Current Affair For Month “February, 2017”

National Deworming Day:10 Feb

Date: February 11, 2017

India is observing its third National Deworming Day. It is the world’s largest deworming programme covering 340 million children under-19 years of age across 36 states/ UTs. The deworming programme is India’s commitment to a comprehensive national response to the public health threat posed by worms.

India carries the highest burden of worm infestation and 64 per cent of Indi...

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International Intellectual Property Index 2017:India Ranks 43

Date: February 10, 2017

Annual International Intellectual Property Index released by US Chambers of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), India has been ranked very poor at 43rd position out of 45 countries.

The 2017 International Intellectual Property Index titled ‘The Roots of Innovation’ revealed that though India showed slight improvement its performance, still it continu...

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Heavy Water Reactors : what are & Status in India

Date: February 08, 2017

Threat of climate change and importance of sustainable development has brought nuclear power in sharper focus in recent times. Growth of nuclear power worldwide, however, requires satisfactory technological response to challenges of very high level of safety and security assurance (as dictated by very large increase in number of reactors), ability to perform with lower level of technological in...

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World's smallest pacemaker unveiled

Date: February 07, 2017

The world’s smallest pacemaker, which is about as big as a large vitamin capsule and provides the most advanced pacing technology, has been successfully implanted in a patient in the US. The pacemaker is for patients with bradycardia, a condition characterised by a slow heart rate, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute. It is known as Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS).

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Aditya ferry: A clean energy based initiative

Date: February 07, 2017

Vaikom, the land of Satyagraha is situated in the northwest of Kottayam district in Kerala created history again on 12th January 2017. The first solar-powered ferry in India named as Aditya started service between Vaikom and Thavanakkadavu, connecting Kottayam and Alappuzha districts. This Solar powered boat was built with the financial aid in the form of subsidy from the Union Ministry of New ...

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 Zonal Councils

Date: February 06, 2017

The Zonal Councils, five in number, were created under the States Reorganization Act, 1956 in wake of reorganization of the States in 1956 with the basic objective to develop the habit of cooperative working among the States, as well as between the Centre and the States and to provide a meeting ground for the States in different zones for solving inter-State problems and fostering balanced soci...

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World Cancer Day: Feb.11

Date: February 04, 2017

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.

It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.

Theme – We can. I can.

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Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD Schemes of Ministry of Tourism

Date: February 03, 2017

Twelve cities namely Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Gaya(Bihar), Dwaraka(Gujarat), Amritsar(Punjab), Ajmer(Rajasthan), Kanchipuram(Tamil Nadu), Vellankani(Tamil Nadu), Puri(Odisha), Varanasi(Uttar Prasesh), Mathura(Uttar Pradesh), Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) and Kamakhya (Assam) have been identified for development under Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) by the Minis...

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Income Tax Department (ITD) launches Operation Clean Money

Date: February 01, 2017

Income Tax Department (ITD) has initiated Operation Clean Money, today. Initial phase of the operation involves e-verification of large cash deposits made during 9th November to 30th December 2016. Data analytics has been used for comparing the demonetisation data with information in ITD databases. In the first batch, around 18 lakh persons have been identified in whose case, cash transactions ...

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One Economic India; Technology, Economics and Politics are Surging Ahead

Date: February 01, 2017

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today presented the Economic Survey 2016-17 in the Parliament today. The Survey suggest that on the question of creating one economic India, technology, economics and politics have been surging ahead. Perhaps, it is time for the laws to catch up to further facilitate this surging internal integration.

It finds high levels of internal trade between stat...

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