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.

7 new Earth-like exoplanets discovered, NASA announced

i. Astronomers of NASA have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of them are in the habitable zone  the happy place where liquid water can exist on the surface of rocky planets, as it’s not too hot or cold. 

ii. The space agency calls the discovery of the fascinating solar system record-breaking. The three planets in the habitable zone, also known as the Goldilocks Zone, are called TRAPPIST-1 e, f, and g. Exoplanet “e” is about the same size as Earth and even gets around the same amount of star light as we do.

National Biodiversity Congress 2017 held in Kerala 

i. Third National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. To identify practical evidence based case studies at regional level to support the plan of action. 

ii. Theme of National Biodiversity Congress 2017 is “Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”.

India to host 2019 Combined World Cup for shooting

i. The National Rifle Association of India(NRAI) announced that India will be hosting the Combined World Cup for shooting in 2019 during the meeting held in New Delhi.
ii. Combined World Cup will a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It will comprises all the three categories shotgun, rifle and pistol.

9th BRICS Summit to be held in China’s Xiamen city

i. The ninth BRICS Summit will be held in China’s Xiamen city from September 3 to 5, 2017. 
ii. The theme of this year’s event is ‘BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future’.
iii. The Xiamen BRICS summit will promote members strengthening solidarity and collaboration, and improving global governance, deepening pragmatic cooperation to achieve mutual benefit.

Government ropes in Shilpa Shetty as Swachh Bharat brand ambassador
i. The government has roped in actress Shilpa Shetty as a brand ambassador for the Indian government’s cleanliness initiative Swachh Bharat Mission.
ii. She will feature in TV and radio campaigns aimed at discouraging people from littering on roads.

ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar clinches bronze
i. In International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar secured India’s first medal in New Delhi. She finished third in the 10 meter Air Rifle event. Ghatkar clinched bronze with a score of 228.8 in the final round. 
ii. China’s Mengyao Shi secured gold with a score of 252.1 – setting a new world record in the event.
iii. The silver went to China’s Lijie Dong for a score of 248.9.

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