Current Affairs Daily Digest: February 19-20, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for February 19-20, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs

National Current Affairs

India approves $340 million loan to Nepal’s infrastructure development programmes

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GST council approves law to compensate states for revenue loss

The GST Council has approved a law to compensate states for any loss of revenue from the implementation of the new nationwide indirect taxation regime. The meeting was held in Udaipur, Rajasthan first time outside national capital. It was headed by Union Finance Minister and attended by representatives from all states. Read more

Environment, Science and Technology Current Affairs

Barren Island: India’s only live volcano active again

According to scientists from Goa based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), India’s only live volcano at Barren Island in the Andaman and Nicobar has become active again. After lying dormant for 150 years, Barren Island volcano had erupted in 1991 and since then it is showing sporadic activity. Now it is erupting in small episodes of five to 10 minutes. Read more

Researchers develop first stretchable integrated circuit using an inkjet printer

Researchers from US based Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit (IC) made entirely using an inkjet printer. This elastic material is made up of several materials fabricated from nanomaterials and organic compounds.  These compounds are dissolved in solution to produce different electronic inks, which can easily run through printer to make devices. Read more

Scientists claim discovery of Zealandia a submerged continent in Pacific Ocean

Geologists have claimed discovery of new geological continent named Zealandia submerged beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean. Zealandia is around 4.5-million square km land mass and is 94% under water. Only its highest points — New Zealand and New Caledonia are visible.  Read more

Banking, Business & Economy Current Affairs

Oriental Bank of Commerce launches mobile wallet Oriental Batuaa

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Persons in News

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passes away

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Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma passes away

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Bengali singer Banasree Sengupta passes away

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Sports Current Affairs

Tsonga beats Goffin to win Rotterdam tennis title

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India wins silver at Asian Women’s Rugby Sevens Trophy

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Shahid Afridi announces retirement from international cricket

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Events, Observances

Khajuraho Dance Festival held in Madhya Pradesh

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Two Indian films win award at 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

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February 20: World Day of Social Justice

The World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on February 20 to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. To mark this occasion, UN and International Labour Office had organised several organisations to spread importance of social justice for people. 2017 Theme: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work” Read more

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  • Dayaram
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    I would much appreciate to all thanks for all