Static Current Affairs: February 2017 Week 1

We see that sometimes the questions of static part in the General Awareness Section is asked from the latest happenings. So we have come up with the Static Current Affairs Section.

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Static Current Affairs:

Stadiums:

  • Sardar Patel Stadium – Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Kalinga Stadium – multi-purpose stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Parks and Reserves:

  • Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary – Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Hardinge Park – Patna, Bihar – completed 101 years
  • Ankasamudra tank (a bird conservation reserve) – Ballari, Karnataka

Events:

  • Bharat Parv Festival 2017 – Delhi
  • Freestyle World Cup – Iran to host in February in Kermanshah
  • FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament – India to host in July in Bengaluru
  • BioAsia 2017 – Hyderabad, Telangana

People in News:

  • Kailash Satyarthi – Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
  • Ashley Jackson – Hockey player from England
  • Yuki Bhambri – Indian professional tennis player
  • Lakshya Sen – Indian Badminton Player
  • Novak Djokovic – Serbian professional tennis player
  • Serena Williams – American professional tennis player

Others:

  • India’s first medical devices manufacturing park will step up in – Visakhapatnam
  • Bhadradri Thermal Power Plant – Telangana
  • Sri Arunachaleswarar temple – Tamil Nadu
  • Vizag port – Andhra Pradesh
  • Mughal Gardens – Rashtrapati Bhavan (Delhi)
  • Falaknuma Palace – Hyderabad, Telangana

Important Days in February 1st week:

  • 01 Feb – Indian Coast Guard Day
  • 02 Feb – World Wetlands Day
    2017 Theme: “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction”
  • 04 Feb – World Cancer Day
    The World Cancer Day 2016-18 has a theme around it called ‘We can. I can’. It is a three-year campaign for the World Cancer Day in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • 06 Feb – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
    2017 Theme: “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030”
  • 07 Feb – Safer Internet Day
    2017 Slogan: “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”

 

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