Current Affairs for SSC CGL Pre 2017

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.

An international zip line connects Spain and Portugal

i. A zip line connecting Spain and Portugal, is known to be the first cross-border zip line in the world.
ii. The 720-metre-long zip line joins the two countries, allowing people to reach Portugal within a minute.
iii. On reaching Portugal, the participants gain one hour because of the time zone change.

Bharat QR code launched to push less-cash economy

i. Bharat QR code the world’s first inter-operable payment acceptance solution, was launched as part of efforts to move towards less-cash economy at an insignificant cost, according to RBI.  

ii. A common Quick Response(QR) code that would enable seamless digital payments without card swiping machines.

International Mother Language Day-> 21st February

i. The theme was “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”. 

ii. To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages.

Health Ministry launches ‘Saathiya Kits’ to improve adolescent health
i. Union Health Secretary C.K. Mishra has launched “Saathiya Resource Kits” that will provide information on adolescent related issues such as puberty and mental health, among others.
ii. The resource kit comprises of an Activity Book, Bhranti-Kranti Game, a Question-Answer  Saathiya KitsBook and a Peer Educator Diary.
iii. Mishra also launched the mobile app ‘Saathiya Salah‘ for adolescents. The initiative, launched as part of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.

Delhi to get India’s first heliport
i. The first heliport in India will be inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in North Delhi on (28 February 2017).
ii. The heliport, built by state-owned Pawan Hans, consists of a terminal building, nine parking bays and four hangars with a parking capacity of 16 helicopters. It was built at an investment of rs.100 crore.

Jammu & Kashmir to observe 2017 as Year of Apple
i. J & K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has declared 2017 as ‘Year of Apple’ to promote the famed Kashmiri apples in domestic and foreign markets.
ii. She also launched the High Density Apple Plantation Scheme in Srinagar to provide 50% subsidy.

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