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Current Affairs Free PDF Download - 10th February 2017

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


India-UK sign MoU to Allow More Flights to Boost Tourism and Trade

India and the UK signed a MoU to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries, following successful talks in India this week. 
●    Limits on flights from key Indian cities including Chennai and Kolkata have been scrapped, allowing for a greater range of flights for passengers while providing a boost to trade and tourism for the UK and India. Building new links with important trading partners is a key part of the government’s plans for a Global Britain, opening up new export markets and creating jobs and economic growth. 
●    The agreement also opened all destinations in the UK for Indian carriers for code share flights, and reciprocally the UK carriers can also operate code share flights to any International Airport in India, through domestic code share arrangements. 
The agreement was formally signed by Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, on behalf of India and Lord Ahmad of U.K. during a visit to India where he led a delegation of British companies for the 2017 CAPA India Aviation Summit.

SPORTS


Cheteshwar Pujara Breaks 52 year old Record


The meeting of Inter- It must have been a day of mixed feelings for Cheteshwar Pujara and Karun Nair. 
●    Both created records albeit of different kinds. While Pujara may manage a smile despite missing out on a Test hundred, Karun would just wonder what more could he have done apart from scoring a triple ton to miss out on a Test match. 
●    Cheteshwar Pujara slammed 83 to break Chandu Borde's record. AP Pujara today eclipsed Chandu Borde's five decades old national record of most runs by an Indian in a single season. 
●    Borde had scored 1604 runs in the 1964-65 season that included runs in Tests as well as first-class matches. As Pujara reached his personal score of 83, he surpassed Borde by a run and now has 1605 runs in the season.
●    With 4 more Tests to go, Pujara may close in on 2000 runs by an Indian batsman in a single season. Interestingly, the third highest aggregate of runs by an Indian batsman in a single season stands in Pujara's name. 
●    He had scored 1585 runs during the 2012-13 season.

SPORTS

Savio Medeira Becomes the Technical Director of AIFF


Former Indian national football team coach Savio Medeira is set to take up the role of All India Football Federation (AIFF) Technical Director vacated by Scott O'Donell.
●    Savio has a wealth of experience having played his entire career for Salgaocar SC before becoming the team's coach. He started as an assistant coach and took over the helm in the 2001-02 NFL (National Football League) season. He remained at the post for six years and then accepted the invitation from AIFF to be the assistant coach for the Indian side under Bob Houghton. 
●    He was appointed the national team coach in 2011 and managed the team in 2011 SAFF Cup and 2012 AFC Challenge Cup.
●    Exiting Technical Director Scott O'Donell is a former Australian national football team player and took over from Robert Baan in 2015. 
●    The former Cambodia coach had cited family reasons and a desire to go back to Australia while quitting.

DISCOVERY

Archaeologists Discover New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave


Archaeologists have uncovered a new cave that once housed Dead Sea Scrolls, in a discovery described as one of the “most important” in 60 years.
●    The Hebrew University in Jerusalem said the scrolls were missing from the cave.
●    The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the oldest known manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, date from the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE.
●    About 900 scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in the Qumran caves above the Dead Sea. 
●    The parchment and papyrus scrolls contain Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic writing, and include several of the earliest-known texts from the Bible, including the oldest surviving copy of the Ten Commandments.

DISCOVERY

New Species of Gecko Discovered

A new species of gecko "EUBLEPHARIS SATPURAENSIS" (reptile) has been discovered for the first time in Chhattisgarh's rich biodiversity forest at Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary in Kawardha district. 
●    The population of the new species looks quite dense and indicates that the ecosystem suits it for further conservation.
●    Earlier found only in Madhya Pradesh, the species was spotted during tiger census being conducted in the sanctuary on the hills of Satpura range. 
●    Forest department now plans to write to Zoological Survey of India seeking suggestions to conserve Gecko in the region.
●    It's a welcoming move that such rare species are present in state's forest range and deep study of reptiles has become important now. 

REPORTS & RANKINGS


 IP Index : India Stays Near Bottom


India was ranked 37 out of 38 countries, with only Venezuela scoring lower, in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-International Intellectual Property Index.
●    The report, released on Wednesday, comes at a time when the government is close to finalising a National Intellectual Property policy to improve the IP regime, increase IP awareness and strengthen enforcement of rules.
●    The U.S. was ranked first, followed by the UK, Germany, France and Sweden. 
●    India’s peers in the BRICS grouping were all ranked ahead with Russia ranked 20th, China (22nd), South Africa (26th) and Brazil (29th). 
●    The 38 economies benchmarked in the 2016 Index accounts for nearly 85 per cent of the global GDP.
●    India remains at the bottom of the Index for the fourth year in a row, the GIPC report said.

NATIONAL NEWS


 Ananth Kumar launched 1000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras

Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar inaugurated and presided over the orientation programme for the district conveners of National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) here today, for launching of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) in the country. 
●    The workshop was targeted to educate and channelize youth to synergize their efforts for taking ahead the mission to open 3000 PMBJKs by March 2017.
●    Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ananth Kumar emphasized on the need to open more and more PMBJKs, which should be based on 3As – Authenticity, Availability and Affordability. 
●    He also appreciated the efforts made by BPPI and NYCS in achieving the same. 
●    As only 40% of the population is able to avail branded medicines whereas the remaining 60% are deprived of it due to poverty and other reasons.

SPORTS


Mission XI Million, launched in New Delhi


Driven by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi´s vision of making football the sport of choice in India, Mission XI Million, the biggest school sport outreach programme was launched here today by the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel in the presence of President of AIFF Shri Praful Patel. 
●    A first of its kind, the programme will encourage children to play the beautiful game of football, gain healthy habits and learn important life lessons in teamwork and sportsman spirit. 
●    The approach is to work with school principals and sports teachers and encourage and incentivize them to make children play football games on regular basis. 
●    Speaking on the occasion Shri Vijay Goel said, over the past year, his Ministry has made many bold strides towards developing a sporting culture in the country. He said, Projects like Khelo India are helping towards developing sport at the ground level while our TOPS scheme and Olympic Task forces look to help our elite athletes bring glory to India in the international arena. 
●    And with the FIFA U-17 World Cup being held in India in October this year, we are building our infrastructure and showcasing our ability to organize and execute global sporting events. 


 

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