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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH FEB 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH FEB 2017
(Daily News India)
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1. AERO INDIA 2017 BEGINS AT AIR FORCE STATION, BANGALORE
i. The 11th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition – Aero India 2017 kicked off at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
ii. The 5 day event was inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. It has been organized and conducted by the Defence Exhibition Organisation.
iii. For the 1st time in the Aero India event, China will also participate with a 5 member team.
iv. One of the major events of Aero India 2017 was the handing over of Airborne Early Warning and Control System to the Indian Air Force by the Defence Research & Development Organisation.

2. CRICKETER SACHIN TENDULKAR ADOPTS DONJA VILLAGE IN MAHARASHTRA
i. Indian Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to adopt his 2nd village in Maharashtra for transformation after successfully transforming the lives of villagers in Puttamraju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh which he adopted in 2016 at an investment of about Rs. 6 cr.
ii. The Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar is adopting Donja village in Osmanabad, Maharashtra under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna to transform the undeveloped village into a model one.
iii. Tendulkar has sanctioned over Rs 4 cr from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development fund for development of Donja
iv .The school will also be replaced with a new school building, concrete roads, a water supply scheme, to set up micro cash-recycler ATMs, banking services and a sewage line attached to the same.

3. INTERNATIONAL COIN FAIR BEGINS IN KERALA
i. The International Coin Fair was inaugurated at Kanakakunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by the Kerala state Minister for Tourism, Cooperation and Devaswoms Kadakampally Surendran.
ii. The 3 day exhibiton has been organized by the District Tourism Promotion Council.
iii. The exhibition has been organized to showcase more than 2,500 coins from around 500 regions including those from the time of empires and princely states.
iv. The coin from the time of Alexander the Great, Chola emperors, Mughals, Chera, Islamic Dynasty, Kanishka, Romans, and the coin released by Subhash Chandra Bose during the British rule and Princess Diana tribute coins, Somalian guitar-shaped coins, flower-inscribed coins among other rare pieces would be the major display.

4. CENTRE ALLOCATES RS. 500 CR TO INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK FOR FY18
i. Government has allocated an amount of Rs 500 cr to India Post Payments Bank for the financial year 2017-18 to help it in setting up 650 branches across country by September 2017.
ii. As per Output-Outcome Framework for Schemes 2017-18 for the Department of Posts, out of the allocated amount, Rs. 125 cr has been allocated as “capital infusion into corporate entity for India Post Payments Bank” and Rs 375 cr as “grant in aid to India Post Payments Bank”.
iii. Rs 110.83 cr has been allocated for establishing e-commerce, international business centres, parcel booking, Rs 73.5 cr for estates management, Rs 32 cr for mail operations and Rs 17.7 cr for equipments and IT infrastructure in rural post offices.

5. WORLD BANK GROUP, IFC TO CONDUCT TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR NBFCS
i. The International Finance Corporation, a part of the World Bank Group has partnered with Finance Industry Development Council to conduct training programmes for Non Banking Finance Companies.
ii. For this 2 engagement letters have been signed between IFC and FIDC in New Delhi between Raman Aggarwal, Chairman of FIDC, Jun Zhang, IFC India Country Head and a representative body for NBFCs  especially those engaged in asset financing.
iii. The training programmes will focus on ‘movable asset financing’ and ‘commercial credit reporting’. It would be held at various centers across the country under the guidance of leading consultants from the World Bank Group.
iv. The programme is expected to enhance the awareness, expertise and professionalism of NBFCs, especially the large number of small and medium sized NBFCs catering to the credit needs in rural and semi-urban areas.


6. NILESH SHIVJI VIKAMSEY APPOINTED NEW PRESIDENT OF ICAI
i. Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey was elected as the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2017-18.
ii. ICAI also elected Naveen N D Gupta as the Vice-President.
iii. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India was established with the objective of regulating accountancy profession in India.

7. TEHMINA JANJUA APPOINTED 1ST WOMEN FOREIGN SECRETARY OF PAKISTAN
i. Pakistani Career diplomat Tehmina Janjua was appointed as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan by PM Nawaz Sharif.
ii. She is the 1st women to be appointed on the post and will serve as the 29th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan.
iii. Tehmina Janjua will replace foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.

8. JEHAN DARUVALA WON 2017 NEW ZEALAND GRAND PRIX
i. Jehan Daruvala became the 1st ever Indian to won the New Zealand Grand Prix at  Jehan Daruvalathe Chris Amon Circuit in Manfeild, New Zealand.
ii. Jehan, a Force India F1 team racing driver, placed in 5th position in the Toyota Racing Series held in January-February.
iii .Australia’s Thomas Randle became the 1st Australian to win the Toyota Racing Series. Brazilian Pedro Piquet stood at second and Dutch driver Richard Verschoor  at third.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. CRICKET ICON SACHIN TENDULKAR HAS ADOPTED WHICH VILLAGE IN MAHARASHTRA FOR TRANSFORMATION UNDER SANSAD ADARSH GRAM YOJNA?
a)  Donja village
b)  Gardi village
c)  Dhasai village
d)  Gondala village
Q2. THE INTERNATIONAL COIN FAIR HAS BEEN INAUGURATED IN WHICH STATE ON FEBRUARY 13, 2017?
a)  Punjab
b)  Andhra Pradesh
c)  Kerala
d)  Rajasthan
Q3. HOW MUCH AMOUNT HAS BEEN ALLOCATED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO THE INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2017-18?
a)  Rs.675 crore
b)  Rs.620 crore
c)  Rs.750 crore
d)  Rs.500 crore
Q4. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF ICAI?
a)  Naveen Gupta
b)  Nilesh Vikamsey
c)  Devraja Reddy
d)  Jay Chharia
Q5. WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY OF PAKISTAN?
a)  Sumaira Malik
b)  Kashmala Tariq
c)  Tehmina Janjua
d)  Shazia Marri

ANSWERS: 
1 - A          2 - C    3 - D    4 - B    5 - C


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