Daily Current Events – 11.02.17






  1. 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 Association (FIFA), Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland  and President: Gianni Infantino (Italy) , Total Members: 204 and The Motto: For the game, For the world.


  1. Hindustan Motors sells iconic Ambassador Car brand to Peugeot.


  • It is being sold to French carmaker Peugeot.


  • The C K Birla Group-owned Hindustan Motors formalised the deal for Rs 80 crore.


  • Production of Ambassador cars had stopped around three years ago.


  • The Ambassador brand was introduced seven decades ago when Hindustan Motors launched the Morris Oxford series II (Landmaster) in a new avatar with minor changes.


  1. Government appoints IAS officer Ajay Tyagi as Sebi chief.



  • Mr Tyagi will replace UK Sinha who will finish his term on March 1, 2017.


  • Interceptor missile successfully test-fired.


  • India successfully test-fired its interceptor missilefrom Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of Integrated Test Range offs the Odisha coast.


  • This is a significant milestone in the direction of developing a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system.


  • It has been developed by DRDO


  • This mission, termed as PDV mission, is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of earth’s atmosphere.






  1. Rajasthan placed on 1st rank for giving employment under MNarega.


  • At present 15 Lakh 52 thousand 932 people are given jobs by it.


  • According to Rural development department, Tamilnadu ranks 2nd, Andrapradesh ranked 3rd and West Bangal ranked 4th for the employment generation by mnarega.


  • In Rajasthan, Barmer has the highest number of Labour working in Manrega. Bhilwara ranks 2nd. For the year 2017-18, Total budget allocation to it is 48000, however last year it was 38500.



  1. CLICK Scheme will be started from next educational session in Rajasthan.


  • CLICK-Computer Literacy Incentaive for Comprehensive Knowledge.


  • This scheme will be applicable to the class 6th to 10th through SERT medium (Special Education Resource Teacher).


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