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21st February 2017 Current Affairs – Indian Affairs
Bihar state Government Prohibits State Officials from Consuming Liquor Anywhere In The World
The Bihar state Cabinet council under the guidance of Bihar CM, Mr. Nitish Kumar has implemented the new rule. Under this new rule, no officials of the state government would be allowed to consume liquor either in the state or outside the state and anywhere in the world. Thus Bihar has become the first state to have such restrictions for officials and judges. The cabinet amended the Bihar Government Servants’ Conduct Rules 1976.
Khajuraho Dance Festival Starts in Madhya Pradesh
The Khajuraho Dance Festival has started at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh state. The seven-day festival will conclude on February 26, 2017. Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad every year conducts this dance festival. This Khajuraho Dance Festival showcases various Indian classical dance styles like Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, and Kathakali.
International Affairs – 21st February 2017 News and Highlights
India is the World’s Largest Arms Importer in the Last Four Years
As per the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report, it is clear that the India has emerged as the world’s largest importer of major arms during the year 2012–16. Under this report, India accounted for 13 percent of the global total sales. According to the data, it is made clear that the India increased its arms imports by 43% between 2007–11 and 2012–16.
Banking and Finance – February 21st, 2017 Current Affairs
Karnataka Bank Signs MoU with Daimler India
Magaluru based Karnataka Bank Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd (DICV). It has signed this MoU to extend finance to customers. This MoU will benefit the customers belonging MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) sectors and enables them to purchase commercial vehicles.
SEBI Approves IRB InvIT Fund to Raise Fund Through IPO
Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India i.e., SEBI has signed the approval to IRB InvIT Fund, to raise Rs 4,300 crore through an initial public offering (IPO). Generally, the IRB InvIT Fund is an investment trust. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited, an Indian highway construction company sponsors this fund.
SBI Rebrands Corporate Website as bank.sbi
Nation’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has recently rebranded its corporate website as “bank.sbi” from the earlier “sbi.co.in”. “bank.sbi” is the highest domain protocol commonly known as the generic top-level domain. Thus SBI has become the first banking organization in India to adopt gTLD for its internet presence.
Awards and Honours of 21st February 2017
Tata Steel–owned Katamati Iron Mine has won the Best Green Organization Award
Katamati Iron Mine, under the ownership of Tata Steel, has won the Best Green Organisation of the Year Award at the Global Green Future Leadership Awards in Mumbai. World CSR Day has organized this Global Green Future Leadership Awards for the recognition of the environmental protection measures. Mr.Rahul Kishore, Head of Mining Operations, Katamati Iron Mine has received this award on behalf of Tata Steel.
21st February 2017 Current Affairs – Business News
Microsoft-Flipkart Announce Strategic Tie-Up
United States-based IT Company Microsoft has announced its strategic tie-up with Flipkart. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Indian electronic commerce company Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal has announced a “strategic partnership”. The main aim of this tie-up is to provide the best online shopping service to the customers.
Nagaland CM TR Zeliang Resigns and NPF Supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu elected as next CM
The Nagaland state CM T R Zeliang has stepped down from the post of Chief Minister. From last few days, he was facing the revolt from his party MLAs against the decision to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in urban local bodies. Recently, Zeliang has submitted his resignation to the Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya. Shurhozelie Liezietsu was unanimously elected as the legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance and will take the charge as the new Nagaland Chief Minister.
Sports News – 21st February 2017 General Knowledge Capsule
Pakistani Cricketer Shahid Afridi Announces Retirement from International Cricket
The tremendous player, Legendary Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has recently announced his retirement from the international cricket. Thus his 21-year career has come to an end. Shahid Afridi had already quit the Test and ODI cricket earlier but still continues with T20 matches.
Afghanistan Cricketers Nabi & Rashid Khan to Make Debut in IPL
History Remark: For the first time in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction, the franchise has selected the two Afghanistan players during the IPL Auction 2017. Mohammad Nabi has become the first player from Afghanistan into the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 30 lakhs. Also, his teammate Rashid Khan was signed by Mumbai Indians for an amount of Rs. 4 Crores.
Virat Kohli, the first Indian sportsperson to ink Rs 100-cr deal with Puma
Indian Cricket Team Captain, Mr.Virat Kohli has become the first Indian sportsperson to sign an eight-year deal worth Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a sports apparel brand Puma. Thus Virat Kohli has joined the Global ambassador for the brand likes of Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell. Earlier, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Cool Captain Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been in the Rs 100-crore club through multi-year contracts.
Obituary – 21st February 2017 Current Affairs
Former Mohun Bagan Goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee has passed away
Shibaji Banerjee, the Former Mohun Bagan goalkeeper has passed away recently in Kolkata at the age of 68. The soccer legend Shibaji had played for the club for 11 years successfully. In his career, he has won 34 trophies with the club.
Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma has passed away recently
Veteran Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma has passed away in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh at the age of 62 years. Ved Prakash Sharma has written nearly around 176 novels includes “Qaidi No 100” and “Vardi Wala Gunda“. He had also worked as a script writer for half-a-dozen Hindi movies.
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