Daily Current Events – 23.02.17      

  INTERNATIONAL     Turkey lifts scarf ban on women soldiers.   Turkey’s Army is lifting a historic ban on women officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country The move, ordered by the Defence Ministry, applies to officers working in the general staff and command headquarters and branches Women may wear the … Read more

Daily Current Events – 22.02.17      

  INTERNAIONAL   The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was observed across the world on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic, multilingualism and cultural diversity. This year it is the 17th anniversary of IMLD. The observance of this day signifies importance of mother language as the greatest weapon to express one’s feeling. Mother Language … Read more

Daily Current Events – 21.02.17

  NATIONAL     Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned in Kochi.   Post commissioning, the ship will be based at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.           Indian Cost Guard (ICG)   The establishment of the Indian Coast Guard was first proposed by the Indian Navy to provide non-military maritime services to the nation.   … Read more

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

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