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Current Affairs section provides you latest and important news and events of the world for the year 2017 and 2016 related to the field of politics, sports, awards, important appointments, important achievements, science, important government schemes, etc. which are very important for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, BANK PO, BANK CLERK, NDA, CDS, LIC, GIC, MAT, CAT, RAILWAYS, and other competitive examinations. Year wise current affairs news and events from the year 2017 to 2015 are given below.

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January 2017 Current Affairs:


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India's growth forecast for the current fiscal by one percentage point to 6.6% down from 7.6 per cent estimated earlier, citing note ban. It sees India ceding the tag of the world's fastest growing major economy to China in FY17.
PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets in an epic final 4-3 to win their maiden Premier Badminton League title.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council arrived at a consensus on contentious issues such as administrative control over tax payers in the new indirect tax regime on 16.01.2017, thus paving the way for GST to be introduced this year although three months after the Centre's original rollout deadline of April 1, 2017 i.e. July 1, 2017.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16.01.2017 increased the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs 10,000 per day from the present Rs 4,500 with immediate effect. However, there is no change in the weekly withdrawal limits, which stays at Rs 24,000.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on 16.01.2017 won the Samajwadi Party symbol the cycle from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as the Election Commission assigned the popular emblem to him. The Election Commission said the group led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and thus entitled to use the 'Bicycle' symbol.
Kiran Doshi, a retired diplomat and educationist from Gujarat, won The Hindu Prize 2016 for his fictional work, Jinnah Often Came to Our House, a book set against the political turmoil of the subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence.
The ILO predicted that the number of unemployed people in India will increase from 17.7 million in 2016 to 18 million by 2018 even though the country's unemployment rate is expected to go down from 3.5 per cent to 3.4 per cent in 2017.
Indian Army celebrated its 69th Army Day on 15.01.2017. Every year Indian Army celebrates 15th January as ‘Army Day’ to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.
Former Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, Surjit Singh Barnala died following a brief spell of illness. He was 91. He was Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1987.
Gujarat, playing their only second Ranji Trophy final, rode on Parthiv Patel's brilliant knock to win their maiden Ranji Trophy title. Gujarat beat the defending champions Mumbai by five wickets as they chased down 312 on the fifth and the final day of the match.
India's first solar ferry boat 'Aaditya' was launched by Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the 2.5-km Vaikom-Tavanakkadavu sector.
India on 12.01.2017 successfully test-fired the Guided Pinaka rocket from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launchpad at Chandipur in Odisha. The Guided Pinaka is a modified version of the Pinaka rocket, equipped with navigation, guidance and a control kit.
India's largest software firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), has named its chief financial officer, Rajesh Gopinathan, to succeed N. Chandrasekaran (popularly called Chandra) as the chief executive officer. N. Chandrasekaran was named chairman of Tata Sons.
Budget airliner IndiGo in association with Delhi Police has launched a scheme named "Aakhiri Ahuti" to carry bodies of underprivileged residents of northeast India, who die in the national capital, to their homes free of cost.
INS Khanderi, the second indigenously built Scorpene submarine, was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. Khanderi is the second of the six submarines being built at the MDL in collaboration with DCNS of France, as part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy. Kalvari, India's first Scorpene-class submarine, is completing sea trials and will be commissioned shortly.
The 20th National Youth Festival was inaugurated on January 12, 2016 in at the upcoming-capital, Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh. The theme for the National Youth Festival 2016 is 'India Youth for Skill, Development and Harmony'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India International Exchange (INX), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), at International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat International Finance Tech-city (GIFT) in Gandhinagar.


2017 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of "Sustainable Tourism for Development".
Antonio Guterres was appointed as the ninth Secretary General of United Nations Organisation succeeding Ban Ki-moon. Previously, he was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015.
Netherland became first country in the world to run all its electric trains on 100% wind power.
President Barack Obama bestowed the United State's highest civil honor, Presidential Medal of Freedom on vice president Joe Biden during a White House ceremony.
Norway on 11.01.2017 became the first country in the world to ban FM radio broadcasting.

December 2016 Current Affairs:


After the acceptance of resignation of Najeeb Jung by President Pranab Mukherjee who took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi?
Anil Baijal
Which mobile application was launched by PM Narendra Modi for Aadhaar-based digital payment?
(It provides Unified Payment Interface which will be common for all banks and financial institutions. This indigenously developed payment app has been named after Father of Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar.)
BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile)
Which State has been chosen to host the National Games in 2022?
(Till date, only two states in North East have hosted the National Games, Manipur in 1999 and Assam in 2007.)
Name the cricketer from Gujarat who has a broken a 117-year old record by scoring 359 not out against Odisha in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Jaipur?
(WG Grace (318* in 1876) and Bill Ashdown (305* in 1935) are the only others triple-centurions to carry their bat.)
Samit Gohel
Name the renowned painter, who sketched and illuminated the national emblem and extracted its motto Satyameva Jayate from Mundka Upanishad, who died on 24th December 2016? Dinanath Bhargava
Government of which state has approved Malaria Elimination Scheme DAMAN to be implemented in 8000 tribal dominated villages of 8 districts in the state? Odisha
Name the Eminent modern Bengali poet who has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2016? Shankha Ghosh
Which Indian cricketer has been chosen as the Captain of the Australia's ODI Team of the Year 2016? Virat Kohli
National Consumer Day 2016 with the theme Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal was observed on? 24th December
Name the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh who passed away? Sundar Lal Patwa
Name the Ace Indian cueist who won his 11th World Billiards (150-Up format) Championships title by defeating multiple world champion Peter Gilchrist by 6 games to 3 of Singapore in the summit clash? Pankaj Advani
Name the book published by Publications Division which was released by Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur On the occasion of Constitution Day? Courts of India – Past to Present
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced two new schemes – namely ......................... for retail consumers, and ...................... for small businesses – in a bid to boost digital payments in India. Winners will get a minimum of Rs. 1,000 through a lucky draw - while the winners will be chosen on daily and weekly basis under the Lucky Grahak Yojana, merchants who have won under the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana will be announced every week. Both the schemes have been launched to incentivise citizens for using cashless payment methods, and will run till April 14. Lucky Grahak Yojana, Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana
Name the river island district of Assam for which the state government has initiated a project to make it India's first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020? Majuli
In a historic moment for women's cricket in India, Indian batswoman .............. became the only Indian cricketer to be named in the Women's Team of the Year 2016, as per an announcement made by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Smriti Mandhana
Who was appointed as the Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India? VK Sharma
Name the Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC striker who has been nominated as the '2016 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year? Jeje Lalpekhlua
To commemorate the birth anniversary of which great mathematician India celebrates National Mathematics Day on December 22? Srinivasa Ramanujan
Law and information technology (IT) minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday launched a free Doordarshan DTH channel to educate and inform the people about the various modes of digital payments. What is the name of this channel? DigiShala
Name the Bollywood actress who has been appointed UNICEF's Global Goodwill Ambassador? Priyanka Chopra
Which team won the 2016 Indian Super League football tournament defeating Kerala Blasters in the finals? Atletico de Kolkata
Who won the Man of the Series in the recently concluded Test Match series against England? Virat Kohli
India on 23rd December 2016 won the Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Asia Cup title. Which team was defeated by India by 34 runs in the final? Sri Lanka
To ensure transparency in implementation of rural electrification programme, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched a new app in New Delhi, to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the country. What is the name of this app? Garv-II
In which city North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH) was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik? Shillong
What is the rank of India in the Global Wind Power Capacity status as per reports released by Global Wind Energy Council for the year 2015? 4th
High Court of which state quashed the 5% reservation given to the Special Backward Classes (SBC) including Gujjars and five other communities? Rajasthan
Virat Kohli registered the highest Test score by an Indian cricket captain. What is the score? 235
Name the former Indian Air Force Chief who has been sent to judicial custody till December 30, 2016 in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam? SP Tyagi
After Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Telangana and Union Territory Chandigarh which Indian state became the 6th state to attain 100% Aadhar coverage? Himachal Pradesh
Which cricketer became the second Indian after Mohammed Azaharuddin to be dismissed at 199 in Test cricket? KL Rahul
Which team did India defeat 2-1 in the hockey final to become the junior Hockey World Champions? Belgium
Who was appointed as the new Chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) replacing Rajinder Khanna? Anil Dhasmana
Which cricketer became the first Indian to score 3 double hundred in a single year? Virat Kohli
Who was appointed as the new Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief replacing Dineshwar Sharma? Rajiv Jain
Name the Indian boxer who retained his WBO Super Middleweight Asia-Pacific title after knocking out Tanzania's Francis Cheka in the title fight held in Delhi? Vijender Singh
Who was appointed as the new Indian Air Force Chief succeeding Arup Raha? Birender Singh Dhanoa
Who was appointed as the new Indian Army Chief succeeding Dalbir Singh Suhag? Bipin Rawat
Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) reduced the rate of interest on provident fund deposits for the year 2016-17 from 8.8% to ........ 8.65%
After Virendra Sehwag who became the second Indian player to score a triple century in Test cricket?
(He also became the first cricketer to hit a triple century in his maiden Test series.)
Karun Nair
Against which country India register their highest-ever score of 759/7 in a Test innings during the ongoing cricket Test match at Chennai? England
Who won the reader's poll for the TIME's Person of the Year with 18% votes in his favour? PM Narendra Modi
Who took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu? O Panneerselvam
Name the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away recently at the age of 68?J Jayalalithaa
Who will be the next Chief Justice of India replacing TS Thakur, who will retire on 03 January 2017?
(He will be the 44th Chief Justice of India.)
JS Khehar
Sports marketing firms Baseline Ventures and Republic of Sports have secured rights from Yoga Federation of India and Asian Yoga Federation to launch ........... in India and Asia? Yoga League
Name the only cricket player to be have played for both India and England? Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi
Who is the only Indian to be named TIME Person of the Year, having been given the honour in the year 1930? Mahatma Gandhi
Uma Bharti, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, announced that birth anniversary of the father of Indian Constitution B R Ambedkar, April 14, will be observed as ........... day in the country. Water Day
Name the remote sensing satellite which was successfully launched by ISRO from Sriharikota on 07 November? Resourcesat-2A
Name the veteran journalist, political analyst and comedian who passed away recently? Cho S Ramaswamy


Name the Brazillian city nicknamed the Marvelous City, which officially entered the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) list of world heritage sites in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches? Rio de Janeiro
Name the Serbian tennis player who announced her retirement?
(She is the first Serbian woman to win a grand slam tournament.)
Ana Ivanovic
Name the Norwegian chess player who won the World Chess Championship title defeating Russian player Sergey Kajakin? Magnus Carlsen
Name the Portuguese footballer who has been awarded the Ballon d'Or Award for the fourth time in his career? Cristiano Ronaldo
United Nations Human Rights Day was observed across the world on? 10 December
International Anti Corruption Day was observed across the world on? 09 December
Which element with atomic number 113 in the Periodic Table has become the first ever element to be discovered by an Asian country (Japan)? Nihonium
Who became the first cricket player from England to score 11,000 runs in Test Cricket? Alastair Cook
Name the Jamaican sprinter who won the International Association of Athletics Federations' award for male athlete of the year for a record sixth time? Usain Bolt
World Soil Day was observed across the world on? 05 December
Who is the new Prime Minister of France? Bernard Cazeneuve
Who was chosen as the TIME's Person of the Year 2016 for his stunning victory in the US polls? Donald Trump
World AIDS Day was observed across the world on? 01 December

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