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February 2017 Current Affairs

India, UAE MoU on Energy Efficiency Services approved

Mar 7, 2017
The ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding is expected to boost bilateral relations between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Kerala State Budget 2017-18 presented

Mar 6, 2017
In his budget speech, the State Finance Minister Dr TM Thomas Issac acknowledged the adverse impact of the demonetization initiative on the State government.

Andhra Pradesh proposed Smart Mosquito Density System to fight vector-borne diseases

Mar 6, 2017
The system will use the real time data that will help the authorities in mapping the spread of vector borne diseases.

IAS officer Sumit Mullick appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

Mar 1, 2017
Sumit Mullick, who had served as the secretary to the governor, was serving the state as Chief Protocol Officer in the General Administration department.

Chennai HC: Pass law to remove Seemai Karuvelam trees

Mar 1, 2017
A bench of justices in Chennai high court have ordered for the removal of the harmful seemai karuvelam trees from the entire state.

D R Doley Barman appointed as Director of SVP National Police Academy

Mar 1, 2017
Barman is a senior Indian Police Service officer. A 1986 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre, she replaces Aruna M Bahuguna, who is an Andhra Pradesh cadre of 1979 batch. However, Barman’s appointment has been done by temporarily downgrading the post to ADG level for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Indian Railways launches New Catering Policy 2017

Feb 28, 2017
IRCTC will manage catering service on all mobile units including catering services on all the trains started on short notice.

Railways Ministry inaugurates Antyodaya Express and Humsafar Express

Feb 28, 2017
This fourth Humsafar Express will cross the entire country from North to South.

ISRO: What Does The Launch Of 104 Satellites Signify?

Feb 28, 2017
ISRO launched 104 satellites in a single PSLV mission which is a world record. There are other significant implications of this landmark launch which are described here.

Civil Aviation Minister inaugurated India’s first Integrated Heliport

Feb 28, 2017
Civil Aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi has inaugurated India’s first integrated heliport in Delhi. The facility is expected to reduce the congestion at the Delhi airport.

Sanjay Menon appointed Managing Director of Sapient India

Feb 28, 2017
Menon will drive the strategy, capability development and growth of Sapient's India presence. He will also maintain its status as hub of the company's globally distributed delivery network.

National Science Day observed on 28 February

Feb 28, 2017
National Science Day is observed to spread a message about the importance of science in the life of living being.

Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Feb 28, 2017
Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

Kabir Bedi appointed as Brand Ambassador of Sightsavers

Feb 28, 2017
Kabir Bedi is known in the United Kingdom for his role as villainous henchman Gobinda in 1983 James Bond movie ‘Octopussy'.

Mayan Jade pendant with unique inscription found in Belize

Feb 28, 2017
The jewel, a jade pendant worn on a king’s chest during key religious ceremonies, was first discovered in the year 2015 in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize.

Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo awards

Feb 28, 2017
Kohli was named the ‘Captain of the year’ at the ESPN cricinfo awards for his incredible journey as the new captain of the Indian cricket team with 9 wins, 3 draws and no losses in a total of 12 tests.

Bihar government presented Rs 1.60 lakh crore budget

Feb 28, 2017
The fiscal deficit of Bihar was estimated at Rs 18112 crore, which is 2.87 per cent of the gross state domestic product (GSDP) estimated at Rs 632180.00 crore.

Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passes away

Feb 28, 2017
In his political career spanning over three decades, P. Shiv Shankar served as External Affairs and Human Resource Development Minister.

Andaman’s Radhanagar beach featured in top 10 beaches of World

Feb 28, 2017
The beach on the Havelock Island has secured 8th position in the world & top spot in Asia in TripAdvisor's World's Travellers' Choice Award-Winning Beaches.

Gopal Baglay appointed as new spokesperson of MEA

Feb 28, 2017
Former Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gopal Baglay appointed as the new spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry.

Khursheed A Ganai appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir

Feb 28, 2017
Governor NN Vohra appointed Ganai as the State Chief Information Commissioner and his appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of the post.

Manchester United beat Southampton to win 2016-17 EFL Cup

Feb 28, 2017
Manchester United’s star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including an 87th-minute winner, to lock the win of the club.

NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun in 2018

Feb 27, 2017
NASA plans to send its first unmanned spacecraft to the Sun to understand why the blazing star’s surface is not as hot as its atmosphere.

India, ADB sign USD 375 million pact to develop Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor

Feb 27, 2017
ADB also signed USD 5 million loan agreement under the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund that is managed by ADB to build climate change resilient infrastructure.

World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets new Guinness World record

Feb 27, 2017
World’s first robotic table tennis coach sets new Guinness World Record by playing tennis better than most humans.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Lucas Pouille to win 2017 Open 13

Feb 27, 2017
The final, played in Marseille, France, was Tsonga's ninth victory in a row. He executed seven aces against Pouille and managed to maintain his serve without a break.

CM Raghubar Das: Polythene bags will soon be banned in Jharkhand

Feb 27, 2017
The Jharkhand Chief Minister, Raghubar Das has announced that the state government is soon going to ban the use of polythene bags.

Sixty Four Indian exporters take part in Gulfood 2017

Feb 27, 2017
The five-day annual event that began on 26th February 2017 witnessed participation from sixty-four Indian exporters under the banner of APEDA.

Indian Navy concludes Theatre Level Exercise Tropex 2017

Feb 27, 2017
The aim of the exercise was to test the various facets of war-fighting and joint combat capabilities of the armed forces to respond to given threat situations.

Pests eat away 35% of total crop yield: ICAR Scientists

Feb 27, 2017
Chakrabarty also announced that among such pests, nematodes had recently emerged as a major threat to crops in the country and they caused loss of 60 million tonnes of crops annually.

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