Static Current Affairs: February 2017 Week 2

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:

Dams:

  • Thumbe Dam – Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Subansiri Lower Dam, officially named Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP) – on river Subansiri. On the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Headquarters:

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • India Meteorological Department headquarters – New Delhi
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) headquarters – Kochi, Kerala (celebrated platinum jubilee)
  • International Post Corporation headquarters – Brussels, Belgium
  • World Trade Organization headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

Lakes:

  • Loktak Lake – Manipur
  • Somasundarapalya Lake – Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Chitlapakkam Lake – Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Stadiums:

  • Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium – Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Indira Gandhi Arena or Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium – Delhi (Asian Track Cycling Championships 2017 took place)

Persons in News:

  • Managing Director and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) – A P Hota
  • CEO of IndiaPost Payments Bank – Ashok Pal Singh
  • Director-General of the World Trade Organization – Roberto Azevêdo

Others:

  • Bogibeel Bridge – Assam
  • Kempegowda Airport – Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Bhadradri Thermal Power Plant – Telangana
  • Sardar Patel National Police Academy – Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Himalayan Region Games Will Be Held In Guwahati, Assam From April 21

Important Days in February 2nd week:

  • 10 Feb – National Deworming Day (World’s Largest Deworming Programme)
  • 11 Feb – First National Unani Day (birthday of Hakim Ajmal Khan) – Hyderabad hosted
  • 11 Feb – International Day of Women and Girls in Science
    2017 Theme: “Gender, Science and Sustainable Development: The Impact of Media”
  • 12 Feb to 18 Feb – National productivity week
    2017 Theme: “From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse”
  • 13 Feb – World Radio Day
    2017 Theme: “Radio is You”

 

 

 

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