Sunday, 19 February 2017

Current Affairs-GK Update 19th February 2017

Current Affairs and GK Update 19th February 2017
1. Indian Navy inducts first all-women global circumnavigation vessel 'Tarini':
  • The Indian Navy's second sailboat 'Tarini' was inducted into service at a ceremony in Goa
  • The vessel is slated to be the platform for the first Indian all-women global circumnavigation by the Indian Navy to begin in August.
  • The Indian Navy is operating four sailing vessels capable of open ocean deployments - Tarangini, Sudarshini, Mhadei and Tarini, all four of which have been built in shipyards at Goa.
2. Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned February:
  • Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH was commissioned at Kochi, Kerala by Vice Admiral AR Karwe, Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Southern Naval Command. 
  • ICGS AYUSH is the 20th and the last in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd. 
  • ICGS AYUSH is fitted with state-of- the-art navigational and communication equipment including Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Machinery Control System (MCS).
3. Jharkhand signs MoU with Microsoft in ‘Momentum Jharkhand’:
  • Jharkhand government and Microsoft India has inked an MoU for the state government to explore cloud, machine learning and mobile based solutions to improve citizen services and provide better facilities in the fields of education and agriculture.
  • The MoU was signed at the ‘Momentum Jharkhand: Global Investors’ Summit & Trade Exhibition’.
4. Haryana's Sandeep Kumar breaks his own national record in 50km race walk:
  • Sandeep Kumar of Haryana won the gruelling men's 50-kilometre event of the National Race Walking Championships held in New Delhi. 
  • Sandeep smashed his own national record in a brilliant performance to win the race and qualify for the London World Championships in August. 
5. GSLV's Cryogenic upper stage tested successfully:
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested India’s largest indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III.
  • It said the cryogenic stage, designated as C25, was tested for a flight duration of 640 seconds.
  • C25 stage was earlier tested successfully for 50 seconds on January 25, 2017.
6. BCCI General Manager RP Shah resigns from his post:
  • RP Shah, one of the three General Managers of BCCI, resigned from his post citing his age as a “reason”. 
  • Shah was the General Manager (Commercial) and was considered to be one of the big decision makers in board’s commercial interest.
7. India win silver at Asian Women's Rugby Sevens Trophy:
  • The Indian Women's team won a silver after getting defeated by South Kores, at the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy tournament at Vientiane, Laos.
  • The team participated under the aegis of the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU), the governing body for the sport of Rugby in India and supported by Societe Generale, the financial partner of Rugby India.

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