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India Ranking In Different Indexes like Global Terrorism, Central Statistical Office, Global Youth Development Index,World Economic Freedom Index etc.

International Meets Summits

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

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Hockey 

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                                                    Hockey World Cup venue Venue Year 


                                                          1. India (Men’s) 2018 

                                                         2. England (Women’s) 2018  

1. Asian Champions Trophy - Indian Women’s hockey team defeated China in the final to lift the trophy. 


3. BPCL lifts title of Obaidullah Khan Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament. In final BPCL defeated Railways by 3-0. 

4. MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2016 - Indian Railways Hockey Team defeated Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Team by 2 - 1. The final held in Chennai. 

5. Argentina Women won 2016 Champions Trophy Hockey title. Argentina defeated Netherlands in the final.  

6. Australia won Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016. Australia defeated India 1-0 in a shoot-out. 

7. Lucknow to host Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 8. Hockey India recommended Ritu Rani and VR Raghunath for Arjuna Award 

Formula One Motor Race - Grand Prix Titles 

current affairs

1. Winner of  Malaysian Grand Prix - Daniel Ricciardo  (Australian racing driver) 

2. Winner of 2016 Italian Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes driver) 

3. Winner of 2016 Belgian Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes driver) 

4. Winner of 2016 German Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton (British Formula One racing driver) 

5. Winner of 2016 British Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton (British Formula One racing driver) 

6. Winner of 2016 Australian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 

7. Winner of 2016 Europe Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes driver) 

Badminton 

current affairs 2017

  

1. Shuttler Pratul wins Bahrain International Challenge title.  


3. Brazil Open Grand Prix - India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy won the title after defeating  Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich 21-15, 21-16 in straight games at Costa Cavalcante. 



4. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), India’s largest paramilitary force decided to appoint ace badminton player P V Sindhu as its brand ambassador. 

5. Winner of Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title - B Sai Praneeth defeated Lee Hyun II of Korea 

6. Saina Nehwal lifts Australian Open Super Series Badminton trophy. Saina defeated

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Football – 

football current affairs
                                           
FIFA (Football) World Cup Venue                                   FIFA U – 17 World Cup Venues
         
          1. Russia – 2018                                                                   1. India - 2017
       
          2.  Qatar - 2022   


1. Brazil wins 1st BRICS U-17 football tournament. In the title clash played at Nehru Stadium of Margo, Goa, Brazil defeated South Africa 5-1.

2. India ranks at 137 positions in latest FIFA ranking. Argentina tops the FIFA World Rankings, followed by Germany and Brazil

3. Durand Cup 2016 - Army Green won the title by defeating  Neroca FC by 6-5 via penalty shoot outs.

 4. Mohun Bagan Football Club conferred the Mohun Bagan Ratna on Syed Nayeemuddin, India’s only Dronacharya football coach.

5. Calcutta Football League (CFL) 2016- East Bengal won the title seventh consecutive in a row. East Bengal after defeating Mohammedan Sporting in the final. 


7. Euro Cup 2016: Portugal defeated France by 1-0 to win the title.  Man of the Match: Pepe (Portugal) Young Player of the Tournament: Renato Sanches

8. Indian footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian to play in Europa League. He was named in Norwegian club Stabaek FC's squad for their  Europa League qualifying match against Welsh Premier League side Connah's Quay Nomads FC.

9. Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile. Argentina lost 4-2 on penalties to Chile after a 0-0 draw at MetLife Stadium. 

10. Chile beat Argentina to win 2016 Copa America Football tournament. 

11. Real Madrid wins 2016 European Champions League. They defeated Atletico Madrid. 

12. Mohun Bagan beats Aizawl FC 5-0 to lift 14th Federation Cup title.   

Union Budget 2017:

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Union Budget 2017: Infrastructur


Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister, on 1 February 2017 presented the Union Budget 2017 in the Lok Sabha. In the independent India, this will be the third of the Modi Sarkar 

Ø The Budget 2017 serves as the 87th budget of Independent India.

Ø The Budget 2017, the third of the ModiSarkar, is the first budget after introduction of three key changes to the budget process, i.e., merging of the Railway Budget with the General Budget, doing away with the classification of plan and non plan expenditure and advancing the budget presentation date by one month.

Ø Union budget 2017 infrastructure setor Herein, we present the proposals put forward by the Finanace Minister to reform financial sector:

Ø Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a total allocation of Rs. 3,96,134 crore for the infrastructure sector for the year 2017-18. For transportation sector as a whole, including rail, roads, shipping, the Budget 2017 provides Rs. 241387 crores in 2017-18. 

Ø Road Sector: The Budget allocation for the sector has been stepped up for Highways from Rs. 57976 crores in BE 2016-17 to Rs. 64900 crores in 2017-18. Furthermore, 2000 kms of coastal connectivity roads have been identified for construction and development to facilitate better connectivity with ports and remote villages. The total length of roads, including those under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), built from 2014-15 till the present year is about 140000 kilometeres. It is significantly higher than previous three years. 

Ø Civil Aviation infrastructure: The select airports in Tier 2 cities will be taken up for operation and maintenance in the PPP mode. The Airport Authority of India Act will be amended to enable effective monetization of land assets. The resources will be utilized for airport upgradation. 

Ø Railways: For 2017-18, the total capital and development expenditure on Railways has been pegged at Rs. 131000 crores. This includes Rs. 55000 crores provided by the Union Government.

Ø As per the Finance Minister, the Railways will focus on four major areas: passenger safety, capital and development works, cleanliness, and finance and accounting reforms.

Ø Railway lines of 3500 kms will be commissioned in 2017-18, as against 2800 kms in 2016-17.

Ø 500 stations will be made differently abled friendly by providing lifts and escalators.

Ø The Coach Mitra facility, a single window interface to register all coach related complaints and requirements, is also proposed to be introduced.

Ø Service charge on e-tickets booked through IRCTC has been withdrawn. Cashless reservations have gone up from 58 per cent to 68 per cent.

Ø A new Metro Rail Policy will be announced with focus on innovative models of implementation and financing, as well as standardization and indigenization of hardware and software.

Ø Telecom sector:The allocation for the BharatNet Projecthas been raised up to Rs.10000 crores in 2017-18. Also, 155000 kms of Optical Fiber Cableshave been laid. By the end of 2017-18, high speed broadband connectivity on optical fiber will be available in more than 150000 gram panchayats, with wifi hot spots and access to digital services at low tariffs. A DigiGaon initiative will be launched to provide tele-medicine, education and skills through digital technology.

Ø Energy sector:The Union Government decided to set up Strategic Crude Oil Reserves. In the first phase, 3 such Reserve facilities have been set up. It is proposed that caverns will be set up at 2 more locations, namely, Chandikhole in Odisha and Bikaner in Rajasthan, in the second phase. This will take the India's strategic reserve capacity to 15.33 MMT.

Ø The Finance Minister also proposed to create an integrated public sector oil major, which will be able to match the performance of international and domestic private sector oil and gas companies.

Ø Announcement for the second phase of Solar Park development was also proposed to be taken up for additional 20000 MW capacity.

Ø On the other hand, allocation for incentive schemes like M-SIPS and EDF have been exponentially increased to an all-time high of Rs. 745 crores in 2017-18. Further, a new and restructured Central scheme, namely, Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) will be launched in 2017-18 to focus on export infrastructure in a competitive world

Union Budget 2017: Rural Development
budget 2017 rural development

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 1 February 2017 presented the Union Budget 2017 in the Lok Sabha. In the independent India, this will be the 87th budget and the third of the Modi Sarkar

The Budget 2017 is the first budget after introduction of three key changes to the budget process i.e., merging of the Railway Budget with the General Budget, doing away with the classification of plan and non plan expenditure and advancing the budget presentation date by one month

The Budget 2017 is the first budget after introduction of three key changes to the budget process i.e., merging of the Railway Budget with the General Budget, doing away with the classification of plan and non plan expenditure and advancing the budget presentation date by one month

Ø  The Finance Minister announcePradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), roads has accelerated to reach 133 km roads per day in 2016-17, as against an average of 73 km during the period 2011-2014
 d following proposals in the rural development sector

Ø  Under the The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured that the Union Government is committed to complete the current target under PMGSY by 2019.He added that a sum of Rs 19000 crore has been provided in 2017-18 for the scheme

Ø  One crore houses would be completed by 2019 for the houseless and those living in kutcha houses. The Union Government has raised up the allocation for Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin from Rs 15000 crores in BE 2016-17 to Rs 23000 crores in 2017-18

Ø  Union budget 2017 rural development He hoped that 100 per cent village electrification would be achieved by 1 May 2018

Ø  An increased allocation of Rs 4814 crores has been proposed under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in 2017-18

Ø  The Finance Minister proposed to increase the allocations for Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission to Rs 4500 crore in 2017-18. This has been done to promote skill development and livelihood opportunities for people in rural areas

Ø  The allocation for Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) and Credit Support Schemes has been increased more than 3 times

Ø  Sanitation coverage in rural India has gone up from 42 per cent in October 2014 to about 60 per cent and such villages are now being given priority for piped water supply

Ø  For imparting new skills to the people in the rural areas, mason training will be provided to 5 lakh persons by 2022, with an immediate target of training at least 20000 persons by 2017-18
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Budget 2017-Education,Employment and Skill Development


The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 1 February 2017 presented the Union Budget 2017 in the Lok Sabha. In the independent India, this will be the 87th budget and the third of the Modi Sarkar

The Budget 2017 is also unique in the sense that it is the first budget after introduction of three key changes to the budget process viz., merging of the Railway Budget with the General Budget, Doing away with the classification of plan and non plan expenditure and most importantly advancing the budget presentation date by one month

The Budget 2017 has identified 10 areas to transform the economy

Highlights of Education, Employment and Skill Development


  1. Quality education will energise our youth
  2. Annual Learning Outcomes will be the criteria for allocation of resources
  3. Emphasis on science education
  4. Innovation fund for secondary education to encourage local innovation including ICT enabled transformation
  5. Focus on educationally backward areas
  6. UGC reform will be under taken
  7. Revised framework for outcome based accrediation
  8. SWAYAM to online courses. Access will be widened with DTH channel
  9. National Testing Agency an autonomous will be created
  10. AICTE will focus on administration.
  11. PM Kaushal Kendras will be extended to more areas
  12. In 2017-18, SANKALP programme will be launched
  13. Focus will be on vocational training                                                                       read more
Live: Union Budget 2017 India Hihlights:FY Minister Arun Jaitely Presents Budget Today


The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 1 February 2017 presented the Union Budget 2017 in the Lok Sabha. In the independent India, this will be the 87th budget and the third of the Modi Sarkar.

The Budget 2017 is also unique in the sense that it is the first budget after introduction of three key changes to the budget process viz., merging of the Railway Budget with the General Budget, Doing away with the classification of plan and non plan expenditure and most importantly advancing the budget presentation date by one month.

Highlights of Arun Jaitley speech are

  • Focus will be energesing the youth for the overall development of the economy. 
  • inflation will be expected to be in the RBI’s projected safe limit.
  • The FDI 1.45 lakh crore in the first half of financial year.
  • Economy successfully aborbed the shocks from the external sector.
  • As per IMF, the economy will be one of the emerging in the world. It was also ascertained by the WEF, World Bank.
  • Sixth largest industrial sector in the world.
  • GST Bill and demonetisation initiatives are the game changers.


The Union Budget identified following 10 areas to transform the economy

1. Rural Infrastructure

2. Education, skill and Employment

3. Infrastructuure

4. Financial sector growh of insti

5. Digital Economy

6. Public service delivery

7. Prudence fiscal management

8. Tax administration – Honouring the Honest

9. Indina farming sector


10. Growth and stability
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Railway Budget 2017 Highlights

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Railway Budget 2017 Highlights
Railway Budget 2017: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has recently discussed the Highlights of Rail Budget 2017-18 in a meeting. Jaitley is likely to give more focus on infrastructure development like new lines, doubling, station redevelopment, safety up gradation


Highlights of Railway Budget 2017 – Rail Budget News – Union Budget 2017

Union budget 2017 – Railway Budget 2017: Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley mainly focuses on 4 key areas for Indian Railways.
·         A Rail safety fund+ with a corpus of Rs 100,000 crore over a period of 5 years.
·         There is no service charge on rail tickets booked through IRCTC.
·         As many as 500 rail stations will be made differently abled-friendly by providing lifts and escalators.
·         Steps to launch dedicated trains for pilgrimage and tourism.
·         A new metro rail policy will create employment opportunity.
·         During 2017-18, at least 25 train stations will get award.



Railway Budget 2017 – Union Budget 2017 LIVE Updates
·         A controversial Budget 2017 is clueless, actionless. There is No roadmap for the country or the future from a government.
·         Tax payers still have restrictions on withdrawals. No figures on figures for demonetization? It is Misleading. says – Mamata Banerjee.
·         The Finance Minister Jaitley has presented an ‘Uttam’ Budget, aims at strengthening the hands of the poor.
·         Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that the merger of the Railway Budget with the general budget will give an impetus to the transport sector’s growth.
·         Also, aims to “Double the Income of Farmers”.

·         “It’s a historic and important budget which will have a long-term impact”: Nitin Gadkari
·         What is the need to present the Budget every year? Were all announcements of last year’s budget fulfilled?: Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena
·         Former RBI governor C Rangarajan describes Budget2017 as ‘a fairly routine’ Budget.
·         Path breaking budget, a new era has begun – Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu.
·         Reducing cash limit for political funding from Rs 20K to Rs 2K is meaningless. Because there is no limit in number of persons – Yogendra Yadav of Swarajaya Abhiyan
·         Stock gains wide; Sensex climbs over 347 points, regains 28,000-mark, Nifty surges 92 pts on Budget proposals.
·         Arun Jaitley introduces Finance Bill in Lok Sabha.

Highlights of Union Budget 2017 –Railway Budget 2017 

·         The Focus will be on energizing our youth, to reap benefits of growth and employment.
·         The Target of agricultural loans to farmers set at the record Rs 10 lakh crore in 2017-18.
·         Total allocation for rural, agricultural and allied sectors for 2017-18 is Rs 187223 Cr, which is 24 percent higher than last year.
·         100 percent village electrification will be achieved by May 1, 2018.
·         Budget allocation to MNREGA increased to a record Rs 48,000 crore for 2017-18 from Rs 37,000 crore in 2016-17.
·         Long-term irrigation fund set up in NABARD, additional corpus Rs 20,000 Cr.
·         Farmers will benefit from 60-day interest waiver announced by PM.
·         Issuance of soil health cards has gathered momentum.
·         Agenda is to transform, energize and clean India.
·         International Monetary Fund estimates that the world GDP will grow by 3.1 percent in 2016 and 3.4 percent in 2017.
·         Agriculture will grow at 4.1 percent in the current year.
·         Overall approach in this year’s Budget has been to spend more in rural areas.
·         Dairy processing fund initial corpus of Rs 2,000 Cr.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Schemes/ Policy launched by State/ Union Govt. of India

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Schemes/ Policy launched by State/ Union Govt. of India

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

1. The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) notified along with other provisions of Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016 came into effect on 17 December 2016. It will remain open until March 31, 2017. PMGKY is Union Government’s second income disclosure scheme (IDS) to allow tax evaders to come clean with unaccounted wealth. It provides for 50 per cent tax and surcharge on declarations of unaccounted cash deposited in banks.
 
2. Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA) was launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to make people aware about the cashless economic system. It was launched by Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. It is campaign by Higher Educational institutions for digital economy.
 
3. Rajasthan Government has launched Annapurna Rasoi Scheme to provide quality meal at cheap price to poor and needy on lines with Tamil Nadu Government’s Amma canteens. The tagline for the scheme is: “Sabke liye bhojan, sabke liye sammaan (Food for all, respect for all)”.
 
4. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched Student credit card scheme for the students passing Class 12th exam on Oct 2, 2016. It will fecilaitate to get an interest free loan of Rs four lakh for pursuing higher studies.
5. Jharkhand became the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) in Kerosene. The scheme would be implemented in four identified districts of the state from 1st of October 2017. These districts are Chatra, Hazaribagh, Khunti and Jamtara.
6. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to launch a scheme-‘Lalima Abhiyan’ to make Madhya Pradesh anaemia-free. It will be effective from November 1, 2016.
7. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched the portal of Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme under which smartphones will be distributed to people in the state ahead of Assembly election.
8. The 'Farm Tourism' scheme launched by Haryana Tourism Minister Rambilas Sharma to attract people to villages. Under this scheme, farm owners can host tourists under holiday packages.
9. Maharashtra government launched ‘Kaushalya Setu’, its skill development programme for students. The state will play a leading role in fulfilling PM Narendra Modi’s Skill India Mission-2020.
10. PM launched several schemes including ‘Urja Ganga’ gas pipeline project in Varanasi. Urja Ganga”, 1500 km long gas pipeline project which costing Rs 51,000 crore to provide piped cooking gas to residents of Varanasi within two years.
11.  The Ministry of Science and Technology has started two new initiatives namely Biotech-KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network)and Cattle Genomics. Under the scheme, fellowship will be given to women farmers for training and education in the farm practice.
12. The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has given its approval to New Productivity Linked Reward(PLR) Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for the years 2015-16 to 2017-18.
13. Smart Ganga City Scheme in 10 cities – The scheme was launched by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti and Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.  
Key points:   The scheme was launched in 10 ten important cities through video conference. These cities are – 1. Haridwar, 2. Rishikesh, 3. Mathura-Vrindavan, 4. Varanasi, 5. Kanpur, 6. Allahabad, 7. Lucknow, 8. Patna, 9. Sahibgunj, 10. Barrackpore. These cities were chosen as part of the Phase-I of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) for infrastructure development for sewage treatment.
14. Odisha government has launched Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir’ (MASS) scheme to provide legal assistance to deprived sections of the society at the grassroots level. The scheme has been named after great Odia lawyer Madhu Babu, who is considered as the first lawyer of Odisha.  

Key Features of Scheme   State government will provide free legal consultations to deprived sections of the society by setting up legal assistance cells in all 6,812 gram panchayats across the state.  
 Legal assistance will be given in shape of free legal aid in order to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen for economic and other reasons.
15. Swadesh Darshan scheme – The scheme was launched by Union Tourism Ministry with an aim to develop theme based tourist circuits in the country. Key points:
 The Union Government has approved 450 crore for the scheme.
 The scheme was launched in 5 states for the development of Heritage circuit in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu.
16. Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana (BKRY)  - The scheme was launched by the Odisha Government for the development of girls in three districts of the state which are - Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul. The objective the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts.
17. National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) – The scheme was announced by the union government which aims to providing apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters in order to create more jobs. 
Key points –  The Scheme has an outlay of 10,000 crore rupees with a target of 50 Lakh apprentices to be trained by 2019-20.
 Central Government will also directly share 25% of the total stipend (maximum of 1,500 rupees per month per apprentice) payable to an apprentice with employers.
18. Indian Railway launched Insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket – The scheme was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi.  
Key points –  Person booking a train ticket through the IRCTC website will be eligible for the travel insurance and it is optional.
  To avail the facility, train passengers have to pay 92 paisa premium. The insurance cover will not be applicable for children upto 5 years of age and foreign citizens.
 The facility will be available only for confirmed and RAC ticket passengers. The scheme offers travellers or nominees a compensation of 10 lakh Rupees in the event of death or total disabilty, 7.5 lakh Rupees for partial disability.
 Besides it will pay upto 2 lakh Rupees for hospitalisation expenses and 10,000 rupees for transportation of mortal remains from the place of a train accident.
19. E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ - The Union Government has launched Accessible E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ for Divyang under Prime Minister’s Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan. It was jointly launched by Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Thawar Chand Gehlot at a fucntion in New Delhi. 
Key points- Sugamya Pustakalaya is an online library for Divyang and houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats.
 In this online library books will available in accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities.
 It will house over 2 lakhs books in diverse languages. It will also integrate libraries across India and the Globe, including the largest international library Bookshare.
20. Mission Bhagiratha, safe drinking water scheme launched in Telangana – The scheme was launched by Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi. It was launched by state Government at Komatibanda Village, Gajwel in Medak District of Telangana. 
Key points – Mission Bhagiratha is a water grid project that aims to provide safe drinking water to all even to remotest places in Telangana.
 The objective of the scheme is to provide 100 litres of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 litres per person in urban households. Under it safe drinking water will be provided to about 25000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations. 

Monday, 30 January 2017

Current affairs updates of 2017

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Sports


Mick Schumacher starts with a victory of 2017

sports current affairs updates of 2017


NEW DELHI: Mick Schumacher took a liking to the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida on his very

 first outing here. After topping the timings in the practice session on Friday, Schumacher went on to win the 

opening race of Round Three of the 2016 MRF Challenge.

Mick, son of legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher, won ahead of Felipe Drugovich and Harrison Newey. In 

race two, championship leader Joey Mawson extended his lead at the front with a convincing win in an action-

packed race. Estonian driver Ralf Aron finished second ahead of Mick, who fought back from 8th on the grid.

Current affairs updates of 2017

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Tennis

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Australian Open Grand slam 2017

Federer defeats Nadal; wins Australian Open
29 Jan 2017

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in the 2017 Australian Open men's singles finals to win his 18th Grand Slam title.
The Swiss won the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in an epic finale.
It is the fifth time Federer has lifted the Australian Open Trophy and the first time he has beaten Nadal in the tournament.

The rivalry of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
  
Rise of The 'Fedal'

The rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is considered as one of the greatest in the sport and very few would disagree to that.
The two performer world number one met first time in 2004 in the third round of Miami Masters.
Nadal, then 17, defeated the then world number one Federer in straight sets to make his mark in the sport.
Newsbytes
First Grand Slam final, 2006 French Open
Fact

The two met for the first time in a Grand Slam finals at the 2006 French Open. Nadal denied Federer a Career Slam by winning the final match 1--6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) and establishing himself as the 'King of Clay.'

Rafa's dominance over Roger
Number game

Federer and Nadal have faced each other in 34 encounters till now, with Nadal having an upper hand with 23 wins.
Of the eight Grand Slam finals, Nadal has won six.
Federer has not yet been able to defeat Rafael at the Australian Open and the French Open.
Nadal has denied Federer a Calendar Grand Slam twice in his career.
Federer-Nadal meet each other for the 35th time
Fact

Arch rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face each other at the 2017 Australia open finals. It will be the fourth time that the pair will meet at the Australian Open. Nadal has defeated Federer all the three times previously.


Sunday, 29 January 2017

68Th republic Day on 26 january 2017

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 Republic Day on 26 January 2017


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Repiblic day was celebrated on 26 january 2017 across the nation. this was the 68th republic Day of india. The crown prince of abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE sheikh mohamed bin Zayed AI Nahyan was the chif guest at the 68th republic Day parade.

First republic Day was celebrated on 26 january 1950 to mark the enforcement of the constitution of india that declares india as -"soveregin socialist secialist democratic republic"

Main Highlights of 2017 Republic Day Parade


  • Republic Day Parade on Rajpath witnessed tableaux from 17 States and six Ministries of the Central Government.
  • The tableaux showcased varied themes starting from country's rich cultural heritage and development
  • The tableaux also showcased nation's progress in key areas like IT, women, empowerment and environment protection.
  • A contingent of National Security Guard (NSG) participated in the Republic Day parade for the first time.
  • the NSG was formed in 1984 following the Operational Blue Star and assassination of Indira Gandhi.
  • A contingent of the UAE Presidential Guard also participated in the parade. The parade was led by a UAE band consisting of 35 musicians. They presented a ceremonial salute to President Mukherjee and the visiting dignitary Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

List of Tableaux from 17 States

  STATE                                    TABLEAU THEME
  1. Odisha                                    Dola jatra
  2. aarunachal pradesh                        Yak dance
  3. MAharashtra                               Lokmanya balgangadhar Tilak
  4. Manipur                                   Lai Haroba
  5. Lakshadweep                               An Unexplored Tourist destination
  6. Karnataka                                 Folk Dance
  7. NCT of Delhi                              Model govt. school of delhi
  8. Himachal pradesh                          Chamba Rumal
  9. Haryana                                   Beti bachao-Beti padhao
  10. West Bengal                               Sharod Utsav
  11. Punjab                                    Jago aaiya
  12. Tamil Nadu                                Karakattam
  13. Goa                                       Musical Heritage of Goa
  14. Triupura                                  Hojagiri
  15. Jammu and Kashimir                        Winter Sports at Gulmarg
  16. assam                                     Kamakhya temple