Dear Students, In SSC CGL /MTS / CPO Tier-I GA section , questions are asked from current affairs as well. So, We've decided to provide "CURRENT AFFAIRS" of last one year. These notes will help you in GS/GK section a lot. We wish you all the very best for your upcoming exam.

Kristin Davis appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

i. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kristin Davis as its Goodwill Ambassador.
ii. UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) who use their talent and fame to advocate for refugees.


India's first-ever micro-drama festival held in Delhi


i. India's first ever micro-drama festival, named Thespis, was held recently in New Delhi. ii. The longest play of the festival ran for not more than 10 minutes and the shortest one lasted for only 42 seconds.
iii.The festival was organized by theater group 'Vriksh'. The inaugural play of the festival was titled 'Chamaeleonidae'.

National Hindi Sevi Samman Awards announced

i. Central Hindi Institute Director N.K. Pandey announced the names of writers from different categories for the prestigious Hindi Sevi Samman Awards. 
ii. The awardees will receive Rs 5 lakh each, a citation and a shawl from President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in May 2017. 
iii. The Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Award for Hindi journalism will be awarded to Rahul Dev and Baldev Bhai Sharma


Govt sets up inter-ministerial panel to monitor UDAN
i. The government has set up an 'Inter-Ministerial Committee' to monitor the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) which seeks to make flying affordable by connecting unserved and under-served airports. 
ii. Chaired by Civil Aviation Secretary Shri Rajiv Nayan Choubey, the ‘Inter-Ministerial Monitoring-cum-Coordination Committee’ would have representations from the ministries of finance, defence, home as well as petroleum and natural gas.

➧Points to remember-
  • National Hindi Sevi Samman Awards announced by Central Hindi Institute Director N.K. Pandey
  • The Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Award awarded to Rahul Dev and Baldev Bhai Sharma
  • The awardees will receive Rs 5 lakh each from President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in May 2017. 
  • Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to monitor the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN
  • UDAN full form is Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik
  • Inter-Ministerial Monitoring-cum-Coordination Committee is chaired by Civil Aviation Secretary Shri Rajiv Nayan Choubey.
  • India's first-ever micro-drama festival held in New Delhi
  • The micro-drama festival was named Thespis
  • The festival was organised by theater group 'Vriksh'

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