Current Affairs 17th February 2021

  1. Smriti Irani Virtually Inaugurated Jute seed distribution Plan & Jute Farmers Awareness Workshop at Barrackpore, WB
  2. India needs USD 500 Billion to reach 2030 RE Target of 450 GW: IEEFA Report
  3. HCL Signed MoU with IIT – Kanpur to collaborate in Cybersecurity
  4. Mandu Festival held at M<andu in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh
  5. AYUSH Ministry & WHO SEARO signed LoE to Depute AYUSH Expert for WHO’s Traditional Medicine Programme
  6. DoT to set up Digital Intelligence Unit & TAFCOP to tackle UCC, Financial Frauds
  7. MoHUA launches ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ on Pilot basis in 10 cities
  8. RBI Formulates EC for Strengthening & Consolidating UCBs; Headed by N S Vishwanathan
  9. ADB Signs Rs 100 Crore Debit Financing Agreement with Medanta to Support COVID-19 Response in India
  10. Bank Credit Growth at 90% of FY20 level: RBI Data
  11. Kerala Financial Corporation Becomes 1st Govt Financial Institution in kerala to Launch Debit Card
  12. Mastercard and Razorpay partner to make digital payments more accessible for MSMEs and startups
  13. India’s GDP to grow at 13.5 % as per Nomura while States’ fiscal deficit revised to Negative in FY22, IndRa
  14. Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala Appointed as 7th DG of WTO; Becomes the First Women and First African to Head WTO
  15. Actor Rana Daggubati Becomes Brand Ambassador of CEAT
  16. Dr Ajay Mathur Elected as Director – General of ISA; Succeeds Upendra Tripathy
  17. Preeti Singh, Indian Origin Investment Banker was Appointed as the Executive Secretary of UNCDF
  18. Jean- Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge Named as Prime Minister of Congo
  19. MDL delivers ‘INS Karanj’ – India’s 3rd Kalvari – Class Submarine to Indian Navy
  20. Rajnath Singh Launches E- Chhawani Portal & Mobile App for cantonment Boards
  21. Former Indian Cricketer Naman Ojha retires from all forms of Cricket
  22. Justice M Rama Jois, Former Governor of Bihar & Jharkhand Passed Away at 88
  23. Award Winning Author Irwin Allan Sealy to Pen New Book Titled, ‘ASOCA: A Sutra’
  24. West Bengal CM Launches ‘Maa’ Scheme for providing meals at INR 5
  25. Karnataka Government roped in Actor Darshan as ‘Agriculture Ambassador’


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