Current Affairs February 2017

  • 24-Feb-2017
  • Nobel-Winning Economist Kenneth J. Arrow Dies

    Nobel-winning economist, mathematician Kenneth J Arrow has died.Kenneth J. Arrow. Kenneth  received the Nobel memorial prize in economic science for their pioneering mathematical work on general equilibrium theory in 1972.

  • Visa-AP sign MoU to make Vizag India’s first 'less cash' city

    Global payments network Visa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to help transform Vishakhapatnam into India's first 'less cash' city.

  • 74th Central Excise Day celebrated by CBEC

    The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) celebrated 74th Central Excise Day on 24th February in New Delhi.

  • Sikkim becomes 22nd State to join UDAY

    The Centre and and the state of Sikkim has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for operational improvement of the state’s power distribution department.

  • 9th BRICS Summit to be held in China's Xiamen city

    The ninth BRICS Summit will be held in China's Xiamen city from September 3 to 5, 2017.

  • India and Japan ink pact on rail safety

    India signed an agreement with Japan on enhancing railway safety in the Indian Railways with focus on railway track and rolling stock safety.

  • China overtakes US, France as Germany’s biggest trading partner, for first time

    China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States.

  • Kerala to launch sex offenders registry, first in the country

    The Kerala government will launch the country’s first sex offenders registry which will contain all identification details of sex offenders and would be kept in public domain.

  • 23-Feb-2017
  • CCEA approves investment proposal for generation component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved investment proposal for generation component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal by SJVN Limited.

  • Vitaly Churkin, Russia's U.N. Ambassador, Dies

    Vitaly I. Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, who represented his country through times of domestic tumult and rising tensions with the West.

  • India to host 2019 Combined World Cup for shooting

    The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) announced that India will be hosting the Combined World Cup for shooting in 2019 during the meeting held in New Delhi.

  • February 21: International Mother Language Day

    The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was observed across the world on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic, multilingualism and cultural diversity. This year it is the 17th anniversary of IMLD.2017 Theme: “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education".

  • Government launches Bharat QR code

    The Union Government has launched Bharat QR code, a quick response (QR) code to enable digital payments without card swiping machines. It is world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution launched by Indian Government to move towards less-cash economy.

  • Suresh Prabhu unveils Antyodaya Express for common man

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled Antyodaya Express for common man Equipped with cushioned seats, aluminium composite panels, and LED lights, the Antyodaya Express, a new fully unreserved train for the common man with specially designed colourful coaches.

  • Scientists Discover 7 'Earthlike' Planets Orbiting A Nearby Star

    A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say.The first time astronomers have ever detected so many terrestrial planets orbiting a single star. Researchers say the system is an ideal laboratory for studying alien worlds and could be the best place in the galaxy to search for life beyond Earth.

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