July 2017 Current Affairs (in English)

20 most important current affairs for BPSC PT 2018:

  1. Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) has been awarded the National level “Golden Peacock Award for the Year 2017 for Eco-Innovation”
  2. Union cabinet recently approved establishment of International
    Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC)
    at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.
  3. Karnataka will be the second state to have its official flag after Jammu and Kashmir, which enjoys a special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.
  4. Ahmedabad became India’s first World Heritage City.
  5. The Maharashtra government’s Prohibition of Social Boycott Act
    got the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee. Maharashtra is the first state in the country to formulate such a law.
  6. Jarawa tribe– They are Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) and they are restricted to Andaman island numbering less than 400.
  7. India rank 116th out of 157 country on SGDs Index and Dashboard report conducted by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
  8. Hemoglobinopathies: a kind of genetic defects that result in abnormal structure of one of the globin chains of the hemoglobin molecule.
  9. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has inked agreement with Punjab State Council of Science and Technology to establish India’s first TISC (Technology and Innovation Support Center).
  10. SOHUM: indigenously developed newborn hearing screening device.
  11. A team of Indian scientists has reported the discovery of a previously unknown ‘supercluster’ of galaxies, some
    four billion light years away from Earth, and named it Saraswati.
  12. India has declared itself free from Bird Flu (highly pathogenic Avian Influenza – H5N1 and H5N8).
  13. Kala-Azar: vector borne disease caused by a protozoan parasite of genus Leishmania.
  14. According to World Wildlife fund data of 2012, Assam has 91 percent of total Rhino population of India which is mainly concentrated in Kaziranga National Park, and a few in Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary.
  15. India is ranked a high 23rd out of 165 nations in The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI).
  16. Sunderbans: classified as a moist tropical forest, UNESCO world heritage site. Dominated by “Sundri tree
  17. Gujarat has retained the top position in state Investment Potential Index.
  18. Malabar is an annual military exercise between the navies of India, Japan and the U.S. held alternately in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  19. China’s first overseas military base at Djibouti.
  20. The G-20 summit 2017 was held in Hamburg, Germany. The theme of this year’s summit was ‘Shaping An Interconnected World’.

👉Most important June 2017 Current Affairs for PT 2018

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