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Daily GK Current Affairs – 8th May 2017

Daily GK Current Affairs - 8th May 2017

Following are the Current Affairs for 8th May 2017: Below you will find Daily current affairs for 8th May 2017 divided into various categories. National 1. India organizes festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s Birth anniversary India has organized a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. The Tagore festival is ...

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Daily GK Current Affairs – 1st May 2017

Daily GK Current Affairs - 1st May 2017

Following are the Current Affairs for 1st May 2017: Below you will find Daily current affairs for 1st May 2017 divided into various categories. National 1. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2017 (RERA) comes into effect The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2017 (RERA) has come into force today, aimed to protect the interests of home buyers across the ...

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Daily Current Affairs – 2nd, 3rd April 2017

Chenani Nashri Tunnel

Following are the Current Affairs for 2nd & 3rd April 2017: National 1. Chenani-Nashri: Asia’s Longest Tunnel Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 9.2 km long Chenani-Nashri all-weather road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. The will reduce the travel time between the two state capitals of Jammu and Srinagar by approximately 2 hours. It is Asia’s longest bi-directional highway tunnel, ...

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Daily Current Affairs – 30th March 2017

Current Affairs 30th March 2017 - Smart India Hackathon

Following are the Current Affairs for 30th March 2017: Science & Technology 1. Smart India Hackathon 2017 Finale The Ministry of Road transport and Highways will host the Grand Finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2017 at Nagpur on 1st and 2nd April, 2017. The Smart India Hackathon 2017 was launched on Nov 9, 2016 in New Delhi by the Ministry ...

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First World Tsunami Awareness Day to be celebrated on Nov 5 at AMCDRR

First World Tsunami Awareness Day to be celebrated on Nov 5 at AMCDRR

The First World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated on November 5, 2016. To commemorate the occasion, an event will be organised with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champions at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016. The Conference is being organised from November 3-5, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi by the Government of India in ...

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India to host first AMCDRR after Sendai Framework

India to host first AMCDRR after Sendai Framework

The Government of India is hosting the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) next month in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The hosting of the Conference re-affirms India’s commitment to the cause of Disaster Risk Reduction. This is the first AMCDRR after the advent of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction ...

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SAARC summit, scheduled to be held in Pakistan, postponed

SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu

The upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit scheduled to be held in November in Pakistan has been postponed after India refused to participate. According to the eight-member body’s charter, the conference is postponed should any member state decline to participate. Following India’s announcement, Bangladesh said it was also pulling out. Afghanistan and Bhutan, both close Indian allies, have since ...

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Sushma Swaraj UNGA Speech 2016: Kashmir is an integral part of India

Sushma Swaraj UNGA Speech 2016

The Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms. Sushma Swaraj gave a speech today at the annual meeting of United Nation’s General Assembly. The Indian foreign minister as expected, denounced Pakistan for supporting and exporting terror, besides warning that the neighboring country will be isolated as a “terror state”. Following were the main points of her speech:- On Human Development ...

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International Day of Peace – 21 September, 2016

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). Theme – The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace This year’s theme calls on countries to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were unanimously ...

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