Monthly Archive: July 2017

Daily Current Affairs – 25 July 2017

Govt. says that Gangotri glacier retreated 0.15 sq km in 9 years The Gangotri glacier has retreated 0.15 sq km between 2007 and 2016. The area of the Gangotri glacier was estimated to be 224.42 sq km from the maps of 1962, while from 1990 onwards satellite data…
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Daily Current Affairs – 24 July 2017

compensation for women in Odisha’s ‘village of widows’ A labour court in Odisha’s Keonjhar district has awarded a compensation of Rs. 46 lakh to the families of those whose bread-winning male members died of silicosis, a preventable occupational lung disease.   Silicosis (previously miner’s phthisis, grinder’s asthma, potter’s…
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Daily Current Affairs – 21 July 2017

Ram Nath Kovind elected India’s 14th President Former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is elected as India’s 14th President polling 65.6% of the vote defeating the Opposition’s joint candidate, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who secured 34% of the vote. Mr. Kovind will be the second Dalit…
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Daily Current Affairs – 20 July 2017

MASUKA A draft law to deal with mob lynching, the Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA), produced by the National Campaign Against Mob Lynching, received support from a group of politicians who represent the Congress, the CPI(M), the Aam Aadmi Party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Janata Dal (United), the…
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Daily Current Affairs – 18 July 2017

Eco-bridges for the movement of tigers Telangana State will have eco-friendly bridges over a canal cutting across the tiger corridor linking the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra with the forests in Telangana’s Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. The ‘Eco-bridges’ will be constructed at key…
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Daily Current Affairs – 17 July 2017

Project SVAROP The government has set up a 19-member panel, including three members linked to the RSS and VHP, to carry out what it says will be scientifically validated research on cow derivatives(panchgavya) including its urine, and their benefits, according to an inter-departmental circular and members of the…
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Daily Current Affairs – 11 July 2017

Historic City of Ahmadabad declared as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Property India now has overall 36 World Heritage Inscriptions with 28 Cultural, 07 Natural and 01 Mixed site. While India stands second largest in number after China in terms of number of world heritage properties in ASPAC (Asia…
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Daily Current Affairs – 07 July 2017

SC: Jobs secured on fake caste certificates invalid Persons who secured government employment and got academic admissions under reserved categories with the help of forged caste certificates can have their jobs and admission declared invalid. A Bench of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud disagreed with…
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Daily Current Affairs – 06 July 2017

India and Israel to set up $40 million research fund India and Israel signed seven agreements in the fields of water, agriculture, space, including a $40 million joint fund for research and development in innovation. The two agreements in the field of water deal with the “increasing awareness”…
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Daily Current Affairs – 05 July 2017

SC open to liquor sale on city highways The Supreme Court prima facie observed that there may be nothing wrong in de-notifying particular stretches of highways running inside city limits as city roads and such de-classification does not violate its order that national and State highways across the…
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