FEBRUARY 17

February 2017 – Current Affairs 

    • 28 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Manchester United beat Southampton to win 2016-17 EFL Cup
      ❯❯ ZTE launches world’s first 5G IT baseband unit (BBU) in partnership with Intel
      ❯❯ Kabir Bedi appointed honourary brand ambassador of Sightsavers
      ❯❯ Birender Singh Yadav concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Togo
      ❯❯ Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards

 

    • 27 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun in 2018
      ❯❯ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Lucas Pouille to win 2017 Open 13
      ❯❯ CM Raghubar Das: Polythene bags will soon be banned in Jharkhand
      ❯❯ Sixty Four Indian exporters take part in Gulfood 2017
      ❯❯ Indian Navy concludes Theatre Level Exercise Tropex 2017

 

    • 25 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed as Finance Advisor to state government
      ❯❯ India to provide financial assistance to Bangladesh for development of Sylhet city
      ❯❯ Kumar Sangakkara becomes 2nd Asian to Play 1000 Matches
      ❯❯ World’s First International Zip Line Created to Connect Spain And Portugal
      ❯❯ Shilpa Shetty appointed for Swachh Bharat Brand ambassador

 

    • 24 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Amarinder Singh’s biography ‘The People’s Maharaja’ released
      ❯❯ Ms. Suman Saxena takes charge as the Whole Time Member of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
      ❯❯ Central Excise Day celebrated on 24 February 2017
      ❯❯ N Chandrasekaran elected chairman of Indian Hotels
      ❯❯ Tata Power Renewable commissions 15 MW solar plant in Telangana

 

    • 23 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Canada to resettle 1200 Yazidi refugees by the end of 2017
      ❯❯ Digital payments industry to hit USD500 billion by 2020: Google-BCG study
      ❯❯ Union Government decided to set up POSCO Victims Compensation Fund
      ❯❯ Trump administration revokes law protecting transgender students
      ❯❯ India, Australia MoU for cooperation in civil aviation sector approved

 

    • 22 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ India and China hold first strategic dialogue in Beijing
      ❯❯ Union Cabinet approved signing of bilateral Air Services Agreement with Greece
      ❯❯ Revised Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects approved
      ❯❯ India can develop space station, said ISRO chief
      ❯❯ Union Government clears Coastal Surveillance Project

 

    • 21 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Government releases new format for recording, reporting road accident data
      ❯❯ Theresa May urges House of Lords Members to not hold up Brexit Bill
      ❯❯ ISRO: India may fulfil its energy requirements from Moon by 2030
      ❯❯ Gujarat Assembly passes Aadhaar Bill, 2017
      ❯❯ Pakistan Senate approved Hindu Marriage Bill

 

    • 20 February 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 concluded in Indore
      ❯❯ Saudi stock exchange appoints its first female head
      ❯❯ Apple acquires Israeli start-up RealFace
      ❯❯ 31st state hood day of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram: 20 February
      ❯❯ Khajuraho Dance Festival begins in Madhya Pradesh

 

    • 18 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar honoured with ‘Legendary Award ‘ 2017
      ❯❯ Corporation Bank Bags 2017 National MSME Excellence Award
      ❯❯ JLL Named to FORTUNE’s 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies List
      ❯❯ NALCO signs MoU with TERI for sustainable rehabilitation
      ❯❯ Karnataka Bank Launches National Pension System in Mangaluru

 

    • 17 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ BEL launches communication radio
      ❯❯ Neelam Damodaran is Bank of India new ED
      ❯❯ Sunil Mehta appointed non-executive Chairman of PNB
      ❯❯ Set up in-house expert bodies to remove info on sex determination: SC to Search Engines
      ❯❯ Sea ice extent in Antarctica hits an all-time low

 

    • 16 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Two-day Global Investor Summit ‘Momentum Jharkhand’ begins in Ranchi
      ❯❯ Palaniswami Sworn in as new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
      ❯❯ Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair
      ❯❯ Irish government survives no-confidence vote
      ❯❯ Kerala Government gave approval for airport in Sabarimala

 

    • 15 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ IAF inducts indigenous early warning system NETRA
      ❯❯ ReNew Power Ventures sells 10% stake to JERA
      ❯❯ India joins Moscow meet, despite exclusion in first round
      ❯❯ Olympic Champion Bolt wins Laureus ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award
      ❯❯ Union Government signs agreement with Croatia on economic cooperation

 

    • 14 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Sachin Tendulkar adopts another village for transformation
      ❯❯ US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns over his contacts with Russia
      ❯❯ Indian tabla player Sandeep Das wins 2017 Grammy Award for Best Global Music
      ❯❯ Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau passes away
      ❯❯ International Aero India 2017 begins in Bengaluru

 

    • 13 February 2017 Current Affairs

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ India, UK signed bilateral MoU to allow more flights to boost tourism and trade
      ❯❯ India’s first floating elementary school opens in Manipur
      ❯❯ FSSAI sets up panel to finalise laws on food fortification
      ❯❯ Sandeep Jajodia appointed Assocham president
      ❯❯ Diego Maradona Gets Ambassador Role at FIFA.

 

    • 11 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Government constitutes inter-departmental task force to crack down on benami firms
      ❯❯ Pakistan’s naval exercise Aman 2017 begins in Karachi
      ❯❯ AAD interceptor missile successfully test-fired
      ❯❯ International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed
      ❯❯ Mass whale stranding on New Zealand beach

 

    • 10 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ India and UK sign MoU to ease restrictions on number of scheduled flights
      ❯❯ Indian-origin neurosurgeon Shawna Pandya shortlisted for NASA 2018 space mission
      ❯❯ Kerala’s Nilambur teak to get GI tag
      ❯❯ ISRO develops Telemetry and Telecommand Processor
      ❯❯ Union Commerce Ministry approves Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops

 

    • 09 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Union Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and France in S&T and Innovation
      ❯❯ Union Cabinet apprised of India-Vietnam space agreement
      ❯❯ 33-members committee constituted for speedy completion of Andhra Pradesh’s Sagarmala Project
      ❯❯ Railways Ministry launches first phase of Station Redevelopment Program
      ❯❯ India ranks at 43rd position in 5th Annual International IP Index of USCC

 

    • 08 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ ICICI Securities partners with Saxo Bank
      ❯❯ Bank of Baroda, IFFCO launch co-branded debit card for farmers
      ❯❯ Federal Bank ties up with data portal for loans against warehouse receipts
      ❯❯ Adani appoints Purdie as CEO for renewable energy unit in Australia
      ❯❯ Scientists successfully test male contraceptive on monkeys

 

    • 07 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ 181 Irrawaddy dolphins counted in Odisha census
      ❯❯ CBDT signs four unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements
      ❯❯ Enemy property must go to government: Supreme Court
      ❯❯ Union Government eases rules for clearance of non-polluting industrial projects
      ❯❯ Tourism Ministry, J&K Government and NPCC sign MoU for implementation of tourism projects

 

    • 06 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ HRD ministry to set up NTA to conduct exams for higher, secondary education
      ❯❯ Neurocalyx calycinus plant possesses medicinal values
      ❯❯ Union Government launches Measles Rubella vaccination campaign
      ❯❯ If you don’t vote, you have no right to blame government: SC
      ❯❯ Slovakian Curators have discovered world’s earliest emoji

 

    • 04 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ IDFC MD Vikram Limaye the new CEO, MD of NSE
      ❯❯ UIDAI clamps down on 50 fraud sites offering Aadhaar services
      ❯❯ HDFC Bank increases cash transaction fees on savings a/cs
      ❯❯ Scientists discover 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars
      ❯❯ World Cancer Day 2017 observed globally

 

    • 03 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Apple to start manufacturing in India
      ❯❯ India recorded highest domestic air passenger growth in 2016
      ❯❯ China successfully tests DF-5C missile with 10 nuclear warheads
      ❯❯ February 2: World Wetlands Day
      ❯❯ Government notifies new rules for medical devices

 

    • 02 February 2017 Current Affairs 

      Highlights of the Day :

      ❯❯ Govt proposes Payments Regulatory Board in RBI
      ❯❯ Rs. 10,000 cr allocated for PSB recapitalisation
      ❯❯ Neeti Mohan to collaborate with UN for a music album
      ❯❯ UAE Aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020
      ❯❯ Rex Tillerson sworn-in as US secretary of state