Daily GK Digest – February 11-12, 2017 for top current affairs.
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Here is the daily GK Digest for February 11-12, 2017.
Daily GK Digest : Top Five Current Affairs.
India Successfully Test Fires Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile
- India successfully conducted a test wherein an incoming ballistic missile target was intercepted by an exo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the Bay of Bengal.
- With this commendable scientific achievement, India has crossed an important milestone in building its overall capability towards enhanced security against incoming ballistic missile threats.
- It has entered an exclusive club of four nations with developing capabilities to secure its skies and cities against hostile threats.
Second edition of “Hunar Haat” inaugurated
- Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated the second edition of “Hunar Haat”.
- It is being organized by the Minority Affairs Ministry to encourage, promote and provide national and international market to master artisans/craftsmen belonging to the Minority communities from across the country.
- With the theme “Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam”, the second “Hunar Haat” is being organized from 11th to 26th February, 2017 at State Emporia Complex, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place.
North Korea Says it successfully testfired Ballistic Missile
- North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test since US President Donald Trump was elected.
- The test was likely to have been of an intermediate-range Musudan-class missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea’s military, not an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), which the North has said it could test at any time.
- The latest test comes a day after Trump held a summit meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and also follows Trump’s phone call last week with China’s President Xi Jinping.
- Abe called the launch “absolutely intolerable” and said North Korea must comply with UN Security Council resolutions.
Rs. 18,000 Crore Ken-Betwa River Linking Project Cleared
- The investment clearance committee, comprising officials from NITI Aayog and Union Water Resources Ministry, for Ken-Betwa river linking gave the approval for the project.
- Ken-Betwa rier linking project is Rs. 18,000-crore national project envisaged to address drinking water and irrigation requirements of the parched Bundelkhand region.
- Union Water Resources Secretary Amarjeet Singh, who heads the committee, confirmed the investment clearance given to the project on Saturday.
- However, the Environment Ministry’s final approval to the project is still awaited as it decides taking into account the recommendations of its Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC).
Earthquake In Southern Philippines
- Four people died and more than 100 were injured after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines late Friday, damaging some structures and cutting power in many areas, local officials said.
- The 6.7 earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km and the epicentre was about 13 km east of the city of Surigao, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
- Renato Solidum, head of the Philippines’ seismic agency, said 89 aftershocks had been recorded and more could be expected but they were unlikely to cause significant damage.
- Friday’s quake was the strongest since the city was rocked by a 6.9 quake in 1879, Solidum said.