February 21, 2017
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1. The Union HRD Minister, Smt Smriti Irani launched the multilingual Bharatvani portal (www.bharatvani.in) and mobile app at Lucknow. Bharatavani is the first knowledge portal of its kind in India which focuses on becoming a single point source for multiple language learning, content and technology.

2. ICICI Bank has introduced a ‘Positive Pay’ feature in its mobile banking application which allows customers to transfer images of the cheques they have issued to the bank.

3. Government has finally enforced the decision of retirement fund body EPFO to almost double the maximum sum assured under its insurance scheme to 6 lakh. In September, Employee Provident Fund Organisation’s apex decision making body Central Board of Trustees (CBT) had decided to increase benefits under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme from Rs 3.6 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.

4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave ex post facto approval to increase the foreign investment limit in YES Bank to 75 percent. Bank’s present foreign equity is 41.87 percent.

5. According to a joint study by Assocham-KPMG, India, which has emerged as world’s second largest mobile market, is also the fifth largest producer of e-waste, discarding roughly 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste each year.

6. The Union Cabinet gave its ex post facto approval to amend the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 to incorporate 6 new Indian Institutes Technology (IITs) at Tirupati, Palakkad, Bhilai, Goa and Jammu and conversion of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to an IIT.

7. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik launched the new website of the Ministry of AYUSH and a web portal for International Day of Yoga (IDY) in New Delhi.

8. Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang died. She was 104.

9. Newborns may soon start getting Aadhaar as part of the Narendra Modi government’s efforts to provide the unique identification number to all residents by March 2017.

10. Indian-American students have swept the prestigious national bee competitions, securing the first three positions for this year’s National Geographic Bee championship finals. Rishi Nair from Florida took top honours at the 28th annual National Geographic Bee while Saketh Jonnalagadda and Kapil Nathan held the second and third positions respectively. This is the fifth consecutive year that an Indian-American has won the prestigious national tournament.

11. CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as the 22nd Chief Minister of Kerala.

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