Current Affair For Year “2017”

Dhola-Sadiya Bridge: India’s longest river bridge

Date: May 26, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam, which is India's longest river bridge.

Here are 10 things to know about the bridge:

1. Spanning 9.15 km, the bridge is built across the Lohit river, which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra. It will connect Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh. The total length of the project, including the approa...

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Anshu Jamsenpa: 1st woman to conquer Mt Everest twice within 5 days

Date: May 22, 2017

India’s Anshu Jamsenpa has become the first woman to conquer Mt Everest twice within five days.

Dawa S Lama, Managing Director, Dream Himalaya Adventures told AIR that Anshu Jamsenpa along with Nepali climber Furi Sherpa scaled the peak at 8:00 am on Sunday.

Earlier, the Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer stood atop of world’s highest mountain on May 16.

Jamsenpa ...

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22 May:International Day for Biological Diversity

Date: May 22, 2017

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.The theme for this year is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism. The theme is in sync with the observance of 2017 as “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” as proclaimed by the United Nations General As...

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Cabinet gives nod to setting up of 10 new indigenous nuclear reactors

Date: May 19, 2017

Seeking to ramp up India's domestic nuclear power production, the Union cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to indigenously build 10 atomic reactors, the largest ever approval granted for such facilities in one go.A proposal to construct 10 indigenous pressurized heavy water reactors with a total capacity of 7000MWe was cleared by the Union cabinet. The existing operational capacity in Indi...

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Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

Date: May 19, 2017

With a view to achieve the objective of making available quality generic medicines at affordable prices to all, ‘Jan Aushadhi Scheme’ was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India in November, 2008 across the country. The Scheme is being implemented through the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), under administrati...

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Green Pathway to Development

Date: May 13, 2017

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated several measures in past three years towards achieving sustainable development through green pathway.

Forests:

Adhering to the objectives of the National Forrest Policy the MoEFFC has set out the road map to increase the forest cover to 33 percent of the geographical area. Green India Mission aims to refo...

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National Technology Day 2017:'Technology enablers of Startup India'

Date: May 11, 2017

Since 1999, May 11 is celebrated as National Technology Day to mark India’s technological advancements. President Pranab Mukherjee will be attending the National Technology Day celebrations in New Delhi this year, along with the Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan.

National Technology Day is celebrated every year on May 11 to mark Indian technological advanc...

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India unanimously elected to head UN-Habitat, the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme

Date: May 09, 2017

India has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations’ Organisation (UNO) that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world, after 10 years. UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.

Further to today’s election, Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shr...

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French Presidential election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

Date: May 08, 2017

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president.Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation in 1958. He said that a new page was being turn...

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Swachh Survekshan 2017 Rankings, Criteria and Methodology

Date: May 05, 2017

Swachh Survekshan 2017 Rankings

Ranking                City                                           State
1                         Indore         &...

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