IBPS: Daily GK Update 17th February 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Rwanda.

IBPS: Daily GK Update 17th February 2017, Important Current Affairs
2. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed five new judges to the Supreme Court as per Article 124 of the constitution. The new judges are Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Shantanagoudar Mohan Mallikarjunagouda, Navin Sinha, Deepak Gupta and S. Abdul Nazeer.

3. The Supreme Court has introduced Middle Income Group Scheme, (MIGS) a self-supporting scheme for providing legal services to the middle and relatively lower income groups.

4. The European Parliament has approved a landmark Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade deal with Canada. EU lawmakers backed the agreement by 408 to 254 votes  The deal will come into force eight years after negotiations began.

5. West Bengal Government has declared Kalimpong as the new district of the state.

6. Edappadi K Palaniswamy was sworn in as the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

7. India was ranked 143rd out of 186 economies in the annual Index of Economic Freedom 2017 that measures the degree of economic freedom in the countries of the world. The index was released by top US based Think Tank, The Heritage Foundation.

8. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted multilateral and regional financial institutions (FIs) to invest in ‘masala bonds’, rupee denominated bonds issued by Indian entities.

9. Senior IFS officer Vikas Swarup was appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Canada.

10. Indian-origin Scotland Yard officer Shand Panesar along with his colleague Craig Nicholson was awarded 2017 Outstanding Bravery of the Year Award in special award ceremony of the Total Excellence in Policing Awards.

11. The 2017 International Conference on NexGen Technologies for Mining and Fuel Industries (NxGnMiFu-2017) was held in New Delhi.

12. The Indian Panorama Film Festival was held in Port Blair, capital of Andaman & Nicobar.

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