Monthly Archive: September 2017

Daily Current Affairs – 29 Sept 2017

Directorate General of Quality Assurance Celebrates its Diamond Jubilee Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) has completed 60 years of its existence. The organisation has quality assured Defence stores worth Rs. 28,878 crore during the financial year 2016-17. In addition, the organisation has been providing assistance to the…
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Daily Current Affairs – 28 Sept 2017

Anti-superstition Bill gets Karnataka Cabinet nod The Karnataka Cabinet has cleared the much-delayed and debated Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifices and other Inhuman Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017, popularly known as the Anti-Superstition Bill. The Bill has proposed to ban made snana…
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Daily Current Affairs – 27 Sept 2017

‘Divyang Sarathi’ – Mobile Application for easy information dissemination to ‘Divyangjans’ The Union govt has launched ‘Divyang Sarathi’—The accessible and comprehensive mobile application for easy dissemination of information to ‘Divyangjans’. According to the Census 2011, there are over 2.68 crore ‘Divyangjans’ in India which constitute more than 2.2%…
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Daily Current Affairs – 26 Sept 2017

PM launches Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana The PM Modi has launched a Rs 16,320-crore scheme to supply electricity to all households by December 2018, providing free connections to the poor and at very low cost to others. It would provide power connections to all the estimated four crore…
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Daily Current Affairs – 24 & 25 Sept 2017

Karnataka govt invokes ESMA against garbage contractors The Karnataka government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act against garbage contractors and sanitation workers employed under them following complaints that they were not discharging their duties. The garbage problem has turned worse in the city recently as the contractors…
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Daily Current Affairs – 23 Sept 2017

India is third most natural disasters faced country India has ranked third among the countries that have faced the most natural disasters in the last half century. The United States, followed by China, India, the Philippines and Indonesia, have experienced the most disasters since 1995 – more than…
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Daily Current Affairs – 22 Sept 2017

Navy takes delivery of Scorpene submarine Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) of Mumbai on Thursday handed over the first of the Scorpene submarines, Kalvari , to the Navy. This is the Navy’s first new conventional submarine in two decades. The state-of-the-art technology utilised in the Scorpene has ensured…
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Daily Current Affairs – 21 Sept 2017

First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). This Exercise will be a platform for…
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Daily Current Affairs – 20 Sept 2017

Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane to launch Zero Hunger Programme on 16th October Three districts – Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra – will initiate India’s ambitious ‘Zero Hunger’ programme through interventions in farm sector on October 16 (World Food Day). Though many more…
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Daily Current Affairs – 19 Sept 2017

Norms eased for fund raising by REITs, InvITs The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has relaxed the guidelines for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) in order to broaden the scope of fund raising by such instruments. The board of SEBI decided…
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