TNPSC Current Affairs and GK - February 20-21-2017 - Download PDF

Highlights of Current Affairs February 20th, 21st 2017
  1. India’s oldest Warship INS Viraat may be Sold for Scrapst
  2. The country's oldest INS Viraat warhorse with 30 glorious years of service in the Indian Navy.
  3. Geologists discovered of Zealandia a submerged continent in Pacific OceanZealandia: New geological continent named Zealandia submerged beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean.
  4. Sachin Tendulkar adopts another village "Donja" in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) for transformation 
  5. Sachin Tendulkar is now set to adopt Donja in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.
  6. India’s only live "Barren Islandvolcano" active again
  7. India's only active "Barren island Volcano" Started Spewing Lava Again in Nicobar Islands 
  8. World Day of Social Justice observed on 20.20.2017
  9. 2017 Theme: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”
  10. PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration to be given on "Civil Services Day"
  11. Awards to be given in two categories: Excellence in implementation of Priority Programmes and Innovation in Public Governance 
    • Five priority programmes identified under excellence in implementation 
    • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
    • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
    • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
    • E- National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)
    • Standup India/ Startup India
  12. Health Secretary launches ‘SAATHIYA’ Resource Kit and ‘SAATHIYA SALAH’ Mobile App for Adolescents 
  13. This Resource Kit and Mobile App connect the RKSK with the adolescents
  14. Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) 
  15. Third "National Dam Safety Conference" Held in Uttarakhand
  16. Dam Safety Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)
  17. India approved $340 million loan to Nepal’s Infrastructure Development Programmes 
  18. GST Council approves "Law to Compensate States for Loss of Revenue"
  19. MoU signed for welfare of "Handicraft Artisans belonging to Scheduled Castes"
  20. India and Rwanda sign MoUs in Innovation, Aviation and Visa Requirements
  21. Arunachal Pradesh celebrates "31st Statehood Day" on 20.02.2017Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami announces closure of 500 liquor retail outlets 
  22. Tripura Government organises "Digi Dhan Mela in Agartala"
  23. Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2017 for 10th edition of IPL League
  24. The players who were fetched at expensive prices ($298,000).
    • Ben Stokes – ₹14.5 crore ($2.1m)
    • Tymal Mills – ₹12 crore ($1.7m)
    • Kagiso Rabada – ₹5 crore ($746,000)
    • Pat Cummins – ₹4.5 crore ($671,000)
    • Trent Boult – ₹5 crore ($746,000)
    • Chris Woakes – ₹4.2 crore ($626,000)
    • Karn Sharma – ₹3.2 crore ($477,000)
    • Rashid Khan – ₹4 crore ($597,000)
    • T Natarajan – ₹3 crore ($447,000)


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