SSC CHSL Exam 2016 : Revision of “CURRENT AFFAIRS”

Dear Students, SSC CHSL Exam has commenced on 7th Jan, 2017. It’s a month long exam and we’ve decided to provide “CURRENT AFFAIRS” of last seven months (From June onward). This quiz will help you in GS/GK section a lot. Before the exam day go through our daily CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR CHSL 2016 Exam. We wish you all the very best for your exam.

Odisha government to recruit transgenders as jail warders

-The Odisha government has decided to recruit members of transgender community persons as warders in jails of the State as per the directive of the Supreme Court. The home department has issued instructions to the Odisha Subordinate Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) to include the gender category. 

This is for the first time the state government will mention the third gender as a separate category in any of the recruitment process.
-As per the direction of the Directorate of Prison, the physical standards stipulated for transgender who will apply for the post of jail warders will be same as prescribed for women candidates. 

Anita Gopalan wins 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

-Translator and artist Anita Gopalan has awarded with the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for her English translation of Hindi novel Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi.

-Gopalan is the second Indian translator to be selected for the grant.
-Simsim, the lyrical, award-winning novella was first published in 2008. It is recognized for its groundbreaking contribution to contemporary Hindi fiction. The book narrates the clash between two Indias, i.e. one old and traditional, and the other driven by consumerism and corporate greed.
Six-year-old Indian boy enters Guinness World Record
-A six-year-old boy, Om Swaroop Gowda from Karnataka has set the world record for covering longest distance by limbo skating under cars. 
-He clinched the Guinness World records title after a successful attempt to travel a staggering 65.283-metre distance while holding his body just above the ground and maintaining a splits position throughout.
RBI launches new website ’Sachet’ to curb Illegal Collection of Deposits

-The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has launched ’Sachet-’, a web portal to curb illegal collection of deposits.

-Sachet is an SLCC (State Level Coordination Committees) website from which the members of the public would be able to obtain information regarding entities that are allowed to accept deposits, lodge complaints and also share information regarding illegal acceptance of deposits by unscrupulous entities.
‘Grassroots Innovation’ authored by Prof. Anil K. Gupta has released

‘Grassroots Innovation’ authored by Prof. Anil K. Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad, also the Vice Chairman of National Innovation Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan has been released.

-He has gifted his first copy of the book to the President.
-The book was about stories of extraordinary men and women who are silently contributing to the innovation movement for the economic development and advancement of society.

Shubha Mudgal to be awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

-Shubha Mudgal has been honoured for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill on 20 August 2016 at Jawahar Bhawan Auditorium.

-She is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, and Indian pop music.

IOC gives nod to addition of five new sports in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed to add Baseball-Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Climbing Sports and surfing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

-The decision was taken by the 129th IOC session held in Rio de Janeiro.
-The additional sports in Tokyo will not impact the athlete or event quotas of existing Olympic sports or be binding on future host cities. The inclusion of the new sports will add 18 events.

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