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.

Rs605-crore ‘KCR Kit’ scheme for pregnant women, new born

i. Focussing on women welfare and new born, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has come out with an innovative scheme – KCR Kit
ii. The scheme is designed to address complications during the time of pregnancy and aimed at reducing infant mortality rate and encourage institutional deliveries.

ii. The KCR Kit consists of 16 essential things needed for a new-born and will be useful for up to three months.The government proposes to earmark Rs605 crore for the scheme.

ICC appoint Sachin Tendulkar as official ambassador of women’s World Cup 2017

i. Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

ii. The women’s World Cup this year starts on June 24, 2017 at England and Wales with eight top cricketing countries locking horns to grab the coveted trophy. 

iii. The 21-day tournament having 28 matches will be played at five different venues with the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground,London. 

UK parliament gives final approval for Brexit bill

i. In UK, the House of Lords has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the EU. 

ii. The Prime Minister could theoretically invoke Article 50, which formally starts the Brexit process. 
iii.The EU Withdrawal Bill was passed unamended after peers voted by 274 votes to 118 not to challenge the Commons again over the issue of whether Parliament should have a veto on the terms of exit.

All England Open badminton: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia lifts Men’s Singles crown

i. Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has lifted the Men’s Singles crown at the All England Open badminton championships.In the final in Birmingham, the 34-year-old world number one defeated Shi Yuqi of China in straight games 21-12, 21-10. 

ii. For the Malaysian, it is his fifth Singles Title in seven finals in the prestigious championships.

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