Current Affairs 13th February 2017 - Important Points
Current Affairs 13th February 2017 - Details
India observes its National Productive Day on 12th Feb 2017. In fact it goes from 12th-18th Feb for a complete one week with the theme of ‘From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse’.
National Productivity Council (NPC) organizes this day to encourage all the stakeholders to implement productivity tools and techniques with contemporary relevant themes.
Various workshops, essay competitions, painting competitions, training programs, debates are also organized in this entire week.
Among Important International Current Affairs, On 12th February 2017, Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as new president of Germany.
Key Points :
India test fired Interceptor Missile successfully off the Odisha coast on 11th Feb 2017. This missile was launched from Abdul Kalam island of ITR at about 7:45am.
• This test led India to be a part of those four exclusive nations that have the capabilities of protecting its skies and cities against the hostile threats.
• India’s Ballistic Missile Shield (BMD)is being developedby the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)with an approach of two layered system to handle incoming targets at endo and exo-atmosphere.
On 13th February 2017, World Radio Day was observed across the globe. Theme of this year was 'Radio and You'.
Key Points :
• UNESCO General Conference established World Radio Day for the first time in 2012.
• Radio plays especially crucial role at the time of disaster like earthquake or at the time of high turbulence in society by disseminating information and bringing communities together.
On 13th February 2017, Legislative Assembly of Karnataka passed a bill on cruelty of Animals.
Things to know :
• This amendment was required to exempt the conduct of bullock cart racing for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960.
• State High Court banned the sports after receiving a petition from PETA.
• Kambala committees and other Kannada organizations in the coastal districts of the statestarted protest against this ban.
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