17 February 2013 Current Affairs

Australia win ICC Women’s World Cup

Australia to win the ICC Women’s World Cup by beating the West Indies by 114 runs in the final Mumbai at the Brabourne Stadium on 17 February 2013.In the past Australia won the World Cup in 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005.So, this is the Sixth time Australia won the World Cup.

World tourism conference in Hyderabad

Union minister of state for tourism, Chiranjeevi said that world tourism conference would be held from Aril 11 to 14 in Hyderabad.

Britain PM visit India

Britain PM David Cameron visit India from 18th February to 20 February to increase the bilateral trade between India and Britain.In this visit,the Britain PM first visit the Hindustan Unilever main branch in Mumbai.After that he participated in the India-Britain Business meeting in Taj Hotel.

South Africa beat Pakistan to win test series

South Africa beat Pakistan by four wickets on the fourth day of the second Test at Newlands on 17 February 2013.So, South Africa clinch the three Test Series against the Pakistan on 17 February 2013 with 2-0.

Rafael Correa re-elected for 3rd term as Ecuador’s President

On 17 February Ecuadoreans president Rafael Correa has been re-elected to a third term in power , with more than 50 percent of vote in his favour.As per the results, Rafael Correa got 58 percent while his closest competitor Guillermo could secure only 24 percent.Correa is a socialist leader who was first elected in 2006.Rafael Correa is a socialist leader who was first elected in 2006.Correa was re-elected to a second term in 2009.

India’s First Geothermal Plant in Chhattisgarh

On 17 February Chhattisgarh has signed an agreement with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to set up the country’s first geothermal power plant in its newly-formed Balrampur district.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project was signed between the NTPC and the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA). The plant will come up at Tata Pani in Balrampur, a district located in extreme northern region of the state.

CBI probe Ordered into Rs 3600 crore Italian Chopper Deal Scam

In February 2010, India had inked the deal with Italain Finmeccanica to acquire the 12 three-engine AW-101 helicopters from AgustaWestland for IAF’s elite Communication Squadron ,which ferries around the President, PM and other VVIPs.The deal came under the scanner of Italian agencies after allegations of kickback given in India surfaced.The agencies arrested Giuseppe Orsi, the head of Italian defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica as part of their probe related to international corruption.Around 50 million euros (Rs 362 crore approximately), about 10 per cent of the deal, were alleged to have been given as bribes to ensure that the company won the contract.On February The Defence Ministry has ordered CBI probe into alleged scam in a Rs 3600 crore defence helicopter deal after arrest of head of Italian firm Finmeccanica on charges of bribery.

World’s Highest Railway Bridge in Jammu Kashmir

The Indian Railways plans to complete the Chenab River Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir by 2016 , making it the world’s highest rail bridge.The arch-shaped bridge across Chenab river-bed in Reasi district, which will be five times the height of Qutub Minar at 359 metres above river bed, will connect Baramulla and Srinagar to Jammu via Udhampur-Katra-Qazigund.The 1,315-metre bridge would boast of several unique features.

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