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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 17 February 2016

Feb 17, 2016 19:07 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    A three-day expo Vibrant North East 2016 begin on 18 February 2016 in – Guwahati, Assam

•    12th South Asian Games (SAG) 2016 that concluded on 16 February 2016 in Guwahati, Assam was topped by India with – 308 medals (188 Gold, 90 Silver and 30 Bronze)

•    The fashion designer who was conferred Knight of the Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian honour is - Manish Arora

•    The album that won Record of the Year award at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards is - Uptown Funk

•    The Iranian city in which the first Silk Road train connecting Iran and China packed with Chinese goods arrived on 15 February 2016 is – Tehran

•    The former United Nations Secretary-General and author of the memoir Unvanquished: A US-U.N. Saga who died on 16 February 2016 in Cairo, Egypt is - Boutros Boutros-Ghali

•    After completion of this many years premature closure of PPF accounts will be allowed in genuine cases, such as cases of serious ailment, higher education of children, etc. – 5 years

•    This city was adjudged as the least clean city in the Swachh Survekshan 2016 survey results – Dhanbad

•    This city was adjudged as the cleanest city in the Swachh Survekshan 2016 survey results – Mysuru

•    This team won the 36th National Chess team Championship in Bhubaneswar – Indian Railways

•    South Korean state that on 16 February 2016 agreed to enter into a sister-statehood relationship for development with Haryana is - Chungcheongbuk

•    A welfare scheme for school-dropouts that was launched by West Bengal government on 16 February 2016 - Utkarsh Bangla Scheme

•    United Nations on 16 February 2016 said that the Syrian government has approved humanitarian access to seven besieged areas including - Deir al-Zor; Foua, Kafraya, Madaya, Zabadani, Kafr Batna and Mouadamiya al-Sham

•    United Nations said that more than 3000 people have fled their homes in northern Myanmar following clashes between two ethnic rebel groups - Restoration Council for Shan State (RCSS) and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)

•    In France, parliament has voted to extend the country's state of emergency by a further three months, allowing authorities to carry out police raids and put people under house arrest without - Prior authorisation of a judge


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