Current Affairs for SSC/MTS Exams

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.

World Environmental Education Congress 2017

i. The 9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) will be held in Vancouver, Canada between September 9-15 2017. 

ii. The theme will be ‘Weaving new connections’.
iii. The International Organizing Committee is the WEEC Permanent Secretariat, based in Italy. The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable future or who has an interest in the field.

Union Government launches Online Film Certification System

i. Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu launched the online film certification system, ‘e-cinepramaan‘ with an aim to censor corruption and promote clean cinema.

ii. The new system of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will make the entire process of certification transparent and efficient. The payments made during the process by the producers will go to Bharat Kosh portal.

Indian Army Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

i. General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR).

ii. The book is authored by Mr. Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired).

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal joined UDAY

i. Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have joined the Centre’s power distribution company debt relief scheme, Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY). With this, 26 states have joined the scheme.

ii. The government estimates that Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura will gain net benefits of approximately Rs 4,178 crore, Rs 309 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively. 

India, Nepal renew fuel supply pact

i. India and Nepal have renewed the fuel supply agreement between Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for another five years.

ii. Supplies to Nepal from India have been meeting the petroleum product requirements since 1974. Both countries are working together for the construction of petroleum product Motihari-Amlekhgunj Pipeline.

➧Points to remember-

First state to join UDAY scheme was Andhra Pradesh
Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna is the full form of UDAY
UDAY was launched in November 2015
Union govt launched online film certification system ‘e-cinepramaan’
Edappadi K. Palaniswami is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
C.Vidyasagar Rao is the governor of Tamil Nadu.

Prime Minister of Nepal is  Pushpa Kamal Dahal
India is supplying fuel to Nepal to meet the petroleum product requirements since 1974
The currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee and capital is Kathmandu.

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