Current Affairs Daily Digest: February 14, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for February 14, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

DAE plans to develop uranium deposits in Meghalaya: Government

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has planned to develop large deposits of uranium found in Meghalaya to tap its potential to generate substantial nuclear fuel for atomic power plants in the country. It was announced by Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), which looks after DAE, in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha. Read more

States Current Affairs

Karnataka passes Bill to allow Kambala and bullock-cart racing

Karnataka Assembly has passed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017 to allow kambala, the traditional buffalo race and bullock-cart racing. The bill seeks to exempt kambala and bullock-cart racing from the ambit of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960. Governor Vajubhai R. Vala may refer the Bill to President for his assent as it amends central law. Read more

J&K Government launches e-Prison project

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Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Limited declared India’s first cashless township

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Defence Current Affairs

L&T, European firm MBDA tie up to make missiles in India

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Reliance Defence signs warship repair pact with US Navy

Anil Ambani group led Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has signed a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) with the US Navy to provide repair and alteration services for ships of the Seventh Fleet. With this, RDEL became first Indian company (either public or private) to provide logistical support to the US military within Indian territory. Read more

International Current Affairs

UNSC unanimously condemns North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch

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US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns over his contacts with Russia

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Persons in News

Indian tabla player Sandeep Das wins Grammy Award

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Tehmina Janjua appointed as Pakistan’s first woman Foreign Secretary to UN

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Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey appointed President of ICAI

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Sandeep Jajodia appointed President of ASSOCHAM

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Sports Current Affairs

Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the fastest bowler to take 250 Test wickets

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Aero India 2017 begins in Bengaluru

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70th BAFTA Awards 2017

The 70th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This year the BAFTA awards were conferred for the outstanding performances in films and documentaries screened at British Cinemas in 2016. La La Land won the most awards at the event, winning five and was also most nominated in 11 categories. Read more

59th Grammy awards 2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy announced at the Staples Center 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. In this edition of awards, British singer Adele won the most awards in 5 different categories. She also created history by becoming first artist to win the top three categories twice (for first time in 2012). Read more

India’s first floating elementary school inaugurated on Manipur’s Loktak Lake

India’s first floating elementary school named Loktak Elementary Floating School was inaugurated at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok floating village on Loktak Lake in Manipur. The first of its kind school aims to provide education to drop outs students as well as illiterate adults. Currently it will provide education to around 40 children from Class I-III by engaging two local teachers. Read more