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Laureus Awards 2017 won by Simone Biles and Usain Bolt
Current Affairs Headlines of 16th February, 2017

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→ ‘Kalimpong‘ new district formed out of Darjeeling by CM Mamata Banerjee.

→ 1.5 lakh health sub centres to be converted into Wellness Centres - Center.

→ 2-day Global Investor Summit ‘Momentum Jharkhand‘ begins in Ranchi.

→ Agreement to boost bilateral trade & to enhance economic cooperation got signed b/w India and Croatia.

→ AIIMS Delhi wins Rs.5-crore govt award for cleanliness.

→ Australia’s Adam Voges Announces Retirement from International Cricket.

→ Bihar bans govt staff from having alcohol anywhere in state.

→ Constrains forced on liquor consumption by Haryana Govt.

→ Dropping packages through parachutes got patented by Amazon.

→ Dubai to implement self-driving drones to fly people across country from July.

→ First indigenously developed surveillance plane included in IAF.

→ First joint military exercise between US and Thailand since Trump‘s powered begins.

→ Former correspondent of the Press Trust of India, Veteran Journalist T V Parasuram Passed Away.

→ France based UNESCO organised the two-day Nature Fest at the World Heritage Site Great Himalayan National Park (GNHP) at Sairopa in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

→ Government has allocated an amount of Rs 500 crore to India Post Payments Bank for the financial year 2017-18 to help it in setting up 650 branches across country by September 2017.

→ IDFC Asset Management Company launches Open-Ended Fixed Income Fund.

→ India finds place in global health network for improving quality of care for pregnant mothers,babies.

→ Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh to be given honorary doctorate.

→ Indian kids sets a record of making fly 7,730 paper planes in 1 minute.

→ Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a total of 180 foreign satellites through its launch vehicles since 1999.

→ Infibeam e-comm site to merge CCAvenue with itself.

→ International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, has teamed up with Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) to conduct training programmes for Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs).

→ ISRO creates world record by launching 104 satellites in single rocket.

→ Jean-Pierre Lacroix of France becomes new UN peacekeeping chief.

→ Kerala - A group launches helpline number for waste management.

→ Laureus Awards 2017 won by Simone Biles, Usain Bolt.

→ Mumbai based Kush Bhagat has been awarded the Candidate Master (CM) title by the World Chess Federation.

→ Nayif -1 the UAE’s nano satellite which can also propells itself in space.

→ New museum about Indian music to be opened at Bengaluru.

→ Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey elected as the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the year 2017-18.

→ Sub-committee of council of ministers formed by Haryana Cabinet to prepare blue print of Integrated Dairy Complexes.

→ Tehmina Janjua Appointed First Women Foreign Secretary of Pakistan.

→ Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan to inaugurate the International Conference on NexGen Technologies for Mining and Fuel Industries in New Delhi .

→ US defence attache in India made India, South Asia Director.

→ Winning Legendary Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76.

→ Women‘s football club started in Haryana by Alakhpura villagers on crowd fund basis.

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