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Honours and Awards

1. Which film has won the best motion picture 16. Who has been bestowed with the 2016
award at the 2017 Golden Globes awards Moorti Devi Award
Moonlight. M P Veerendra Kumar.
2. Indian cricketer has been inducted into 17. Noted Konkani writer, has been honoured
Legends Club Hall of Fame with the 2017 Saraswati Samman for his
Kapil Dev. novel Hawthan
3. Indian village has been conferred the UNWTO Mahabaleshwar Sail.
Award for Innovation in the category of Non- 18. The new Miss International Queen 2016
Governmental Organisations (NGO) Jiratchaya Siri-mongkolnawin.
Govardhan Ecovillage. 19. The World's Best Airport by air travellers at
4. The highest peace time gallantry decoration the 2017 World Airport Awards for the fifth
Ashok Chakra given to consecutive year
Hangpan Dada. The Changi Airport (Singapore).
20. Who has won the Abel Prize (known as maths
5. NTPC award 2015-16 from the Union Power
novel) 2017
Minister, Shri Piyush Gayal
Yves Meyer.
Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)
21. Kala Ratan Award received from Vice
6. Recipients of the year 2017 Padma awards,
President of India
Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and
Anupam Kher.
Padma Shri
22. Indian Chief Minister has been selected for
89 persons.
the US-India Business Council Award (US
Note: Padma Vibhushan (7), Padma Bhushan IBC)
(7) and Padma Shri (75). N. Chandrababu Naidu.
7. The first Indian Versatile female singer to 23. An imprisoned Eritrean-Swedish journalist
collaborate with United Nations for women will receive the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo
empowerment Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Neeti Mohan. Dawit Isaakhas.
8. The prestigious Dr. B C Roy National award- 24. The Best Childrens Film in the 64th National
2016 for out-standing service in the field of Awards -2017
socio-medical relief Dhanak.
Dr. P Raghu Ram. 25. 64th National Awards - the Best actor for his
9. The Director Damien Chazelle's musical "La movie, Rus-tom
La Land" has taken trophies at the 70th Akshay Kumar.
British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 26. The Best Hindi Movie of 2016
ceremony at Royal Albert Hall, London. Neeraja.
10. Indian chess master has been honored with 27. The United Nations (UN)s youngest-ever
the title of Candidate Master (CM) by World Messenger of Peace
Chess Federation Malala Yousafzai.
Kush Bhagat. 28. The Best Movie on Social Issues
11. The 2017 Brand Laureate Legendary Award Pink.
Lata Mangeshkar. 29. MIT Professor and inventor of World Wide
12. The movie won the Best Picture award at Web has been awarded Computer Sciences
89th Oscar Academy Awards most prestigious award A. M. Turing Award
Moonlight. Tim Berners Lee.
13. The Best Foreign Language Film at 89th 30. The Pulitzer Prize for 'Underground Railroad'
Oscar Academy Awards Colson Whitehead.
The Salesman. 31. Posthumously conferred the 2016 Kirti
14. The 2017 Polly Umrigar Award for Chakra award by President Pranab
International Cricketer of the Year Mukherjee
Virat Kohli. Lance Havildar Prem Bahadur Resmi
15. The university who has won the annual Magar.
Visitors Award for the Best University 2017 Note: The Kirti Chakra is the second highest
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). peacetime gallantry award
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32. 'Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar- 46. The bollywood actress has been awarded the
2017 2017 International Humanitarian Award
Bhalkhi Gram Panchayat. (Editor's Choice category) of Asian Voice
33. Italian mayor has won the UNESCO Peace Charity Awards for her philanthropic work in
Prize India
Giuseppina Nicolini. Jacqueline Fernandez.
34. Writer novel Mathorubhagan (One Part 47. Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist
Woman) has won the Sahitya Akademi award has won WWF International Presidents
-2016 for translation in English Award 2017
Perumal Murugan. Rohan Chakravarty
35. The 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar 48. Who has been bestowed with the Sangeet
award for his out-standing contribution to Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016
Indian Cricket Satyabrata Rout.
Kapil Dev. 49. The first Indian to scale Mt. Everest six times
36. The prestigious Krishi Karman Award 2015- Love Raj Singh.
16 for the fifth consecutive year 50. Two Indian peacekeepers honoured
Madhya Pradesh. posthumously with UN medal
37. Bollywood film has won the Jury Prize for Brijesh Thapa & Ravi Kumar.
best film at the Hong Kong International Film
51. Who has been selected for Frances highest
Festival
civilian award Legion of Honour
Newton.
Soumitra Chatterjee
38. The 'Dadasaheb Phalke award' for the year
52. The water conservation model has been
2016 for his out-standing contribution to the
selected for the national award for excellence
film industry
in the MGNREGP
Kasinadhuni Viswanath.
Jal Sanchay.
39. Miss Teen Universe 2017 in the event held
at the Ruben Dario National Theatre in Note: The model is adopted successfully by
Nicaraguas capital Managua the authorities in Nalanda district of south
central Bihar.
Srishti Kaur.
40. Hollywood star has received the first-ever 53. The first Israeli author to win the Man Booker
Genderless Acting Award for the Best Actor International Prize 2017 for his novel A
category at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Horse Walks Into a Bar
Awards David Grossman.
Emma Watson. 54. The Yoga Institute here has been selected as
41. The first Indian woman to be conferred with the first recipient of the Prime Minister's
the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Award for outstanding contribution for
Global Corporate Citizenship promotion and development of yoga
Chanda Kochhar. Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga
42. Indian actress has won the best actress Institute, Pune
award at the New York Indian Film Festival - 55. The state has gotten the awarded for
2017 constructing the highest number of rural
Konkona Sen Sharma. roads, under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak
43. As per recently released report by the Yojana (PMGSY)
Ministry of Railways, the cleanest railway Bihar.
station in category A1 56. The new brand ambassador to promote
Vishakhapatnam. Goods and Services Tax (GST)
44. The organization has won the 2015 Indira Amitabh Bachchan.
Gandhi Peace Prize 57. The state govt. has won the prestigious UN
United Nations High Commissioner for Public Service Award for year 2017
Refugees UNHCR. West Bengal.
45. Indian's first woman to scale Mount Everest 58. The Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar 2017 in
for the fourth time English Language
Anshu Jamsenpa. Manu S Pillai.

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59. Anti-hunger activist has been awarded the 60. Indian NGO has won the 2017 UNDP Equator
Young Leaders Award for 2017 by Queen Prize for sustainable farming model
Elizabeth II at a ceremony in the Buckingham Swayam Shikshan Prayog.
Palace
Ankit Kawatra.
Current Affairs International

1. The worlds largest solar park 11. The country to host the 9th edition of BRICS
Summit-2017
Longyangxia Dam Solar Park (China).
China.
2. Three-year ban on import of some
Note: The theme of this years event is
vegetables (bitter gourd, snake gourd and
BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter
aubergines) from India
Future.
Europe-an Union (EU).
12. The two-week long joint military exercise
3. The worlds first country to shut-down the between India and Nepal has begun in
Frequency Modulation (FM) radio Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand
broadcasting network and started its SURYA KIRAN-XI.
switching to Digital Audio Broadcasting
13. Indian and Royal Oman armies joint exercise
(DAB)
Al Nagah-two in Bakloh area
Nor-way.
Chamba district, HP.
4. The country has become an associate 14. The country hosted the 3rd edition of World
member of European Organization for Conference on Environment
Nuclear Research (CERN)
India.
India.
15. 7th member of South Asia sub-regional
5. The India Innovation Index (III) will be Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program of
developed by the international organization the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
to measure innovation performance of Indian Myanmar.
states
16. The World's oldest and most experienced
World Intellectual Property Organization spacewoman is getting three extra months in
(WIPO). orbit
6. The worlds first country to completely divest Peggy Whitson.
from fossil fuels 17. The first country in the world to fully allow
Ireland. the production, sale, and consumption of
7. The country hosted the Mobile World marijuana when its pharmacies will be
Congress 2017 allowed to sell marijuana in July 2017
Spain. Uruguay.
8. The Airways has launched the world's longest 18. Amnesty International (Global death
scheduled commercial airline route with the penalty-2016) has topped on executions in
arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, 2016
New Zealand China.
Qatar Airways. 19. The first Nepal-China joint army exercise
Sagarmatha Friendship-2017 Kathmandu.
9. The Pakistan army has launched nationwide
military operation to eliminate terrorists and 20. The country to host the 14th edition of United
consolidate gains of its counter-terrorism Nations International Day of Vesak 2017
operations Sri Lanka.
Radd-ul-Fasaad. 21. The worlds first airline to adopt new
satellite-based air-plane tracking system
10. The world's first robot table tennis tutor in
Japan has set a new Guinness World Record Malaysia Airlines.
for its uncanny ability of being able to play 22. The first country in the world to ban the
the game better than most humans mining of metals for environmental
protection
FORPHEUS.
El Salvador.
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23. The founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales is 38. The first-ever United Nations Oceans
going to launch a news site to tackle the Conference has started in the country
spread of false information United States.
Wikitribune. 39. Officially joined North Atlantic Treaty
24. The city has been designated UNESCO World Organization (NATO) and become the 29th
Book Capital 2018 member country
Athens. Montenegro
25. The city has topped the list in the Mercers 40. The temple was discovered by Chinese
2017 Quality of Living index archaeologists, remained hidden for nearly
Vienna. 1000 years
26. Who has given its final approval for the The Fugan Temple.
withdrawal of Britain from the European 41. Who has won the 2017 Little Miss Universe
Union Internet beauty contest
UK House of Lords. Padmalaya Nanda.
27. The first city in the world to get its own 42. Who has been re-elected to the UN's
Microsoft Font principal organ on economic, social, and
Dubai. environmental issues for another three-year
28. Who has planned to launch its own online term
encyclopedia India
China. 43. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
29. The 2017 joint military exercise Balikatan (AIIB) Board of Governors has approved the
has started between membership of the countries at its second
annual meeting
United States & Philippines.
Argentina, Madagascar, and Tonga.
30. The country has been ranked first among 40
nations in the 2017 Renewable Energy 44. The countries have been re-elected to the
Country Attractiveness Index United Nations Economic and Social Council
China. India, Japan and the Philippines.
31. The 2017 bilateral maritime exercise 45. Who has become the first country to
SIMBEX-17 has been started between India contribute one lakh US Dollars to a UN fund
and India.
Singapore. 46. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) city has
32. The first Asian country to recognize same sex been declared the World Book Capital for
marriage the year 2019 by UNESCO
Taiwan. Sharjah.
33. According to World Economic Forum (WEF), 47. The 41st session of UNESCO World Heritage
the worlds most crowded cities Committee has started in
Dhaka. Krakow, Poland.
34. The country is hosting the 2017 G7 summit 48. The 2017 Indo-Thai joint military exercise
has started in Himachal Pradesh
Italy.
Maitree.
35. The worlds largest optical telescope has
started in the country 49. The city is hosting the 12th edition of G-20
Summit 2017
Chile.
Hamburg(Germany).
36. The world's largest aircraft has successfully
completed the test flight and filled with 50. A new fast-growing Israeli flower has named
helium is only one step away from after Prime Minister Narendra Modi
commercial use Crysanthumun.
Airlander 10.
37. Six countries of the Arab region have cut off
their diplomatic ties with
Qatar.

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Important Committees

1. Nripendra Mishra Committee - on Indus 5. Ak Sinha committee - to study slit in river


Water Treaty. Ganga in Bihar.
2. Ratan P Watal committee - to suggest steps 6. NK Singh committee - to review and give
to promote card payments recommendations on Fiscal Responsibility
3. Amitabh Kant committee (CEO of NITI and Budget Management (FRBM) roadmap
Aayog) - to look at easing the policy regime for the future.
for e-commerce players, including the rules 7. T S R Subramanian committee - New
for foreign direct investment (FDI). Education Policy.
4. Arvind Panagariya committee - to prepare a 8. Ajit Mohan committee - to fight against the
road map for elimination of poverty. It has menace of online piracy.
suggested setting up a commit-tee to 9. HRD ministry constituted a new nine-
identify people Below Poverty Line (BPL). It member committee headed by K
also sug-gested participation from states in Kasturirangan to frame a new National
defining the BPL popula-tion. Education Policy (NEP).

Important Schemes

1. NITI Aayog announces launch of the 4. Rajasthan Government has launched


schemes - Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi- Annapurna Rasoi Scheme to provide quality
Dhan Vyapar Yojana - for incentivising digital meal at cheap price to poor and needy on
payments. lines with Tamil Nadu Governments Amma
a) Lucky Grahak Yojana [Consumers]: Daily canteens. The tagline for the scheme is:
reward of Rs 1000 to be given to 15,000 Sabke liye bhojan, sabke liye sammaan
lucky Consumers for a period of 100 days, (Food for all, respect for all).
Weekly prizes worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10,000 5. Jharkhand became the first state in the
and Rs. 5000 for Consumers who use the country to implement Direct Benefit
alternate modes of digital Payments. Transfer(DBT) in Kerosene.
b) Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana [Merchants]: 6. PM launched several schemes including Urja
Prizes for Merchants for all digital Ganga gas pipeline project in Varanasi.
transactions conducted at Merchant 7. Swadesh Darshan scheme The scheme was
establishments. Weekly prizes worth Rs. launched by Union Tourism Ministry with an
50,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs. 2,500 aim to develop theme based tourist circuits
2. The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana in the country.
(PMGKY) notified along with other provisions 8. E-Library Sugamya Pustakalaya - The Union
of Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, Government has launched Accessible E-
2016 came into effect from 17 December Library Sugamya Pustakalaya for Divyang
2016. It will remain open until March 31, under Prime Ministers Sugamya Bharat
2017. PMGKY is Union Governments second Abhiyan.
income disclosure scheme (IDS) to allow tax 9. DISHA scheme launched by govt. - The Union
evaders to come clean with unaccounted Government has constituted the District
wealth. It provides for 50 per cent tax and Development Coordination and Monitoring
surcharge on declarations of unaccounted Committee (DDCMC) for effective
cash deposited in banks. development and coordination of Central
3. Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA) was Governments programme. It will be known
launched by the Union Ministry for Human as DISHA.
Resource Development (HRD) to make 10. Himayat programme launched in J & K The
people aware about cashless economic scheme was launched in Jammu & Kashmir.
system. It was launched by Union HRD Note-Himayat is a placement linked skill
minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. It development initiative for training and
is campaign by Higher Educational placement of 1 lakh youths from J&K in next
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11. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was Eligibility: Minimum 18 years and maximum
launched by PM Narendra Modi on 1 May 50 years and have bank account are eligible
2016 at Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. The scheme for the scheme. If the account is opened
was launched with a target of providing LPG before attaining the age of 50 years, the life
connections to 50 million below-poverty-line cover would remain intact up to the age of
families in three years. 55 years, if premium is paid regularly.
12. Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) - Premium - Rs.330 per year i.e. less than Rs.1
The Union Cabinet has approved proposal of per day. Risk coverage - Rs.2 Lakh in case
extending the deadline for implementing the of death for any reason. The premium paid
Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) by will be tax-free under section 80C and also
a year to March 31, 2017. The UDAY scheme the proceeds amount will get tax-exemption
aims at bringing ailing power discoms to a u/s 10(10D).
state of operational efficiency, with state 16. Atal Pension Yojana (APY): It is a scheme
governments taking over up to 75% of their mainly for workers in unorganised sector.
respective debt and issuing sovereign bonds The scheme will be administered by the
to pay back the lenders. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development
13. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: It is a small Authority (PFRDA) and replace the previous
deposit scheme for the girl child. government's Swavalamban Yojana NPS
Key points of the scheme Lite.
In one family, a maximum of two accounts Key points of the scheme:
can be opened for two girl children. The The subscribers who will joined the scheme
account can be transferred anywhere in India would receive the fixed pension of Rs. 1000
from one Post office/Bank to another. per month, Rs. 2000 per month, Rs. 3000
per month, Rs. 4000 per month, Rs. 5000
Age Limit: The upper age limit of the girl child
per month, at the age of 60 years, depending
for opening this account is 10 years. The
on their contributions.
govt. has given a relaxation of one year in
Age limit: minimum 18 years and maximum
the upper age limit for those opening
age is 40 years.
accounts till December 1, 2015.
A subscriber can contribute for minimum
Documents required - 1. Birth Certificate of
period of 20 years or more and pension
the girl child. 2. Address proof. 3. Identity
payment will start at the age of 60 years.
proof.
The government of India has decided to co-
Minimum & Maximum deposit: The minimum contribute 50% of the subscriber's
deposit under the scheme is Rs. 1000/-. The contribution or Rs. 1000 per annum,
maximum deposit is Rs. 1.5 lakhs. There is whichever is lower, to each eligible
no limit on the number of investments one subscriber account, for a period of 5 years,
can make in an account either in a month or i.e., from 2015-16 to 2019-20, who join the
in a year. NPS before 31st December, 2015 and who
Interest rate: The revised rate is 8.6%. are not income taxpayers.
Maturity period: The maturity period of the 17. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
scheme is 21 years from the date of account (PMSBY): It is an insurance scheme which
opening, though deposits need to be made covers death or disablement of the
only for the first 14 years. The minimum policyholder caused due to accident or
lock-in in period under the Sukanya accidental injuries.
Samriddhi Yojana is 11 years. Key points of the scheme: Age limit:
14. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Minimum 18 yrs and maximum 70 years.
(PMKVY): The scheme aims to impart skill The scheme will be a one year cover,
training to youth with focus on first time renewable from year to year and would be
entrants to the labour market and class 10 administered through the Public Sector
and class 12 drop outs. General Insurance Companies in
15. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana collaboration with Banks.
(PMJJBY): It is a low premium insurance Risk coverage: Rs. 2 Lakh and for partial
scheme which will link with the Pradhan disability cover of Rs. 1 Lakh.
Mantri Jhan Dhan Yojna. Premium: Rs.12 per annum. The premium
Key points of the scheme: will be directly auto-debited by the bank from
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18. SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Processing and Development of Agro- Infrastructure, etc. and also new schemes
Processing Clusters)- like Infrastructure for Agro-processing
SAMPADA is an umbrella scheme Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward
incorporating ongoing schemes of the Linkages, Creation / Expansion of Food
Ministry like Mega Food Parks, Integrated Processing & Preservation Capacities.
Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure,

Current Affairs - States

1. New health scheme 'NTR Arogya Raksha' has 15. Andhra Pradesh Cabinet accepts naming of
been launched by the state Tirupati Airport as
Andhra Pradesh. Sri Venkateswara Airport.
2. Indias largest public WiFi service has been 16. The state government has given official
launched by the state government language status to endangered tribal
Maharashtra. language Kurukh
3. The worlds first Gender literature festival West Bengal.
was held in the state 17. Three-day long 'Destination North East' 2017
Bihar. inaugurated in
4. Digital Dakiya scheme has been launched by Chandigarh.
the state government to encourage cashless
18. The state government has launched Tirtha
transactions
Darshan scheme for senior citizens
Madhya Pradesh.
Haryana.
5. The second capital of Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala 19. The state govt. has launched web-based
platform Pratibimba to project government
6. The state government has decided to allow
achievements
the sale of white kerosene in open market
Karnataka. Karnataka.
7. The state govt. has launched a scheme 20. Indias largest floating solar Photo-Voltaic
Dulari Kanya to check infant mortality in (PV) plant has been installed in the state
the state Kerala.
Arunachal Pradesh. 21. The first police station in India to be linked
8. The state government has introduced third with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network &
gender category in school exams Systems (CCTNS)
Bihar. Shimla.
9. The first Indian State to establish cashless 22. The 2017 National Theatre Festival (NTF) has
system for distribution of food grains started in the state
Gujarat. Kerala.
10. The 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage festival 23. Indias first carbon neutral district and as a
was held in the state biodiversity heritage
Himachal Pradesh. Majuli.
11. The state government has made mandatory
24. President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated
for all private schools to install solar systems
India's largest river festival in Assam
Haryana.
Namami Brahmputra.
12. The first Indian state to have a public registry
of sex of-fenders 25. Indias longest highway tunnel Chenani-
Nashri in Jammu & Kashmir inaugurated by
Kerala.
the PM Narendra Modi
13. Indias first hill station bicycle path was
inaugurated in 9.28 km long
Darjeeling (West Bengal). Note: This road tunnel will cut the distance
14. The state government has launched RAHAT between the two state capitals Jammu and
project for treatment of heart disease in Srinagar to around 250 km from the current
remote and rural areas 350 km and reduce the travel time by ap-
proximately two hours.
Rajasthan.
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26. The state govt. will provide Rs 21,000 to all 37. In the Large States category, the state
those families whose third girl child was born secured first rank in the Public Affairs Index
under the 'Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti' scheme (PAI)- 2017
(after August 24, 2015) Kerala.
The Haryana government. 38. In the Small States category, the state
27. The state government has launched secured first rank in the Public Affairs Index
'Deendayal Rasoi Yojana' to provide food at (PAI)- 2017
subsidized rate
Himachal Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh.
Note: Under this scheme, people would be 39. The state government has constituted a Maa
provided wholesome meal through canteens committee to check mid-day meal quality in
that would offer subsidized prices schools
(wholesome meal below Rs. 5/-). Uttar Pradesh.
28. The state government has imposed a 10% 40. The IIT Kharagpur has collaborated with the
cow cess as sur-charge on stamp duty for state govt. for measuring happiness index
protection and propagation of cows Madhya Pradesh.
Rajasthan. 41. Indias first underwater rail tunnel boring has
29. The state has selected for the Krishi Karman completed under the river
Award 2015-16 for the commendable Hooghly River.
increase in food grains production
Note:
Himachal Pradesh.
30. The state govt. has launched Operation Indias first underwater rail tunnel boring
Durga to ensure women safety in the state has been completed under the Hooghly River
- Haryana government. for establishing metro link between Howrah
and Kolkata.
31. The UP government has changed the name
of Airports 42. The state govt. has declared Dailong village
Gorakhpur and Agra. of Tamenglong district as a Biodiversity
Note: The Gorakhpur Airforce Station has Heritage Site of the state
been renamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Manipur.
Airport and the Agra Airport will be Pandit 43. The Union Cabinet has approved setting up
Deen Dayal Upadhyay of a new All India Institute of Medical
32. The union Government will set up a Central Sciences (AIIMS) in
university for Divyangs Kamrup, Assam.
Uttar Pradesh. 44. Indias first automatic coastal warning for
Note: Under the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, disasters will come up in the state
HRD ministry has instructed to make ramps
Odisha.
and install lifts to facilitate Divyangas at all
educational institutions. 45. Indias first state to launch single-women
pension scheme
33. The state govt. of Haryana has announced to
change the name of Ballabhgarh to Telangana.
Balramgarh. 46. Indias first freight village will be developed
34. The Haryana govt. launched a mobile-based by the Inland waterways authority of India
application to create awareness among (IWAI) in
pregnant women, parents, and health Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
workers Note: Freight Village is a focused industrial
Kilkari. estate that attracts companies requiring
35. Who has become the first Indian state to logistic services.
switch to the January-December financial 47. The state government has launched digital
year from existing April-March cycle wallet T-Wallet
Madhya Pradesh.
Telangana.
36. The state govt. has decided to open
48. The Kerala government unveiled an
canteens at subsidized rates to registered
empowerment programme for the differently
construction workers under the Antyodaya
abled persons
Anna Yojana in the state
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49. The state govt. will carry out a social audit of 52. The state govt. has launched Elevate 100
the Public Distribution System to determine scheme to identify and nurture innovative
effective implementation of the Right to Food start-ups
Act, 2013 in the state Karnataka.
Bihar govt. 53. The 2017 Dree festival has celebrated in the
Note: Bihar was the first state to implement state
the Right to Food Act on February 1, 2014. Arunachal Pradesh
50. As per latest Child Rights and You (CRY) 54. Indias biggest Global Skill Park will be set up
report 2017 Indian state has highest number in the city
of child labourers Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh. 55. The state has been declared as disturbed
Note: The state govt. will take over the area under AFSPA for next 6 more months
outstanding crop loan from institutional under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
sources of all the families of farmers who Nagaland.
committed suicides in the state.
51. The state government has launched a digital
ride sharing app 'G-Ride'for techies
Kerala.

Days and Events

1. The United Nations has designated the year Note: The 2017 theme of IWD is Women in
2017 as the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50
- The International Year of Sustainable by 2030 and its campaign theme is
Tourism for Development. #BeBoldForChange.
2. The World Hindi Day (WHD) is observed 9. The "World Tuberculosis Day" observed
every year on every year on
- 10th January. - 24th March.
Note: The theme for World Tuberculosis Day
3. National Youth Day is celebrated in India on
2017 is Unite to End TB
- 12th January.
10. The 'World Health Day is a global health
Note: The theme of this years Festival is awareness day celebrated every year on
Youth for Digital India. - 7th April.
4. The National Girl Child Day is celebrated on Note: The theme of this year is Depression:
- 24th January. Let's Talk, aims to mobilize action on
5. The World Cancer day (WCD) is observed depression.
every year on 11. The 'World Heritage Day' is being observed
- 4th February. across the globe on
Note: The theme of 2017 World Cancer day - 18th April.
We can I can. Note: The theme of 2017 is Cultural
6. The Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD) is Heritage & Sustainable Tourism.
observed every year on 12. The National Panchayati Raj Diwas being
- 1st March. observed every year across India
Note: The 2017 theme is Make Some Noise - 24th April.
for Zero Discrimination. 13. The World Malaria Day being observed every
year across the world on
7. The World Wildlife Day (WWD) is observed
- 25th April.
every year on
14. The 'World Intellectual Property Day' is
- 3rd March.
observed annually on
Note: The theme of 2017 World Wildlife Day - 26th April.
(WWD) is Listen to the young voices. Note: This year's theme of the day is:
8. The International Womens Day (IWD) is Innovation Improving Lives.
observed every year on 15. International Labour Day observed is
- 8th March. observed annually on
1st May.

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16. The National Technology Day is being 21. The World Oceans Day is observed every
celebrated every year on year on
11th May. 8th June.
17. The National Anti-Terrorism Day is 22. The World Day Against Child Labour is
celebrated every year on in India observed every year on
21st May 12th June.
18. The World Biodiversity Day is observed every 23. The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed
year across the world on every year on
22th May. 20th June.
19. The International Day of United Nations 24. International Yoga Day is being celebrated
Peacekeepers observed on world-wide on --- 21st June
29th May. 25. The theme of this year is "Yoga for Health",
20. The World Environment Day (WED) observed to highlight the fact that yoga can contribute
every year across the world on in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium
5th June. between mind and body.
Note: The theme for World Environment Day
2017 is "Connecting People to Nature" and
the host country is Canada.

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