Current Affairs Feb 2017 - Places in NEWS


News 1 - DRDO young Scientists Meet at Yelahanka, Bengaluru


DRDO Young Scientists Meet (YSM) 2017 was inaugurated at Yelahanka, Bengaluru on the side-lines of the Aero India Seminar. For the first time the event has been planned during Aero India to provide an opportunity for the young scientists to witness the biennial mega event.

YSM is a two-day technical event with participation of young scientists coming from DRDO laboratories all over India. The program emphasizes on making participants to enthusiastically take part in various open competitions and team building activities.

News 2 - The 11th Biennial Edition Aero India 2017 held at Bengaluru

Biennial Edition Aero India

Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 11th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition and declared the Aero India 2017 in Bengaluru. Aero India witnessed the emerging dynamism of defence manufacturing in India, especially the rising role of Indian defence industry.

Aero India witnessed the participation of 549 companies with 53 Aircrafts gracing the event. The Air Show witnessed a fly past by the Make in India formation consisting of HTT-40, Hawk-i, Dornier-228, Su-30MKI and the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft.

News 3 - National Workshop on Training on Autism Certification tools held in Delhi

Autism Certification Tools

The 2nd three-day Workshop for Training Master Trainers in Autism Tools-INCLEN & ISAA” was organized by the National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism in collaboration with Department of Paediatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi from 09-Feb-2017 to 11-Feb-2017 in New Delhi.

This workshop was organized for Northern and Eastern states of India in which more than 53 doctors from Government Hospitals attended. The aim of the workshop was to train the health care professionals and certify Autism using INCLEN and ISAA tools, which are the basis for issuing Certificate for Autism.

News 4 - The 43rd edition of the IHGF–Delhi Fair Spring 2017 held in Delhi


The IHGF–Delhi Fair Spring 2017, the 43rd edition of the world’s largest handicrafts and gifts fair held from February 16 - 20, 2017, spread over an area of 1,97,000 sq. metres in NCR region of Delhi.

More than 3,000 exhibitors including 900 permanent marts from all over the country showcased a wide range of products.

One of the main highlights of the show was thematic display of products from North Eastern Region and Jodhpur Mega cluster.

News 5 - A 5-day Indian Panorama Film Festival organized in Port Blair

Indian Panorama Film Festival

The five-day Indian Panorama Film Festival (Public Screening of films) was organised in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The festival was organized by Directorate of Information and Publicity, Andaman & Nicobar Administration jointly with Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India.

The five-day festival saw screening of 15 films of different languages and genres. The Directorate of Film Festivals in India is an organisation that initiates and presents the International Film Festival of India, the National Film Awards and the Indian Panorama.

News 6 - Aero India–2017 concluded at Yelahanka in Bengaluru

Aero India–2017

The 11th biennial edition of the International Aerospace and Defence exhibition – Aero India concluded at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru. A total of 549 companies, 270 Indian Companies and 279 foreign companies, participated in the five-day event.

On the first three days’, several MOUs was signed under manufacturing sector. HAL, the premier Aeronautics giant received several crore rupees worth contracts for manufacturing sub-parts of aircrafts. Boeing and Rolls Royce have signed MOUs to set up manufacturing base in India and Airbus will set up Centre of Excellence for Aerospace skills development in Hyderabad.