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.

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest noble prize winner to address Canadian Parliament

i.  Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize laureate, becomes the youngest noble prize winner to address Canadian parliament.

ii. She has also officially received the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014 by Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.  



Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer prize for ‘The Underground Railroad’

i. The literary blockbuster novel ‘The Underground Railroad’ authored by Colson Whitehead, which depicts the journey of a young woman escaping from slavery via a fantastical train system has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction. ii. The Pulitzer prizes are considered as the most prestigious journalism and arts awards in the U.S.A. 

PM releases book authored by LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book ‘Matoshree’, authored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in New Delhi. ii. The book ‘Matoshree’ covers the life and times of legendary Devi Ahilyabai Holker who ruled the Holkar Empire spread over the Malwa region from 1767 to 1795.

First rail freight service to China departs UK

i. The first rail freight service British goods from the UK to China has departed on its 17-day, 7,500-mile journey.
ii. After going through the Channel Tunnel, the train passed through seven other countries before arriving on 27 April, 2017. They are France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.


➧Points to remember-
  • Malala Yousafzai becomes the first noble prize winner to address Canadian Parliament
  • She has also officially received the honorary Canadian citizenship
  • Justin Trudeau is the Prime Minister of Canada and its capital is Ottawa
  • Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction
  • The Pulitzer prizes, considered the most prestigious journalism and arts awards in the U.S.A.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book ‘Matoshree’
  • The book is Authored by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
  • The book ‘Matoshree’ covers the life and times of legendary Devi Ahilyabai Holker
  • First rail freight service British goods from the UK to China has departed
  • The train will pass through seven other countries which are France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. 

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