Current Affairs » February 2017 » Laureus Awards 2017 Won By Simone Biles And Usain Bolt
→ ‘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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