Daily Current Affairs: February 11, 2017

Current Affairs February 11, 2017

India’s forex reserves rise $1.6 billion

India’s foreign exchange reserves rose $1.6 billion to reach $363.1 billion as on February 3 said the Reserve Bank of India in a statement


India plans to host counter-radicalisation conference with ASEAN

India plans to host a conference with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to share experiences and ideas on prevention of radicalisation. The event is likely to be held in October.


‘India Pharma 2017’ & ‘India Medical Device 2017’ International Conference inaugurated

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar inaugurated the 2nd edition of India Pharma & India Medical Device International Conference in Bengaluru.


Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Guinness record

India’s renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Friday created a Guinness World Record for building the world’s tallest sandcastle on the beach of eastern Puri city.

  • Sudarsan and his 45 students took about nine days to make the 48 feet-high sculpture under the theme of ‘World Peace’.
  • He has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships across the world Pattnaik’s sand sculpture titled ‘Mahatma Gandhi – World Peace’ won the people’s choice prize at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016.

Andhra Pradesh Government constitutes 33 member committee for Sagarmala Project

A 33 member committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for the speedy implementation of the Sagarmala Project in Andhra Pradesh.


Eminent journalist Pandit Dharmsheel Chaturvedi passed away

Eminent thinker, writer and journalist Pandit Dharmsheel Chaturvedi passed away.


Former Dutch football star Piet Keizer passes away


NASA set to launch mission for Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

NASA has submitted its report for Europa lander mission which includes goals like searching for evidence of life on Europa, and more.

  • The task is to develop a life-detection strategy in Europa, a first for a NASA mission since the Mars mission more than four decades ago.

China to launch night light observing satellite

China is set to launch its first remote-sensing satellite capable of detecting large lighted structures on the ground at night.

  • Last August China successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite which boosts of hack proof ultra high security features to prevent wiretapping and intercepts.

Multinational ‘Aman-17’ naval exercise kicks off in Karachi

The multinational ‘Aman-17’ naval exercise kicked off in Karachi on Friday morning with 37 countries, including Pakistan, taking part in the four-day long event.

  • In all other 36 countries including Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, UK, USA, Japan and Russia are participating in the exercise.

 

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