Current Affair For Year “2017”

The (HIV) and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017:Ensuring Equal Right to HIV/AIDS infected people

Date: April 18, 2017

Parliament has passed a crucial Bill to ensure equal rights to the people infected with HIV and AIDS in getting treatment and prevent discrimination of any kind. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Lok Sabha on 11th April and by the Rajya Sabha on March 21 this ye...

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Neglected tropical disease

Date: April 17, 2017

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries and affect more than one billion people, costing developing economies billions of dollars every year. They mainly affect populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic anim...

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BHIM-Aadhar,Cash back and Referral bonus schemes launched

Date: April 15, 2017

Enroute to the digital payments gaining the proportions of a mass movement, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a series of initiatives on the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Nagpur. He launched the BHIM Aadhaar platform for merchants, Cash back and Referral bonus schemes for BHIM and declared about 75 townships going less-cash. The Prime Minister felicitated the winne...

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Babasaheb Ambedkar: Some Thoughts

Date: April 14, 2017

India is celebrating the 126th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar. It was this day 126 years go; in a tiny village of Mhow, in present day Madhya-Pradesh, Bhim Rao was born in the family of erstwhile untouchables.

Indeed a lot of research, reading and writings have gone into the life and works of Babasaheb Ambedkar. To this day, he is considered as one of the greatest...

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64th National film awarded for 2016

Date: April 08, 2017

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Friday won the Best Actor award for the film 'Rustom' while Malyalam film actress Surabhi Lakshmi won the Best Actress award for her performance in 'Minnaminugu' at the 64th National film awarded for 2016.
Surabhi bagged the Best Actress Award for the portrayal of "pain & ecstasy of a mother in a deplorable social condition" in 'Minnaminugu' , as per th...

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Sheikh Hasina's visit: India-Bangladesh sign 22 agreements

Date: April 08, 2017

India and Bangladesh today signed 22 agreements for cooperation in various fields including judicial cooperation, cooperation in outer space and extension of line of credit by India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh Counterpart Sheikh Hasina witnessed exchange of 4 agreements and MoUs out of 22 signed between the two nations, following delegation level talks in New Delhi....

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Hundred years of Champaran Satyagraha

Date: April 07, 2017

The centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s first Satyagraha in India is being marked this April. It was undertaken in the erstwhile undivided Champaran district in northern Bihar. He went there in April, 1917 on learning about the abuses suffered by the cultivators of the district, forced into growing indigo by British planters/estate owners. ‘The Champaran tenant’, informs Gandhi, &ls...

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'Sci-fi' forest to track effects of increasing CO2 levels

Date: April 06, 2017

Scientists have developed a 'sci-fi' outdoor laboratory in the UK to find out how forests will respond to the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide expected by the middle of the 21st century.

The industrial-scale experiment in a Staffordshire forest encircles trees with 25 metre masts gushing high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The site is surrounded by a three metres anti-climb...

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Govt approves setting up of Rail Development Authority

Date: April 06, 2017

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the formation of an independent rail regulatory authority to determine tariffs ensuring fair play and level playing field for private players keen on investment in the railways.

Considered to be the biggest and first-of-its-kind reform in the rail sector, setting up of Rail Development Authority (RDA) is meant to improve the services offered to passenge...

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Prof. David R. Syiemlieh takes Oath as Chairman, UPSC

Date: April 04, 2017

Prof. David R. Syiemlieh took the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission, under clause (1) of Article 316 of the Constitution of India, today. The oath was administered by Shri Vinay Mittal, the senior most Member of the Commission, at a function at the UPSC office.

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