IBPS: Daily GK Update 20th February 2017, Important Current Affairs

IBPS: Daily GK Update 20th February 2017, Important Current Affairs
1. Union Human Resource Development Ministry has made Aadhaar mandatory for students to avail benefit under the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for College and University.

2. Science Express Climate Action Special train was flagged off to spread awareness about climate change across the country.

3. India’s vaccine regulatory body NRAI (National Regulatory Authority of India) was given the maximum ratings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for vaccine regulations.

4. Canara Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to operationalise the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). It will allow MHRD and Canara Bank to jointly promote HEFA with an authorised capital of Rs. 2,000 crore. 

5. Airtel Payments Bank and Mastercard, a leading global payments and technology firm have launched India’s first online debit card along with a prepaid card, both accessible via the Myairtel App

6. New chief minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palaniswamy has won the trust vote, after 122 MLAs voted in his favour in the Assembly. The required number to win the vote was 117. Eleven MLAs had voted against Palaniswamy and one seat was vacant in the Assembly. 

7. Mil Banche (Let read together) programme was held in all the primary and middle government schools in Madhya Pradesh. Under this programme, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, his minister colleagues, public representatives and other dignitaries took classes in these schools to motivate children.

8. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested India’s largest indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III.

9. Former MP Jambuvantrao Dhote passed away in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra due to heart attack. He was 83.

10. Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with the ‘Legendary Award’ 2017 by Brand Laureate. She was bestowed with this award for her immense contribution to Hindi film music.

11. The two-day South Asian Speakers Summit was held at Indore in Madhya Pradesh. It was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

12. The Indian Women’s team won a silver at the Asian RugbySevens Trophy tournament at Vientiane, Laos.

13. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been removed from captaincy of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants.

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