7 Feb 2017 – Daily Current Affairs

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NITI Aayog launched III (India Innovation Index)

  • NITI Aayog launched III (India Innovation Index).
  • It was launched on 2nd February 2017.
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO launched this index.
  • It is the 1st online innovation portal in India.
  • It captures innovation data from all states in India.
  • It will also regularly update real time data.
  • Main aim is ranking Indian states as per innovation.
  • Ranks are based on innovation prowess of the states.
  • It also provided positive ecosystem for innovation.
  • NITI Aayog, CII & DIPP jointly initiated this Index.
  • It is will get support from International agencies.
  • Some of them are WEF, ILO, UNESCO, ITU etc.
  • The index is as per GII (Global Innovation Index) standards.
  • It also has added India-centric parameters.
  • As per GII, India is at 66th position in innovation index.


Noted Urdu writer Bano Qudsia passed away

  • Noted Urdu writer Bano Qudsia passed away.
  • She died in Lahore on 4th February 2017.
  • She was a noted Urdu novelist & short-story writer.
  • Bano was born in Firozpur in India in 1928.
  • She later migrated to Pakistan after partition.
  • Bano completed Master’s in the Urdu Literature from Lahoe.
  • She has written many urdu novels, short stories & dramas.
  • Her most noted novel is Raja Gidh, a modern urdu classic
  • She also wrote stories for Television & stages.
  • She has written in both Punjabi 7 Urdu languages.
  • Her last novel was Haasil Ghash released in 2005.
  • She received Sitara-i-imtiaz award in 2003 by Pakistan Govt.


Travis Kalanick quit Advisory Council of Trump

  • Travis Kalanick quit Advisory Council of Trump,
  • He is CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Uber Technologies.
  • He left the EAC (Economic Advisory Council) of Trump.
  • Speculations indicate he resigned due to customer pressure.
  • Trump announced Council formation in 2016 August.
  • It will assist Trump in his economic agenda.
  • It consists if top economists from US & Globe.
  • Council also has industry leaders across finance, real estate etc.
  • Travis is a computer programmer & businessman from America.
  • He co-founded file-sharing firm Swoosh & Uber.
  • He is 290th richest person on Earth as per Forbes 2014.
  • Estimated net worth of Travis is USD Six billion.


Sasikala appointed AIADMK Party Leader

  • Sasikala Natarajan was appointed AIADMK Party Leader.
  • Appointment came on 5th February 2017.
  • Her election was unanimous by AIDMK MLAs.
  • She will take charge as LPL (Legislative Party Leader).
  • She is expected to take over as CM from Panneerselvam.
  • Panneerselvam resigned from CM post on 5th February 2017.
  • Both Sasikala & Jayalalitha went to jail for Color TV related scam.
  • Panneerselvam took CM post after death of Jayalalitha.
  • He remained in the post from 6th Dec 2016 to 5th Feb 2017.


Training Centre to open for para-athletes

  • Training Centre to open for para-athletes
  • It is will first-ever training center in India.
  • It was inaugurated at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
  • Training center will be COE (Centre of Excellence).
  • INR 50 crore has been allocated for this project.
  • It will provide world-class facilities in sports.
  • Training land belongs to SAI (Sports Authority of India).
  • It will have indoor hall, swimming pools & dedicated tracks.
  • Hostel will be air-conditioned with over 100 beds.
  • It will also have 20 special suits for the foreign guests.
  • Para-athletes will be trained for Olympics & other games.