Daily Current Affairs Capsule 20th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 20th Jan 2017

2016 declared Earth's hottest year on record. 2016 has been declared the world's warmest year since reliable record keeping began in 1880, according to US scientists. Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set a…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 19th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 19th Jan 2017

Union HRD Minister launches ‘ShaGun’ web-portal. The Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’ for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan at New Delhi. ‘ShaGun’ aims to capture and showcase innovations and progress in Elementary Education sector of India by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 18th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 18th Jan 2017

India 60th in inclusive development index. India has been ranked 60th among 79 developing economies, below neighbouring China and Pakistan, in the inclusive development index, according to a WEF report. Lithuania tops the list of 79 developing economies that also features Azerbaijan and Hungary at second and third positions, respectively. While India is placed at…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 17th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 17th Jan 2017

Tamil Nadu Tourism launches mobile app to help tourists. Tamilnadu Tourism minister Vellamandi N. Natarajan launched the mobile application named "Pinakin" in Tamil and English. The mobile app (compatible with Android and Apple smartphones) is a part of its efforts to attract more domestic and international visitors to explore the state. The mobile app will…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 16th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 16th Jan 2017

Sena Medal for braveheart who survived 6 days under snow. Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who survived miraculously for six days under a huge ice-and-snow debris after an avalanche hit his post before losing life to multiple organ failure, was awarded the Sena Medal. Dubbed as the 'miracle man', the soldier had managed to…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 14th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 14th Jan 2017

Guided rocket Pinaka Mark-II test fired successfully. Pinaka rocket, which has now transformed into guided Pinaka, was successfully test fired from a defence test facility off Odisha coast The guided Pinaka has been combinedly developed by Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imarat (RCI) and Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL).…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 13th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 13th Jan 2017

India’s first Madame Tussauds museum to open in Delhi in June. The first wax museum attraction Madame Tussauds will debut in Delhi this June with its operator Merlin Entertainments foraying into India with an investment plan of 50 million pounds over the next 10 years. Merlin Entertainments will open its first Madame Tussauds attraction in…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 12th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 12th Jan 2017

Measles-rubella vaccine to roll out in February. Three years after the national vaccine advisory body recommended the introduction of the measlesrubella vaccine (MR) in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), the vaccine is all set to be introduced from next month in five states and Union territories. In addition, from March, Pneumococcal conjugate (pneumococcal pneumonia) vaccine…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 11th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 11th Jan 2017

Delhi Airport first in world to adopt digital platform Arc. Delhi Airport claimed it has become the first aerodrome in the world to adopt unique performance and bench marking digital platform, Arc, which helps in tracking and monitoring building performance. This dynamic platform at T3 would be used by airport operator to measure, manage and…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 10th Jan 2017

PM Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Global Global Summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated 8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. An investment of around 30 lakh is expected by signing 21,190 MoUs during the three days summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show', where around 1,500…

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 9th Jan 2017

Daily Current Affairs Capsule 9th Jan 2017

Ex-Pak army chief Raheel Sharif appointed head of Islamic anti-terror alliance. Former Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif has been made the head of a 39-nation military coalition formed by Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism- Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT). The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) was created by Saudi Arabia in…