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Current Affairs Updates for February 2017

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This post contains the current affairs updates for IAS exam for February 2017. Note that it lists only the snippets of the important events that took place in February 2017. For detailed updates that will help you in your Prelims and Mains preparation, enroll for Current Affairs course and get detailed updates every week in PDF format.

Current Affairs Updates for February First Week

Migration Economic Survey states that  Labour migration Increased to 90 lakh over past 5 years
Social Welfare Economic Survey recommends introduction of Universal Basic Income
Economy Highlights of Budget 2017-18
Discovery Existence of lost continent under Indian Ocean confirmed
Health Consuming litchi fruit may kill children
Innovation NITI Aayog launches India Innovation Index
Defence Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System Launched by Navy
Health Measles Rubella vaccination campaign launched
Agriculture To curb threat to global supplies wheat rust FAO calls for International collaboration
Conservation Odisha census confirms 181 Irrawaddy dolphins
Regional Cooperation 4th BIMSTEC Summit 2017 to be held in Nepal
Technology Scientists develop terahertz transmitter to send data 10 times faster than 5G
Cashless Payments Lok Sabha passes Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Current Affairs Updates for February Second Week

Ecology Scientists discover the evolutionary reason for carnivorous nature of pitcher plants
eGovernance e-Cabinet Solution introduced for First time in North East in Arunachal Pradesh
Digital Literacy Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan sims to increase Rural Digital Literacy
International Trade India hopes for WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation in Services
Economy GI tag to be conferred upon Kerala’s Nilambur teak
Empowerment India develops world’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired
Defence Defence Procurement Organisation to be setup for Defence Acqusitions
Intellectual Property India placed at 43rd position in International Intellectual Property Index 2017
Appointment Ajay Tyagi appointed as new SEBI Chairman
Defence Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile Ashwin successfully test-fired 
Banking Indradhanush 2.0: Second PSB recapitalisation plan
Nuclear Energy DAE plans to mine uranium deposits in Meghalaya
Defence Project Reliance Defence and US Navy sign pact to repair US ships
Animal Cruelty Karnataka passes Bill to allow Kambala and bullock-cart racing 

Current Affairs Updates for February Third Week

Pollution Study says India’s air pollution is more severe than China’s
Science Thubber: Stretchable Rubber material with high thermal conductivity Invented
Women and Child Health To reduce new born and maternal deaths, India joins UN network
Defence Indigenous Early Warning System NETRA Inducted in Air Force
Space Tech ISRO successfully launches record 104 satellites in single mission
Banking Associate Banks of SBI to be Merged with Parent Bank
Science Scientists identify protein that shields superbugs
Legal Remedy Middle Income Group Scheme Intrduced by SC to Provide Legal Services
Award Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for 2016 Vyas Samman award
Economy Multilateral FIs Permitted by RBI to Invest in Masala Bonds
Economy India ranks 143rd in 2017 Economic Freedom Index
Volcanic Activity India’s only live volcano, Barren Isalnd, is again Active
Discovery Zealandia: A newly discovered submerged continent in Pacific Ocean
Ecology Four new Miniature Frog Species Discovered in Western Ghats

Current Affairs Updates for February Fourth Week

Regional Investment Investment in Arun 3 hydropower project in Nepal Approved by Union Cabinet
Solar Energy Proposal to Increase Solar Power Capacity to 40000 MW Approved
Outer Space 7 new Earth-sized Exoplanets Discovered that could Sustain Life
Railways Indian Railways unveils Antyodaya Express, fully Un-Reserved Train
Defence India and Israel to Jointly Develop MR-SAM Missile System for Army
World Trade Trade Facilitation Agreement of WTO comes into Force
Indo-Bangladesh India to provide Financial Assistance to Bangladesh for Development of Historic city of Sylhet
Foreign Investment FDI inflow increases by 18% to $46 billion in 2016: DIPP
Economic Development ADB to provide $375 million loan for East Coast Economic Corridor
Food Security High Crop Wastage in India as Pests eat away India’s 35% of total Crop Yield
Awards 89th Academy Awards (Oscar Awards) 
Transport India’s first Integrated Heliport inaugurated at Rohini in New Delhi

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