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Current affairs 2017

The 13th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority was celebrated in New Delhi. What was it’s theme? School Safety
 

By how many months the Centre Government extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing government schemes and subsidies?

 

3 months (till December 2017)

 

Which state on 21 September 2017 became the first in the country to launch first-of-its-kind electric bus service? The bus will run in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass.

 

Himachal Pradesh

 

Name the first of the Scorpene class submarines which was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy.

 

INS Kalvari

 

In which state BJP president Amit Shah launched the programme Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana? The programme would provide 136 pucca houses to the dwellers of Ulihatu and a couple of other hamlets around it.

 

Jharkhand

 

The Union cabinet increased the retirement age of central government doctors to ___ years with an aim to meet the shortage of medical staff, especially super-specialists, in the country.

 

65 years

 

Alphabet’s Google launched a localized payments app for India as it tries to gain a foothold in the country’s rapidly-growing digital payments space. What is the name of this app? The app uses Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and allows users to connect their bank accounts to the service. Google has partnered with State Bank of India, the country’s biggest lender, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank for the service.

 

Tez

 

Who was appointed as the new Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) replacing Shri Sharad Kumar?

 

YC Modi

 

Name the Indian female badminton player who won the Korea Open Super Series women’s singles title defeating Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara in the finals?

 

PV Sindhu

 

Name the Rs 16,320-crore scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi to supply electricity to poor households across India?

 

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya

 

Name the State-run oil marketing company which is all set to get the status of Maharatna company from the current status of Navratna? At present, there are seven Maharatna companies — Bharat Heavy Electricals, Coal India, GAIL (India), Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Steel Authority of India.

 

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL)

 

Name the Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat who has been given the additional charge of the post of Chairperson, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC)?

 

Dr. Inder Jit Singh

 

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