Feb 03 2017

  • The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on February 3, 2017 by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.The Bill provides for holding, transfer and receiving of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, which were demonetized after November 8, 2016, as a criminal offence and punishable with a minimum fine of Rs 10,000.
  • A Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has been set up by India and Norway to speed up the research and development for epidemics.
  • The 19th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav or International Drama Festival kicked off on February 1, 2017 in New Delhi.
  • Centre of Integrative Oncology inaugurated in New Delhi
  • The Union Ministry of Railways has signed an MoU with an Italian Firm Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Group (FS Group) for technical cooperation in rail sector on February 2, 2017 with focus on safety operations.
  • Right to Information(RTI) Act of Sri Lanka comes into effect.
  • Gross NPA of PSBs Strikes 9.83% in FY16 and 11.82% by September 2016
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on February 2, 2017 permitted the NRIs to have access to the exchange traded currency derivatives (ETCD) market. This will enable the NRIs to hedge the currency risk due to making investment in India.
  • In the latest Global 500 rankings of most valuable and powerful brands across the globe, Sundar Pichai’s Google has surpassed Apple to achieve the top position.
  • A premium digital marketing agency LIQVD ASIA collaborate with iKarmik.com, has launched India’s First Ever Online Exhibition gateway – ExFirst.com 
  • Former Deputy CAG Suman Saxena, Mukulita Vijaywargiya and Navrang Saini have been appointed as whole-time members for 5 years or or till completion of 65 years in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) on February 3, 2017
  • Scientists Finds Evidence of Lost-Continent Mauritia Submerged Under Indian Ocean
  • Pankaj Advani Wins 29th the National Snooker Championship title
  • Eminent stage craft director, theatre personality, actor, director, artist, painter and writer Asim Basu passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
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