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.


Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah launches ‘Pratibimba’ to project achievements 

i. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a comprehensive web-based platform Pratibimba to showcase the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens.

ii. This dash board will serve as a tool to improve efficiency in governance and allow citizens to track government’s progress.It is available both in English and Kannada. 

‘India by Nile’ fest to begin in Egypt

i. India has organized the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ in Egypt on 8th March to showcase the diversity of the country’s culture, arts and cuisine for building enduring partnership between the two ancient civilizations.

ii. For the first time, the Indian flag will be projected onto the Giza Pyramids as part of the celebration. 

IDFC Aadhaar Pay launched



i. IDFC Bank has launched India’s first biometric-based payment system ‘Aadhaar Pay in New Delhi.
ii. The android app will use the fingerprint of the customer as a digital identity. Customers simply need to select their bank’s name and enter their Aadhaar number in the merchant’s phone.


Odisha govt launched 181 helpline for distressed women

i. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched 24*7  helpline number 181 to assist women in distress on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8th March 2017). 

ii. A woman from any part of the Odisha can dial 181 to get immediate assistance. The helpline will extend prompt response to women affected by violence, provide information about women-related government schemes and programs and a range of other services

Parliament passes bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks

i. Parliament approved a bill granting women working in the organized sector paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks now, a decision which will benefit around 1.8 million women.

ii. The law will apply to all establishments employing 10 or more people and the entitlement will be for the first two children. For the third child, the entitlement will be 12 weeks.
iii. With this, India becomes the country with the third highest maternity leave. Canada and Norway grant 50 weeks and 44 weeks respectively as paid maternity leave.



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