Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: February 17, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for February 17, 2022


– Government approves ‘New India Literacy Programme, a new scheme of Adult Education for FYs 2022-27”; term “Adult Education” to be replaced with “Education For All”
– Road Transport & Highways Ministry amends safety norms, use of safety harness and crash helmet must for children below four years on motorcycles
– Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar launches Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED); DNTs are De-notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Communities
– The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) organising World Sustainable Development Summit on February 16-18 in virtual format
– Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link: Longest tunnel of Indian Railways T-49 of 12.758 km length connected
– New envoys: High Commissioner of Tanzania Anisa K. Mbega, Ambassador of Djibouti Isse Abdillahi Assoweh, Ambassador of Serbia Sinisa Pavic and Ambassador of North Macedonia Slobodan Uzunov
– Bollywood music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri dies in Mumbai at 69


– Govt. estimates record foodgrains production of 316.06 million tonnes for 2021-22
– Enforcement Directorate arrests K. Ramakrishna the President of Bengaluru-based Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank in connection with misappropriation of public deposits to the tune of more than Rs. 1,000 crores
– NITI Aayog in association with PhonePe launches Fintech Open Hackathon


– Russian defence ministry announces end of Crimea military drills
– Ukraine: Cyberattacks knocks websites of Ukrainian army, defense ministry and major banks offline
– Air forces of Bangladesh, US to conduct exercise ‘Cope South 22’ on Feb 20-25


– English club Chelsea defeats Brazilian club Palmeiras in final to win FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi
– National senior volleyball championships in Bhubaneswar: Kerala (women’s), Haryana (men’s) win titles



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