Current Affair For Month “February, 2017”

February 28: National Science Day-'Science and Technology for Specially-Abled Persons.'

Date: February 28, 2017

National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm on 28th of February every year in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928. For his great success in the field of science in India, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was awarded and honored with the Nobel Prize in th...

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Solar Energy meaning,significance & India's potential

Date: February 27, 2017

Solar energy is the energy that is in sunlight. It has been used for thousands of years in many different ways by people all over the world. As well as its traditional human uses in heating, cooking, and drying, it is used today to make electricity where other power supplies are absent, such as in remote places and in space. It is becoming cheaper to make electricity from solar energy and in ma...

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Doctrine of hot pursuit (Laws of Sea)

Date: February 27, 2017

The doctrine of hot pursuit owes its origin to the law of the seas, and emerged as an exception to the fundamental principle of freedom of the high seas.
The Geneva Convention on the High Seas was eventually folded into the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Article (111) of the latter treaty grants a coastal state the right to pursue and arrest ships escaping to internationa...

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Solar Eclipse Today : All You Need To Know About The 'Ring Of Fire'

Date: February 26, 2017

During solar eclipse moon blocks the sun, leaving only its outer edges visible from earth.
February 26th 2017, will bear witness a rare solar eclipse. The solar eclipse will be the annular eclipse, during which the moon will get in between the Earth and sun, and a part of the sun's surface will be visible around the moon - resembling a ring. As a result, the event has been named the "Ring ...

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Indian economy remains a bright spot in global landscape:IMF

Date: February 24, 2017

The International Monetary Fund has said the Indian economy is growing strongly and remains a bright spot in the global landscape. It said growth is expected at 6.6 percent in this fiscal year and at 7.2 percent in the following year.

"The Indian economy is growing strongly and remains a bright spot in the global landscape," the IMF mission chief for India, Paul Cashin said.

Cas...

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Foreign direct investment inflows grow by 18%

Date: February 24, 2017

Foreign direct investment (FDI) grows up by 18 percent in India to touch 46 million USD data; services, telecom, trading, computer hardware and automobile sector attract highest foreign inflows.

The recent steps announced by the government to attract foreign inflows, are yielding positive results. According to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, the Forei...

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Astronomers find 7 Earth-size planets where life may be possible

Date: February 23, 2017

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life, research published on Wednesday showed.
The star, known as TRAPPIST-1, is a small, dim celestial body in the constellation Aquarius.

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‘SAATHIYA’ Resource Kit and ‘SAATHIYA SALAH’ Mobile App for Adolescents

Date: February 22, 2017

 The Health Ministry on Monday launched 'Saathiya Resource Kits' aimed at improving knowledge on adolescent health issues among teenagers.The 'Saathiya Resource Kits' is a nationwide programme under which 1.6 lakh boys and girls will work as peer educators to adolescents and respond to their queries on key health issues including mental and physical changes, nutrition and addiction.The Uni...

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Combatting Non-communicable Diseases

Date: February 21, 2017

Our country is afflicted with the dual burden of disease – non-communicable diseases (NCDs) posing a major public health challenge. On one end are the nutritional deficiencies/infectious diseases associated with poverty, deprivation and poor environmental conditions; while on the other are the NCDs caused due to dietary excesses/imbalances and metabolic disturbances.Text Box: Proportional...

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Bharat QR Codes: Launched by NPCI for Scan and Pay Without Using Debit Card

Date: February 21, 2017

The Govt of India has been making a big push for digital payments since demonetization of old currency notes. In a move to promote Digital India initiative and encourage cashless payments, the government has introduced Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for smartphones, and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based mobile banking for basic and feature phones. The government has also in...

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