Daily Current Events – 09.02.17



  • 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 System for distribution of food grains.


  • The efforts of the State Government for installing Aadhaar Enabled Payment System in 17250 FPSs, much before the targeted date of 31st March, 2017.


  • The beneficiaries under NFSA will need to carry only Aadhaar cards for getting their foodgrains in Gujarat.


  • The Telangana government has launched India’s first social innovation centre — The ‘Kakatiya Hub For Social Innovation’ in Nizamabad.


  • It will function like a rural incubator to encourage entrepreneurship at the grassroots level.


  • ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate




  • PMGDISHA is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world.


  • Under the scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the FY 2016-17; 275 lakh in the FY 2017-18; and 300 lakh in the FY 2018-19


  • To ensure equitable geographical reach, each of the 250,000 Gram Panchayats would be expected to register an average of 200-300 candidates.


  • RBI keeps repo rates unchanged


  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.25% in its monetary policy review and reverse repo rate at 5.75 per cent. keeping rates on hold.


  • Central bank in its sixth bi-monthly policy review on Wednesday cited global uncertainty, rising commodity prices and a strong resurgence of demand in FY18 as the reasons for.




  • Indian birding fair – 20th edition is inaugurated at Man sagar lake, Jaipur.


  • Indian Birding Fairs are organised by us as an annual event. Each Birding Fair has highlighted a critical conservation issue of the day and been dedicated to an endangered species or a threatened habitat.


  • The venue for the Fairs – the historic and scenic Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur



  • Sanganer police station becomes the 1st police station of State with zym equipmentation.


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