Current Affairs for Competitive Exams SSC and IBPS

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    • A Digital Investigation Training and Analysis Centre (DITAC) has been set up in Gurugram, Haryana. It aimed at improving the capabilities of Haryana Police in solving cyber crime cases.
    • Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar  was sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will retire from his office on 27 August 2017.
    • Air Marshal SB Deo taking over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) at the Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) on January 2, 2017.
    • The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED) in place of U S Paliwal, who retired on December 31 last year.
    • Shri Sanjiv Ranjan (IFS: 1993), presently Ambassador of India to Argentina, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, with residence in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
    • Incumbent Chief Minister and former Congress rebel Pema Khandu and six other lawmakers were suspended from the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) for allegedly breaking party discipline.
    • HDFC has tied-up with artificial intelligence firm Niki.ai to launch a chatbotcalled OnChat on Facebook’s Messenger platform, that will allow users to recharge phones, pay utility bills, book cabs from Ola or Uber etc., through a chat.
    • Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba, which has made investments in India’s Snapdeal and Paytm, is setting up its first office in India in Mumbai. 
    • Actor OM Puri Passed away on 06th January 2017 at the age of 66
    • Veteran actor Om Puri passed away following massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was 66.
    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down From ODI and T20 Captaincy. India  had won two World Cups and a Champions Trophy title under the Captaincy of Dhoni. He had already taken retirement from Test Match in 2014.
    • 105 years old Man Robert Merchand sets a World Record by cycling 22kms in 01 hour
    • According to growth projection released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to grow at a slower pace at 7.1% in 2016-17 as compared to 7.6% in 2015-16.
    • The 44th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan in national capital. The theme for this edition of the event is ‘Manushi– Books Written on and by Women’.
    • The 16th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi. It was chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. 
    • Current Affairs 2017 Questions and Answers 
      • This Pakistani cricketer has become the first batsman to score test hundreds in 11 countries –Younis Khan
      • The helpline number 14444 launched by the Government to promote –Digital Payments
      • This multilateral organisation released the statistical estimates on Migrants Workers Report –International Labour Ogranisation
      • 105-year-old man Robert Marchand made history by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour. He belongs to –France
      • As per a directive of the Ministry of External Affairs, NRIs can deposit old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes till –30 June 2017
      • As per the advance estimates released by the CSO, the GDP in 2016-17 is set to grow at –7.1%
      • The RBI agreed to provide Rs 100 crore
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) will ready to create a history by taking part in India’s Republic Day Parade 2017. If this happens, UAE will become the first-ever contingent of Arab soldiers to take part in this prestigious event. UAE’s crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the Chief Guest of this year’s Republic Day Parade.

 

  • Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai has recently conferred the title of ‘Natya Kala Acharya’ at the inauguration of The Music Academy’s 11th dance festival. Deputy Consular General, Consulate General of United States of America in Chennai, Susan Tuller has given this award.

 

  • Corporation Bank has bagged the SKOCH silver award for attaining the position of number1 channel partner of LIC of India for the past three financial years.

 

  • Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Law and Justice presented ‘’Digital India Awards’’ to the distinguished winners.
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