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17 February Important Current Affairs In English

  

Daily Important Current Affairs In English

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Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students



1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and Chittaura Lake's development work in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich. The event took place via video conferencing and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present.
▪️Uttar Pradesh :- 
👉Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
👉Dudhwa National Park
👉National Chambal Sanctuary
👉Pilibhit Tiger Reserve 
👉Nawabganj bird sanctuary

2) Tamil Nadu state government has announced a loan waiver of Rs 12,110 crore for the farmers in the state.
👉Tamil Nadu CM :- Edappadi K. Palaniswami 
👉Governor :- Banwarilal Purohit
👉Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
👉Pallava temples at Mahabalipuram
👉Brihadeeswara Temple

3) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDIL) delivers the third Scorpene Submarine of Project P-75 to the Indian Navy. Subsequently, the submarine will be commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Karanj.
▪️Indian Navy :- 
👉Indian Navy Day - 4 December 
👉Theme for Indian Navy Day 2020 -  Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive
👉Founded - 26 January 1950
👉Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind
👉Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) - Admiral Karambir Singh
👉Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) - Vice Admiral M. S. Pawar

4) India and Bahrain have agreed to forge deeper engagement in the field of renewable energy.
▪️Bahrain :- 
👉Capital - Manama
👉Currency - Bahraini dinar (BHD)
👉• Prime Minister - Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

5) Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV), a division of US oil major Occidental, delivered the carbon-neutral oil to Reliance. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd has sourced the world's first consignment of 'carbon-neutral oil' from the US as it looks to become a net zero-carbon company by 2035

6) The office of the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) which has the objective of increasing digital economy contribution to Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) to 30 per cent was inaugurated and the "Beyond Bengaluru" report which facilitates to achieve this target was launched.

▪️Karnataka:- 
CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa 
Governor :- Vajubhai Vala
Formation :- 1 November 1956
Language :- Kannada
Port :- New Mangalore Port

7) The Central government has given its approval for the creation of a fifth tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu  that will encompass the Meghamalai and Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuaries.

▪️Other four tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu :- 
👉Mudumalai tiger reserve (MTR) 
 👉Anamalai tiger reserve (ATR) 
👉Sathyamangalam tiger reserve  (STR)
👉Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)
👉Tamil Nadu CM :- Edappadi K. Palaniswami 
👉Governor :- Banwarilal Purohit

8) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed a tighter regulatory framework for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
Reserve Bank of India:- 
👉Headquarters:- Mumbai, Maharashtra, 
👉Established:- 1 April 1935
👉Governor:- Shaktikanta Das

9) Elon Musk’s SpaceX announced  that it will launch its first all-civilian orbital spaceflight in late 2021. The mission is called 'Inspiration4' and the company's technology entrepreneur Jared Isaacman will be commanding it. 
▪️SpaceX :- 
Founder: Elon Musk
Founded: 6 May 2002
CEO - Elon Musk
Headquarters - Hawthorne, California, United States

10) In a first for India, a female forest officer from Odisha, Sasmita Lenka has been felicitated with United Nation's Asia Environmental Enforcement Award.
👉Sasmita Lanka received the award under the 'Gender Leadership and Impact' category for her work in busting pangolin smuggling rackets in the state.
▪️ Recent News - Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the famous Toshali National Crafts Mela 2021. 
👉Odisha CM - Naveen Patnaik
👉 Governor - Ganeshi Lal
👉Shree Jagannath Temple
👉Lingaraja Temple
👉Bramheswara Temple
👉Maa Samaleswari Temple

11) India's first ever geothermal power project, known as ‘Geothermal Field Development Project’ is planned to be commissioned by the end of 2022.
👉It will be established at Puga village of eastern Ladakh which has been identified as the hotspot of geothermal energy in the country by the scientists.
👉Hemis National Park  is a high altitude national park in Ladakh.
👉The Central Government approved eight hydropower projects of 144 MW on the Indus River and its tributaries in Ladakh.
👉Ladakh (UT) -  Shri Radha Krishna Mathur (Lieutenant Governor)
👉Jammu and Kashmir (UT) -  Shri Manoj Sinha (Lieutenant Governor)



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