Current Affairs Update : 6-10th February, 2017

Current Affairs from 06-Feb-2017 to 10-Feb-2017. Important Facts covered for Banking (IBPS, SBI, RBI, RRBs) , SSC, Railways, LIC, PSC etc.

  • The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) in Guwahati, Assam on 5 February 2017.
  • The Yojana has been launched with the aim of bringing a paradigm shift towards holistic development of villages in Assam.
  • The Union Health Ministry launched the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in Bengaluru. 
    • Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. It is an airborne disease. It spreads easily through the coughs and sneezes of those infected.
    • Rubella is an infection caused by the rubella virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. The disease is usually spread through the air via coughs of people who are infected.
  • The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on 5 January 2017 announced that India will host the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July 2017. The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will be held from 23 July to 29 July 2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The BFI has been allotted to host two international events in 2017, the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup and FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship. 
  • Samsung is soon going to launch its mobile payment wallet ‘Samsung Pay’ in India. The launch is expected to happen in the first half of 2017.
  • Alastair Cook resigns as England Test Cricket captain.
  • First Smart Police Station Inaugurated in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Lok Sabha passed the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to enable employers to pay wages to workers through cheque or directly crediting to their accounts.
  • Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as new President of Somalia.
  • Gujarat becomes first State to establish cashless system for distribution of food grains.
  • Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan(PMGDISHA). The programme aims at making 6 crore rural households digitally literate.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the second week of February 2017 decided to set up a Standing Committee on Cyber Security. The primary responsibility of the committee is to examine various threats and suggest measures to deal with it.
  • Union Government to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) in different states Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal and Rajasthan.


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