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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 16 February 2017

Feb 16, 2017 18:00 IST

16 February 2017: The one liner of the day covers important current affairs happenings that us relevant competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like amendment to the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, Small Field Policy Bidding Round, 2016 and Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017 among others.

• The Union Cabinet gave approval to amend the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 to extend its jurisdiction to - Jammu and Kashmir

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its approval to award contracts in 31 contract areas of ‘discovered small fields’ under this policy - Small Field Policy Bidding Round, 2016

• The government of this State gave its approval for construction of an airport in Sabarimala - Kerala

• The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a bilateral Air Services Agreement with this country – Rwanda

• The former Supreme Court Judge who took charge of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) is - Justice Vikramajit Sen

• The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation launched Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017. The campaign is operational between - 1 January 2017 and 31 March 2017

• The Union Cabinet approved the merger of the State Bank of India with five of its associate banks. These five associate banks are - State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, and State Bank of Patiala

• Bheege Chunariya, a Holi-themed festival, will soon be launched in - Dubai

• This state has completely banned its employees from consuming any kind of intoxicant – Bihar

• This country’s minority government survived a no confidence vote in the Parliament over its mishandling of a policing scandal – Ireland

• Thanal, a city-based group in Kerala has launched a helpline to provide technical support to people in- Waste management.

• This new system, which caters exclusively to metro networks, was unveiled by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on 15 February 2017 in its head office in New Delhi - The world’s first transit rating system

• Sweden has received clearance from the United States to sell this new technology to India – Gripen fighter jets

• The Australian Cricketer who announced his retirement from international cricket in February 2017 is – Adam Voges

• The portal and mobile application that was launched by Piyush Goyal to ensure transparent award of Clearances for Mining Operations is - TAMRA

• He became the first Indian to be promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as the Technical Delegate (TD) - Norman Isaac

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