatocellular carcinoma - 470,000). Over time,...

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Plastic Converted In to Petrol

Date: August 02, 2017

Plastic can be converted into petrol, diesel and other hydrocarbons. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad has developed a catalyst that can be used for conversion of waste plastics to fuel oils. CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun in collaboration with GAIL (India) Ltd. has developed a process by which waste polyethylene and polypropylene type plastics c...

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Mission XI Million

Date: August 02, 2017

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha today the preparations for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to be held from 6th to 28th October, 2017 at six venues viz., New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Guwahati and Goa is progressing as per the plans and in terms of core infrastructure, almost 90% of all the requirements are already in p...

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Justice Krishna to head expert group on Data Protection Framework for India

Date: August 02, 2017

Recognising the importance of data protection and keeping personal data of citizens secure and protected, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has, on 31st July 2017, constituted a Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Justice B N Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and comprising of members from Government, Academia and Industry ...

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National Biopharma Mission

Date: August 02, 2017

The National Biopharma Mission has been launched by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology on 30th June 2017 in New Delhi. This is an Industry-Academia mission to accelerate biopharmaceutical development in India that has been approved by the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs in its meeting held on 17th May, 2017. Further, as per the Cabinet approval, this Mis...

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diagnosing NPA: Its reasons,impact and steps taken by government

Date: July 21, 2017

According to recent data from RBI, the gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks are just under Rs 4 lakh crore, and they collectively account for 90 percent of such rotten apples in the country’s banking portfolio.

In terms of net NPAs, their share is even higher – at 92 percent of the total bad loans...

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Paika Rebellion of Odisha:200th anniversary celebrations

Date: July 21, 2017

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Paika Rebellion of Odisha tonJuly 20, 2017 in New Delhi. 

About Paika Revolution:-

 The Paik Rebellion also called the Paika Bidroha was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817. The Paiks rose in rebellion under...

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Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

Date: July 20, 2017

The Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs will formally launch the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) tomorrow in the national capital. PMVVY is a Pension Scheme announced by the Government of India exclusivelyfor the senior citizens aged 60 years and above which is available from 4th May, 2017 to 3rd May, 2018. The Scheme can be purchased offline as well as online t...

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Maharashtra’s new social boycott law: All you should know

Date: July 20, 2017

The Maharashtra Prohibition of Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) act 2016, received assent from the president, this paved the way for its implementation. The law disallows social boycott in the name of caste, community, religion, rituals or customs.
Social boycott under the new law:
If any individual or group tries to prevent another member or gro...

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Aaykar Setu:A new income tax payer e-service module

Date: July 17, 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches a new tax payer service module ‘Aaykar Setu’ that compiles various tax tools, live chat facility, dynamic updates, and important links to various processes within the Income Tax Department in a single module; Says that this e-initiative would not only provide better taxpayer services but would also help in reducing the direct physical interface...

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