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2nd Feb 2017 Current Affairs – Today Current Affairs
Govt permits 12 PSU banks to raise Rs 3,000 crore from market
The Finance Ministry has granted the approval to 12 proposals of PSBs to raise a sum of Rs 2,914.038 crore. The union govt has given the permission to raise Rs 200 crore by United Bank of India through QIP mode. The government had already invested a sum of Rs 25,000 crore in 19 PSBs during the financial year 2015-16.
NRIs can exchange defunct notes up to June 30: RBI
Resident Indian citizens who were abroad from November 9 to December 30 during Demonetization can continue the exchange facility up to March 31, 2017, NRI citizens, who were abroad during this time can exchange their defunct notes up to June 30, 2017
26 crore accounts open under Jan Dhan Yojana across country
Nearly 26 crore accounts were under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched this scheme in August 2014 with the objective of covering all households with at least one bank account.
Mori in Andhra gets Smart Digital village tag
The Mori is the first Smart Digital Village in Andhra Pradesh. Mori, a tiny village in Sakhinetipalli Mandal of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh State. All the 1189 households in the village with a population of 4500 became fully digital.
February 2nd Current Affairs – Union Budget 2017 Highlights
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World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra begins
Odisha’s state famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra has begun. In this Jatra, All rituals were performed before Goddess Samaleswari. Dhanu Jatra is an annual drama-based on open air theatrical performance. It is considered to be the world’s largest open-air theatrical festival and in terms, it is an eye feast.
India successfully test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-IV
India has successfully test-fired its home-grown ballistic missile Agni-IV from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. Agni-IV is a two-stage, surface-to-surface missile that is 20 meters long and 17 tons weight. It will carry one-tonne nuclear warhead over a distance of 4,000 kilometers.