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National Sports Day: 29 August, birthday of Major Dhyan Chand

The National Sports day is celebrated on 29th August every year to mark the birthday of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. To celebrate the day various programs are being conducted through the country.On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind give away the sports Awards. A total of 29 players have been selected to receive the honours from President Kovind. The President will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar passed away

Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar, was a classical vocalist and one of the leading exponents of Dhrupad tradition, passed away following a brief illness in Pune. He was 78 years of age.Dhrupad is a Sanskrit blend of Dhruva (immovable) and Pad (verse). It has its roots in ancient times, it was first mentioned in 3rd Century B.C. in the Natyashastra.Point to be noted:
Dhrupad = Dhruva (immovable) and Pad (verse) mentioned in 3rd century B.C.

International Yoga Day 2017 : Yoga for Health

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated across the world on 21 June. It aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.'Important Notes-
The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on 21 June 2015 in New Delhi.

Government sets up GST facilitation cell in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

i. The government of India has set up a GST facilitation cell in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to facilitate the rollout of Goods and Services Tax. The cell is headed by Economic Advisor Sudhansu Sekhar Das.ii. The cell will remain in constant touch with major industry and business associations relating to the Department. It will be the first point of contact for addressing any issue being faced by any sector related to the Department.Points to remember-
DIPP comes under the Government of India- Ministry Of Commerce & Industry.Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman is the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge).The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion was established in 1995 and has been reconstituted in the year 2000.

May 2017 hottest month : NASA

According to NASA, May 2017 was the second hottest month in a span of 137 years when modern record-keeping of average global temperatures had commenced.The temperature of May 2017 was 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean May temperature from 1951-1980. May 2016 is the hottest on record with 0.93 degrees Celsius warmer than the May mean temperature.

Jelena Ostapenko won French Open 2017 Women's

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia has lifted the the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown. She defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.This will be Ostapenko's first ever Grand Slam title. With this win, Ostapenko, 20, has become the first unseeded woman to win the French Open after Britain's Margaret Scriven's feat in 1933.

Roger won Miami open 2017

Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Rafael Nadal (Spain) to win Miami Open 2017 Singles title.Miami Open 2017 was held in Florida, USA. A fourth straight win over Nadal was his longest winning streak in their 13-year professional rivalry which makes Federer the oldest winner of the Miami Open.The other winners in Miami Open 2017 are as follows- 
1. Women's Singles- Johanna Konta (United Kingdom)
2. Men's Doubles- Łukasz Kubot (Poland)/ Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
3. Women's Doubles- Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) / Xu Yifan (China)Points​ to remember:
Roger Federer wins Miami Open 2017 Singles title.
Miami Open 2017 was held in Florida, USA
Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal

BRICKS bank Meeting held in Delhi

BRICKS bank meeting held in India for first time. Below are points to remember for upcoming SSC LDC Examinations.New Delhi is playing host to Second Annual Meeting of the New Development Bank (NDB).
AIIB stands for Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Arun Jaitley is Finance Minister of India.
India has sought USD 2 billion loans for various projects from the NDB.
Mr. K.V. Kamath (India) is President of NDB.
The headquarter of NDB is in Shanghai, China.

Third Week, January - 2017

According to Aviation Insight Company Flight Status which is the best Airlines? - ALM Airlines
In which of the Fifa Football World Cup 48 teams will play instead of 32 teams? - Year 2026
India's first AVMs RTO check post established in - Aravali
NASA have planned to send first African-American women to space Station - Jainet Appus
21st National Youth festival is started in - Rohtak
UN have announced International Permanent Tourism year - 2017
What is the name of Portugal Prime Minister? - Antonio Kosta
Which player is announced as FIFA player of the year? - Cristiano Ronaldo
Who is appointed as Chief of India's first International Exchange? V. Balasubrahmanyam
At which place in America found a Ninety Million year old fossil of Reptile just like Dolphin? - Texas

एविएशन इनसाइट कंपनी फ्लाइटस्टेटस के मुताबिक कौन सी एयरलाइन सर्वोत्तम है? - ए.एल.एम एयरलाइन्स
किस वर्ष फीफा फुटबॉल विश्व कप में ३२ के स्थान पर ४८ टीमें खेलेंगी? - वर्ष २०२६
भारत की प्रथम लेज़र प्रौद्योगिकी आधारित उन्नत (…

Second Week, January - 2017

1. Who have been awarded as Great Person?
Ans: Mary Kom
2. Romania have hired a Politician as new Prime Minister?
Ans: Sorin Grindeanu
3. 'Khullam-Khulla' is auto-biography of which actor?
Ans: Rishi Kapoor
4. Which Indian tennis player announced retirement?
Ans: Somdev Devvarman
5. China's legend animator who have died recently?
Ans: Tyrus Wong
6. Which Asian country have started rail services of 12,000 kms.?
Ans: China
7. Who have wrote 'Hamlet' whose actual day of writing is 2 years o;d?
Ans: William Shakespeare
8. Ireland Scientists have found a new organ in Digestive system, what is the name of the organ?
Ans: Mesentery