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  • Current Affairs 13th February 2017

    Updated : 13-Feb-2017
    Current Affairs 13th February 2017

    Current Affairs 13th February 2017 - Important Points

    • National Productivity Day observed in India on - 12 February 2017
    • Which Automaker bought Ambassador Car from Hindustan Motors - Peugeot SA, a French automaker 
    • Who has been elected as a new President of Germany - Frank-Walter Steinmeier
    • Which missile test fired by India successfully - Interceptor Missile of Ballistic Missile Shield
    • World Radio Day observed on - 13th February 2017
    • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed by - Legislative Assembly of Karnataka

    Current Affairs 13th February 2017 - Details

    National Productivity Day observed in India on - 12 February 2017

    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’.

    Key Highlights:

    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.

    Which Automaker bought Ambassador Car from Hindustan Motors - Peugeot SA, a French automaker 

    • Peugeot SA, a French automaker bought Ambassador Car from Hindustan Motors on 11th February 2017 for Rs 80 crore. This company has a brief 3- year presence in India.
    • Ambassador was the first diesel car of India and was the longest produced brand that was manufactured from1958 to 2014.
    • Hindustan Motors discontinued the production of Ambassador due to falling sales and raising debts in 2014.

    Who has been elected as a new President of Germany - Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    Among Important International Current Affairs, On 12th February 2017, Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as new president of Germany.

    Key Points :

    • Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a social democratbecame the 12thpresident after the post-war era with the huge victory of 931 votes out of 1260 in total.
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “grand coalition”that comprises center-right and center-left parties supported him a lot.
    • Frank will be taking oath for the president’s position on 19 March 2017, as present President, Joachim Gauck will be released on 18th Mar.

    Which missile test fired by India successfully - Interceptor Missile of Ballistic Missile Shield

    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.

    Interesting highlights

    • 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.

    World Radio Day observed on - 13th February 2017

    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.

    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed by - Legislative Assembly of Karnataka

    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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