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20th February 2017 Current Affairs
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami has won the Trust Vote In Assembly
The recently appointed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edappadi Palaniswami has won the trust vote in the Assembly. Exactly 122 MLAs voted for him, while 11 voted for O Panneerselvam. To win the Trust vote in Assembly, a majority of 68 votes were needed. Thus Edappadi Palaniswami will continue to remain at the position of CM.
Maharashtra Approves Rs. 250 crore Cloud Seeding Program
The Maharashtra state Govt has approved a Rs. 250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme. This program mainly aims to experiment whether cloud seeding produces sufficient rain or not. In general, Seeding is a technique that involves spraying the chemicals into clouds. Under the program, the weather scientists will fly airplanes loaded with silver iodide into the air.
Mil Banche Programme held in all Government Schools of Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh state govt has taken the initiative “Mil Banche MP”. This program was held in all the primary and middle government schools of the Madhya Pradesh state. All govt officials, public representatives, students, businessmen, media partners, doctors, engineers, and finally the common man will teach and interact with students in all Govt schools.
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Oriental Bank of Commerce Launches Mobile Wallet ‘Batuaa.’
The Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has launched the Mobile Wallet ‘Batuaa’. To mark the 75th Foundation Day of the bank, it has taken this decision to launch the mobile application. Apart from this Application, OBC has also launched two new RuPay cards, i.e., Oriental Premium card and Oriental Prepaid Card.
India Vetiver Network (INVN) in Tamil Nadu
India Vetiver Network (INVN) has recently launched at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore. The main aim of this IVNN is to protect the environment using vetiver. India Vetiver Network is a not-for-profit scientific network to promote vetiver in India.
Latest Current Affairs – Today’s 20th Feb 2017 International News
India Approves USD 340 million Loan to Nepal for Development Programs
fFor various infrastructure development Programs, India has sanctioned a soft loan of US dollar 340 million to Nepal. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed over this approval to the Transport Minister of Nepal Ramesh Lekhak in the presence of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Under this approval, Mahalaki bridge and 15 roads will be constructed across various parts of Nepal.
Srinagar Airport Gets Its First Foreign Airline Service
The Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar is there for last five years. But there are no foreign airlines till now. AirAsia has become the first foreign airline to begin its services at Srinagar International airport in Jammu and Kashmir. Thus AirAsia mainly aims to boost the tourism in the valley. The Jammu and Kashmir CM, Mehbooba Mufti has waved the flag for the AirAsia flight at Srinagar airport in the presence of officials.
Indian Movie Newton Wins top Honour at Berlin Film Festival
The Indian movie “Newton” was honored with the Art Cinema Award in the Forum-Segment at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.Rajkummar Rao and Anjali Patel were the lead roles in this political comedy Newton. The film completely runs around a clerk placed on election duty in a conflict-ridden area of Chhattisgarh state.
Ranganathan, Mehta appointed Non-Official Director in IOB, PNB
T C A Ranganathan and Sunil Mehta have been recently appointed as Non-Official Directors in Indian Overseas Bank and Punjab National Bank. These two legends are appointed for three years. Personnel Ministry has made this decision.
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