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Today News and Highlights
- Composite Regional Centre in Itanagar
- Tamil Nadu state govt’s funds to farmers
- 2017 as Year of Apple
- BharatQR Code
- Dish TV – ICICI Bank Partnership.
- International Mercury Award 2016-17.
- Saathiya Kits
- Bhim Awards to 42 Sportspersons.
22nd February 2017 Current Affairs – National News
Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu has inaugurated the Composite Regional Centre in Itanagar
Pema Khandu, the CM of Arunachal Pradesh has inaugurated the Composite Regional Centre at Itanagar Banquet Hall, Arunachal Pradesh. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has also taken part in this inauguration. The main of this center is to create resources and infrastructure to develop the services.
Tamil Nadu state govt has announced Rs 2247 cr for drought-affected farmers
Edappadi K Palaniswami, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu has sanctioned the Rs. 2247 crores to drought-hit farmers in the state of Tamil Nadu. The state govt has sanctioned the amount to the 50,34,237 acres in which crops were cultivated. This relief amount will be credited to the Farmer’s bank accounts.
Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the Cyber Swachhta Kendra in New Delhi
Mr.Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Electronics, has launched the Cyber Swachhta Kendra in New Delhi. The main aim of this Kendra is Botnet cleaning and Malware analysis. On this occasion, Ravi Shankar Prasad has also launched two Applications named Mkavach and Samvid.
Ministry of Road Transport has implemented New Format for Reporting Accidents
Under the guidance of Nitin Gadkari, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has introduced a new format to find out the causes of the road accidents. A high-level committee has implemented a 17-point format to estimates the causes.
Feb 22nd, 2017 International Affairs
Jammu & Kashmir to observe 2017 as Year of Apple
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti has confirmed the 2017 as ‘Year of Apple’. This decision mainly aims to promote the Kashmiri apples in domestic and foreign markets. Mehbooba Mufti has also launched the High-Density Apple Plantation Scheme in Srinagar to offer subsidy @ 50%.
Gujarat Assembly passes Aadhaar Bill 2017
The Gujarat Assembly has passed the Aadhaar Bill, 2017. This bill mainly aims to motivate the Gujarat state government to make Aadhaar number as the sole identifier for the various subsidies. The Aadhaar bill will help the Government to authenticate the identity of actual beneficiaries. The Assembly also passes the Gujarat Panchayats bill.
February 22nd, 2017 Banking and Finance News
Government launches the QR code platform – BharatQR
With the main motive of Cashless Economy, the Central Govt has launched the BharatQR code Platform. The National Payments Corporation of India, the creator and issuer of RuPay cards, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa has developed this platform. Under this platform, Quick Response code will be issued for retrieving and storing the Card Details.
Citi Bank launches Program to boost tech innovators
Well known CitiBank has recently launched Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge in India. It is aa global program that mainly works with the motive to boost the technology innovators. This technological move will produce solutions to stimulate integrity, accountability in the public sector.
Dish TV joins hands with ICICI Bank for digital payments
Dish TV has recently joined hands with ICICI bank for digital payments. The Zee Entertainment groups main initiative is to allow the customers to do recharge through unified payment interface (UPI) transactions.
Telangana state govt Signs MoU With NABARD
K. Chandrashekar Rao, the CM of Telangana has signed a MoU with NABARD for a loan of Rs 874 crore. Under Micro Irrigation scheme, the Horticulture Development Corporation will use this amount.
22-02-2017 Current Affairs – General Knowledge Questions and Answers
EDII has won the International Mercury Award 2016-17
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad has won the International Mercury Awards for 2016-17. Earlier, MerComm, Inc has laid the foundation for this Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
Haryana CM confer the Bhim Award to 42 sportspersons
The Haryana State Government CM, Mohan Lal Parrikar has given the Bhim awards to 42 sportspersons of the state. Haryana Chief Minister Mohan Lal Khattar and Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has given away this Bhim Awards at a function held at Haryana Raj Bhawan.
Health Ministry launches ‘Saathiya Kits’
C.K. Mishra, the Union Health Secretary has launched the “Saathiya Resource Kits”. As a part of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram program, this Saathiya Kit was launched. Under this scheme, 1.6 lakh selected communicators are identified.
22nd February 2017 Current Affairs – Sports and Important Dates
Dustin Johnson has clinched the world No. 1 position
Dustin Hunter Johnson, the American professional golfer has clinched the No 1 Position at the World Golf Rankings. He has won the rear feet after winning the Genesis Open 2017 at Riviera.
International Mother Language Day – February 21, 2017
The UN’s International Mother Language Day was celebrated on February 21 across the world. This year celebrations mainly aims to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.
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