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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:

Maharashtra government approved revised policy of scheme to improve girl child ratio

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i. The Maharashtra government has approved a revised policy of the ‘Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree’ scheme, according to which families who have a yearly income of up to Rs 7.5 lakh will be benefited. The scheme was launched by the state government on April 1, 2016, in place of ‘Sukanya’ scheme.
ii. It is aimed at improving the skewed girl child ratio, prevent sex determination and female foeticide, and support female education.
iii. Earlier provision: The ‘Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree’ scheme catered to girls from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and those whose annual income was up to Rs 1 lakh.
iv. Revised provisions: The scheme will be valid only if there are a maximum of two girl children born. In case a third child is born, the scheme shall become invalid for the first two as well.
  • Devendra Fadnavis is the CM of Maharashtra.
  • C. Vidyasagar Rao is the Governor of Maharashtra.

Australia and US jointly launched multimillion hypersonic missile – HIFiRE
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i. The US and Australia have jointly test-fired a hypersonic missile capable of moving at a speed eight times faster than sound as part of a $54-million research project.
ii. The test was part of a project called the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation Program (HIFiRE) involving the US and Australian militaries, Queensland University, Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group.
iii. A hypersonic glider capable of moving at a speed eight times faster than sound has launched from a rocket range in the town of Woomera, South Australia.
  • The Capital of Australia is Canberra.

US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System
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i. The U.S. Navy recently tested the world’s first-ever active laser weapons system, which is now deployed and ready for war.
ii. The system has special materials that release photons and at the speed of light, it silently hits an object, burning it to a temperature of thousands of degrees.
iii. Each strike travels 50,000 times the speed of an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
L K Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha
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i. Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha.
ii. JD-U leader Sharad Yadav also received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rajya Sabha representative.

  • Smt. Sumitra Mahajan is the Present Speaker of Lok Sabha.
  • Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari is the Present Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

Sanjay Kothari appointed Secretary to new President
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i. Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board, has been appointed as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

ii. Senior journalist Ashok Malik has been named as Press Secretary to Kovind, by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Senior Gujarat-cadre forest service officer Bharat Lal will be Joint Secretary to Kovind.

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