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Today Highlights – 7th Feb 2017 Current Affairs
- Ministry of Railways planning to set up first train route on Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Cash transaction above Rs.3 lakh will get 100% Penalty.
- To conduct exams for higher, secondary education, HRD ministry plans to set up NTA.
- Dalhousie Road in Central Delhi renamed as Dara Shikoh Road.
- Indian Ship ‘Samudra Pavak’ is on the 4-day goodwill visit to Dubai.
- Panneerselvam resigns as Tamilnadu Chief Minister.
- ONGC replaces ‘Rajiv Gandhi’ name with ‘Pandit Deendayal’ for its building.
7th February 2017 Current Affairs
Railways Approves Rail Project in Andaman and Nicobar
For the first time in the history, the Railway Ministry has taken the decision to develop the first ever railway line in Andaman and Nicobar Island. Under this project, 240-km broad gauge railway line will be constructed connecting the Port Blair with Diglipur, the largest town on Andaman Island.
Andhra Pradesh state Gets its First Smart Police Station
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu has inaugurated the State’s first Smart Police Station at Nagarampalem in Guntur city in Amaravati. The Andhra Police administration has designed the plans to build another 100 Smart Police Stations across the state. To bring a sense of pride among the officers and satisfaction among the public, the State govt has taken this decision to build the smart police stations.
Indian Coast Guard to have Joint Exercise with UAE Coast Guard
To strengthen the bilateral relations between India and UAE, the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Pavak made a goodwill visit to the Mina Al Rashid. The Indian Ambassador in UAE Navdeep Suri visited the Indian Navy ship. It is estimated that a series of activities is scheduled to take place between Indian and UAE coast guard.
Bank of Maharashtra ties up with Cigna TTK
Bank of Maharashtra has recently tied up with insurance company Cigna TTK Health. It aims to market the insurer’s products in the bank’s branches. Under this tie-up, the bank will offer the all of Cigna TTK’s superior health insurance products to its 2 crore customers.
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Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Starts Pilot Operation in Bengaluru
The Ujjivan Small Finance Bank officially started its operation with 5 pilot branches in Bengaluru. Samit Ghosh is the MD and CEO of the Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. The five pilot branches of the Ujjivan SFB would offer full services to its customers.
Uber Launches Taxi Hiring Service UberHIRE
Uber, the San Francisco-based taxi-hailing platform has launched a new service i.e., UberHIRE. This service will enable the customers to hire the taxi for the day on an hourly basis. Users can make use of this service for a maximum of 12 hours a day between 6 am and 10 pm.
Indian-Origin British Sculptor Anish Kapoor has won $ 1 Million Israeli Prize
For his utmost contribution for the Jewish community, Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor has been honored with the prestigious $1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. He will contribute the prize money to help the Syrian refugees.
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