Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 24th October 2017

  1. The football lovers in this part of the country will miss a great opportunity to witness the Samba magic of Brazilian soccer as well as the no-nonsense British style as the FIFA Under-17 World Cup semifinal between Brazil and England, which was scheduled to be played here on October 25, has been shifted to Kolkata due to poor pitch conditions at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in the city.
  2. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal presented the Pandit Tirthanath Sarma-Nirmala Devi Memorial Award to noted Assamese litterateur and critic Dr Malini Goswami
  3. The Mizoram Government is gearing up to impose a rule that makes garage mandatory for Aizawl residents to own any type of vehicles. Come November, it would no longer be possible to own a vehicle in Aizawl unless you have a garage.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 13th Oct - 23rd October 2017

  1. ‘Pandit Tirtha Nath Sarma Nirmala Debi Award 2017’ will be presented to renowned scholar and writer Dr Malini Goswami by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
  2. The Dainik Asam Literary Award for the year 2016 was today conferred on noted writer Monalisa Saikia for her novel Shankhaninad.
  3. India ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph when they beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-biting final to clinch their third Asia Cup hockey title.
  4. Dr Hemonta Kumar Dutta, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was conferred the ICMR Award for Biomedical Research conducted in underdeveloped areas for the year 2014
  5. The Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Educational Trust and Socio-Economic Trust today announced the Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Sanman-2017. The awardees are noted music composer and singer Sunil Dev and distinguished author Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi. The award which was instituted in the year 2014, seeks to honour distinguished persons making commendable contribution in diverse fields of the State such as education, literature, sports, art, social service, etc.
  6. The 12th Pabindra Nath Sarma and the 18th Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism Awards were presented to Mamata Mishra, Senior Staff Reporter of The Assam Tribune, and Gagan Kumar Nath, Sipajhar Correspondent of Asomiya Khabor
  7. The Indian government’s Aadhaar card scheme, which has enrolled more than one billion people, has helped the exchequer save about USD 9 billion by eliminating fraud in beneficiary lists, its architect Nandan Nilekani has said.
  8. India and Russia will kick start a Mega War Game involving their Army , Navy and Air Force.
  9. Assam State and Transport Corporation is mooting the idea of Green Buses in the City .
  10. Google has emerged as the most authentic brand in the Country after Microsoft , Amazon , Maruti Suzuki and Apple according to the New York based Global Communications Cohn and Wolfe.
  11. New Zealand to get its youngest-ever female PM after minority party threw its support behind Labour leader Jacinda Ardern

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 6th - 12th October 2017

  1. Writer-cum-social worker Rupeswari Gohain (Dangaria) from Kakopothar was honoured with the Nani Neog Memorial Religious and Social Worker Woman Award by the Tinsukia district unit of Asam Sahitya Sabha (TDSS).
  2.  The Finance Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended creation of a Rs 50 crore fund for Infrastructure Development for the North East States.
  3. Barak Namami Festival is scheduled to be held on November 18,19 and 20.
  4. Assam Khadi and Village Industries Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier said around Rs 12 crore will be spent on the project. A pair of khadi shirts will be gifted to each male State government employee, while female employees can choose between a saree and a kurta. There are around 2,46,676 male employees and 55,889 female employees, according to a recent census.
  5. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will set up a research centre in Guwahati for start-ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.
  6. Minister for Health, Education, Finance, Tourism etc., Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that a full-fledged independent cancer hospital will be established at the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 4th October 2017

  1. Government Names Rajnish Kumar as SBI's Next Chairman
  2. The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India Shri Deepak Kumar launched a new multilingual website of the organization. He also launched a Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Moblie App that will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects on a mobile phone.
  3. The apex industry body, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) announced the appointment of Param Shah as the new Director for the United Kingdom (UK) operations.
  4. Russia has launched the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship in a bid to expand its strategic presence in the resource-rich, terrain of the Arctic. The massive vessel, named Sibir (Siberia), was developed as part of a huge push by the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation to open up crucial shipping lanes in the icy Northern Sea Route.
  5. The Karnataka government launched the Rs. 302-crore Mathru Poorna scheme, aimed at providing free mid-day meals to pregnant and lactating women in rural areas.
  6. The World Health Organization (WHO) appointed Soumya Swaminathan one of two deputy Directors General. This is the first time such a post has been ever created within the organisation. The position is also the highest post held by an Indian in the WHO.
  7. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution". 

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 3rd October 2017

  1. Multiple development and welfare schemes estimated to be over Rs 273 crore were launched on Wednesday for Tingkhong Assembly Constituency under the joint initiative of local MLA Bimal Borah and Dibrugarh MP Rameshwar Teli. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the grand inaugural ceremony as its chief guest and dedicated the projects to the people of the area.The projects pertained construction of roads, community halls, classrooms, development of sports, conservation works, anti-erosion measures, electrification, beautification, supply of sports items, compensation for land affected, scholarships and distribution of bicycles etc.
  2. The Chief Minister’s free diagnostic services (laboratory services) was inaugurated at the 200-bed Goalpara civil hospital complex on October 2.
  3. Simona Halep of Romania snapped her seven-match losing streak to Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, advancing to the quarterfinals of the China Open
  4. A 31- member team of New Caledonia for upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, being hosted by India, arrived here today. New Caledonia will be making their maiden appearance in the U-17 World Cup.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 2nd October 2017

  1. New Meghalaya Governor-designate Ganga Prasad would be sworn in on October 5 at Raj Bhavan 
  2. Apollosana Mangang Rajkumar of Manipur emerged winner in the Dipak Ghatuar Memorial International Fide Rating Chess Tournament which came to an end at the Bir Lachit Borphukan College, Sivasagar
  3. The new season of the Premier Badminton League which will take place in four cities across India from December 22 to January 14, 2018, will see a new team representing the North-eastern region, which was formed on September 25 here and has been christened as North Eastern Warriors.The franchise agreement for forming of the new team North Eastern Warriors was signed on September 25 between TK Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd and Sportzlive Entertainment Pvt Ltd