Current Affairs Update : 16-20th February, 2017

Current Affairs from 16-Feb-2017 to 20-Feb-2017. Important Facts covered for Banking (IBPS, SBI, RBI, RRBs) , SSC, Railways, LIC, PSC etc.
  • Norman Isaac became first Indian to be (International Basketball Federation) FIBA’s Technical Delegate. will be responsible for the conduct of an entire event, ranging from actual competition management to every related aspect.
  • Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, on 15 February 2017 launched the Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation (TAMRA) Portal and Mobile Application.
  • Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram-based group, Thanal launched a helpline to provide technical support to treat organic waste and manage non-biodegradable solid waste.
  • Shahid Afridi announces retirement from international cricket
  • Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dies. He served as the 39th Chief Justice of India from September 2012 to July 2013.
  • India ranks 143rd in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom.
  • Union Cabinet approved signing of Air Services Agreement(ASA) between India and Rwanda.
  • The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) launched Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017. The campaign encourages firms to enrol their employees under its schemes at nominal damages of Rupee one per annum.
  • Union Cabinet approved the merger of the State Bank of India with five of its associate banks.
  • These five associate banks are State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, and State Bank of Patiala.
  • Kerala Government gave approval for airport in Sabarimala.
  • The Indian Panorama Film Festival commenced on 15 February 2017 in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Edappadi K. Palaniswami Sworn in as new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (13th CM).
  • January 2017 is third warmest month in 137 years: NASA.
  • Bihar’s new service rules bar government employees from consuming liquor. The employees and judicial officers of the Bihar state government may now stand to lose their jobs if found consuming alcohol or drugs in any form.
  • Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016.
  • Vikas Swarup appointed as High Commissioner of lndia to Canada. Vikas Swarup is a 1986-batch Indian Foregin Service (IFS) officer.
  • Justice Vikramajit Sen(former Supreme Court Judge) took charge of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association(DDCA).

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