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.

Thai contestant wins transgender beauty pageant

i. Thai contestant Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen 2016 as the world’s largest and most popular transgender pageant.
ii. The 25-year-old beat 24 other contestants for the crown, with the second and third place going to contestants from Brazil and Venezuela, respectively.
iii. The contest was held at the Tiffany’s nightclub in the Thai seaside town of Pattaya.

India launches second stage of HCFCs phaseout plan
i. Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave, on Monday released the second stage of the Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) phase-out management plan (HPMP), greenhouse gases that damage the earth’s ozone layer.
ii. It is estimated that with this plan, there would be a net direct CO2-equivalent emission reductions of about 8.5 million metric tonnes annually from 2023.

iii. India has already successfully implemented HPMP stage-I.

Women Safety app ‘Ammavin Aran’ launched by AIADMK

i. The AIADMK IT Wing has launched the first-of-its-kind women safety application in Tamil Nadu. The app is called ‘Ammavin Aran’ meaning ‘mother’s fortress’.

ii. The app will give the user details about the nearest police station and hospital along with map details and phone number. 

iii. There is an in-built whistle, which can manipulate the phone speaker to create a loud noise when pressed by anyone in distress.Also the app carries an in-built call recorder and and ‘Tips’ icon to provide life saving information.

Arunachal Pradesh Launches Adarsh Gram Yojana for Rural Poor
i. The Arunachal Pradesh government has launched a new scheme Adarsh Gram Yojana that is in accordance with the basic philosophy of the Prime Minister ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas’. 
ii. The scheme aims to reach the poor people in rural areas of the state to serve them better. 
iii. Under the scheme, 123 villages (comprising one village per circle) will be developed as ‘Model Villages’ during the fiscal year 2017-18.

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