Daily GK Update 24th February 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. The Union Cabinet has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia for promotion and development of cooperation in civil aviation security.

Daily GK Update 24th February 2017, Important Current Affairs
2. India and UK had held detailed deliberations on the legal processes and procedures on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance held in New Delhi. Both sides have agreed to further strengthen their legal cooperation and expedite the pending requests. They also agreed to review further progress in these cases every six month through video conference.

3. The state-owned Airport Authority of India (AAI) along with International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched SKYREV360, an e-billing solution for airport operators across the world. SKYREV360 will help airport operators and air navigation services providers worldwide to overcome the issues of revenue leakages, besides reducing redundancies.

4. Government has announced to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to every village by 2018. Department of Telecom is working to achieve this target under the Universal Services Obligation fund (USOF).

5. Union Women and Child Development Ministry has announced setting up of a compensation fund to provide financial help to children who are victims of sexual crimes under POCSO Act.

6. Global payments network Visa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Government to transform Vishakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city.

7. The 9th BRICS Summit’s first Sherpas Meeting was held in Nanjing, the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. The theme of meeting was ‘BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future’.

8. Pakistan army has launched nationwide military operation named ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’ to eliminate menace of terrorism and consolidate gains of its counter-terrorism operations.

9. Nobel-winning economist and mathematician Kenneth J. Arrow passed away in Palo Alto, in the San Francisco Bay Area in US. He was 95.

10. Cressida Dick (56) was named police commissioner London’s Metropolitan Police Service, better known as Scotland Yard. With this, she became the first female police commissioner in organization’s 188-year history.

11. India’s first Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be held in New Delhi from 25th to 31st March 2017.

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