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Karnataka Assembly passed the bill to allow ‘Kambala’
The Karnataka assembly has unexpectedly passed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017. This bill was passed to legalize the conduct of “Kambala” and bullock cart races in Karnataka state. The bill clarifies that the “Kambala” and “Bulls race or Bullock cart race” are the traditional sports. These sports plays significant role in promoting traditions and culture among the people in the state.
Longest elevated cycle path in the world opens in China
The world’s longest elevated cycle path in Xiamen, China. It can handle about 2,023 cyclists with a speed of 15 miles per hour. The world’s longest elevated cycle path is 5 miles long and 16 feet wide having 11 entrances.
India’s first floating elementary school at Manipur’s Loktak Lake
All Loktak Lake Fishermen’s Union, Manipur (ALLAFUM) has taken the initiative to inaugurate the India’s first floating elementary school On the World Wetlands day. This floating elementary school is at Loktak lake, Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok floating village in Manipur.
GNFC township becomes India’s first cashless Township
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has inaugurated the India’s first cashless township. The name of this township is Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC) township. In the GNFC township, the individuals are making cashless payments at hospitals, colleges, schools etc.
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Government to launch Indradhanush 2.0 for Recapitalization of PSBs
Indradhanush 2.0 for the recapitalisation of public sector lenders. Union government has taken this decision to launch Indradhanush 2.0 so that the banks remain solvent and fully comply with the global capital adequacy norms namely Basel-III. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will finalize this decision after the completion of Asset Quality Review (AQR).
70th British Academy Film Awards Winner List
BAFTA – British Academy Film Awards. The 70th British Academy Film Awards function was held at Royal Albert Hall in London to honour the best British and international contributions to film in the year 2016.
- Best Film – La La Land.
- Damien Chazelle (La La Land) – Best Director.
- Best Actor – Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea).
- Emma Stone (La La Land) – Best Actress.
59th Annual Grammy Award Winners List
- Album Of The Year – Adele for ’25’.
- Record Of The Year – ‘Hello’ by Adele.
- Song Of The Year – Hello by Adele and Greg Kurstin.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected New President of Germany
Germany’s former Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the new President of Germany. The 61-year old Frank-Walter Steinmeier has won the 931 valid votes the members of the Federal Assembly. He is the 12th Federal President of Germany.
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New President of Assocham – Sandeep Jajodia
The CMD of Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd, Mr. Sandeep Jajodia is the new president of industry chamber Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). He replaced Sunil Kanoria, the vice-chairman, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited.
New bird Species Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush found in Nepal
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush is considered an autumn passage migrant bird species found in Pakistan and India. A Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush has spotted in the high mountainous region of Nepal by Friends of Nature (FoN) researchers.
Joe Root Becomes New Test Captain of England
The England and Wales Cricket Board has recently confirmed Joe Root as England’s Test captain. Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes is the vice-captain.
World Radio Day – February 13, 2017
World Radio Day is observed on February 13th across the world. The annual celebrations are made to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe.
L&T and MBDA Missile Systems Forms JV to Develop Missiles in India
Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and European major MBDA Missile Systems has started a joint venture. The main motive of the Joint Venture is the development of missiles in India under the Make in India initiative.