Feb 24 2017

  • The 9th BRICS Summit will be held in China’s Xiamen city from September 3-5.
  • The National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 was held in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala.
  • Google and Jigsaw have launched a new tool, that uses artificial intelligence to filter ‘toxic’ comments online
  • Haryana, known as the food bowl of the country along with Punjab, will have a Science City. The state finance department has cleared the project to be set up in Sonepat at a tentative cost of Rs 200 crore
  • Taking a cue from ‘Namami Devi Narmade’ programme of Madhya Pradesh government, Assam will now launch ‘Namami Brahmapurta’ campaign in the north-eastern state from March 31 to April 4.
  • Former diplomat Sujata Mehta and Air Marshal Ajit Shankarrao Bhonsle have been appointed as members in UPSC in New Delhi.
  • Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports on Feb 23 inaugurated the 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme in Delhi.
  • Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) launches a Mobile Application for GST to inform the taxpayers of the latest updates on GST among others.
  • The President of India inaugurated an international conference on ‘Bharat Bodh’ (Idea of Bharat) organized by the IGNOU and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal on Feb 23, 2017 in New Delhi
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