01 April 2017 Current Affairs
Space X Launch the First Recycled Rocket
Space X made history by successfully launching the first re-used rocket. The launch is scheduled to take place from the Kennedy Space Center, at pad 39 A, in cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon 9 completed an unmanned resupply mission to the ISS this time last year, before returning to Earth and landing on a platform at sea. It was first time Space X founder Elon Musk tried to fly booster that soared before on an orbital mission.
8 Sportspersons including Kohli receive Padma Shri Award
Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Mariyappan thangavelu, Deepa Malik, PR Sreejesh, Vikas Gowd, Shekhar Naik were received Padma Shri Awards, Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, bestowed the award upon them at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India. The above all were done exceptional achievements in their sports.
Vanaja Sarna appointed as Chairperson of CBEC
Senior bureaucrat Vanaja Sarna was appointed as Chairperson of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). Sarna, a 1980 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service, is at present member in the CBEC. She will take over charge from incumbent Najib Shah who completes his term this month end. The appointments committee of cabinet has approved Sarna’s appointment an order issued by personnel ministry. The CBEC which works under finance ministry comprises of a chairperson and a maximum of 6 members.
Sachin Tendulkar launches his own Social Media app called 100 MB Cricket
The Cricket i-con Sachin has launched a new mobile app called 100 MB. This app will provide information about all things related to the Indian cricket legend. MB in 100 MB stands for Master Blaster, a name that fans and media lovingly gave him during his record breaking career. The app incorporates a “Live Chat with Sachin” section for fan engagement, apart from showcasing latest scores, schedules and player statistics.
Kanha Tiger Reserve becomes first in India get official mascot
Kanha Tiger Reserve in the Madhya Pradesh, March 2017 became the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot, named Bhoorasingh the Barasingha. Barasingha (Swamp deer) is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh. The Kanha tiger reserve is the only place in the world where the species exists. The mascot will also species from possible extinction.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Visits India
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was given the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. This year marks the 60th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations. Malaysia’s father of Independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Visited India in 1962. India and Malaysia signed their strategic partnership in 2010. Now, PM Modi and PM Najib will hold substantive talks, particularly focusing on enhancing business ties.
World’s First Museum of Polar Lands
A new museum built by the son of renowned French explorer aims to show “the beauty of Polar Landscapes” and illustrate the consequences of climate change. The museum, Espace des Mondes Polaires Paul Emile Victor, provides a visually compelling tutorial on these changes. The center in the eastern France is the only permanent museum devoted Arctic and Antarctic in the World. Built in the shape of a jutting iceberg and with 60% of its volume buried under ground. Museum was conceived by anthropologist Jean Christopher Victor son of Paul – Emile Victor.
Bihar to pais power bill subsidy to Consumers
The Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar announced on 31 March 2017 that the state government would be providing a subsidy on power bill to the consumers instead of power companies from the 2017-18 fiscal year. The announcement was made in the state assembly in the Presence of Energy Minister Prasad Yadav. The move comes six days after Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) introduced an unprecedented hike of 55 percent in power tariff that sparked protests all across the state.
SC now allows candidates above 25 years of age to appear in 2017 NEET Exam
The supreme court relaxed the age limit and allowed candidates above 25 years of age to appear in the NEET Exam 2017. The bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra also extended the last date of filling up the application forms till April 5. The age limit can be fixed from the next academic year. NEET 2017 exam will be held for admission to MBBS/ BDS courses in Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India.
Chandrababu Naidu got another International Award
A.P. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was honoured with many awards and he earned good for developing the A.P. State, now he got another International Award. US – India Business Council (USIBC) has honored Chandrababu Naidu with the “USIBC Transformative Chief Minister” award to recognize his efforts to transform A.P. He has been requested ta attend the felicitation Ceremony to be held on 8th May in California.