Current Affairs for SSC CGL Pre 2017

We’ve decided to provide “CURRENT AFFAIRS” of last ten 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.

➤PM to inaugurated India’s longest road tunnel in J&K on April 2

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation, the country’s longest road tunnel named Chenani-Nashri tunnel, built on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which will cut short the distance between Jammu and Srinagar by nearly 30 km.
ii. The Prime Minister inaugurated the 9.2 km long twin-tube tunnel on JK highway on April 2, 2017.

Samsung Pay launched in India 

i. Android phone maker Samsung launched its digital payment application, called ‘Samsung Pay’, in the country as Indians look to shift to newer payment methods after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation exercise.
ii. The early access service is available only with a few banks – Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and Standard Chartered.’Samsung Pay’ works with both NFC (near field communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission).

World Sparrow Day: 20 March

i. The day was created with an aim to raise awareness about the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments.
ii. The first World Sparrow Day was celebrated in 2010 across the World.

PepsiCo ropes in PV Sindhu as brand ambassador
i. PepsiCo’s sports drink brand Gatorade has roped in Indian shuttler PV Sindhu as its brand ambassador.
ii. Sindhu is the first Indian brand ambassador of the PepsiCo brand.

World Tuberculosis Day- 24 March

The theme for World Tuberculosis Day 2017 is ‘Unite to End TB: Leave no one behind’. 2017 is the second year of a two-year “Unite to End TB” campaign for World TB Day.

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