Current Affairs Daily Digest: February 12-13, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for February 12-13, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

India to host counter-radicalisation conference with ASEAN

India is planning to host a conference on counter-radicalisation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in October 2017. It will provide common platform to countries for sharing experiences and ideas on prevention of radicalisation amid rise of Islamic State and other extremist ideologies Read more

Government to come out with 2nd PSB recapitalisation plan Indradhanush 2.0

The Union Government is planning to come out with ‘Indradhanush 2.0’, a comprehensive plan for recapitalisation of public sector lenders. Indradhanush 2.0 will be finalised by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after completion of Asset Quality Review (AQR) which is likely to be completed by end of March 2017. Read more

Union Government plans to invest Rs.2,200 crore in electronic technology start-ups

The Union Government is targeting an investment of about Rs. 2,200 crore in start-ups working on new technologies in the electronic sector under the Electronics Development Fund (EDF) by 2019. This investment aims at creating an eco-system to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing.  Read more

International Current Affairs

North Korea fires ballistic missile

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Environment, Science & Technology Current Affairs

Intech DMLS launches India’s first indigenously developed jet engine

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New bird species Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush found in Nepal

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INS Sarvekshak becomes India’s first ship to go green

Indian Navy’s survey vessel INS Sarvekshak, based at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi became the first naval ship to go green by installing a solar power system on board. It has innovatively deployed the zero-maintenance solar power system, capable of generating 5.4KW electricity and replacing the ship’s traditional 4.4KW emergency diesel alternator. Read more

Persons in News

Jiro Taniguchi, legend in Japan’s comic art of manga passes away

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected President of Germany

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Dr Neelu Rohmetra becomes first woman Director of IIM

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Events and Observances

First National Women’s Parliament held in Andhra Pradesh

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2nd International Spice Conference held in Thiruvanantapuram

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February 12: National Productivity Day

The National Productivity Day is observed every year on February 12. Besides, February 12-18 is observed as National Productivity week throughout the country. The main observance of day is organised by National Productivity Council (NPC) for encouraging all stakeholders in implementation of productivity tools and techniques with contemporary relevant themes. Read more

February 13: World Radio Day

The World Radio Day is observed every year on 13th February to celebrate radio as the medium for entertainment, information and the mode for communication. 2017 Theme: “Radio is You”. It is a call for greater participation of audiences and communities in the policy and planning of radio broadcasting. Read more

Sports Current Affairs

India wins the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup

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