IBPS: Daily GK Update 14th February 2017, Important Current Affairs

IBPS: Daily GK Update 14th February 2017, Important Current Affairs
1. DAE plans to develop uranium deposits in Meghalaya: Government
i. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has planned to develop large deposits of uranium found in Meghalaya to tap its potential to generate substantial nuclear fuel for atomic power plants in the country. It was announced by Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), which looks after DAE, in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha.

2. Karnataka Assembly has passed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017 to allow kambala, the traditional buffalo race and bullock-cart racing.

3. The Jammu and Kashmir Government has launched the e-Prison project to enumerate jail inmates in the State, where numbers of detainees keep swelling during unrest.

4. The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Ayog) has declared Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Limited (GNFC) Township at Bharuch as India’s first cashless township.

5. Indian tabla player Sandeep Das wins Grammy Award
i. Indian tabla player Sandeep Das won the 59th annual Grammy Award for the Best Global Music category. He won the award for Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble which features tunes composed by different artists at global level.

6. Pakistan’s senior diplomat Tehmina Janjua was appointed as the Foreign Secretary to the United Nations (UN).

7. Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey was appointed new President of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) for the year 2017-18.

8. Sandeep Jajodia was appointed as the new President of industry chamber ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce of India). He succeeded Sunil Kanoria.

9. Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the fastest bowler to take 250 Test wickets

i. Indian off-spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest cricketer to take 250 wickets in Test matches.

10. The 70th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

11. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy announced at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

12. India’s first floating elementary school named Loktak Elementary Floating School was inaugurated at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok floating village on Loktak Lake in Manipur.