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January,2017 Current Affairs Postmortem Index

January,2017 Current Affairs Postmortem Index


POLITY and NATIONAL                                   
1.    Seeking votes in the name of religion is  a corrupt act: SC                                   
2.    Service charge not mandatory at restaurants and hotels: govt                             
3.    SC extends judicial review powers                                                                       
4.    Crisis in BIMARU states                                                                                      
5.    Government to use scientific methods to implement social welfare schemes 
and fight poverty                                                                                                 
6.    After a decade of RTI roll out 94% ministries declared statistics in last fiscal       
7.    EC says sponsored ads will be part of a candidate’s campaign expenditure          
8.    Assembly election dates announced, Model Code of Conduct comes into 
force in UP                                                                                                          
9.    SC wants paper trail in EVMs for fair poll                                                           
10.    Want MGNREGA benefits? You must have an Aadhaar                                       
11.    Niti Aayog calls for review of RTE Act                                                                  
12.    Complete disciplinary inquiries in time: Central Vigilance Commission to departments                                                                                                      
13.    SECC data: Expert panel submits report, Govt accepts ‘interim advice’ 
on identifying pro-poor beneficiaries                                                                  
14.    National Alliance against online Child sexual abuse and exploitation                 
15.    GST: Centre, States reach consensus over dual control                                      
16.    India 60th in inclusive development index; ranks below China, Pakistan            
17.    World Government Summit to be organised in Dubai in February                      
18.    Government school students move up the learning curve                                   
19.    Graft probe against babus must conclude in 90 days: Government                    
20.    Supreme Court suggests invoking Art 224-A to resolve Tripura HC problem      
21.    National Action Plan for Children, 2016 released by WCD Ministry                    
22.    Sample Questions                                                                                             

1.    Exchange of list of nuclear facilities between India and Pakistan                       
2.    United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable 
Tourism for Development                                                                                  
3.    World Bank holds meet with India on Indo-Pakistan Indus Treaty                     
4.    China deepens military ties with Malaysia                                                         
5.    India gears up to ink pact for global customs transit system                             
6.    Cabinet approves India’s Membership in the International Vaccine
 Institute (IVI), South Korea                                                                              
7.    Second Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi                                                      
8.    Minister of MSME inaugurates Workshop on MSME Cooperation                     
amongst Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member Countries 
9.    India to focus on BIMSTEC after hurdles from Pakistan                                   
10.    Sample Questions                                                                                            


1.    PM Modi announces housing schemes for poor, middle class                               
2.    Swachh Bharat survey in 500 cities                                                                    
3.    Governamnet to launch prevention, screening and control programme 
for five non-communicable diseases                                                                    
4.    Helpline for Handloom Weavers ‘Bunkar Mitra’ starts functioning                       
5.    Road ministry to launch e-challan, m-parivahan apps                                       
6.    Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates Silver Jubilee Celebrations of
7.    Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana                                                                             
8.    All states except Uttar Pradesh ink pact to achieve 24X7 power                          
9.    App named 'SEZ India' launched by Commerce Ministry                                     
10.  Saksham 2017                                                                                                   
11.  Union HRD Minister launches ‘ShaGun’ - a web-portal for Sarva 
       Shiksha Abhiyan                                                                                                
12.    Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS) for Rubber Growers                           
13.    Cabinet approves a New Scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in the 
14.    Govt. launches Varistha Pension Bima Yojana                                                   
15.    Sample Questions                                                                                              

1.    Drug discovery for GPCR signalling made easy by IIT Kanpur                            
2.    Launch of IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police and IPR Awareness                      
       Campaign for Children 
3.    New Organ found in Human body                                                                   
4.    Niti Aayog may seek trial run of Hyperloop: Nitin Gadkari                                 
5.    ‘Mini grids can power rural economic activity’                                                   
6.    World's Largest LED Street Light Replacement Project Launched                      
7.    Measles-rubella vaccine to roll out in February                                                 
8.    India-CERT Signs an MoU with US-CERT                                                         
9.    After India, other South East Asian countries opting for fractional 
     doses of IPV: WHO                                                                                            
10.    LIGO India to Be Ready By 2024                                                                       
11.    India becomes Associate member of CERN                                                        
12.    Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations                                              
13.    Physicists have created a new form of hydrogen                                                
14.    ISRO to launch record 103 satellites at one go in February                               
15.    GM mosquito trials to control dengue, chikungunya launched                          
16.    World’s first stable semi-synthetic organism created                                         
17.    Cryogenic Upper Stage for GSLV Mk III tested successfully                               
18.    Sample Question                                                                                              


1.    New Projects approved under Namami Gange for Haridwar and Varanasi          
2.    Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi to request promulgation of 
3.    Effects of Endosulfan devastating: SC                                                              
4.    Green tribunal orders test of cosmetics containing microbeads                         
5.    Graded Response Plan Notified by Centre to Tackle Air Pollution in 
6.    Cabinet approves ratification of the Second Commitment Period of
 Kyoto Protocol                                                                                                 
7.    Yettinahole project: MP, activists threaten to go on hunger strike                      
8.    BNHS launches climate change programme in Central Himalayas                     
9.    Sample Questions 70

1.    Indian Skill Development Service                                                                 
2.    CBDT signs three more Advance Pricing Agreements pertaining to the Engineering Goods and Shipping sectors                                                      
3.    Google introduces tools for small businesses in India                               
4.    India better placed amidst fragile world economy: FSDC in its
 16th meeting                                                                                               
5.    Anti-avoidance tax rule to kick in from April 2017                                        
6.    Modi inaugurates India's first international stock exchange- India INX
 at GIFT city                                                                                                 
7.    Unemployment in India to increase marginally in 2017-18: Report               
8.    India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for US$ 48 Million for “Nagaland Health Project”.                                                                           
9.    Cabinet gives approval to the package for supporting MSEs - Augmentation of Corpus of CGTMSE                                                                                       
10.    Cabinet approves amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme 
11.    Cabinet approves the exclusion of States from the investments of National Small Savings Fund                                                                                                
12.    India Innovation Index to measure performance of Indian states                    
13.    FIPB clears 6 FDI proposals                                                                       
14.    Centre shifts disinvestment advice to new department                                  
15.    Draft steel policy to enable Rs.10 lakh crore investments                              
16.    Panel submits report on FRBM Act                                                              
17.    India rejects attempts by EU, Canada for global investment agreement           
18.    RBI prohibits investments in 'non-cooperative countries                                 
19.    India-UAE strategic oil reserves deal                                                               

20.    India Post gets payments bank licence to start services                              
21.    Economic Survey 2016-17 Highlights                                                          
22.    Sample Questions                                                                                     

1.    Nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired off Odisha coast         
2.    Indian timekeepers add ‘leap second’ to sync time with Earth’s spin               
3.    Google Doodle pays tribute to social reformer Savitribai Phule                       
4.    Ken-Betwa river-linking project faces new hurdle                                           
5.    14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas                                                                        
6.    Telangana plea against Krishna tribunal award dismissed                               
7.    Army enthused by new indigenous artillery gun                                               
8.    20th National Youth Festival being held in Chhattisgarh                                 
9.    Successful Test Firing of Guided PINAKA                                                         
10.    Silicon identified as 'missing element' in Earth's core                                       
11.    Ministry of Earth Sciences Commissions Higher Resolution Weather Prediction Model                                                                                                              
12.    Centre sets up a negotiation panel on river Mahanadi and its tributaries         
13.    Government to support Tangaliya weavers in purchasing looms: Textiles
14.    Transparency International puts India in Red Zone for corruption                   
15.    TROPEX 17                                                                                                  
16.    Sample Questions                                                                                        


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