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Current Affairs for IB (ACIO) Exam 2017

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Dear Readers, We are providing important currents affairs for IB Exam which will be scheduled to be held on 15th October 2017. Intelligence Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs) has released the Admit card of ACIO exam 2017. Study all these current affairs and be better prepared for the IB ACIO Exam 2017. 

Current Affairs for IB Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II 2017:

Union Government launched Mobile App ‘Aarambh’ for Road Maintenance

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i. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation- Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Deputy Director General (Policy) of International Labour Organization (ILO) Ms. Deborah Greenfield have launched the Mobile App for Road Maintenance “Aarambh”.
ii. This Mobile Phone App aims at the use of GIS based mapping for making road inventories, condition surveys, and producing cost estimates and other relevant data for preparation and monitoring of annual road maintenance plans.
iii. In addition, Tomar and Greenfield also launched a Concept Note and Guidance Note for Mobilizing Funds for Maintenance of Rural Road.
World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

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i. The world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generating renewable power in Scotland.
ii. The £200 million Hywind project is unusual not just because of the pioneering technology involved, which uses a 78-metre-tall underwater ballast and three mooring lines that will be attached to the seabed to keep the turbines upright. It will bring power to 20,000 homes.

  • Edinburgh is the Capital of Scotland.
  • Its currency is Pound sterling.
Mithali Raj named captain of ICC Women’s World Cup team

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i. India skipper Mithali Raj was chosen as the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council. The 34-year-old Indian was selected as captain after she led India to the final of the just-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup.
ii. Mithali led by example, scoring 409 runs during the 30- day tournament. The side includes four players from England, three from South Africa, and Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Mithali has been picked in the Team of the Tournament for the second time in her career.
  • England Women Team has won the ICC World Cup 2017 by defeating India.

Boxer Sachin Siwach wins Gold at Commonwealth Youth Games

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i. World Youth Champion Sachin Siwach clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games, Bahamas after defeating Welsh boxer James Nathan Prober 4-1 in the final.
ii. Siwach, who won gold last year, was the only one of the 103 boxers to have clinched a gold so far in the tournament, taking place in Bahamas. The World Youth Champion was also the flag bearer of India for the tournament.

  • Nassau is the Capital of Bahamas.
  • Bahamian dollar is the Currency of Bahamas.

H S Prannoy wins US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title

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i. HS Prannoy notched up a thrilling three-game win over Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap in an all-Indian final to clinch the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold. It was held at Anaheim, California USA.
ii. In the women’s singles of the tournament, Japanese Aya Ohori won the final. She has defeated Michelle Li of Canada.

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