Current Affairs February 2017- General Knowledge 2017

Current Affairs February 2017

Current Affairs February 2017 : In this Article we are providing you the General Awareness of yearr 2017 for February Month. This is basically One liners that will helps you to learn GA in very short period of time for the upcoming government exams.

 

Banking & Financial Awareness

  1. The union Cabinet has approved the merger of five subsidiary banks with the bank which will make the bank among top 50 banks in the world_____ State Bank of India (SBI).
  1. Bank has launched of mobile wallet “Oriental Batuaa” on the occasion of its 75th Foundation Day____ Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).
  1. The public-sector bank has signed MoU with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to start higher education financing agency_____ Canara Bank.
  1. The state to host 3rd edition of LIC-Gateway LitFest_____ Maharashtra. 
  1. India has sanctioned amount of soft loan to Nepal for infra projects____$340 million. 
  1. The public-sector bank has won the National MSME Excellence Award 2017____Corporation Bank.
  1. The Union Government has launched an app to enable digital payments without card swiping machines____“Bharat QR code”.
  1. Who will acquire the business of Telenor India for an undisclosed sum in all seven circles in India____Bharti Airtel.
  1. The Direct-to-home operator Dish TV has joined hands with private lender for digital payments___ICICI bank.
  1. The bank has launched a railway ticket booking facility by having a direct tie-up with IRCTC____United Bank of India (UBI).
  1. The bank who tied up with IFFCO to provide co-branded debit cards with inbuilt overdraft facilities to the farmers___ Bank of Baroda
  1. The Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund will be set up by the organization ___ NABARD.
  1. Budget 2017-18 contains 3 major reforms. First, presentation of Budget advanced to 1st February to enable the Ministries to operationalize all activities from the commencement of the financial year. Second, merger of Railways Budget with General Budget to bring Railways to the center stage of Government’s Fiscal Policy.  Third, removal of plan and non-plan classification of expenditure to facilitate a holistic view of allocations for sectors and ministries.
  1. In the year 2017-18 budget agriculture is expected to grow at _____4.1%.
  2. How many crore Rs. will be given as credit to the farmers with the 60-day interest waiver___ Rs. 10 lakh crore.
  1. The chairman of the proposed the Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) ____ Governor of RBI.
  1. Women and child welfare allocation has been increased by ____Rs 18,4362 crore.
  1. High speed broadband connectivity on optic fibres will be available in more than gram panchayats ___1,50,000.
  1. A common application form for registration, opening of bank and demat accounts, and issue of PAN will be introduced for _________Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs).
  1. How many districts of Haryana have become kerosene free___Eight.
  1. The Government will launch how many new Schemes to promote the usage of BHIM App___ Two.
  1. A merchant version of Aadhar Enabled Payment System will be launched shortly____ Aadhar Pay.
  1. Govt. has approved the extension of tenure of loans under Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana from 15 to____ 20 years.
  1. People has won 97-crore rupee prizes under Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi dhan Vyapar Yojana till 30th January 2017___Over 6.26 lakh.
  1. A new scheme will be launched by the Union Government to fund export infrastructure to create infrastructure for exports. ____ Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES).
  1. Who has reached an agreement with the Karnataka government to set up a manufacturing plant in Bengaluru___Apple.
  1. The fund allocated for the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) for fiscal year 2017-18____ Rs. 333 crore.
  1. People has won 97-crore rupee prizes under Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi dhan Vyapar Yojana till 30th January 2017___Over 6.26 lakh.
  1. India’s GDP growth rate in FY 18, as per the latest report by the HSBC____7.1%
  1. India’s bank has tied up with a cross-border payment network Earthport Plc. to enable faster outbound cross-border payments for its customers ___Axis bank.
  1. The technology giant will launch its mobile payment wallet “Samsung Pay” in India____Samsung.
  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced its Sixth Bi- monthly Monetary Policy Rates for 2016-17_____6.25%
  1. The committee has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on cyber security___Meena Hemachandra committee.
  1. India’s rank in the USCC Intellectual Property Index (IPI)-2017_____43rd.
  1. Bank that partnered with Fin-tech startup India Lends to enable the first-time borrowers with no credit history to take loans____ IDFC Bank.
  1. The regulatory agency announced its plans to set up a separate department to develop a sound framework and process for enforcement action _____Reserve Bank of India.
  1. The regulatory agency decided to set up a Standing Committee on Cyber Security _____Reserve Bank of India.
  1. The bank has awarded with ISO 27001: 2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS)____ South Indian Bank (SIB).
  1. The Reserve Bank has enhanced the cash withdrawal limit from Savings Bank Account to 50,000 rupees from the existing____ 24,000 rupees.
  1. India’s rank in the 2017 Economic Freedom Index (EFI)____ 143rd.
  1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased the gold loan limit for RRBs (Regional Rural Banks) from the current Rs. 1 lakh to help the farmers and artisans___ Rs. 2 lakh.
  1. Who has launched “Pragati” a traditional life insurance plan that has been specifically designed to empower low income families ____HDFC life.
  1. The union Cabinet has approved the merger of five subsidiary banks with the bank which will make the bank among top 50 banks in the world_____ State Bank of India (SBI).
  1. Bank has launched of mobile wallet “Oriental Batuaa” on the occasion of its 75th Foundation Day____ Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).
  1. The public-sector bank has signed MoU with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to start higher education financing agency_____ Canara Bank.
  1. The state to host 3rd edition of LIC-Gateway LitFest_____ Maharashtra.
  1. India has sanctioned amount of soft loan to Nepal for infra projects____$340 million.
  1. The public-sector bank has won the National MSME Excellence Award 2017____Corporation Bank.
  1. The Union Government has launched an app to enable digital payments without card swiping machines____“Bharat QR code”
  1. Who will acquire the business of Telenor India for an undisclosed sum in all seven circles in India____Bharti Airtel
  1. The Direct-to-home operator Dish TV has joined hands with private lender for digital payments___ICICI bank.
  1. The bank has launched a railway ticket booking facility by having a direct tie-up with IRCTC____United Bank of India (UBI)
  1. India’s GDP forecast for FY 17, as per latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)___ 6.6%.
  1. India’s GDP growth forecast for FY 17, as per latest survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)____ 7%.
  1. Inter-disciplinary standing committee has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to review cyber threats____ Meena Hemchandra
  1. The bank has introduced Radio Frequency Identification Card, (RFID) enabled banking cards__Dena Bank

 

New Appointments

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Police chief of Karnataka____Rupak Kumar Dutta.
  1. The former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil has been sworn in as Secretary of State of US President Donald Trump___Rex Tillerson.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of BAE Systems’ India____Nik Khanna.
  1. Who has been selected as the new CEO (chief executive officer) & MD (Managing Director) of NSE National Stock Exchange of India Limited ____Vikram Limaye.
  1. The Union Urban Development Ministry has appointed Bollywood actress as the new female ambassador of the ‘Swachh Bharat Campaign’_____Anushka Sharma.
  1. Who is the new Director (Commercial) of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)____Anand Kumar Gupta.
  1. The chairman of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)____ Stuti Narain Kacker.
  1. Who has been sworn-in as the new United States Secretary of State____ Rex Tillerson.
  1. Who has appointed principal economic adviser in the department of economic affairs in the Union Finance Ministry_____ Sanjeev Sanyal.
  1. Who has been sworn in as Haiti’s new president in a ceremony in the capital, Port-au-Prince___ Jovenel Moise.
  1. Somalia’s Parliament has elected former Prime Minister as the country’s new president____ Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
  1. In United States (US) Senate has voted to confirm Republican Senator as the next Attorney General of the United States___ Jeff Sessions.
  1. Who has been appointed as the non-official directors on the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)___ Rajiv Kumar, Ashok Gulati and Manish Sabharwal.
  1. Who has been appointed the new chief of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)____ Ajay Tyagi.
  1. Who has been appointed the new President of Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM)____ Sandeep Jajodia.
  1. Who has been appointed as the country’s first woman Foreign Secretary___Tehmina Janjua.
  1. Who is the newly elected President of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI)____ Nilesh Vikamsey.
  1. Former Prime Minister who won majority consensus in the race for Presidency in civil war stricken Somalia____ Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
  1. The Republican Senator has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States ______ Jeff Sessions.
  1. Who has been elected as president of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the year 2017- 18___Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Operations for the period of one year (from 1st April 2017) _____Jean-Pierre Lacroix.
  1. Who has been named as the England’s Test captain replacing Alastair Cook____Joe Root
  1. Who has been appointed as new High Commissioner of India to Canada. ____ Vikas Swarup.
  1. Who has become the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu_______ Edappadi K Palaniswamy.
  1. Who has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of Punjab National Bank (PNB)__ Sunil Mehta.
  1. Former Supreme Court Judge Sen has taken charge of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA)___ Justice Vikramajit.
  1. Russia’s ambassador to the United Nation who died after falling ill in his office in New York is ____ Vitaly Churkin.
  1. Who has been appointed as new National Security Advisor ___ Lt Gen Herbert Raymond McMaster.
  1. Nagaland People’s Front president has been sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Nagaland____Shurhozelie Liezitsu.
  1. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal_____Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre.
  2. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife as the First Vice President of the country___ Mehriban Aliyev
  1. Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chairman of Asian Hockey Federation____ Abhijit Sarkar.
  1. Former Nagaland Chief Minister has been appointed as Finance Advisor to the state government____T.R Zeliang.
  1. Former aid worker and oil executive, has been appointed the new Prime Minister of Federal Republic of Somalia___Hassan Ali Khayre.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)___ Gopal Baglay.

 

Important News – India

  1. Who has launched two-wheeler aggregation service UberMOTO in Hyderabad____ Uber.
  1. The 19th edition Bharat Rang Mahotsav has begun with the special focus on the different genres of Indian theater ____New Delhi.
  1. Who is planning to remeasure the height the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest____The Survey of India.
  1. Who has inaugurated the 9th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival in Bengaluru (Karnataka)___Siddaramaiah
  1. Who will start three non-stop flights a week from New Delhi to Dulles International Airport in the suburb of Washington DC (USA) this summer____Air India (AI).
  1. The “Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign” has been launched in the state _____Karnataka.
  1. The Union Human Resource Development Ministry will set up a department to conduct examinations for higher and secondary education_____ National Testing Agency (NTA).
  1. The Union Minister for Sports Vijay Goel laid the foundation stone of the country’s first centre of excellence for differently abled sportsmen at _____Gandhinagar(Gujarat).
  1. The first North-eastern state government has implemented e-Cabinet solution for the state cabinet members____ Arunachal Pradesh.
  1. India’s first a-political three days National Women’s Parliament (NWP) was held in ____Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh).
  1. India’s first inter-disciplinary school on Quality and Reliability (Q&R) will be set up by the _____IIT Kharagpur.
  1. The world’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired persons has been launched by ___Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
  1. The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) has constituted a sub-committee to boost girls’ education____ Kadiyam Srihari committee.
  1. Who has inaugurated a two-day seminar on Bonded Labour at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi__Justice H L Dattu.
  1. The first floating elementary school of India has been inaugurated at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok floating village on Loktak Lake in Manipur___Loktak Elementary Floating School.
  1. The Union Minister has launched the National Career Service (NCS) and JeevanPraman facility to the EPFO pensioners through Post Offices in Hyderabad______Bandaru Dattatreya.
  1. This has become the first Indian airport to enter the list of top 15 airports in the World – Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
  1. The union Government has decided to open the Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) at different locations in many states for delivering passport related services to the public____56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras.
  1. Who has launched a record 104 satellites in a single flight in one go on board a single rocket PSLV-C37___ISRO.
  1. Sachin Tendulkar is now set to adopt another village for transformation under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna’____ ‘Donja’ in Osmanabad (Maharashtra)
  1. The city is hosting the 2017 Indian Panorama Film Festival___ Port Blair
  1. The portal has been launched by the union government to ensure transparency in mining operations____ Tamra.
  1. The theme of the second edition of Hunar Haat-2017_____ Craft aur cuisine ka sangam.
  1. Two-days mega event of Global investor summit “Momentum Jharkhand” has been augurated by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at ____ Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  1. The state is hosting the 2017 South Asian Speaker’s summit____ Madhya Pradesh.
  1. The union Minister who has inaugurated the Indian Seed Congress-2017 in Kolkata____ Shri Radha Mohan Singh.
  1. Who has unveiled a new communication radio for the Indian armed forces (STARS-V Mk III) at the Aero India 2017 show____ Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).
  1. Who has signed pact with which technological giant for connected vehicle technology____ Tata Motors.
  1. The India Vetiver Network (INVN) has been launched in the state______ Tamil Nadu.
  1. In a notification who has asked hospitals to display revised price list of cardiac stents_____ National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
  1. Indian scientists have discovered how many new miniature frog species which can comfortably sit even on a child’s thumbnail in the Western Ghats____ Seven.
  1. The Union Health Secretary K. Mishra has launched a scheme to provide information on adolescent-related issues such as puberty and mental health____Saathiya Resource Kits.
  1. The union ministry will launch the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicine___ Ministry of Ayush.
  1. Two-day high-level workshop on advancing passenger mobility and transportation has been organized by the ____NITI Aayog.
  1. The latest report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the world’s largest arms importer country during 2012-16______India.
  1. The city to host the first edition of Gramin Khel Mahotsav (GKM)____ New Delhi.
  1. The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju has inaugurated the first ever dedicated heliport at ___Rohini(Delhi).
  1. The union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off new ‘Humsafar Express’ between ____Sriganganagar and Tiruchirapalli.
  1. The International conference on ‘Bharat Bodh’ was held in ____ New Delhi.

 

States News

  1. The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal has inaugurated the 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela at ____Faridabad (Haryana)
  1. The state government has recently launched India’s first social innovation centre “Kakatiya Hub for Social Innovation” in Nizamabad _____ Telangana.
  1. The state government has introduced third gender category in school exams_____ Bihar
  1. The state government has launched “Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana” – Assam. 
  1. The first Indian State to establish cashless system for distribution of food grains___ Gujarat.
  1. The state who has hosted the 17th International Seminar on Counter Terrorism-2017____ Haryana.
  1. The 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage festival was held in the state______ Himachal Pradesh.
  1. The cities to host the 11th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ‘Aero India 2017’___ Bengaluru.
  1. The state is hosting the 2nd edition of International Spice Conference______ Kerala
  1. Andhra Pradesh government has allocated lands for the construction of nine thematic cities in the new capital__ Amaravathi
  1. The state govt. has decided to constitute a sub-committee of Council of Ministers to prepare a blue print of Integrated Dairy Complexes in all cities of the State ___Haryana Govt.
  1. The state government has launched “Aardram” a public health initiative___ Kerala
  1. The world famous 43rd edition of Khajuraho Dance Festival begins at Khajuraho in ___Chhatrapur, Madhya Pradesh
  1. ‘Mil Banche’ program was held in all the primary and middle government schools in ____Madhya Pradesh
  1. The Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir SP Vaid has launched a website _____suvidhajkpolice.in
  1. The state govt. has approved new service conduct rules for judicial officers and amended existing rules for state government officials to ensure strict adherence to the provisions of total prohibition___ Bihar
  1. The state government has approved cloud seeding program to produce adequate rain___ Maharashtra
  1. The union minister has launched the “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” for Botnet cleaning and Malware analysis_____ Ravi Shankar Prasad
  1. The state govt. has given the Bhim awards to 42 sports persons of the state____Haryana govt
  1. The state government has launched anti-corruption induction training mandatory for government officials____Kerala.
  1. The state government has made mandatory for all private schools to install solar systems____ Haryana
  1. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has inaugurated the India’s First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra in ____Vidisha,Madhya Pradesh
  1. The first Indian state to have a public registry of sex offenders____ Kerala. 
  1. The Andhra Pradesh government has signed MoU with the payment network company to transform Vishakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city____ Visa.
  1. India’s first hill station bicycle path was inaugurated in ____Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  1. The state government has launched “RAHAT” project for treatment of heart disease in remote and rural areas__ Rajasthan.
  1. The state government has launched pilot project “Sex Ratio Monitoring Dashboard” for the state__ Haryana.

 

Important News – World

  1. Who has launched an appeal for 3 billion US Dollar to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor the United States____ UNICEF.
  1. The Two-day programming committee meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held at____ Kathmandu (Nepal).
  1. The country who host the 4th BIMSTEC Summit-2017____ Nepal.
  1. The world’s first country to completely divest from fossil fuels ____ Ireland.
  1. The country who has successfully test a new version of missile Dongfeng-5C missile_____ China.
  1. The country to host the Mobile World Congress 2017_____Spain.
  1. The Airways who has launched the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand____Qatar Airways.
  1. Japan’s Scientists have announced the development of transmitter which can transmit digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second over a single channel using the 300-gigahertz band___Terahertz (THz).
  1. The National Security Adviser of United states has resigned over his contacts with Russia____ Michael Flynn.
  1. Who has inaugurated the three-day International Conference on NexGen Technologies for Mining and Fuel Industries at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi____ Harsh Vardhan.
  1. International organization has opened the South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) in India____ International Monetary Fund(IMF).
  1. The city has hosted the 7th edition of 2017-Indian Seed Congress (ISC) ____ Kolkata.
  1. The Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Manoj Sinha has inaugurated the two-day ASEAN India Digital connectivity summit in ___New Delhi.
  1. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for _____GSLV Mark III.
  1. The Pakistan army has launched nationwide military operation to eliminate terrorists and consolidate gains of its counterterrorism operations______Radd-ul-Fasaad.
  1. Astronomers have discovered for the first-time new Earth-sized exoplanets that may be able to sustain life____ seven.
  1. The world’s first robot table tennis tutor in Japan has set a new Guinness World Record for its uncanny ability of being able to play the game better than most humans____FORPHEUS.
  1. The country to host the 9th edition of BRICS Summit-2017____ China
  1. India has signed MoU with which neighboring country for development of Sylhet city___ Bangladesh.

 

Books & Authors

  1. The author of the book “A Great Reckoning – A Chief Inspector Gamache Thriller” ______ Louise Penny.
  1. Who has released the annual year book “India-2017” and “Bharat-2017” at a function in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi_____Venkaiah Naidu.
  1. The book “The Man Who Became Khali” has been authored by ____Dalip Singh Rana.
  1. The book ‘Contemporary West Asia – Perspectives on Change and Continuity’ has been authored by ___ Sujata Ashwarya.
  1. The book ‘The Sons of the Dragon’ has been authored by ____ George RR Martin. 
  1. Who is the author of the book “Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand ”_____ K. Vijay Kumar.
  1. British-Indian Novelist and essayist new novel titled “The Golden House” will release in September 2017____Salman Rushdie.
  1. The author of the book “Welcome to Nowhere” _______ Elizabeth Laird.
  1. The author of the book “Army and Nation: The Military and Indian Democracy since Independence”___ Steven Wilkinson.
  1. The author of the book “Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl”_____ Ram Kamal Mukherjee
  1. Who is the author of the book “Jobless Clueless Reckless” ___ Revathi Suresh.
  1. The author of the book “Every Time It Rains” ____ Nikitha Singh.
  1. The HarperCollins Publishers India has announced that a book will be released on the 69th birthday of the dream girl____ Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl.
  1. The author of the book “Autoplay:Not-so Stories”___ G Sampath
  1. The author of the book “Feroze: the Forgotten Gandhi”___ Bertil Falk.
  1. The author of the book “Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond”_____ William Dalrymple.

 

Important Day – February

  1. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has celebrated its 40th raising day on ____1st February 
  1. The Basant Panchami festival is celebrated every year on the of the month of ‘Magha’ ____Fifth day.
  1. The World Cancer day (WCD) is observed every year on ___4th February. 
  1. The National Deworming Day (NDD) is celebrated on ______ 10th February.
  1. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed on ______ 11th February.
  1. The World Radio Day (WRD) is observed every year on ___ 13th February.
  1. The Chhattisgarh state government has observed “Parents’ Worship Day” on _____14th February.
  1. The National Productivity Week (NPW) is observed every year from ___ 12th-18th February.
  1. The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on ____20th February.
  1. International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on ____21st February
  1. The Central Excise Day (CED) is celebrated on which date in India____ 24th February.
  1. The National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year in India on ____ 28th February.

 

Honours & Award

  1. The states emerged Winners of Excellence under the state category ____Rajasthan and Telangana.
  1. An IT risk assessment and digital security services provider startup company Lucideus has bagged the government’s ‘Best IT Startup of India____Lucideus.
  1. The first Indian Versatile female singer to collaborate with United Nations for women empowerment___ Neeti Mohan.
  1. Who has been selected for the prestigious Dr. B C Roy National award-2016 for outstanding service in the field of sociomedical relief____ Dr. P Raghu Ram.
  1. The Indian-origin sculptor has awarded Israel’s Genesis prize_____ Anish Kapoor.
  1. The NGO has bagged the IMC Ram Krishna Bajaj National Quota award in the NGO category______ Annamrita.
  1. The Director Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” has taken how many trophies at the 70th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) ceremony at Royal Albert Hall, London  – 5
  1. Indian tabla player has won the Grammy in the World Music category that also included sitarist Anushka Shankar’s ‘Land of Gold’____Sandeep Das.
  1. Veteran agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan has received an honorary medallion from this country for his contribution towards development of agricultural practices _____Canada.
  1. Indian health institute has won first prize for sanitation & hygiene under the Kayakalp awards 2017____ All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
  1. Indian chess master has been honored with the title of Candidate Master (CM) by World Chess Federation _____ Kush Bhagat.
  1. Indian-origin personality has been awarded the 2017 United Kingdom’s (UK) Outstanding Bravery of the Year Award____ Shand Panesar
  1. Who will be honoured with the 4th National Yash Chopra Memorial Award-2017_______ Shah Rukh Khan. 
  1. Who has been honoured with the 2017 Brand Laureate Legendary Award___ Lata Mangeshkar.
  1. Hindi litterateur and playwright has been selected for ‘Vyas Samman-2016’ ___ Surendra Verma.
  1. Indian professional hockey player has been honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Desh Bhagat University _____Sandeep Singh.
  1. Two Indian films have bagged tophonorss at the annual 67th Berlin International Film Festival___“Newton” and “Aaba” (Short film).
  1. The city who is hosting the 2017 Mobile World Congress(MWC) ____ Barcelona (Spain).
  1. Indian institute has won the International Mercury Awards for the year 2016-17___ Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).
  1. The new Brand Ambassador for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’____ Shilpa Shetty.
  1. The movie who has won the Best Picture award at 89th Oscar Academy Awards____ Moonlight.
  1. Who has won the Best Foreign Language Film at 89th Oscar Academy Awards___The Salesman.
  1. The movie who has won the Best Animation award at the 88th Academy Awards – 2017_____ Zootopia.
  1. The film actor Kabir Bedi has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of “Sightsavers”___ Kabir Bedi.

 

 Obituaries

  1. Former Union Minister has passed away in the wee hours of after suffering from heart attack_____ E Ahmad.
  1. Eminent theater personality who closely associated with the art and culture scene of Odishahas passed away ____Asim Basu.
  1. Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief has passed away _____Joginder Singh.
  1. The Renowned Pakistani Urdu novelist and playwright has passed away in Lahore____Bano Qudsia.
  1. Recently passed freedom fighter, Racharla Samrajyam from the state____ Andhra Pradesh.
  1. The winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine who passed away recently ____Sir Peter Mansfield.
  1. A legendary comic manga artist of Japan, has recently passed away in Tokyo, Japan____Jiro Taniguchi.
  1. Legendary American jazz singer nicknamed as ‘crobat of Scat’ passed away in Los Angeles_____Al Jarreau.
  1. T V Parasuram, who passed away recently, was related to _____ Journalism. 
  1. Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) passed away after the prolonged illness in Kolkata, West Bengal___ Altamas Kabir.
  1. Former MP who known for his demands of a separate state for ‘Vidarbha’ passed away _____ Jambuvantrao Dhote
  1. Jiro Taniguchi, who passed away recently, was the legendary comic manga artist of _____ Japan.
  2. Hindi novelist has passed away in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh____ Ved Prakash Sharma
  1. Hindi novelist famous for novels with unique titles like Dahej Mein Revolver has passed away___Ved Prakash Sharma
  1. Recently, Bengali singer has passed away in Kolkata due to illness____Banasree Sengupta.
  1. Nobel-winning economist, mathematician has passed away in USA___ Kenneth J Arrow.
  1. The noted bureaucrat, columnist and director of the Institute of Economic Studies (IES), has recently passed away in Hyderabad___ V. K. Srinivasan.
  1. An Indian politician who served as the Minister of External Affairs (MEA), Law and Petroleum passed away in Hyderabad___ Punjala Shiva Shankar.

 

Sports News

  1. Who has won the 18th Asian Junior Team Squash Championship-2017____ India.
  1. Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled ____Mobile phones.
  1. Indian shuttler has become the World No. 1 Junior Badminton player in the latest rankings of the Badminton World Federation (BWF)____Lakshya Sen.
  1. The former Football player of England and Chelsea has announced to retire _____Frank Lampard.
  1. Who has won the Indian National Snooker Championship 2017 ___Pankaj Advani.
  1. Who has won the gold medal in the boy’s team event at the Asian Junior Squash championship in Hong Kong___India.
  1. Who has completed an emphatic 4-1 victory over New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie, in Pune____India.
  1. Who has won the Women’s Singles title of the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament played at Patliputra Sports Complex Patna____Rituparna Das.
  1. Who will miss this summer’s World Athletics Championships after governing body IAAF voted to extend their suspension from international competition in Monaco___Russia.
  1. Who has resigned as test captain after a record 59 matches in the role ____Alastair Cook.
  1. The country will host 2017 FIBA women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament _____ India.
  1. The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) has announced that India will host the World Billiards Championship for the next _____four years.
  1. Who has won the Men’s singles title of the 81st senior national Badminton Championships tournament plyed at Patliputra sports complex Patna____Sourabh Verma.
  1. Who of the following have been selected for 2017 All-Star Basketball without Borders (BWB) Global Camp____Aashay Verma and Priyanka Prabhakara.
  1. The country to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship _____United Kingdom.
  1. The first Indian cricketer to sign for a foreign T20 league ___ Yusuf Pathan.
  1. The Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup _____Kheleao.
  1. The sports outreach programme has been launched by the Union Government to promote football among school children____ Mission-XI-Million
  1. Who will host the World Billiards Championship for the next four years___India.
  1. India Under-19 team recently clinched One-Day International series against England. The captain of the Indian team is _______ Abhishek Sharma.
  1. Who has won the T20 Blind World Cup in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru___ India.
  1. Australian cricketer has decided to retire from all formats of international cricket ___Adam Voges.
  1. The city to host India’s first sport theme literary festival ‘SporTale’_____ Pune.
  1. Who has won the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards for Sportswoman of the Year____ Simone Biles. (USA)
  1. The first Indian ever to be promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as Technical Delegate (TD)____ Norman Isaac.
  1. Who has won the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards for Sportsman of the Year____ Usain Bolt.
  1. The Legendary Pakistan all-rounder has announced his retirement from international cricket_____ Shahid Afridi.
  1. Who has claimed ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam____ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  1. The Indian Women’s team has won a medal at the Asian women’s Rugby Sevens Trophy tournament at Vientiane, Laos___ Silver medal.
  1. Legendary cricketer has been removed from captaincy of IPL franchise Rising Pune Super giants____ Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  1. Who has won the gruelling men’s 50-kilometre event of the National Race Walking Championships in New Delhi____ Sandeep Kumar.
  1. The country to host 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup_____ England.
  1. National level swimmer-turned-model has completed an extremely high endurance event called ‘Ultraman’ a 517.5 km race on in Florida____Milind Soman.
  1. Who has won the International Hockey Federation (FIH) female Player of the Year 2016____Naomi van.
  1. Former Asian champion has won the bronze in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event in the 2017 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup____Pooja Ghatkar (India).
  1. Who has won the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Male Player of the Year 2016_____John-John Dohmen.
  1. The country to host the 2019 Combined World Cup for shooting____ India. 
  1. Rio Olympian has won the men’s title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon ____ Thanackal Gopi.
  1. Indian sportsperson will represent IOC’s Athletes’ Commission in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) ____ Saina Nehwal.
  1. The hockey team has won the 5th edition of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) 2017 tournament___ Kalinga Lancers.
  1. Who has won silver in men’s double trap at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2017___ Ankur Mittal.

 

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