1 March 2017 Current Affairs : INS Viraat, Gopal Baglay MEA Spokesperson, Heliport in Rohini, Russian veto

///1 March 2017 Current Affairs : INS Viraat, Gopal Baglay MEA Spokesperson, Heliport in Rohini, Russian veto

Today’s Current Affairs from TheHindu, Indian Express, PIB covering all important happening in national, international, economics, awards and sports.

 

National Daily Current Affairs pdf – 1 March 2017

■ 28th February has been observed as the National Science Day. The nation paid tributes to the legacy of the great scientist, Dr C V Raman, who brought Nobel Prize in Science to Asia and India for the first time for the Raman effect. He disclosed this discovery to the world on 28th of February, 1928 and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.

  • Theme of National Science Day 2017 : ‘Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons’ 

■  INS Viraat, the second aircraft carrier in the Indian naval fleet, will be decommissioned on March 6. This aircraft carrier holds a Guinness world record for being the oldest surviving aircraft carrier. It was first commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1987 after serving the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy for 27 years.

■  The Ministry of External Affairs has appointed the 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer Gopal Baglay as the new MEA Spokesperson. He replaces Vikas Swarup, who has been appointed as the Indian High Commissioner to Canada.

■  According to the latest survey by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy,  Kerala’s capital- Thiruvananthapuram has been ranked first among the 21 Indian cities that were tested on Urban governance parameters. Followed by Pune and Kolkata respectively at second and third position in the survey. Chandigarh was ranked the lowest.

■  Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju inaugurated India’s first integrated heliport in Rohini, New Delhi. This 100-crore project has been built by Pawan Hans Limited. It will feature nine parking bays, and an air-conditioned passenger terminal with a capacity of 150 people. This heliport is expected to reduce congestion at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

 

International Current Affairs PDF – 1 March 2017

■  Russia and China have vetoed a UN resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Syria for use of chemical weapons.  These measure were drafted by Britain, France and the US which won nine votes in favour at the UN Security Council while three countries opposed it — China, Russia and Bolivia.

  • UN resolutions require nine positive votes and no veto to be adopted.
  • This is the 7th time that Syria’s top military ally, Russia has used its veto power to shield the Syrian regime.

■  Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to launch the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley represented the Indian government.

■  Hungary has begun building their second fence along Serbian border to stop migrants from freely entering the country. This decision has been heavily criticised by human rights groups. Note that: Hungary had earlier in 2015 built a border fence at its borders with Serbia and Croatia.

 

Economics Today’s Current Affairs PDF – 1 March 2017

■  The CEO of World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva is on the official visit to India, during which she will meet senior policy makers and inspect projects assisted by the multilateral agency. She is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and RBI Governor Urjit Patel. She is being accompanied by Annette Dixon, World Bank Vice President for South Asia.

■ According to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that India’s third quarter GDP grew at a faster-than-expected pace despite the slowdown caused by demonetisation.

 

1 March 2017 – Sports Daily Current Affairs PDF

■  Former Indian women’s cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy has become the first woman cricketer to be nominated for the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the first Indian women’s cricket team captain and the first woman cricketer to win the Arjuna Award.

■ Indian shuttlers Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis have won the Men’s doubles title (Gold) at the 2017 Uganda International Series.


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