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.

04th February: The World Cancer Day 2017

i. World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
ii. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. 

Alibaba-made app helps find 611 missing Chinese children

i. A mobile app developed by Alibaba helped Chinese authorities recover 611 missing children last year. The ‘Tuanyuan’ app, which means ‘reunion’ in Chinese, sends push notifications with photos and descriptions to users who are close to the location of a child’s disappearance. The notifications are sent to users farther from the location of the disappearance till the child is found.

Telangana launches India’s first social innovation hub in Nizamabad

i. The Telangana government has launched India’s first social innovation centre The ‘Kakatiya Hub For Social Innovation’ in Nizamabad, Telangana.
ii. Jayesh Ranjan said the ‘Kakatiya Hub For Social Innovation’ funded by the Telangana government and implemented through Kakatiya Sandbox will function like a rural incubator to encourage entrepreneurship at the grassroots level.

World’s longest flight lands in New Zealand
i. The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand on 6 February 2017 with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535km (9,032-mile) Doha-Auckland service.
ii. The long-range Boeing 777-200LR crossed 10 time zones on its marathon flight. 

India to host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament

i. India to host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament at Bengaluru in July, 2017. Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President KGovindaraj stated that continental flagship tournament for women will be hled from July 23 to 29, 2017.

ii. India has also been given another continental level tournament-the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship – which will be held from October 22 to 28, 2017 in Hyderabad.
iii. This will be the first time since 2009 that India will host a major FIBA (International Basketball Federation) event.

Railways Approves Rail Project in Andaman and Nicobar

i. The Railway Ministry is set to develop the first ever railway line in Andaman and Nicobar Island that currently has no rail network.

ii. The Ministry of Railway is set to approve the project that will construct 240-km broad gauge railway line connecting Port Blair with Diglipur, the largest town on Andaman Island.




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