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Current Affairs Questions on 19, 20 February 2017 :
Altamas Kabir passed away on 19th Feb 2017. He was former .... ?
D. Chairman, UPSC
Answer: B
Explanation: Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir passed away on 19th Februar 2017. He was 68. Suffering from kidney-related ailments, Justice Kabir was admitted to a private hospital in the city last week. Born on July 19, 1948 in Kolkata, Justice Kabir completed his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta. He started his legal career in 1973 when he enrolled as an advocate. He was appointed the 39th Chief Justice of India on September 29, 2012. He retired on July 18, 2013 after a brief tenure of around nine months.

Birender Sangwan recently make headlines for his fight to cap price of ----- ?
A. Food Grains
B. TB Medicines
C. Coronary Stents
D. Service Tax
Answer: C
Explanation: Advocate Birender Sangwan filed a plea in the Delhi high court against Hospitals which lead to a Decrease in Heart Stent Price By 1000%. Now governement set a ceiling of a bare metal stent to Rs 7,260 and drug eluting stents and bioresorbable vascular scaffold/ biodegradable stents to Rs 29,600. This decision came after the Delhi High Court asked the government to take immediate steps responding to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocate Birendra Sangwan. The PIL was seeking price control of stents since many people can not afford what could probably be life-saving surgery due high prices of stents.

Which player gets highest bidding at IPL auction 2017?
A. Aniket Choudhary
B. Ben Stokes
C. Joe Root
D. Tymal Mills
Answer: B
Explanation: The England all-rounder Ben Stokes emerged the biggest purchase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, as Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) forked out Rs 14.5 crore for his services. This price was 7 times more than his base price. The second highest earner was Stokes’ England team-mate Tymal Mills, who went to RCB for Rs. 12 crore in his first appearance in the auction. The 10th auction season of IPL started from 20 February 2017 in Bengaluru. Afghanistan Mohammad Nabi becomes the first Afghan player to be sold in an IPL auction. He has been bought by RCB for Rs. 30 lakh.

Maharashtra government has launched the cloud seeding programme over which district?
A. Solapur
B. Nagpur
C. Jalgaon
D. Nashik
Answer: A
Explanation: Maharashtra Government approves cloud seeding project for 2017 monsoon Maharashtra Government has approved INR. 250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme during 2017 monsoon season to produce sufficient rain. Under this programme, weather scientists using aircrafts will spray chemicals (silver iodide) over clouds hovering above Solapur district, a rain shadow region of Western Ghats in the state. Check Detail Explanation at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

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