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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.
|Name the payment bank which was formally launched by the finance minister Arun Jaitley?||Paytm Payments Bank|
|Name the aircraft on which Brahmos ALCM (Air Launched Cruise Missile) was successfully test fired?
The missile hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.
|Along with which country Niti Aayog (India) hosted the eighth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad from November 28-30, 2017?
The event highlighted India's enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship - including actions by the government to increase the ease of doing business, eliminating unnecessary regulations, and supporting startups.
|United States of America (USA)|
|Name the Indian wrestler female who became the first Indian in over two decades to claim a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA?
She lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194 kg in the women's 48kg, in the process setting a new national record.
|The first India-New Zealand Cyber Dialogue was held at?
Areas of discussion included domestic cyber policy landscape, cyber threats and mitigation, new technologies, mechanism on bilateral cooperation and possible cooperation at various international fora and regional fora.
|Name the railway station at which India's largest state of the art, Electronic Interlocking (EI) system of 800 routes has been commissioned?
Electronic Interlocking System at this Junction will Ensure Smooth Movement of Trains over South Eastern Railway.
|Who was awarded sportsman of the year in the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017 held in Mumbai?||Srikanth Kidambi|
|Who was awarded sportswoman of the year in the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017 held in Mumbai?||PV Sindhu|
|Who was awarded sportsman of the year (Team sport) in the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017 held in Mumbai?||Ravichandran Ashwin|
|Who was awarded sportswoman of the year (Team sport) in the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours 2017 held in Mumbai?||Mithali Raj|
|In which city Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km elevated Metro Rail project at the Miyapur station?
Metro rail commenced its operations between Miyapur and Nagole, having a total distance of 30 kms and 24 stations.
|Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST?
On 16th November 2017, National Anti-profiteering Authority was formed under Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Authority is mandated to ensure that the benefits of input credit and the reduction in GST rates on specified goods or services are passed on to the consumers by way of a commensurate reduction in prices.
|Name the former Planning Commission member who has been appointed as the chairman of the 15th Finance Commission?||N.K. Singh|
|Name the former secretary of Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), has been appointed as India's G20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018?||Shaktikanta Das|
|Who has been appointed as the Deputy Director of World Health Organisation (WHO)?||Soumya Swaminathan|
|Name India's largest public sector bank which has launched a unified integrated app called YONO (You Need Only One) that would offer all kinds of financial and lifestyle products?
The app will allow customers to meet their lifestyle needs across 14 categories from booking cabs to paying for medical needs -- all under one roof.
|State Bank of India (SBI)|
|Name the state and central government services app which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
A user can sign up on the app for services from the Employees Provident Fund Organisation, the Central Board of Secondary Education, Bharat Bill Pay and others.
|Who becomes first Indian woman to be inducted as Pilot in Indian Navy?||Shubhangi Swaroop|
|Name the former judge of Supreme Court who has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice for a second term?||Justice Dalveer Bhandari|
|Name the Indian girl who won the Miss World 2017 pageant held at a grand event in China?
India won this title after 17 years.
|Name the former Prime Minister of India and economist who has been chosen for the 2017 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize?||Dr. Manmohan Singh|
|India has sent a proposal to the United Nations (UN) for declaring the year 2018 as 'International Year of ________'.||Millets|
|Name the former Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Information and Broadcasting who passed away on 20 Nov 17 after being in coma for 9 years?||Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi|
|Which Indian state gets Geographical Indication status for rosogulla, the popular sweet of the state?
West Bengal and Odisha had been fighting over the origin of the sweet since 2015.
|The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved India's Membership for EBRD. What is the full form of EBRD?
The minimum initial investment towards the membership of EBRD will be approximately one million Euro.
|European Bank for Reconstruction & Development|
|At which place the 20th International Children's Film Festival of India was held from 08 to 14 Nov 2017?||Hyderabad|
|Name the North-eastern State in which 3-day Namami Barak festival was held from 18 to 20 Nov 2017?||Assam|
|On the 2nd Anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) on 20th November 2017, the Government of India signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Scheme with the State of Nagaland and with Union Territories (UTs) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu for operational improvements. How many Indian States and Union Territories has so far joined the UDAY?||27 states and 4 UTs|
|Name the Indian city which has been included in the UNESCO's Creative Cities Network which now has a list of 180 cities?||Chennai|
|Name the Indian boxer (female) who won the gold medal in Asian Women's Boxing Championships in Light Flyweight (48 kg) category defeating North Korea's Kim Hyang Mi in the finals at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam?||Mary Kom|
|The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the ______ area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for the Middle Income Group (MIG) under Pradhan MantriAwasYojana (Urban).||carpet area|
|US credit rating agency Moody's raised India's sovereign rating to ____ from its lowest investment grade of Baa, while changing the outlook for the country's rating to stable from positive.||Baa2|
|Indian women's hockey team defeated which country 5-4 in shoot-out in the finals to win the Asia Cup hockey title?
By this win, India also qualify for 2018 World Cup.
|The target of 100 per cent completion of installing bio-toilets in the Indian Raiways coaches has been advanced to which date?||December 2018|
|Name the temple in Tamil Nadu which has been chosen to be awarded the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation?||Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam|
|Name the eminent Hindi Litterateur who was awarded the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017?||Krishna Sobti|
|Out of 144 countries what is the rank of India in the Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum?||108|
|Pension regulator PFRDA has increased the maximum age of joining NPS-private sector to ________ from 60 years at present.
With this move, any Indian citizen, resident or non-resident, of 60-65 years of age can also join National Pension System (NPS) and continue up to the age of 70 years.
|Which Indian state imposed a 7-month fishing ban to protect Olive Ridley turtles?
The seven-month ban on fishing activity was clamped along the stretch of Dhamra-Devi-Rushikulya river mouth.
|Which Indian city is hosting the 2017 Global clubfoot conference?||New Delhi|
|On which river, the highest railway bridge in the world is being constructed in Jammu & Kashmir?||Chenab River|
|Northeast is all set to get India's first-ever "Air Dispensary" based in a helicopter and the Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) has already contributed _______ as part of the initial funding for this initiative.||Rs. 25 crore|
|To which international organisation's executive board India was re-elected as a member at the 39th session of the general conference held in Paris?||UNESCO|
|Which social networking site has partnered with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and a non-profit body, SEEDS in India, to offer tools to these agencies to help them respond more effectively to natural disasters?
The site will offer 'disaster maps data' that illustrate aspects like people's movement and concentration of Facebook users in the given area before and after a calamity.
|As per Regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) linkage of _______ number with insurance policies is mandatory under the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.||Aadhaar|
|Who defeated PV Sindhu in straight sets in the women's singles final to clinch the Senior Badminton National Championship title?||Saina Nehwal|
|Who defeated Kidambi Srikanth 21-15, 16-21, 21-7 in the men's singles final to clinch the Senior Badminton National Championship title?||H S Prannoy|
|Which State Government executed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI) and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the 'Nobel Prize Series — India 2018 (Science Impacts Life)' to be held from February 1-28 next year along with a month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden?||Goa|
|Name Myanmar's de facto leader who has been stripped of the "Freedom of Oxford" award by the city's council, over her failure to speak out on abuses against Myanmar's Rohingya?||Aung San Suu Kyi|
|Name the company which agreed to purchase US based Time Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at nearly $3 billion?||Meredith Corporation|
|International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women observed across the world on?||25th November|
|Name the painting by Leornardo da Vinci which was sold at a record price of $ 450 million at an auction by Christie's in New York?||Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World)|
|Name the female singer who has been named by Forbes as world's highest paid woman in music?
According to Forbes, she earned about $105 million in 2017 from record sales and from her 'Formation' concert tour.
|Name the acclaimed South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher and Professor who has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV?
She is one of the world's leading AIDS researchers and has made pioneering contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young women.
|Quarraisha Abdool Karim|
|World Television Day was observed across the world on?||21st November|
|World Fisheries Day was observed across the world on?||21st November|
|Name the top 3 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum?||Iceland, Norway and Finland|
|Which country has launched the world's first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge?
The vessel, manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour.
|World Diabetes Day was observed across the world on?||14th November|
|In which city 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES-2017) was held?||Kathmandu (Nepal)|
|Who was appointed as the Director-General of UNESCO?
She will replace outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova (Bulgaria).
|Audrey Azoulay (France)|
|The World Science Day for Peace and Development with the theme 'Science for Global Understanding' was observed across the world on?||11th November|
|Which organisation was named as the recipient of Harmony Foundation’s Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017 for its exceptional work worldwide?||United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)|
|World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 was observed across the world on?||5th November|
|Which term has been named the word of the year by Collins dictionary due to its widespread use around the world?||Fake news|
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