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Current Affairs 14 September 2017

UGC rolls out application process for institutes seeking status of eminence• The University Grants Commission (UGC) rolled out an application process for universities and higher education institutes (public or private) seeking “institutions of eminence” status.Mouse deer reintroduced for first time in Telangana forest• Telangana Forest Department for first time has

Current Affairs 15 August, 2017

El Nino of 2014-16 aided in massive carbon dioxide release: Study• According to recent study conducted by scientists, the monster El Nino of 2014-16 caused over 3 billion tonnes of carbon to get released into the atmosphere, pushing carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration to record levels.IMMSAREX: IONS’s maiden maritime search and

Current Affairs 12 August, 2017

15th BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting begins in Kathmandu• The 15th edition of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ministerial meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of India• Former Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as 13th Vice

Current Affairs 11 August, 2017

Lok Sabha passes State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017• The Lok Sabha has passed the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.• The bill seeks to repeal the two Acts namely State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, and State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956.NGT bans use of

Current Affairs 10 August, 2017

India ratifies 2nd commitment period of Kyoto Protocol• India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (or Doha Amendment) that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs).• In this regard, India deposited its Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.India

Current Affairs 09 August, 2017

Justice Dipak Misra appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India• President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Dipak Misra (63), senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as the next Chief Justice of India.• He will be 45th CJI and succeeds Justice JS Khehar.Government constitute committee to make drugs more affordable•

Current Affairs 08 August, 2017

Government launches second phase of Measles-rubella vaccination campaign• The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the second phase of measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign to reduce measles morbidity and mortality.Two new species of Cycas discovered• Research conducted on Cycas pschannae, a lone tree found in the Acharya Jagadish

Current Affairs 07 August, 2017

Economist Rajiv Kumar appointed as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog• The Union Government has appointed economist Rajiv Kumar as the new vice-chairman of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.Venkaiah Naidu elected 13th Vice President of India• Former union minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu (68) was elected as 13th Vice President

Current Affairs 05 August, 2017

Recommendations: Justice Srikrishna committee on Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism• A High Level Committee set up to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India has submitted its report to the Union Law Ministry.• It was headed by Justice (retired) BN Srikrishna.India’s first private missile production facility unveiled in Hyderabad• India’s

Current Affairs 04 August, 2017

Lok Sabha passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017• The Lok Sabha has passed the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by voice vote.• The Bill seeks to amend the NABARD Act, 1981.Lok Sabha passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017• The Lok Sabha has passed the Banking Regulation

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