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ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco Village Bags UN Award

ISKCON’s Govardhan eco village near by Wada taluka in Thane district has been conferred the United Nations award for taking innovative measures of “sustainable tourism’ in country. The award was presented at the annual United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) A wards for excellence and innovation in Tourism at Madrid …

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21 January 2017 Current Affairs

21 January 2017 Current Affairs Dharamshala declared as second capital of Himachal Pradesh The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh has declared Dharamshala the second capital of the state. Situated in the snow-capped Dhauladhar range. Dharamshala will serve as the state’s winter capital, Singh said that the city fully …

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21 January 2017 Current Affairs Quiz

(1) Name the historical city, which has been declared as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh? A) Dharamshala B) Pataliputra C) Ayodhya D) Ujjain  (2) Name the largest warship, which has been gets on board ATM machine recently? A) INS Vikrant] B) INS Chakra C) INS Vikramaditya D) INS Ranjit …

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Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th US President

Donald Trump has taken over as the 45th President of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. Mr. Trump was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, reciting the  35-word oath with his hand placed upon two Bibles, one …

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KGB To Propagate Financial Literacy Among School Children

Kerala Gramin Bank [KGB] has launched a novel programme called FI @ school at Assisi Vidyanikethan Public School, Kakkanad to propagate financial literacy among school children on January 20,2017. Every branch of the Bank has to tie up with nearest school to organise various programmes to literate school students. Source …

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INS Vikramaditya Gets Onboard ATM Machine

The largest Warship of the Indian Navy, INS Vikramaditya, will be equipped with its own dedicated ATM. It will cater to over two thousand naval personnel deployed on the aircraft carrier. India’s largest public sector bank SBI is providing the Navy the services for the ATM which will be on …

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Bihar Govt Launches “Nasha Mukt Campaign”

Bihar Govt launched Nasha Mukt campaign to make the state addiction free with formation of  over 11 thousand km long chain across the state. Over two crore people had participated in this human chain that covered all Panchayats of the state apart from satellite , drones and low flying aircraft …

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PM Modi Address Combined Commanders Conference In Dehradun

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21st January 2017 addressed top military commanders in Dehradun during which he is understood to have out lined his vision on security challenges before the country. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and National security adviser Ajit Doval were also present at the Combined Commanders Conference (CCC) …

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Dharamshala Declared As Second Capital Of Himachal Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh has declared Dharamshala the second capital of the state. Situated in the snow-capped Dhauladhar range. Dharamshala will serve as the state’s winter capital, Singh said that the city fully deserved the status because of its history and significance. Source by [author_name]

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A.K. Verma Appointed As New CBI Chief

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma was appointed director of CBI on January 20. Verma’s name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by PM Narendra Modi and Comprising  Chief Justice of India J.S. Kehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikharjuna Kharge as members. At present Gujarat-Cadre IPS …

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The “Black Hole Man Of India” Passes Away

Veteran Indian Scientist CV. CV, Vishveshwara  and pioneer in the discovery of black hole in India died of prolonged illness. He was 78. He worked extensively on the theory of black holes and made major contributions to this field of research since its very beginning. Source by [author_name]

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Govt Launches ShaGun-A Web-Portal For Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

The HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Prakash Javadekar launched a dedicated Web portal ‘ShaGun’ for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan at New Delhi Today (20 January 2017). ShaGun aims to capture and showcase innovations and progress in Elementary Education sector of India by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme-Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan …

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Suresh Prabhu Unveils Mission 41 K Energy Plan

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 19 January 2017, Unveiled a Plan to save Rs.41,000 crore over 10 years through an integrated energy management system. According to Indian Railways  Mission 41 K initiative, the national career will electrify 24,000 km of rail tracks over the next 5 years by doubling the …

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Jan Aushadhi: An Initiative Govt Of India

Jan Aushadhi is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in association with Central Pharma Public Sector undertakings, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices in the masses. Jan Aushadhi stores have been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in …

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20 January 2017 Current Affairs

20 January 2017 Current Affairs A.K. Verma Appointed as New CBI Chief Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma was appointed as director of CBI on 19January 2017. Verma’s name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by PM Narendra Modi and Comprising  Chief Justice of India J.S. Kehar and …

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20 January 2017 Current Affairs Quiz

(1) Name the I.P.S officer, who has been elected as New CBI Chief? A) A.K. Verma B) Rakesh Asthana C) Anil Sinha D) J.S. Khehar  (2) Name the Veteran Indian Scientist, who has been working on the discovery of black hole? A) C.N.R. Rao B) CV, Vishveshwara C) G. Madhavan …

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Indian Women Boxers Win 6 Medals In Serbia

Indian Women Boxers packed quite a punch at the 5th AIBA Nations cup in Ruma, Serbia notching up a rich haul of 4 gold, 9 silver and 9 bronze medals at the tournament. It features simultaneous competitions in the senior, youth and Junior Categories and  Indians made an impression in …

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19 January 2017 Current Affairs

19 January 2017 Current Affairs Bengaluru is Most Dynamic City in the World The World Economic Forum (WEF)  has endorsed a ranking of Bengaluru City as the most dynamic city in the World, beating United States Silicon Valley. Hyderabad secured the fifth place in the list, a place above London, …

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19 January 2017 Current Affairs Quiz

(1) Name the city, which has been Most Dynamic City in the World by the ranking of WEF, recently? A) Delhi B) Bengaluru C) Mumbai D) Hyderabad  (2) The year, which has been world witnessed the hottest year on record by UN weather agency? A) 2016 B) 2015 C) 2014 …

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Anandam Scheme Launched in Madhya Pradesh

Shivraj Singh Chouhan CM of Madhya Pradesh launches “Anandam Scheme” to help the poor and the needed person. Under this scheme the people who are economic sound can donate items for the poor people. The state government of MP has fixed the places in each district. People can donate items …

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Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club Hall of Fame

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev on 17 January 2017 was inducted into Legends Club “Hall of Fame” in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Dev was inducted in presence of former captains Sunil Gavaskar, Nari contractor and Ajit Wadekar at the cricket club of India. Madhav Apte, president of the Legends Club and the …

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Bengaluru is Most Dynamic City in the World

The World Economic Forum (WEF)  has endorsed a ranking of Bengaluru City as the most dynamic city in the World, beating United States Silicon Valley. Hyderabad secured the fifth place in the list, a place above London, Pune (13) rose above New York and Paris, Chennai (18) beat San Francisco, …

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2016 was the hottest year ever recorded

The UN weather agency has said that world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015. The globally average temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree celsious higher than the Pre-industrial period, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Metrological Organisation. Source …

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17 January 2017 Current Affairs Quiz

(1) Name the person, who has been appointed as interim CEO of Prasar Bharati recently? A) Sunil Arora B) SC Panda C) Rajeev Singh D) Jawhar Sircar  (2) Name the corporation, which has becomes 1st Elderly Friendly Corporation in Kerala? A) Kochi B) Kollam C) Thrissur D) Kozhikode (3) Name …

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