Static Current Affairs: February 2017 Week 3

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 Click here to read the Daily Current Affairs.

Static Current Affairs:

Headquarters:

  • World Chess Federation body, FIDE – Athens, Greece
  • International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) – Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Space X – American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States. (Founder – Elon Musk)

Lakes and Rivers:

  • Pallapalayam Lake – Tamil Nadu
  • Pallapatti Lake – Tamil Nadu
  • Bhavani River – Tamil Nadu

Airports:

  • Bidar airport – Karnataka (to be opened under UDAN)
  • Gannavaram airport – Andhra Pradesh (To be renamed “NTR Amaravati International Airport”)

National Parks:

  • Bandipur National Park – Karnataka
  • Kaziranga National Park – Assam

Others:

  • Panel Head to suggest medium-term recommendations to strengthen the digital payments ecosystem – former finance secretary Ratan Watal
  • Public Accounts Committee (PAC)  Chairman – Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas
  • World Women’s Chess Championship held in – Tehran, Iran
  • Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy held in – Laos (capital city is Vientiane)
  • The smallest river island in the world – Umananda Island (located in the midst of the mighty Brahmaputra River flowing through Guwahati in Assam).  Also called Peacock Island 
  • Mettur Dam – Tamil Nadu
  • Okhla waste-to-energy plant – Delhi
  • Qutb Shahi tombs – Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Rohingya Refugees issue – Rights group accuses Bangladesh of ethnic cleansing, pushing Buddhists out with Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Important Days in February 3rd week:

  • 20 Feb – World Day of Social Justice 
    2017 Theme: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”
  • 21 Feb – International Mother Language Day
    2017 Theme: “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education.”

 

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