We’ve decided to provide “CURRENT AFFAIRS” of last nine 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.

Venezuela awards peace prize to Russia Prez Vladimir Putin

i.Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has awarded the first ever Hugo Chavez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

ii.The award, that honours Venezuela’s former President Hugo Chavez, recognised “Putin as a great leader of peace”. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro had earlier called Putin a fighter for peace.

China Develops World’s Biggest Solar Park

i. In an effort to become the super powerful occupier of green energy, China has built the world’s biggest solar park, Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, in the western province of Qinghai. 

ii.The park spans over 27 square km of area and can produce 850 MW of power which is enough to supply up to 200,000 households. The construction of the solar park began in 2013 and total costs around $875 million (around Rs. 6,000 crore).

Kremlin to host 2018 FIFA World Cup finals

i.The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals hosted by Russia will take place in the Kremlin the country’s Football Union (RFU) chief Vitaly Mutko stated. 

DU becomes first public varsity with ‘monumental’ flag

i. Nearly one year after all Central University vice-chancellors decided to install the national flag on their campuses, Delhi University’s Hansraj College on 25th January 2017 has hoisted its first monumental flag. 

ii. DU is the first public university in the country to get a monumental flagpole, according to the Flag Foundation of India. The 100-feet high flag was hoisted by former MP Naveen Jindal.

Burj Khalifa lights up in ‘Tricolour’ to mark 68th Indian Republic Day

i. Burj Khalifa tower, the world’s tallest building located in Dubai, has lit up in the colours of the Indian National flag on 25th January 2017 and 26th January 2017 to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day.

Ashok Chakra to Havildar Hangpan Dada for sacrificing his life for nation

i.Havildar Hangpan Dada, who killed four terrorists before laying down his life in Kupwara on May 26 last year, has been awarded Ashok Chakra, the highest peace time gallantry award.

ii. His wife Changsen received the award from the President Pranab Mukherjee during the 68th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.


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