Current affairs : February 1, 2017 for all competitive exams

First Revised Estimates of National Income, Consumption Expenditure, Saving and Capital Formation, 2015-16:
The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the First Revised Estimates of National Income, Consumption Expenditure, Saving and Capital Formation for the financial year 2015-16 (with Base Year 2011-12) as per the revision policy.
  • Nominal GDP or GDP at current prices for the year 2015-16 is estimated as Rs. 136.75 lakh crore exhibiting a growth of 10.0% during 2015-16.

Current affairs : January 31, 2017 for all competitive exams

India to launch standby navigation satellite
India is planning to launch one of its back up navigation satellites this year as a replacement to IRNSS-1A satellite, whose three atomic clocks have failed.
  • Each of seven satellites has three clocks. The clocks are important to provide precise data.
  • An atomic clock is a clock that uses the resonance frequencies of atoms as its resonator.


Panel headed by Vinod Rai to oversee BCCI’s affairs
The Supreme Court has appointed a four-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai to oversee the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Current affairs : January 30, 2017 for all competitive exams

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary
The nation pays homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary today (30 January 2017). 
  • He was assassinated on this day in 1948. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion. 


Aadhaar number printed on paper perfectly valid: Centre

A printout of the downloaded Aadhaar card, even in black and white form, is as valid as the original card and there is no concept such as smart or plastic card.

Current affairs : January 29, 2017 for all competitive exams

National Immunization Day: 29th January 2017
Today i.e., 29th January 2017 is National Immunization Day.
President Pranab Mukherjee has launched the countrywide programme for 2017 by administering polio drops to children aged below five years at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The programme will cover around 17 crore children aged under five years in an effort to maintain the country's polio-free status. 

Current affairs : January 28, 2017 for all competitive exams

Data privacy day –January 28
Cyber security is a growing concern. Data Privacy Day is observed every January 28 as a reminder to protect and safeguard private data.
  • Data Privacy Day was first initiated by the Council in Europe in 2007.  
  • The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. 
  • It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, India and 47 European countries.

Current affairs : January 27, 2017 for all competitive exams

R-Day celebrated on January 26 - Highlights
India’s 68th Republic Day was celebrated on January 26 with a display of military strength and cultural diversity in the presence of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the chief guest.
  • The elite Black Cat commandos of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the indigenously built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) made their debut at the parade.
  • A 149-member marching contingent from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), led by a band of 35 musicians, was unique to this year’s parade. Last year, a French contingent marched on Rajpath, the first by a foreign Army.

Current affairs : January 26, 2017 for all competitive exams

January 26 -  Republic day
The Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution on January 26, 1950, a date specially chosen to coincide with the anniversary of 'Purna Swaraj Diwas' is celebrated as Republic day.
  • This was the day the Indian Independence Act was consequently repealed and India was established as a democratic republic, no longer a dominion of the British Crown.
  • The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is the chief guest at this year's Republic Day parade.


Padma Awards 2017:
The government announced Padma awards to citizens of the country in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres.