Daily Current Events – 20.02.17

 INTERNAIONAL   Scientists claim discovery of Zealandia a submerged continent in Pacific Ocean Geologists have claimed discovery of new geological continent named Zealandia submerged beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean. Zealandia is around 4.5-million square km land mass and is 94% under water. Only its highest points — New Zealand and New Caledonia are visible.   … Read more

Daily Current Events – 18.02.17

  INTERNATIONAL     UAE unveils 100 year plan to build first city on Mars by 2117.   The UAE has unveiled plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117. In this regard energy-rich country has announced the 100-year national project on which it will collaborate with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes. … Read more

Daily Current Events – 17.02.17

  NATIONAL     Nagaland Gets New Chief Minister, Liezietsu Shurhozelie.   Ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu will take over from Chief Minister TR Zeliang.     Recent issue in Nagaland –   It is the Conflict in social groups of Nagaland for the 33 % reservation of women in elections.   Naga Mothers’ … Read more

Daily Current events – 16.02.17

    INTERNAIONAL         1   World radio day – 13th February   UNESCO invites all radio stations and supporting organisations to join the World Radio Day 2017.World Radio Day is now in its 6th year.   FM broadcastingbegan on 23 July 1977 in Chennai, then Madras, and was expanded during the 1990s, nearly … Read more

Daily Current Events – 15.02.17

    INTERNATIONAL     59th Grammy Awards   The 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy announced at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. British singer Adele won the most … Read more

Daily Current Events – 14.02.17

NATIONAL   India’s first floating elementary school inaugurated on Manipur’s Loktak Lake.   Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in the country, has now become home to first of its kind loktak floating elementary school.   The lake is also an Important Bird Area as it’s a potential breeding site for waterfowl and is a … Read more

Daily Current Events – 13.02.17

      INTERNATIONAL   1    France elected new president.   France parliamentary assembly has elected former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority to become the country’s new president.   He will replace Francois Hollande.   NATIONAL   2    Blind cricket world cup (T 20) won by India.   Defending champions … Read more

Daily Current Events – 11.02.17

      NATIONAL   The official mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, ‘Kheleo’ .   It was unveiled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.   It is The clouded leopard, an endangered wild cat whose habitat extends from the Himalayan foothills to mainland Southeast Asia.   Federation International de Football … Read more

Daily Current Events – 10.02.17

      NATIONAL   17th International Counter Terrorism Seminar held in Haryana.   The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore inaugurated the 17th International Seminar on Counter Terrorism, being organised by National Security Guard, in Manesar, Haryana.   The focus was more on Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).     … Read more

Daily Current Events – 09.02.17

NATIONAL   Dalhousie Road becomes Dara Shikoh Road   New Delhi Municipal Council passed a proposal to change the name of Dalhousie Road to Dara Shikoh Road, after the eldest son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for “bringing Hindus and Muslims together”.     Gujarat becomes the first State in the country for establishing Cashless … Read more

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