Current Affairs 2017
Rashtirya Janata Party created by Six Madhesi parties of Nepal
Six Madhesi parties of Nepal on 20 April 2017 merged to form Rashtirya Janata Party (RJP) as single political entity to fight jointly in the upcoming local elections on 14 May 2017.
These six parties are – Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sadbhawana Party, Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party, Tarai Madhes......
India's first village of books
India’s first village of books will open on May 4 in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra.
The Maharashtra government has got 75-odd artists to paint the walls of the 25 premises that include 3 temples, 2 schools, 7 houses and several lodges and homestays spread on a stretch of 2 km in Bhilar village at Pustakanche Gaon (village...
Australian Government started visa programme - ‘Visa 457’
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 18 April 2017 announced the decision to abolish ‘Visa 457’ programme and thus bring cheers to foreign workers. Visa used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers (majority of them Indians), that was abolished by the Australian Government on 18 April 2017
Himachal Pradesh bags Krishi Karman Award 2015-16
Agriculture ministry has selected Himachal Pradesh for the third time for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for the commendable increase in food grains production.
The award would carry a trophy, citation and cash prize. State has won the award previously in 2011-12 for the increase in wheat production and in......
Facebook launches digital assistant 'M' in US
Social Media gaint Facebook launched its digital assistant named 'M' for US users of its Messenger application, ramping up the social network's efforts in artificial intelligence.
M will pop up and suggest helpful actions in the chat window as it uses artificial intelligence and suggests relevant actions to help......
New name was proposed for Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC)
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) is the new proposed name for Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC), the apex policy-making body for indirect taxes, as announced on 25 March 2017.
CBIC would supervise the work of all its field formations and directorates and assist the government in....
Axis Bank ties up with Wells Fargo
Axis Bank has tied up with Wells Fargo (which was recently much hyped company becuase of corruption) to offer real time remittances from the Indian diaspora to their relatives back home.
Under the arrangement any member of the Indian diaspora with an account with the Wells Fargo will be able to transfer money to their relatives back home and.....
Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Parliament
Parliament passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which provides healthcare and services to the people with mental illness and also decriminalizes suicide as the punishment for flouting of provisions will attract up to six months in prison or Rs 10,000 fine or both. The bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in August 2016. The Mental......
‘Eva’ India’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based banking chatbot launched
‘Eva’ (Electronic Virtual Assistant) is the name of the India’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven banking chatbot was launched on 5 March 2017 by HDFC Bank.
Eva is capable of answering millions of customer queries across multiple channels in...
JNU wins Visitor's Awards 2017 for best university
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has won the annual Visitor's Award for the 'Best University', 2017.
Deepak Pant from the Central University of Himachal Pradesh won the Visitor's Award for 'Innovation' while the Visitor's Award for 'Research' has been jointly won by Shyam Sunder from......
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