Current Affairs - 2017

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC ruled invalid

South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled invalid and unconstitutional by the High Court. The court ordered the government to revoke its notice of withdrawal. In October 2016, South Africa had notified the UN of its intention to leave ICC, accusing it for undermining its sovereignty. The decision… Read More »

National Biodiversity Congress 2017 held in Kerala

The National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 was held in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala. The event is hosted by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board. NBC is one of the significant biodiversity mega events of the country. It aims to identify practical, evidence-based case studies at the regional level to support the plan of action.  Key Facts… Read More »

India beat South Africa in final of ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017

India has defeated South Africa by one wicket in the final match of ICC Women World Cup Qualifier 2017 held at Colombo, Sri Lanka. India achieved the target of 245 runs on the last ball of the 50th over. Deepti Sharma of Indian was the highest scorer with 71 runs followed by Mona Meshram who… Read More »

February 21: International Mother Language Day

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 of one country… Read More »

Government approves Phase II of coastal surveillance project

The Union Defence Ministry has given its nod to the Phase II of coastal surveillance project to expand the coastal radar surveillance network. It will strengthen surveillance of over 7,500-km coastline of the country. The decision was taken by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. It also approved proposal… Read More »

Current Affairs Daily Digest: February 21, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for February 21, 2017 with important tid-bits on current events in National, International, Banking, Science and Technology, Banking, Business and Sports etc for various competitive exams.

Iran launches advanced rockets during military exercise in desert

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated smart and advanced rockets during a military exercise Grand Prophet 11. In this test, rockets with ranges of more than 100 kilometers as well as the Fajr-3, Fajr-4 and Fajr-5 rockets, all believed to have under 100-kilometer range, were successfully tested. Three-day exercise was held in Iran’s central… Read More »

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket  successfully launches robotic Dragon cargo ship to ISS

California-based SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket successfully launched Dragon cargo ship with about 2,500 kg of supplies and science experiments to International Space Station (ISS). The rocket was launched from NASA’s Launch Complex LC-39A at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. With this, SpaceX became first private company to launch rocket from NASA’s launch facility. The launch… Read More »