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.

Himachal okays proposal to make Dharamshala its second capital

i. The Himachal Pradesh cabinet approved the proposal to make Dharamshala as the second capital of the state.

ii. The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who had earlier during his winter sojourn to Kangra had expressed his desire to make Dharamshala as the second capital. 

Rangaswamy Becomes First Woman to Be Honored BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award

i. To recongnize the contribution of women cricketers, the BCCI for the first time, has introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women. Former captain, Ms. Shanta Rangaswamy has been nominated for the award. 

ii. She led India in 12 Test matches and in 16 ODIs. Apart from Mr. Vaman Viswanath Kumar and late Ramakant Desai have been nominated for the BCCI Special Award in recognition of their yeoman services to Indian Cricket.

Govt launches nationwide ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ 

i. The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar has launched ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah‘ in Gurugram, Haryana to raise awareness on sanitation and cleanliness.

ii. Mr. Tomar has decided to observe ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ from March 1 to 8, 2017 across the country. Over 1,500 women sarpanches of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and all women sarpanches of Gurugram division are participating in this event. 

Aadhaar number made mandatory for students to receive midday meals

i. Students will now be required to have an Aadhaar number for getting their midday meals across the country.The HRD ministry issued this notification. This rule will be applicable across the country, except Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam.

ii. However, the ministry has given time till June 30, 2017 for those who are not yet enrolled. 

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