Current Affairs - 2017

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Government launches scheme for protection of Majuli Island in Assam

The Union Government has launched new scheme for protection of Majuli Island in Assam from flood and erosion. The scheme was sanctioned by Government in March, 2017 and funding for it will be from Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). The scheme has been framed by Brahmaputra Board based on recommendations of the Read More…

China launches world’s largest human genome research project

China has launched world’s largest human genome research project to document the genetic makeup of one lakh people to help generate the precision medicines for the future. The project aims to provide references for China’s medical research, clinical diagnoses and treatments. It will detect genetic links between health and sickness and involve one person from Read More…

GAIL awards major contracts for Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga

State-run Gas (India) Limited (GAIL) has placed orders for another 400-km natural gas pipeline project under ambitious Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga (PMUG). The orders were placed for 400-km for pipeline from Dobhi (Bihar) to Durgapur (West Bengal). With this, the total pipe supply orders for 2,100 km of Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) Read More…

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in single mission in January 2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced to launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft in a single mission onboard on January 10, 2018. These satellites will be launched onboard of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C40 from the spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It will be first PSLV mission after Read More…

China successfully tested its first Photovoltaic road

China successfully tested its first photovoltaic (solar) highway based on home-grown technology in country’s eastern Shandong province. With this, China became the second country in the world to construct a photovoltaic highway. France had introduced world’s first photovoltaic road fitted with solar panels in late 2016. Key Facts China’s photovoltaic highway is constructed using solar Read More…

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe appointed as President of ICCR

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe as President of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). He will succeed scholar and thinker Lokesh Chandra, who was appointed by the NDA government in October 2014 and has completed his three-year-term. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is BJP’s national vice-president and is Read More…

1500 more schools selected to establish Atal Tinkering Labs

NITI Aayog’s flagship Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) scheme has selected additional 1,500 schools across country to establish Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) programme that encourages innovation thinking among young students. With these, 2,441 schools have become part of AIM since its inception. The addition of these schools will give major boost to realise vision of AIM Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code Amendment Bill, 2017

The Lok Sabha has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2017 to pave the way for tightening loopholes in existing code and to make resolution process more effective. The Bill amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016, and replaces an Ordinance promulgated in November 2017. Background The IBC was enacted in 2016 Read More…

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