Current Affairs 2017

Current Affairs Pocket : 10th JAN. 2017

20th National Conference for e-Governance begins in Visakhapatnam The 20th Edition of the National Conference for e-Governance 2016-17 has started in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Internet of Things and e-Governance’ and will be covering newly evolving areas of e-Governance across five plenary sessions. The conference has been organised by

Current Affairs Pocket : 7, 8 & 9th JAN. 2017

India, Portugal sign six agreements India and Portugal have signed six memorandum of understandings (MoUs) including in defence cooperation. These agreements were signed after delegation level talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Portugal counterpart António Costa who is chief Guest of 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Six agreements signed are: * MoU on Defence.

Current Affairs Pocket : 6th JAN. 2017

Mega Festival on 350th Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Organized in Patna The 350th Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti was celebrated across the world on January 5, 2017.Marking the occasion, a huge festival known as Prakash Utsav also known as Prakash Parv has been organized in Patna, Bihar– the birth place of the Guru. The festival which

Current Affairs Pocket : 5th JAN. 2017

Swachh Bharat survey, Swachh Survekshan 2017 Begins in 500 cities In order to encourage competition for improving sanitation standards in the respective area, the government started, Swachh Survekshan 2017 from January 4, 2017. The survey will be conducted by Quality Council of India to rank 500 cities across the country on cleanliness. The cities will

Current Affairs Pocket : 4th JAN. 2017

Banks cuts lending rates, home, corporate loans to be cheaper A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an interest subvention for home loans of up to Rs. 12 lakh and asked banks to keep the poor and middle class at the focus of their activities many PSUs and private banks reduced their benchmark lending

Current Affairs Pocket : 3rd JAN. 2017

26 crore accounts open under Jan Dhan Yojana across country According to Finance Ministry Arun Jaitely over 26 crore accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) across the country till date. Of the total, nearly 16 crore accounts are in rural areas and more than 10 crore in urban. Over 71

Current Affairs Pocket : 1st & 2nd JAN. 2017

PM Shri Narendra Modi announced number of measures for welfare of farmers, small traders, women & senior citizens Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced two housing schemes, tax incentives for small traders, interest rebate for farmers and monetary assistance for pregnant women. (1) Bonanza for Home Buyers In a big relief to home buyers, New