Current Affairs for SSC CGL /MTS /CPO Exam 2017

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.

Himachal Pradesh bags Krishi Karman Award 2015-16

i. The Union Ministry of Agriculture has selected Himachal Pradesh for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for the commendable increase in food grains production. 
ii. Himachal Pradesh is being selected for this award for the third time.  The award would carry a trophy, citation and cash prize. The state was also conferred the Krishi Karman Award for 2011-12 for the increase in wheat production and in 2014-15 for increasing food grains production.

➤➤Indian wins top prize at UN challenge for open source tool

i. An Indian software engineer Abdulqadir Rashik has won the top prize at a global challenge for an open-source tool that enables users to interactively view UN General Assembly resolutions and gain a deeper understanding of the voting patterns of member states.  
ii. He also won the ‘Unite Ideas UNGAViz Textual Analysis and Visualisation Challenge’ for his Global Policy.

➤➤Cisco launched 5th global and 1st in India cyber range lab in Gurugram

i. US-based tech giant Cisco launched its fifth global cyber range lab in Gurugram, Haryana with an aim to train Indian firms and government agencies on real-world cyber attacks
ii. This is the first cyber range lab in India. The facility was inaugurated by National Cyber Security Coordinator Gulshan Rai.

➤➤Pranab Mukherjee released book on Draupadi by Veerappa Moily

i. A book on Draupadi named ‘the Flaming Tresses of Draupadi’ written by senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily was released by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. 
ii. The book is an English translation by D A Shankar of Moily’s original work in Kannada. 

➧Points to remember-
  • Himachal Pradesh bags Krishi Karman Award for 2015-16
  • The total food grains production has increased from 14.94 lakh tonne to 16.34 lakh tonne in Himachal Pradesh
  • Radha Ram Mohan Singh is the Union Agriculture and farmer welfare Minister of India
  • The Capital of Himachal Pradesh is Shimla and its Chief Minister is Mr. Virbhadra Singh
  • Cisco launched its fifth global cyber range lab in Gurugram, Haryana
  • The facility was inaugurated by National Cyber Security Coordinator Gulshan Rai
  • Cisco was formed in 1984 and it is headquartered in California, USA
  • Chuck Robbins is the current CEO of Cisco
  • Pranab Mukherjee released the book named ‘the Flaming Tresses of Draupadi’ authored by M Veerappa Moily
  • The book was translated into English by D A Shankar
  • Moily is best known for his book Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam, which received the Moortidevi Award of the Bharatiya Jnanpith.
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