Current Affairs 2017

Current Affairs Pocket : 10th Nov. 2017

India Re-elected Member of UNESCO’s Executive Board India has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO’s executive board, its top decision-making body. The election was held at the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO in Paris, France. The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the organisation.

Current Affairs Pocket : 9th Nov. 2017

India slips to 7th position in business optimism ranking According to the Grant Thorntons International Business Report (IBR), India has slipped in business optimism index to the 7th position, from the 2nd slot in the July- September quarter. This list is topped by Indonesia, followed by Finland (2nd), the Netherlands (3rd), Philippines (4th), Austria (5th)

Current Affairs Pocket : 8th Nov. 2017

India Signs Loan Agreement with World Bank for US $119 Million A Financing Agreement for IBRD loan of US$ 119 million (equivalent) for the “Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence & Equity (OHEPEE) Project” was signed with the World Bank. The Objective of the project is to improve the quality of ‘students’ equitable access to

Current Affairs Pocket : 7th Nov. 2017

India and Bangladesh joint military combat exercise “Sampriti” begins in Meghalaya ‘SAMPRITI 2017’, the seventh edition of Indo–Bangladesh joint military training exercise begun in Meghalaya. The exercise will be held from 6th – 18th November 2017. The main Objective of this exercise is to enhance inter-operability between army personnel of India and Bangladesh while carrying

Current Affairs Pocket : 4th – 6th Nov. 2017

India Successfully Tests its First Fully Indigenous ‘Glide Bomb’ The Indian Air Force, along with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested an indigenously developed lightweight ‘Glide’ bomb in Chandipur in Odisha. With this DRDO announced that this bomb will soon be inducted into the armed forces. Named SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon),

Current Affairs Pocket : 3rd Nov. 2017

India Slips 21 Slots on WEF Gender Gap index India slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index to 108, behind neighbours China and Bangladesh, primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages, according to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017. India’s latest ranking is

Current Affairs Pocket : 2nd Nov. 2017

Govt Sets up Arun Jaitley-Panel to Oversee PSU Bank Mergers The government set up a ministerial panel, led by finance minister Arun Jaitley, to consider and oversee mergers among the country’s 21 state-run banks. Members of the panel on PSU bank consolidation include railway and coal minister Piyush Goyal, and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The

Current Affairs Pocket : 1st Nov. 2017

India, Tunisia Agreed to Combat Terror, Extremism India and Tunisia agreed to jointly combat terrorism and extremism while ramping up cooperation in the field of security. A review of bilateral ties was undertaken as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the 12th India- Tunisia Joint Commission Meeting with her Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui. Six agreements