Current Affairs 24th February 2017

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Current Affairs 24th February 2017

NATIONAL:

  • Tobacco food products like gutkha, pan masala banned in Punjab
  • Former Indian Navy Ship Viraat to be decommissioned on Mar 6
  • Approval given by Cabinet on setting up solar parks estimated  Rs.8,100-cr
  • E-learning centres opened at public libraries by J&K govt
  • New fully completed Antyodaya Express launched by Railway Minister SureshPrabhu
  • Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17-Series IV to be issued by Govt
  • Rewards offered for recycling waste through machine installed by a startup

INTERNATIONAL:

  • Ban on Women army officers wearing Islamic headscarf removed by Turkey
  • IMF reported as GDP of India’s projected to slow to 6.6% on the effect of demonetisation
  • Cressida becomes 1st woman to head Scotland Yard in 188 yrs

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 BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • Telenor’s India operations to be acquired by Bharti Airtel

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • 7 new Earth-sized exoplanets discovered by Astronomers

 AGREEMENTS:

  • Trade facilitation agreement of WTO made into effect

 APPOINTMENTS:

  • Somalia president appoints  Hassan Ali Khaire as its new Prime Minister
  • Ramkumar Narayanan Product Development head of eBay quits

SPORTS NEWS:

  • Roll Ball World Cup 2017 won by Indian men’s, women’s teams
  • Rs.5 lakh reward announced for players of Blind World Cup winning team
  • ISSF World Cup tournament starts in Delhi
  • 1st Gramin Khel Mahotsav to be held next month in Delhi: Vijay Goel
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