Feb 09 2017

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) on February 8, 2017 to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019.The outlay for PMGDISHA is Rs.2,351.38 crore.
  • Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Introduces IIM Bill In Lok Sabha
  • The three day long International Desert Festival 2017 started with great enthusiasm on 8 February 2017 in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
  • Water Resource Ministry Forms Committe to Expedite Namami Gange programme
  • In the 5th Annual International Intellectual Property Index released by US Chambers of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) on February 8, 2017, India has been ranked very poor at 43rd position out of 45 countries.
  • Shawna Pandya an Indian-origin woman will become the third woman after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams to go into space in 2018.
  •  Bank of America Corp has opened three completely automated branches over the past month with no working employee wherein customers can use ATMs and have video conferences with employees at other branches.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman, Arundhati Bhattacharya has been selected as the ambassador for the advertisement seeking probationary officers for SBI bank.
  • The Cabinet has appointed economist Ashok Gulati, Manish Sabharwal, chairman of services provider Teamlease  and Rajiv Kumar, economist and former FICCI secretary general  as part-time Non-Official Directors on the Central Board.
  • Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo Elected New President of Somalia
  • A team of scientist at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with a private lifeguard agency appointed by the Goa government is conducting a new study to understand the phenomenon of ‘killer rip tides’ to safeguard beaches in Goa.
  • Reserves of Uranium have been found in Meghalaya  over a large area around Domiasiat, Wahkyn, Lostoin among others.
  • Rajnath Singh releases the book ‘Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’ by Shri Vijay Kumar

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