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16th February 2017 Current Affairs – News Today
Madhya Pradesh government to set up Tourism Board
MP State CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided to establish the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board. For more facilities at tourist spots and to draw some more investments in the tourism sector, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken this decision. MP Tourism Board will be a non-profit company under the Companies Act.
Haryana state govt Imposes Penalty on Liquor Consumption in Public
The Haryana government has decided that no person shall be allowed to consume liquor at a place which has not been licensed. Haryana state govt has taken the decision under Punjab Excise Act, 1914. The state Excise and Taxation Minister Captain Abhimanyu will take severe actions if anyone violates these rules.
Jammu & Kashmir state Government Launches e-Prison Project
The Jammu & Kashmir state government has recently launched the E-Prison project at NIC Centre Civil Secretariat in Jammu. Molvi Imran Raza Ansari has inaugurated this project. J&K e-Governance Agency has implemented this project.
IMF Launches South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center in New Delhi
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently launched the South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) in New Delhi. Shaktikanta Das, the Secretary of India’s Ministry of Finance, has inaugurated this meeting. IMF, the member countries, and development partners have contributed financially to this SARTTAC.
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West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee declares Kalimpong as separate district
The Chief Minister of West Bengal State, Mamata Banerjee has recently declared Kalimpong as the 21st district of West Bengal. On this occasion, Mamata Banerjee has announced two projects for the development of Kalimpong, i.e., Rs 220 crore road link project and Rs 50 crore water supply project.
India to take part in Moscow Meet on Afghanistan’s Future
Afghanistan’s future in Moscow conference includes Nations like Russia, Iran, Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan. India has also participated in a conference formulated to discuss Afghanistan’s future in Moscow along with five other nations. Russian President Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov has represented this meeting. While Gopal Baglay was the representative of India.
2017 Cobra Gold Exercise has begun in Thailand
2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercise has begun at the Sattahip Royal Thai Marine Corps Base, Thailand. Cobra Gold 2017 is the 36th edition of the multinational drill. The United States and Thailand have combinedly organized this Military Exercise. The ten-day Cobra Gold Military Exercise will continue till February 24, 2017.
HDFC Life Launches ‘Pragati’ Plan For Low-Income Individuals
For low-income group people, HDFC life launched a traditional life insurance plan which is named as Pragati. To empower and boost the low-income families, this plan was designed.
16th February 2017 Current Affairs
Airbus signs MoU for setting up center of excellence in Hyderabad
Airbus has joined hand with Telangana government, National Skill Development Corporation India, and AEROCAMPUS France to establish a Centre of Excellence at Begumpet Airport. The main motive of this center is to provide employment opportunities to the Aspirants by habituating the required skills.
First Ever Indian Genomics Beacon Launched in the UK
The Global Gene Corp and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health have launched an Indian Beacon. Dinesh Patnaik, the Indian deputy high commissioner to the UK, has launched this Indian Genomics Beacon. The Indian Genomics Beacon is an online web service to determine whether an institution has particular genomic data in its data set or not.
Usain Bolt is the ‘Sportsman of the Year’
Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s sprinter, has won the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award at the Laureus World Awards. Earlier in 2009, 2010 and 2013, he won this prestigious award. This is the fourth time he has won this award.
Indian International Hockey Player, Sandeep Singh Receives Honorary Doctorate
Sandeep Singh, the Indian International Hockey Player, is conferred with the Honorary doctorate by Desh Bhagat University. He is the second Indian hockey player to receive this prestigious award. Earlier, Dileep Tirkey has received the honorary degree of sporting excellence from Sambalpur University in 2010.
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