Current Affair For Year “2017”

Tarang Sanchar: Web Portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliance

Date: May 03, 2017

The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today launched here Tarang Sanchar, a web portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances and said that it will go a long way in clearing the myths and misconceptions of public on mobile towers and emissions from them. He expressed the hope that the portal will empower common man to know at the convenience of a mouse c...

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Visit of Turkish President to India:India, Turkey sign three agreements

Date: May 02, 2017

India and Turkey sign three agreements on diplomacy, cultural exchange and on telecommunication during delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Erdogan

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1st may:International Labour Day and Significant Initiatives to benefit Labour and Industry in India

Date: May 01, 2017

International Labour Day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes, promoted by the international labour movement, anarchists, socialists, and communists. It takes place every year on May 1, which also matches with the Celtic spring festival.

Significance of International Labour Day:

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Health Ministry launches ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV’

Date: April 29, 2017

“As soon as a person is tested and found to be positive, he will be provided with ART irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.” This was stated by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda at the launch of the ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV’, here today. “This will be for all men, women, adolescents...

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Jnanpith Award:Poet Shankha Ghosh

Date: April 28, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday conferred the Jnanpith award on eminent Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the president said that Ghosh, a poet and critique par excellence, a teacher of reputation, a Sahitya Akademi (1977) and Padma Bhushan awardee, was the most deserving recipient of this award.

A professor of Bengali and an authority in h...

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Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 goes to legendary filmmaker K.Viswanath

Date: April 25, 2017

Filmmaker and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath is going to be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016. I and B (Information and Broadcasting) Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today approved the recommendation of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award committee.
The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development o...

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RTS,S/AS01; World's first licensed malaria vaccine

Date: April 25, 2017

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on April 24, 2017, that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will partner with WHO in the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) that will make the RTS,S vaccine available in selected areas of the three countries, beginning in 2018. 

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Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT)

Date: April 20, 2017

For the very first time in Uttar Pradesh, a voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) was introduced by the Election Commission in polling booths in Allahabad district for the  assembly polls.


In this article we shall understand


  • Basics of VVPAT
  • Timeline of VVPAT
  • Benefit
  • concern

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RIPEX 2017

Date: April 19, 2017

ISRO in collaboration with Drishti, is conducting a experiment on the factors responsible for the formation of rip currents along Goa’s coastline, thereby improving public safety. This is the first study of its kind being carried out in India by ISRO which is named as RIPEX 2017. The study is being conducted by a team of scientists at Space Applications Centre (SAC), ISRO Ahmedabad.

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