CURRENT AFFAIRS for SSC CGL Pre 2017

We’ve decided to provide “CURRENT AFFAIRS” of last eight months (From June onward). These notes will help you in GS/GK section a lot. We wish you all the very best for your upcoming exam.


Book on Dr. Kalam titled ‘The People’s President: Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam’ released

i.Vice President Hamid Ansari on 4 January 2017 released a book titled The People’s President: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.


Pakistan approves Hindu marriage bill

i.The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the Hindu Marriages Bill on 2nd January 2017
ii.The much-awaited bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan moved closer to reality after a Senate committee approved the landmark draft legislation, nearly four months after it was passed by the National Assembly.


Maharashtra government to organise Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai

i.Maharashtra government organised a Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai under the aegis of central government’s Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for traders. 

ii.The day-long event, to be held at Mumbai University, aims to promote digital payment methods and inculcate a digital payment habit among all citizens.

Nepal Hosts Elephant Festival in Chitwan to Boost Tourism
i.The 13th edition of Nepal’s five-day Chitwan Elephant Festival kicked off in Kathmandu
with the participation of over 50 elephants. 
ii.The annual festival which brings fun, sports and adventure together was inaugurated on Monday in Sauraha, the gateway to Chitwan National Park 

Finland First Country to introduces basic income for unemployed

i.Finland has become the first country in the world to pay a basic income to randomly picked citizens on a national level in an aiming at dismissing poverty, motivate people to join work force and decrease unemployment.
ii.It is conducted with 2,000 randomly picked unemployed participants between the ages of 25 and 58.

14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention held in Bengaluru

i. The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) convention held in Bengaluru. The three-day event will kick start with the Youth PBD, the theme of which is ‘Role of Diaspora Youth in the Transformation of India’. 
ii. It has been held traditionally on 9th January every year to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi as a Pravasi from South Africa to India.


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