Current Affairs » February 2017 » Hemant Bhargava Appointed As Life Insurance Corporation MD
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→ Centre cites security concerns over inflight WiFi.
→ Centre would pass Women’s Empowerment Bill very soon: M Venkaiah Naidu.
→ Chhattisgarh asks schools to observe parents’ day on Feb 14.
→ Eiffel Tower to get bulletproof walls amid terrorism fears.
→ Explosion at nuclear plant in France, no radiation leak.
→ Flipkart re-hires two executives to launch grocery business.
→ France retains spot as world‘s most popular tourist spot.
→ Govt decides to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras.
→ Govt to make all ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June.
→ Govt. appoints IAS officer Ajay Tyagi as SEBI chief for 5 years.
→ Gujarat has become the first state in the country for establishing the cashless system in its public distribution system (PDS) of food grains.
→ Hemant Bhargava appointed as LIC‘s MD.
→ Indian-origin neurosurgeon shortlisted for NASA 2018 space mission.
→ MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away at 83.
→ New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel launches Mission-Eleven-Million programme.
→ Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup ‘Kheleao‘ unveiled.
→ RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent.
→ Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a Guinness World Record by creating a 48.8 feet tall sand castle at Puri beach in Odisha.
→ SEBI to form new Fintech committee.
→ Tata Steel signs agreement with Liberty House.
→ Uber launches UberHIRE in 9 cities.
→ UK Foreign secretary renounces US citizenship.
→ Virat Kohli recorded his sixth Test 150, against Bangladesh at Hyderabad on 10th February 2017, to set the record for most 150-plus scores by an Indian captain in Tests.
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