Feb 22 2017

  • The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) okayed revised norms for the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects with the production target enhancement to 40,000 MW from the present 20,000 MW.
  • Third National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 held Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on February 22, 2017
  • India aims to bring broadband to every village by 2018
  • Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar attended the first India-China Strategic Dialogue to be held in Beijing to reinforce bilateral ties amid hectic meetings to resolve differences over Beijing’s reluctance to support India’s NSG bid as well as a UN ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar.
  •  Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), the retirement body of India introduced single page composite claim form that enable its subscribers to withdraw money from their PF account at an ease.
  • Hyderabad based non-banking finance company Microfinance institution Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd launched an instant loan approval at a village near Bassi in Jaipur district, Rajasthan
  • SIDBI, Vijaya Bank combine to provide concessional loans to micro,small units
  • The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the IoT Acceleration Consortium (ITAC) Japan  on February 22, 2017
  • AAI, IATA  International Air Transport Association (IATA)  launch e-billing solution SKYREV360 for airport operators
  • The National Rifle Association of India(NRAI) announced that India will be hosting the CombinedWorld Cup for shooting in 2019 during the meeting held in New Delhi.
  • Noted bureaucrat V. K. Srinivasan passes away
  • Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh’s biography, ‘The People’s Maharaja‘, written by Khushwant Singh was released on February 21, 2017 in Chandigarh

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