05 January 2017 – Current Affairs

1. 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh being celebrated across country The 350th birth anniversary of the 10th and last Sikh Guru Guru Gobind Singh is being celebrated across the country. The main function being held at “Takht Harmandar Sahib” in Patna where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has participated in the Prakash Parva. Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s entire life was devoted to serving the … Continue reading 05 January 2017 – Current Affairs

04 January 2017 – Current Affairs

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn-in as the Chief Justice of India Today, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was sworn-in as the 44th Chief Justice of India at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan. He replaced Justice TS Thakur whose retired yesterday. Justice Khehar’s tenure will be till 27th of August 2017. Note:The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the head of the judiciary of India and the … Continue reading 04 January 2017 – Current Affairs

03 January 2017 – Current Affairs

BHIM becomes most popular Android app in India i.Govt’s online payments app, BHIM is now the number one free app on Google Play Store. The app was launched by PM Modi to simplify digital payments.  ii.The app, with a rating of 4.2, has been downloaded more than 1 million times.Within 48 hours of being launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the app named BHIM was … Continue reading 03 January 2017 – Current Affairs

02 January 2017 – Current Affairs

Rafael Nadal wins Mubadala Tennis Championships 2016 in Abu Dhabi Rafael Nadal defeated David Goffin to win in Abu Dhabi.Rafael Nadal defeated Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championships. Rafeal Nadal, 30, trailed at 1-3 in the first set but regained advantage over Goffin, who overcame world No.1 Andy Murray in the semi-finals. World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua … Continue reading 02 January 2017 – Current Affairs

01 January 2017 – Current Affairs

PM announces number of measures for welfare of farmers, small traders, women & senior citizens Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced two housing schemes, tax incentives for small traders, interest rebate for farmers and monetary assistance for pregnant women. Bonanza for Home Buyers – In a big relief to home buyers, New Schemes under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana were announced. Now get 4 % interest relief … Continue reading 01 January 2017 – Current Affairs

31th December 2016 – Current Affairs

Anil Baijal Takes Oath As Delhi Lt Governor Former bureaucrat Anil Baijal has taken oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on 31 December 2016. Anil Baijal is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer and is the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.His appointment came after Najeeb Jung’s sudden resignation from the post. Cash withdrawal limit from ATMs increased to Rs 4,500 per day In a … Continue reading 31th December 2016 – Current Affairs

30th December 2016 – Current Affairs

Ranveer Singh becomes new ambassador of Thumps Up i.Coca-Cola India has signed Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador for its Thums Up brand.  ii.The company launched new thematic campaign starring Ranveer Singh in its ‘Toofani’ series, nearly four months after ending association with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.  Haryana signs MoU with Andhra to prepare citizen database i.Haryana government has signed a memorandum of understanding … Continue reading 30th December 2016 – Current Affairs

29th December 2016 – Current Affairs

Govt launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative Government of India launched Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative, aiming at strengthening health centres in open defecation-free blocks.  Launching this initiative in New Delhi, Health Ministry J P Nadda stated that the objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centres in 708 Open Defecation free blocks across the country to enable them to achieve higher levels of cleanliness … Continue reading 29th December 2016 – Current Affairs

28th December 2016 – Current Affairs

Viral Acharya appointed as deputy governor of RBI Viral Acharya has appointed by the Government of India as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).  He will be joining the ranks of Vishwanathan, S S Mundra, R Gandhi as one of four deputy governors serving under RBI Governor Urjit Patel.  Mundra and Gandhi had served under former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, while … Continue reading 28th December 2016 – Current Affairs

27th December 2016 – Current Affairs

Karnataka govt launches 25 bio-diesel buses in the state In an effort to reduce pollution caused by diesel buses, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has launched 25 bio-diesel buses in the state.  These eco-friendly buses will ply on four routes, including Tirupati and Chennai.  Costing around Rs.90 lakh each, bio-diesel buses eject 60-70% less emissions than diesel buses and would reportedly save the Corporation … Continue reading 27th December 2016 – Current Affairs