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Important Current Affairs 27th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th February 2018

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Record foodgrain production in the country in 2017-18
●        The second advance estimates of production of major crops for the year 2017-18 by the Agriculture, Cooperative and Farmers Welfare Department have been released on 27th February, 2018.
●        Evaluation of the production of different crops is based on information received from the states and its validity information from other sources.
Tamil Nadu Defense Quad project

●        Under the guidance of Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Defense Production Department of Defense Ministry has started the task of preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Tamil Nadu Defense Quad.
●        The department will take services of the top consultancy company to prepare the DPR of the quad.
●        Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has announced to set up two Defense Production Corridors in 2018-19.
●        Apart from this, it has been decided that one of the defense production corridors will be set up in Tamil Nadu.
A unique exhibition of 13 unseen copies of 'Holy Quran' was inaugurated today at the National Museum of New Delhi.

●        A reputable cultural organization under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India -National Museum- for the first time written in various manuscript styles and is performing a collection of 'Holy Quran' written in various eras from the 7th century to the 19th century.
●        This exhibition was inaugurated by Dr Naseem Akhtar, former curator (manuscript) of the National Museum.
●        The exhibition 'Holy Quran' was shown from 27 February 2018 to 31 March 2018.

J.P. Nadda chaired the 5th meeting of NHM Operations Group Mission

●        The "Health and Wellness Center" will provide 12 services packages for the prevention, management and care of the patient. This was stated by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda while presiding over the 5th meeting of the Mission Operations Group of the National Health Mission (NHM) here today.
●        In this meeting, Mr. Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Union Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Ashwani Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Mrs. Anupriya Patel and Deputy Chairman of the Policy Commission, Dr. Rajiv Kumar were also present.
EPFO launches new facility for linking UAN-Aadhaar
●        Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has launched a new facility to add UAN-Aadhaar to facilitate the members using the EPFO link in the mobile mobile app.
●        Using the biometric introduction letters from the facility on E-KYC portal, the UAN will be able to be connected online from the base.
●        For the use of this facility with the amusing app, the member has to give his UAN.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi presented the annual budget
●        Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi presented the budget for the financial year 2018-19 in the Assembly on February 27, 2018.
●        Sushil Kumar Modi presented a budget of 1.76 lakh.
●        In 2018-19, a total revenue of Rs 1,580,52 crore has been estimated.
●        A budget of Rs. 153.45 crores has been allocated for the promotion of tourism in the state.
●        Solar lights will be given to 10,000 students.
●        15 thousand 828 crores will be spent for the pension.
●        153.45 crores provision for tourism department
●        A provision of 7 thousand 326 crores for outstanding refund.

'Bal Aadhar' for children under 5 years of age
●        The Indian Unique Identification Authority has announced the release of blue 'child base' card for children under five years of age.
●        UIDAI has tweeted this information on the basis of the important documents as the important documents for the benefit and identification of government facilities.
●        In order to create a base card for children under 5 years old, a child's birth certificate and child's birth certificate will be required.
Organizing the largest marine naval exercise Milan in Andaman Nicobar
●        In the second week of March 2018, the Indian Navy is going to organize the largest marine naval exercise Milan, in Andaman Nicobar so far.
●        This exercise will be organized from 06 March to 13 March in Port Blair under the auspices of Navy's Andaman Nicobar Command.
●        For the first time to participate in maneuvers, together with 22 countries of the world Navy will be involved in India.

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: SCHEMES

Uma Bharti launches second project of Swajal scheme in Rajasthan

●        Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ms. Uma Bharti today launched Swajal Pilot Project in Bhikampura village of Karauli district in Rajasthan.
●        Apart from ensuring availability of clean drinking water throughout the year from this project, employment opportunities will also be born.
●        Uma Bharati urged the people to adopt the project to begin soon.

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: DAYS AND DATES

National Science Day 2018
●        National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28th February.
●        This year also the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is organizing NSD festival.
●        Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Science and Technology (S & T), Earth Science (ES) and Environment, Forest and Climate Change (EFCC), will be the Chief Guest at the National Festival to be held in Technology Bhawan and Science and Technology (S & T) and Earth Sciences (YS) Minister of State Shri Y. S. Chaudhary will preside over the function.

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

International Conference on sustainable biofuels
●        A two-day conference was organized on sustainable biofuels on 26 and 27 February 2018.
●        This conference was organized jointly by the Department of Biotechnology and Biofutur Platform, Government of India.
●        The conference and experts of sustainable biofuel in 19 countries had gathered to review present knowledge and share information and best practices.
 Highest payment to the foreigners in Mumbai
●        According to a survey conducted by HSBC, the foreigners who are employed in Mumbai are the highest in terms of foreigners working in other countries of the world.
●        Asia's countries are at the top of this list than Europe.
●        According to the HSBC Survey, Asian Cities in Shanghai, Jakarta, Hong Kong Top Ten are included in offering more salaries.
●        Foreigners working in India's financial capital Mumbai earn an annual income of Rs 1.40 crore.
●        This amount is almost double the global average.

Women in Saudi Arabia allowed to join army
●        Recently, adding more lessons to the reformist measures being taken by Saudi Arabia has invited applications for jobs in the army for the recent women.
●        It was also said that the army's job would be voluntary for women, that is, it would not be mandatory for women to go to the army.
●        According to information released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Public Safety Directorate has started recruiting military posts on 25th February 2018.
●        These women will be appointed in Riyadh, Mecca, Medina, Qasim, Asir, Al-Baha and Sharqiyah.

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: ECONOMY

21st National Conference on e-governance started in Hyderabad
●        The 21st National Conference on e-governance started in Hyderabad on February 26, 2018.
●        The conference is being organized by the Government of India with the administrative reforms and Public Grievances Department (DARPG), the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Telangana Government.
●        The conference will be organized from 26 February to 27 February 2018.

Ministry of Finance releases list of 'High Risk' finance companies
●        Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), a working entity under the Ministry of Finance, has released a list of nearly 9,500 non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) which have been referred to as 'High Risk Financial Institutions'.
●        This list contains the names of these NBFCs which have been kept in 'High Risk' category.
●        FIU has found in its investigation that these companies did not comply with the Law of Money Laundering Act till January 31.
DLF to pay Rs 1,496 crore for land in Gurgaon

●        Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has auctioned 11.76 acres in Gurgaon, for which DLF has made a bid of Rs 1,496 crore.
●        Three sources aware of this matter have given this information.
●        Apart from this, the company may have to pay 143 crores rupees separately for transit-oriented development rights.
●        DLF will also pay Rs 120 crore for this land registry.

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Important Current Affairs 26th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th February 2018

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Launch of viral load test

●        Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda launched Viral Load Test for people suffering from HIV / AIDS (PLHIV) during a function organized here today.
●        With this initiative, the free viral load test of 12 lakh PLHVs being treated in the country will be done at least once in a year.
●        Nadda also announced that after all 'Treat All', viral load test is a major step towards the treatment and monitoring of people suffering from HIV.

 Intermodal stations will be built in 15 cities

●        The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has undertaken a detailed feasibility study to set up Intermodal Station (IMS) in Nagpur and Varanasi and detailed project report (DPR) for this is in the final stages of preparation.
●        In order to develop intermodal station, 15 cities of the country have been given priority, out of which Nagpur and Varanasi have been selected for the pilot project.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Truck Parking Terminal and Information Center at Tuticorin Port

●        Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari today under the ambitious Sagarmala project, V.O. Tuticorin. Inauguration of a Truck Parking Terminal at the port of Chidambaranar. Built at a cost of Rs 23.69 crore, this terminal can operate up to 200 trucks.
●        The Minister of State for Finance and Shipping, Shri P. Radhakrishnan was also present on this occasion.
●        Shri Gadkari also inaugurated a Port Information Center.
●        Built at a cost of Rs 1.89 crore, this information center has 60 LED panels, which show the emergence and development of this port.
 Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of National Technology Center for ports, waterways and beaches in IIT Chennai

●        Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari today laid the foundation stone of National Technology Center (NTCPWC) of ports, waterways and beaches in IIT Chennai.
●        On this occasion, IIT Chennai and Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding on this occasion.
●        NTCPWC has been established under the flagship program of Shipping Ministry, Sagarmala.

Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian passes away
●        Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian died on February 26, 2018.
●        He was 79 years old.
●        A committee was formed a few years ago under the chairmanship of former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian, to create a new education policy.
●        TSR Subramanian remained a part of bureaucrats and politicians, whose petition was initiated by the Supreme Court in the year 2013 in the reform of civil services.

Bill of Rights to Power will come in Parliament's Monsoon session
●        The government is planning to bring a bill in the monsoon session of Parliament, so that people can get the right to get electricity supply.
●        Under this, the power distributors will be held accountable for not having 24 hours of electricity supply in the normal conditions since April 2019.
●        PM Narendra Modi has fixed deadline April 1, 2019 to ensure electricity supply to every household in the country.
Live telecast of meeting of government and officers

●        Delhi Government is considering live telecast of its meetings with the officers.
●        Working on a live broadcast of these meetings is being done on one website.
●        Apart from this, the planning of the notice of the ministers and officers on files is also made online.

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Meeting of India and US delegations for cooperation in defense sector

●        As part of Indo-US bilateral defense cooperation, the eighth meeting of the Inter Agency Working Group formed on Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) was held here today.
●        Vice-Chief of the Integrated Defense Staff, Vice Admiral A.K., co-chaired this meeting. Jain and Acting Director (International Cooperation) Mr. Matthew Warren.
●        DTTI was launched in 2012 as an idea of former US Defense Minister Dr. Ashton Carter.

International Conference on sustainable biofuels

●        A two-day conference on sustainable biofuels is being organized jointly by the Department of Biotechnology and the Biofuels Platform of the Government of India.
●        Experts and representatives of sustainable biofuels in 19 countries will review current knowledge and share information and best practices and will agree on taking necessary steps for the future.

China becomes vice president of FATF
●        China became the Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). India congratulated China for becoming the Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
●        At the FATF's full meeting, the US and some of its European collaborators were in favor of putting Pakistan on the list of countries that fund terrorism.
●        India expressed hope that Beijing will maintain the objective of the organization in a balanced and objective manner and will support it.
●        FATF is a global body that has the responsibility of fighting terror financing.

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: AWARDS

M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred the Prime Minister's Labor Award to 338 workers

●        Hon'ble Vice President Mr. M.Venkaiah Naidu conferred the Prime Minister's Labor Award to 338 workers in the presence of Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labor and Employment.
●        Vice President has given 194 prestigious awards for the year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 here at a function here.
●        The award winners included the public undertakings of at least 500 workers of central and state governments and workers working in private units.

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: SCHEMES

'Srijan' is launched on the MyGov Portal

●        Indian Railway Station Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) has started work on redevelopment of around 600 major railway stations across the country.
●        Under this comprehensive expedition, assistance and participation of all stakeholders, such as rail passengers, urban planners, architects and engineers, is essential.
●        In view of this objective of consultation with the stakeholders, the launch of a competition 'creation of a competition (joint initiative by the Station Rejuvenation Initiative) for inviting innovative ideas (Idea) for the development of 635 stations in Indian Railways was launched by MEGAV Has been done on the portal.

RBI launches Ombudsman scheme for NBFCs
●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced the Lokpal Scheme for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) on February 23, 2018.
●        This arrangement will facilitate the speedy and duty free redressal of complaints related to the reduction of services in NBFCs.
●        The offices of NBFC Ombudsman will work in the metros of Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

CSIR signs MoU with IORA

●        The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has organized regional center for the transfer of science and technology of the Indian Ocean Coastal Regional Cooperation Association (IORA) to make a coordinating center for Central Medicinal and Aromatic Vegetation Institute, Lucknow (CSIR-CIMAP). Has signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
●        On the memorandum of understanding, CSIR-CIMAP Director Professor Anil Kumar Tripathi and IORA-RCSTT Director Dr. A. Sedpausan signed the memorandum.

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: DEFENSE

Organizing the largest marine naval exercise Milan-2011 in Andaman Nicobar
●        In the second week of March 2018, the Indian Navy is going to organize the largest marine naval exercise Milan-2011, in Andaman Nicobar so far.
●        This exercise will be organized from 06 March to 13 March in Port Blair under the auspices of Navy's Andaman Nicobar Command.
●        For the first time to participate in maneuvers, together with 22 countries of the world Navy will be involved in India.

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: RANKING

Yuki reached 101th position in ATP ranking

●        India's top singles tennis player Yuki Bhambri has reached the 101rd position with a gain of 11 places in the latest ATP singles ranking.
●        Yuki got the benefit of a spectacular performance in the Chennai Open Challenge Tournament where he was runners-up.
●        After losing to Australian Thompson of Australia in the final, he got 48 ranking points and $ 4240 prize money from this tournament.

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Important Current Affairs 25th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th February 2018

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

RSS Will launch e-branch through app
●        In this era of technology, the RSS does not want to be behind.
●        Under this exercise, the Sangh will not only send information about its services to the masses, but also through E-branch and IT Milan programs will also try to create penetration in the new generation.
●        A senior RSS pracharak told that the RSS is going to launch an app called 'Gatha' and it is expected that it will be launched in two months.
NCERT's Syllabus will be made half
●        Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that under the effort to provide relief to school students, the NCERT system will be reduced by the session of 2019. The NCERT's syllabus will be reduced by half.
●        He said that the syllabus of the school is more than the course of BA and B.Com.It needs to be reduced to half, so that students can get the time for every kind of development.
●        In a conversation with Rajya Sabha TV, he said, "There is a need to give full freedom to the students in the development of knowledge skills.
Special train for Banaras

●        In order to reduce the additional crowd of passengers during the summer carpet leave, the Central Railway will run 52 additional summer special trains on the special tariff between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Varanasi.
●        The train number 01101 will leave Special Lokmanya Tilak Terminus from 2.4.2018 to 25.6.2018 every Monday (Sunday-Monday night) at 00.45 pm and reach Varanasi at 04.55 the next day.

Barsana Holi will receive international recognition
●        The government will declare Gokul, Vrindavan, Barsana, Nandgaon and Govardhan as pilgrimages.
●        Talking about these developmental developments, further plans, the Chief Minister gave credit to the Ministers, MLAs and MP Hema Malini, from every development work to the event.
●        He said that he is constantly doing this through his efforts.
●        He said, the Brahmins have kept their cultural and religious heritage through Holi in these programs for years.
●        The Government will try to get this Holi an international identity.
Team to identify tuberculosis patients from home
●        The first phase of campaign started in the district on Saturday to identify the patients of tuberculosis and their mucus.
●        CMO Dr. Ramesh Chandra said that presently the total population of the district is 36,15,123.
●        By visiting the teams of Health Department, 10% of its families, i.e., to 72,977 families of 3,70,603 people, will go to the Health Department team to investigate the molestation of suspected patients.
●        Within 48 hours, the team will report it to the concerned.

Big B releases coffee table book
●        Bollywood actor Big B released Gopaldas Neeraj, the famous coffee table book songs of popular songwriter Gopaldas Neeraj.
●        This book, written by Dr. Rupal Agarwal and Harshvardhan Agarwal, Managing Trustee of Help You Educational and Charitable Trust, was released on Saturday evening on the basis of his residence in Mumbai.
●        Dr. Harshvardhan said that it took a year for writing and preparing this book.
●        The book includes Gopaldas Neeraj's literary travels and achievements, songs, poems and ghazals rare pictures.

Subhash Yadav will take charge of UP
●        BJP's new state president, Subhash Yadav, will formally take charge of UP on February 26.
●        The State President will be welcomed at the party headquarters.
●        On this occasion, the party's state president Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey and the state's general secretary (organization) Sunil Bansal will also be present.

NPAs of traders are 9 times more than farmers
●        On one hand, the country's farmer is indebted to the debt, on the other hand, industrialists' debt is growing at a tenth level.
●        Industrialists such as Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi escaped with a loan of thousands of crores of rupees from the bank , while the small farmers got themselves forced to commit suicide.
●        The non-profit assets of the country's farmers are 66,176 crores, while NPAs of industries are 5,67,148 crores.
●        If you look at the entire NPA of the country, then one thing is clear that this amount is Rs 7,76,067 crore.
●        Out of this, Rs 6,89,806 crore belongs to public sector banks, 86,281 crores are from private banks.

Defense Ministry prepares Roadmap -2018
●        The Army will need 400 modern drones over the next decade.
●        Includes Combat and Remote-powered Aircrafts to be launched from submarine.
●        At the same time, the Indian Army wants the Highway Laser and Microwave Weapons to target the enemies' bases.
●        At the moment, the Army has 200 drones.
●        Most of these are purchased from long distance and target-looking Israelis.

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: ECONOMY

1,000 crores of projects launched in Daman and Diu
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived on the tour of Daman and Diu, laid the foundation of this Union Territory for the projects of about one thousand crore rupees, terming it as 'Mini India'.
●        This includes solar power plants, water cleansing plants, bridges, facilities for fishermen etc.
●        Air service was started between Diu and Ahmedabad.
●        At the same time, he announced the creation of a university in Daman and Diu.
●        Giving the gift to the fishermen, the Prime Minister said that the fish killers will be given boats to kill long distances so that they can catch more fish in less time.

Prabhatam Group pays Rs. 700 crores
●        Prabhatam Group has signed two MoUs of Rs 700 crore in the Investor's Summit.
●        The group has signed contracts worth Rs 500 crore for infrastructure development and Rs 200 crore for aviation services for the development of the Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor.
●        Group chairman Dinesh Gupta said that he will build the road using innovative technology.
●        This will provide direct and indirect employment to 1000 youth.

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Sridevi dies in Dubai
●        Bollywood actress Sridevi, who ruled the hearts of filmmakers from her superb acting, was not among us.
●        Sridevi was in Dubai where he died suddenly due to cardiac arrest.
●        Sridevi was 54 years old.
●        He is also known as the first female superstar of Hindi films.
●        He was awarded the Padma Shri award in the year 2013.

North Korea ready to talk to America
●        North and South Korea came along just before the Winter Olympics, the way for talks between the US and North Korea has opened on its closing event.
●        After the new and stringent restrictions imposed by the US, North Korea has agreed to negotiate.
●        It has been said on behalf of South Korea's Presidential Office.
●        A high level delegation led by a General of the Army reached South to join the Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

India-China talks on bilateral relations
●        Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale visited Beijing on Friday after resolving the controversy.
●        Here he talked to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
●        Vijay Gokhale has played an important role in resolving the Dolaam controversy.
●        In a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Vijay Gokhale talked about the tension and border dispute between India and China in bilateral relations.
 President Xi Jinping can be made president again, so China will amend constitution 
●        China's chances of becoming president twice can end soon.
●        On Sunday, the country's ruling Communist Party has presented a proposal in this regard.
●        It has been asked to change the rule of the Constitution, according to which a person can remain a president only twice.
●        If there is a change in China's constitution, then Jinping will be the first president who will get the chance to become president more than 2 times.

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: SPORTS

Aruna made history in Gymnastics World Cup by winning bronze
●        India's Aruna Buda Reddy has created history by winning the Bronze Medal at the Gymnastics World Cup.
●        Aruna is the first gymnast in India to win an individual medal in the Gymnastics World Cup, which has achieved this in the Gymnastics World Cup being played in Melbourne (Australia).
●        22-year-old Aruna secured third position in this competition by scoring 13.649.

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Important Current Affairs 24th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th February 2018

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Modi plans to launch scooters for women in half price
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a special scheme on Saturday.
●        Under this, subsidy will be given to working women for buying scooters.
●        This scheme has been started on the occasion of 70th birth anniversary of Tamil Nadu's popular leader Jayalalithaa.
●        Modi did this in the presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswamy and O Panneerselvam.

Shramodya School will be built on the lines of public school
●        The government will construct Sharmodaya Vidyalaya on the lines of public school in four big cities, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Sehore.
●        The special feature of this school will be that it will be for the children of the workers.
●        Not only this, the government will also provide free coaching arrangements for talented children for competitive examinations.
●        This announcement was made by CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan while addressing the Workers' Conference in Jabalpur.
International Mahashivratri Festival

●        The international Shivratri Festival -2018 in the small Kashi is done on Thursday.
●        This seven-day festival, which started with Jaleb of Aradh Dev Dev Raj Madhora, was inaugurated by CM Jayaram Thakur.
●        Hundreds of Gods joined the Jaleb in Madurai and made the small Kashi devamai.
●        The Chief Minister inaugurated the fair after leaving the balloons at Paddal Maidan.

 Nandan Nilekani will build IT infrastructure for health insurance project

●        IT veteran and tech investor TV Mohandas Pai on Friday said that only Nandan Nilekani can help the central government in preparing the IT infrastructure for the National Health Protection Scheme in less time .
●        He said that he can not think of anyone else's names in the world except Nilekani for this work.
●        This month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the budget allocation for NHPC to be allocated in the budget.
●        Under this, health insurance of 5 million members of 100 million families will be given 5 lakhs .

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Land Rover Launches Smartphone

●        The Royal Car maker Land Rover has launched a smartphone.
●        This is the world's strongest smartphone ever.
●        This phone is waterproof.
●        The phone is offered at $ 649 or about 42,000 rupees.

Inauguration of the country's first 4G LTE telecom system
●        Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha introduced India's first locally developed 4G / LTE Telecom system.
●        This system is designed by VNL Ltd, the country's largest telecom equipment manufacturer.
●        It has been specially designed keeping in view the high speed connectivity in rural areas.

 Conducting workshop on a similar open area license policy of hydrocarbon excavation

●        A successful workshop was organized by the government in Ahmedabad to provide information about the uniform open area licensing policy of hydrocarbon excavation to the potential investors and information about the tender process.
●        In this workshop organized by the Directorate of Hydrocarbons, more than 150 excavations and production companies, investors, entrepreneurs and academicians participated, including the Director General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) and senior government officials.

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: ECONOMY

389 crore fraud in Oriental Bank of Commerce
●        After the Nirav Modi and Mehul alert, the alleged fraud of another diamond trader has come out.
●        Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a lawsuit against a Diamond Jewelry Exporter of Delhi in the bank loan fraud of 389.85 crore in the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).
●        The CBI has taken this action on Dwarka Das Seth International Pvt Ltd in this case.
●        This includes the names of the company, its directors, Sribha Seth, Rita Seth, Krishna Kumar Singh, Ravi Singh and another company Dwarka Das Seth SEZ Incorporation.
Business Parks for Small Businesses
●        The Central Government is contemplating to build such business parks, where small businessmen can run their business by leasing or leasing.
●        The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has prepared a proposal for this effect, which will be placed in the meeting of the National Board for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
●        According to the agenda prepared by the Ministry of MSME for the meeting, the State Governments will be encouraged to mark Mid-size Land Parcel in the Urban and Mid-Urban Areas in their State, so that there is a need to develop SMEs And Medium Enterprises).
With the cyber crime in 2017, the world has lost Rs 39 lakh crore

●        The world has crossed Rs 39 lakh crore last year Loss of
●        This claim is made by Global Cyber Security firm McAfee and Center for Strategic and International Studies in the report called the Economic Impact of Cybercrime-No Slowing Down.
●        Russia is at the forefront of cyber crime.
●        North Korea is the number after Russia.

India's Chandrayaan-2 mission only in 800 crores
●        India's next Chandrayaan-2 mission will be cheaper than Hollywood's interstellar-made movie on 2014 in space.
●        800 crores spent on the Chandrayaan-2 mission, while the Hollywood movie Interstellar budget was about Rs 1,062 crore.
●        Earlier, the Mars mission of ISRO launched in 2013 was Rs 470 crores, while the budget of the Hollywood film Gravity this year was 644 crores.
E-way bill for interstate transport
●        Under the Goods and Services (GST) arrangements, the use of the necessary electronic vouchers for transport of goods from one state to another for transporters should be implemented from April 1.
●        A group of finance ministers of states formed under GST Council have recommended this on Saturday.
●        Chief Minister of the Group and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said that this system, essential for the inter-state transport of goods worth more than Rs. 50,000, will be implemented in a phased manner while estimating the response.
●        GST was implemented in the country on July 1, 2017.
Economic Times Global Business Conference
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Economic Times Global Business Conference in New Delhi today.
●        The subject of his speech was - New Economy - New Rule.
●        The Prime Minister presented facts and figures to show India's important role in overall global growth.
●        India's share in World GDP increased from 3.1 percent in 2017, which was 2.4 percent in 2013. 

12.9% increase in budget allocation of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

●        In the Union Budget for the year 2018-19, the budget provision of the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has been increased by 12.10 percent.
●        The Ministry had allocated Rs 6908.00 crores in the year 2017-18, whereas for the year 2018-19 this amount has been increased to Rs. 7750.00 crores.
●        In addition, in the ratio of 2017-18 in the year 2018-19, the budget allocation for schemes has been increased by 11.57%.

The bullion depository has about 4600 tonnes of gold
●        A large part of the US Official Gold Reserve is kept in the Boolean depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
●        Its volume is around 4600 tons.
●        Fork Knox is an Army Post, which extends over 109,000 acres.
●        The gold vault contained in it is surrounded by thick granite walls.
●        It is one of the safest buildings in the world.

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Trump is the worst president of American history
●        200 political experts and the people of the United States have chosen Donald Trump to be America's 229-year-oldest democratically elected president.
●        In the Great President Survey, Trump remained at the 44th position.
●        In this survey, US presidents were given marks in 100 of their achievements, failures, disputes, image and their tenure based on the conditions of the country. 1
●        Former President Obama secured 8th rank with 71 points in the survey.

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Important Current Affairs 23rd February 2018

Important Current Affairs 23rd February 2018

Current Affairs 23rd February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

North Regional Kisan Mela 2018
●   The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the farmers in North Regional Kisan Mela-2012 in Varanasi on February 23, 2018.
●   Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has said that today the whole country is aiming to double the income of the farmers at the time of celebrating 75th anniversary of independence in 2022.
●    He said this in the North Regional Kisan Mela, organized in Varanasi today.
Standardization of Big Data

●        The Indian Standards Bureau (BIS), the National Standards Institute of India, organized the fifth International Data Science Conference in New Delhi today with the support of the Data Science Foundation.
●        In the conference, 130 delegations were included with the Human Development Organization in Strategy, Government Policy, Planning Academy Institutions, Electrical Utility Sectors, Researchers and Developers.
●        Speakers from around the world discussed various topics and aspects of Big Data, including Big Data Standardization, Big Data Challenges, Machine Learning, Media, Artificial Intelligence.
Two-day "Juhu Banaras Culture Festival" successfully completed in Varanasi,

●        The "Ministry of Culture" organized by the Ministry of Culture at the temple of Varanasi and the eighty Ghats "successfully organized" Juhu Banaras - Sanagara-Bapu performances "yesterday evening successfully.
●        Folk songs and dance, local dishes and handicrafts and garments were organized in the festival.
●        With the message of cleanliness to the people of Varanasi, the youth were introduced to various aspects of the country's rich heritage.

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Financial Affairs Department and NBCC

●        A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Department of Economic Affairs and the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) in the presence of Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on housing construction for Indian Economic Service (IES) officers.
●        The Ministry of Urban Development has allocated 3519 square meters of land on Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg in New Delhi to create 90 residential units for IIS officers.
●        This residential project is being started due to lack of housing system for the junior officers, especially the serious crisis of houses under government General Pool Housing.

Indian Railways included 2 high-speed HP engines 

●        Indian Railways has incorporated two fully capable 2 rail engines under public-private partnership with the assistance of M / s General Electric (GE).
●        These engines are equipped with state-of-the-art insulated-gate biopolymer transistor (IGBT) technology, due to which the efficiency of the engine has increased.
●        In order to make the two HP high-powered 2 Rail engines available to the Indian rail system, GE entrusted the keys of the engines to the Chairman of the Railway Board Mr. Ashwani Lohani.

 The first Ladies Special railway station of Gandhinagar, Jaipur
●        In Rajasthan, the Gandhinagar railway station of Jaipur has become the first general railway station, which will be handled by women only.
●        Gandhinagar station has now become the 'Ladies Special' railway station.
●        Women employees have been given special training to work with full confidence.
●        Previously, Matunga of Mumbai was made "All Woman Station", but it is sub-urban (suburban) railway station.
●        At this railway station 40 women team will do all kinds of work round the clock.
IPO approved for two PSU companies
●        Public sector companies of India Dynamics and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) have got the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for the initial public issue (IPO).
●        Bharat Dynamics received the findings letter from SEBI on February 15, and IREDA on 16 February, which is necessary for any company's IPO.
●        Both the companies had deposited the documents for the IPO between January and December of SEBI.

Current Affairs 23rd February 2018: ECONOMY

$84 million loan agreement for improving and expanding water supply in Bihar

●        Government and Asian Development Bank signed a $ 84 million loan agreement today for improving and expanding water supply in Bhagalpur and Gaya cities of Bihar.
●        In two parts this loan is part of the multi-series financial facility (MFF) of 200 million dollars for Bihar Urban Development Investment Program.
●        ADB had approved in 2012 to provide continuous urban infrastructure and services in four cities of Bihar-Bhagalpur, Gaya, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur.

 Policy commission will introduce special women cell
●        In view of the rapidly growing group of women entrepreneurs, the Commission will launch a special women cell so that they can get a platform to connect with different stakeholders to promote their campaigns.
●        According to the Policy Commission, women entrepreneurs in the public and private sectors are growing rapidly in India.
●        Anna Roy, a member of the Policy Commission, who arrived in the United States on a business trip with Indian women entrepreneurs, gave this information.
●        In a FICCI program he said that special women cell will be launched next month.

Mahindra & Mahindra to enter General Insurance Business
●        Mahindra & Mahindra, the country's largest farm equipment company, is going to step in the General Insurance business soon.
●        For this, he has made a joint venture with XL Kaitlin.
●        The agreement has been signed with XL Kaitlin to start the General Insurance Company in Partnership.
●        In this, Mahindra and Mahindra will have 51% and XL Kaitlin will have 49% share.

Current Affairs 23rd February 2018: SPORTS

 Sports Marit Bowergen won the most medal at the Winter Olympics
●        Norway's cross-country skier Marit Bowergen became the player with the bronze medal on 21 February 2018 as well as the medalist in the Winter Olympics.
●        On 17 February 2018, he had equalized his opponent, Ole Ener Bournandel after winning the women's four-fold five-kilometer relay.
●        Marit Bowergen broke the record on 21 February 2018 to his rival, Boryndell, and now he has become the highest medalist in the Winter Olympic Games with 14 medals.

Current Affairs 23rd February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Agreement between India and Germany for technical cooperation in smart cities and sustainable urban development programs

●        A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Germany was signed here today for technical cooperation in smart cities and sustainable urban development program.
●        The aim of the program is to develop and implement appropriate concepts for the availability of urban basic services and housing in select cities and smart cities. 

Trump Administration Strictened H-1B visa rules

●        The Trump Government has strictly enforced the rules for issuing H-1B visas, which can lead to major problems in getting the visa to Indian Employees in IT companies.
●        It will have an impact on Indian IT companies and employees.
●        Under the new policy of the US government, it has to prove that the job of the employee called on this visa is a specific type of work for one or more job-based jobs at one or more places and should be called for special needs. Used to be.
India-Canada signed 6 agreement
●        The friendship of Canada and India has become deeper. Today there are six important agreements between the two countries.
●        The first agreement between the two countries is electronics, second petroleum, third sports, fourth commerce and industrial policy, fifth highest education and sixth science, technology and innovation.
●        After these agreements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau joint press conference in Hyderabad House.

FATF put Pakistan in the gray list

●        The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an agency monitoring terrorist funding Pakistan, who is struggling on the economic front, has given a big jolt.
●        FATF has put Pakistan in the Gray List.
●        Coming to the gray list of this global institution of Pakistan means that it will be very difficult to get foreign investment now.
●        Other countries will now avoid investing in Pakistan.

The world's tallest building will be made of wood
●        The country known for its technology, Japan is now preparing to build the world's tallest building with the help of wood.
●        The Japanese company, which will be set up in Tokyo, will build the Japanese Sumitomo factory.
●        The 70-story building is named as 'W 350' project.
●        About 1 lakh 80 thousand cubic meter of wood will be used in this building.
●        It will take at least 13 years to build this made of wood.

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Important Current Affairs 22nd February 2018

Important Current Affairs 22nd February 2018

Current Affairs 22nd February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Shahzada Karim Aga Khan meets President Ramnath Kovind
●        Shahzada Karim Aga Khan met President Shri Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●        Welcoming Shahzada Agha Khan at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President congratulated him for the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community.
●        He said that the princes have politely led the community and they are the radical examples of the good of humanity.
●        The President said that the princess appreciated the support of Aga Khan in the development initiatives being made in India and in other parts of the world.
ICAR has established a new research center in Motihari.
●        Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has said that the Eastern Research Complex of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Patna is working not only in the area of paddy, wheat or pulses, oilseeds but also in the field of crop diversification, livestock development, fisheries management , Water Management, Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Science.
●        Singh said that a new research center has been set up at Motihari for the purpose of intensive research and technical creation and dissemination by the ICAR on consolidated farming system and six scientists have also been appointed.
●        Integrated agricultural system model has been developed in Patna, Pusa, Sabaur, Madhepura, Kaimur and Buxar.
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for joint working of Public Sector Undertakings and Organizations of the Department of Telecommunications
●        Minister of State for Communication and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha released a strategic plan for working together with public sector undertakings and organizations of the Department of Telecommunications in New Delhi today.
●        He highlighted the strength of various PSU BSNL, MTNL, BBNL, TCIL, ITI and other organizations such as TEC and C-DOT.
●        He gave an example of the revelation of Bharatnet and ITI and it is a good example of working together in public sector undertakings.

Formation of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) for North Eastern Region

●        An inter-ministerial committee has been constituted for medicinal and aromatic plants for the North Eastern Region.
●        This decision was taken in the meeting of secretaries of North Eastern Region and Ministry of AYUSH.
●        The committee will coordinate the various programs of the Central Government to develop the area of medicinal and aromatic plants.
●        The first meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) will be held on 12 March.
●        Co-chaired by the Secretary of North Eastern Region and Ministry of AYUSH this meeting.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey launches healthy lifestyle cyclist journey

●        A healthy lifestyle cyclist was organized on 22nd February in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
●        Its main purpose is to promote the adaptive lifestyle of nature and health.
●        This program was organized by National Medicos Organization.
●        This cyclist will travel from New Delhi to Sonepat, Haryana.

Union Cabinet approves creation of National Urban Housing Fund
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the formation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) of 60,000 crores on 20th February 2018.
●        This meeting took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
●        This fund will be held in the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC).
●        BMTPC is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, registered under the Institution Registration Act 1860.

Central Cabinet Approves Proposal for Judicial Settlement of Mahanadi Water Dispute
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the judicial settlement of Mahanadi river water dispute.
●        The tribunal will determine the distribution of water between the total reservoirs in the entire Mahanadi basin, the contribution of each state, the current use of water resources in every state and the possibility of future development.
●        According to the provisions of Interstate River Water Dispute (ISRWD) Act, 1956, there will be a president and two other members in the tribunal, who will nominate the Chief Justice of India from the Supreme Court or the High Court Judges.
●        Apart from this, water resources experts will be provided services of two assessors to give advice in the proceedings of the tribunal.

EPFO lowered interest rate
●        The Employees Provident Fund Organization has reduced the interest rate for the year 2017-18.
●        The Employees Provident Fund Organization has fixed the new interest rate at 8.55 per cent, while it was 8.65 per cent earlier.
●        Investments in Employee Provident Fund for employed people is very beneficial.
●        The EPF is also mandatory for private sector employees with the government.

Current Affairs 22nd February 2018: ECONOMY

15th Finance Commission invited suggestions / suggestions from the general public, institutions and organizations for high inclusive development.

●        15th Finance Commission has invited suggestions / ideas from the general public, institutions and organizations for high inclusive development.
●        The commission will review the current status of the efforts made by the Central and State Governments for finances, deficits, liability levels, cash balance and fiscal persistence.
●        The Commission will also recommend a fiscal persistence roadmatch in relation to solid fiscal management.
●        The Commission will review the responsibilities of the Central Government and the State Governments in relation to the levels of general government debt and losses.

Approval of projects worth Rs. 4,000 crores in the ninth meeting of Executive Committee of National Ganga Sanitation Mission

●        In the ninth meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Ganga Sanitation Mission (NMCG), about 4,000 crore rupees projects have been approved.
●        This includes 20 MLD public wastewater treatment plant for leather refining factories located in Jajmau, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
●        In this project of three stages of estimated cost of Rs 629 crore, there will be a pre-purification unit of 380 different leather refining units, one 20 CETP, in which natural, biological and advanced refining arrangements.

Current Affairs 22nd February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Agreement to avoid double taxation between India and Kenya
●        The agreement to avoid double taxation between India and Kenya was signed in 1985 and it was notified.
●        After this, the agreement was re-negotiated and a revised agreement was signed between the two countries on July 11, 2016.
●        The amended agreement was notified in the Official Gazette on February 19, 2018.

The world's largest cave in Vietnam
●        This cave, Vietnam's Hong San Dong, is the world's largest cave.
●        The 9 km long, 200 meters wide and 150 meter high cave has its own world.
●        There is everything from small forests and trees to clouds and river.
●        For the first time in 2013, it was opened for tourists, but only 250 to 300 people were allowed to go there every year.
●        Now this year, for the first time here, 900 tourists will go.

Current Affairs 22nd February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 Indian scientists develop a next generation technology loop to create clean energy
●        Indian scientists have developed excellent micro-carbon dioxide Bretan Test Loop facility, which will help in generating clean energy from future energy plants, including solar heaters.
●        This next generation technology loop has been developed indigenously by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
●        This is India's first test bed for the next generation, which is an effective, compact, waterless, super critical carbon dioxide Bretton cycle test loop for power generation.
●        Probably this technology is the world's first test loop in which there is a solar heat source.

Current Affairs 22nd February 2018: SPORTS

A world-class football academy may be established in Manipur
●        A group of 20 students from Chandel district of Manipur met their teachers with Union youth Affairs and Minister of State for Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore.
●        The age of students is 11-16 years.
●        He said that his ministry is considering establishing a world-class football academy in the state with the help of the Manipur government.

Current Affairs 22nd February 2018: RANKING

India ranked 81th in global corruption perception index
●        In the 'Global Corruption Perception Index' released by Transparency International, India is placed 81st.
●        In the case of corruption and press freedom in the Asia Pacific region, the country was named after the worst case scenario.
●        In this index, about 180 countries were kept in the public sector corruption cases.
●        In 2016, India was ranked 79th in 176 countries.

Current Affairs 22nd February 2018: DEFENSE

India successfully tested Prithvi-2 missile

●        India successfully test-fired Prithvi-missile capable of indigenously manufactured and atomic weapon on February 21, 2018 from a test center in Odisha.
●        This missile is able to kill 350 kilometers.
●        As an experimental test by the army, the surface-to-surface missile was launched from the launch of the Integrated Testing Center (ITR) at Chandipur, about 8:30 pm, from the launch complex-3.

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Important Current Affairs 21st February 2018

Important Current Affairs 21st February 2018

Current Affairs 21st February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

‘Uttar Pradesh Investor Conference'
●    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today delivered the inaugural address at the Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit – 2018.
●    He said that when change happens, it becomes apparent for all to see. 
●    He added that the organization of such a big investors’ summit in Uttar Pradesh, with the participation of so many investors, is itself indicative of change. 
●    He congratulated the State for establishing itself on the path of development and prosperity in such a short time frame.

Six new features for the National Agricultural Markets 
●        The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today launched its six new features today to make the use of the National Agricultural Market platform more easy.
●        On this occasion, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Kisan Kalyan, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was also present.
●        The scheme is one of the flagship and important flagship schemes of the Government of India.
The foundation stone of the integrated office premises of DGCA, BCAS, AERA, AAIB and AAI at Safdarjung Airport

●        The Union Civil Aviation Minister, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju has taken over the responsibility of Civil Aviation Directorate (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Indian Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) have laid the foundation stone of the integrated office premises at Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.
●        This unified office complex, constructed at an approximate cost of about 303 crores, will fulfill the long pending demand of the offices of aviation regulatory authorities at one place and near the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
●        This proposed integrated office complex, built in an area of 70,940 sq.m., will be three-storey and it employs 1500 workers.

Government establishes 'Policy Forum for the Northeast'

●        The Central Government has issued an order to establish 'Policy Forum for the North-East'.
●        Forum co-chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Policy Commission and Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge). The forum's secretariat will be in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.
●        Forum will identify bottlenecks in development work and recommend necessary steps for faster and sustainable development in the North-East.
●        He will also take note of the development situation in the North-Eastern region.

First regional agricultural center inaugurated in Mizoram on 7th March, with Israeli cooperation

●        A Delegation led by Israel's ambassador to India, Mr. Daniel Carman, met the Minister of State for North Eastern Region, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Minister of State, Personnel and Pension, Atomic Energy and Minister of State for Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh. 
●    During the meeting, various issues of mutual interest including start-up, food processing, innovation and technology were discussed.
●        Israel's Ambassador told that the first Regional Agriculture Center in the North-East with the help of Israel will be inaugurated on March 7 in Mizoram.
●        Established at a cost of Rs. 08-10 crore, this center will be specially for the processing of citrus fruits.

J P Nadda addressed Global Digital Health Partnership Seminar in Australia

●        Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda today addressed the Global Digital Health Partnership Seminar in Sydney, Australia.
●        The National Health Policy of India (2017) expressly expresses the aspirations of the people of India's health care as three distinct goals.
NDMA organizes workshop on Preparedness, Mitigation and Management of heat wave

●    In its continuous efforts towards reducing the adverse impact of the imminent heat wave across different parts of the country, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the Government of Andhra Pradesh is conducting a two-day national workshop on Preparedness, Mitigation and Management of Heat Wave in Vijaywada today.
●    The workshop is aimed at sensitising States to the need of preparing and implementing their Heat Wave Action Plans in line with NDMA’s ‘Guidelines for Preparation of Action Plan – Prevention and Management of Heat-Wave’, first prepared in 2016, updated in 2017 and shared with all heat wave-prone States and stakeholders for implementation.

India accounts for 25.4 deaths per 1,000 infant babies
●        A recent report titled 'Every Child Alive' was released by the United Nations Children's Fund.
●        According to this report, Japan is the safest country for newborns, while Pakistan is the most dangerous country.
●        In this report, Japan, Iceland and Singapore have been described as the safest country for birth, where only one case of death per thousand children occurs in the first 28 days of birth.

Kamal Haasan created 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'
●        Famous actor of South Indian films Kamal Haasan has announced the name of his political party.
●        Arvind Kejriwal CM of Delhi, was present at the launch program of 'Makkal Needhi Maiam', which was launched on Wednesday.
●        Describing former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as his ideal, Kamal termed his party as a "party of people".

Current Affairs 21st February 2018: DEFENSE

Saras successfully completed the second test flight
●    India’s indigenous light transport aircraft SARAS has been successfully test flown for a second time today. 
●    The flight commanded by Wing Commander U.P. Singh, Group Captain R.V. Panicker and Group Captain K.P. Bhat of Indian Air Force- Aircraft and System Testing Establishment, took off from HAL’s airport in Bengaluru for a text book flight.
●    This was the second of the 20 test flights planned for SARAS PT1N, before freezing the production version.

Avani Chaturvedi flew fighter plane 
●        Flight officer of Indian Air Force Avani Chaturvedi has created history by flying the MiG-21 fighter plane alone.
●        On the morning of 19 February, Avani took off from Jamnagar air base of Gujarat and successfully completed his mission.
●        She became the first woman in India to fly fighter aircrafts alone.

Current Affairs 21st February 2018: SPORTS

Blind Cricket World Cup winning Indian team felicitated

●       Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot honored 17 members of the winning Indian team in the visually impaired Cricket World Cup.
●        He also presented a cash prize of Rs 34 lakhs to the winning team at a function here today.
●        Cash prize was given under Ministry's awareness generation and promotional scheme.

Current Affairs 21st February 2018: ECONOMY

20% increase in budget allocation for policy commission

●        The role of the policy commission has been strengthened by the finance minister as the carrier of change in the country from the budget presented for the new India.
●        The allocation for the Ministry of Planning, which is a part of the policy commission, has been increased from Rs. 279.79 crores of 2017-18 to Rs. 339.65 crores for 2018-19.

Current Affairs 21st February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Plan of America, Japan, Australia and India equivalent to China's OBOR
●        To challenge China's OBOR Project, Australia, America, Japan and India have jointly formed a joint project.
●        These four countries are jointly preparing for joint regional infrastructure scheme.
●        According to the Australian Financial Review, India has made this preparation to reduce the growing dominance of Beijing.
●        Under this important plan, high level infrastructure will be developed from Asia to Africa. For this, America, Japan, Australia and India will work together with their partner countries to improve trade routes from land and sea.

Misconception in Japanese exchange, people bought bitcoins for free
●        Due to the fault in Japan's cryptocurrency exchange, many investors managed to buy cryptocurrency bitcoin free, however no one could earn profits from this purchase.
●        Investors were able to purchase bitcoin for free for 20 minutes because of the mess in the system of registered Jeff in Japan.
●    Only 7 people have managed to buy bitcoin in this way.
●        The incident happened on February 16.

Current Affairs 21st February 2018: SCIENCE

Successful surgery done on a women at the age of 104

●        The story of a woman in Thane district of Maharashtra has become a precedent for the people of the state and the patients suffering from serious ailments.
●        Due to Vithabai strong will and strong intentions of Thane, her successful hip replacement surgery took place at 104 years of age.
●        Dr Milind Patil, of the hospital of Vithabai surgery said, "The maximum age of registered surgery for hip replacement in the Guinness Book of World Records is 102 years.

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Important Current Affairs 20th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 20th February 2018

Current Affairs 20th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Cabinet approval for formation of National Urban Housing Fund
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the formation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) of 60,000 crore rupees.
●        This fund will be held in the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC).
●        BMPTC is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, registered under the Institution Registration Act 1860.

Approval of India-Morocco Cooperation Agreement in Railway Sector
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the retrospective agreement for the cooperation between the National Railway Office of India and Morocco.
●        Under this, long term cooperation and partnership will be developed in different areas of the railway.
●        The cooperation agreement was signed on December 14, 2017.
Approval of the new Bill, 2018 to ban irregular deposits and chit funds (amendment)
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved to introduce the Bill on Ban on Irregular Deposit Scheme, 2018 in Parliament.
●        The objective of this bill is to deal with the problems related to non-legal deposits in the country.
●        The Bill on Ban of Irregular Deposit Schemes, 2018, will provide a detailed law to deal with the evil associated with illegal savings schemes in this way,
Early introduction of Shishu Sadan facility in Parliament House
●        Presenting the example of the spirit of the inclusive and collaborative work environments for women employees, the infant house (crèche) will be established soon in the Parliament House.
●        In the direct supervision of Lok Sabha Speaker, the development work of the Shishu Sadan is in progress and a senior official is monitoring the work.
India's 42 languages and dialects on the verge of extinction

●        The report released by the Home Ministry said that 42 languages and dialects spoken in India are in crisis.
●        According to this report, there are only a few thousand people using these 42 languages and dialects, which have led to this defeat.
●        It has been reported in the report of the Census Directorate under the Ministry of Home Affairs that there are 22 notified and 100 non-notified languages in India which are spoken by one lakh people or more.
●        The United Nations has also prepared a list of such 42 Indian languages or dialects.

Instructions to make Gayatri Mantra mandatory in Haryana schools
●        According to the recent order issued by the Education Directorate of Haryana, all government schools will be started with Gayatri Mantra.
●        In the instructions issued by the Directorate of Education, it has been specifically emphasized that schools have to chant Gayatri Mantra every day to their students.
●        Prayer will start with the Gayatri Mantra in Government schools, while the prayer will end with the national anthem.
Opening coal mines and trade doors for private companies
●        By taking a big decision, the government has incorporated private companies into the coal business.
●        Now private companies will also be able to take out their business from coal.
●        After nationalization of coal sector in 1973, it is believed to be a major reform.
●        This decision was taken in the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting.

Kamal Haasan will launch his party tomorrow
●        Kamal Haasan will launch his political party on Wednesday
●        He has also called Delhi's CM Arvind Kejriwal in this program .
●        Hassan said that he is coming into politics just because the existing AIADMK government in the state is bad.
●        That is why they are not meeting any member of this party.

Current Affairs 20th February 2018: DEFENSE

Approval of construction of bus-bay near land of Indian Defense University in Gurugram, Haryana

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the three milled land of the National Highway Authority of India for the construction of bus-bay near the land of Indian Defense University in Gurugram, Haryana.
●        With this, the Cabinet also sanctioned payment of Rs 1,82,719 lakhs made back by the Haryana Government on non-notification of the three dead land.
●        This amount was given to the Haryana Government in 2011 during land acquisition.

Agni-II missile test successful
●        Agni-II intermediate range ballistic missile was tested on Tuesday from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.
●        This test was done by Strategic Force Command.
●        The range of missile is 2000 km.
●        It can be increased to 3 thousand km.
●        Agni II missile is capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

Current Affairs 20th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Approval of agreement to co-produce films between India and Israel
●        The Cabinet has granted retrospective approval to an agreement related to film production between India and Israel.
●        This agreement was signed by the two countries during the visit of Prime Minister of Israel Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu to Hyderabad House in New Delhi on January 15, 2018.

Walmart can open retail stores with Flipkart
●        There is also a proposal to open retail stores chain in the country with Walmart's ongoing investment interactions with Flipkart.
●        Wal-Mart is in talks to buy more than 30% stake in the country's largest online marketplace.
●        This will help the American company to open another front in the global competition with Amazon.
Surplus budget in Singapore, citizens get Rs 15,000 bonus
●        The Singapore government has announced a unique gift to its citizens on Monday.
●        Singapore's finance minister informed about the surplus of about 10 million Singapore dollars in 2017 budget.
●        According to him, keeping in mind the surplus, Singapore's all citizens 21 years and above will be given a 'SG bonus' of 300 Singapore dollars (about Rs 15,000).
Indian-American announces fight for Florida
●        An Indian-American announced the decision to contest the election of the US House of Representatives from the Florida District.
●        Brevard Democratic Party leader Sanjay Patel will challenge the Republican Party's outgoing MP Bill Pozo from Florella District 8.
●        Patel, a resident of Satellite Beach, announced his candidacy this week in a meeting of the Vieira of the Brevard County Democratic Executive Committee.

Current Affairs 20th February 2018: ECONOMY

An allocation of Rs 37,000 crore to eradicate water crisis in Rajasthan
●        Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje presented the 5th budget of the Rajasthan government for the financial year 2018-19.
●        This time Chief Minister made several major announcements in the state government budget this time.
●        According to budget announcements, seven lakh new electricity connections will be released in the state.
●        The chief minister has allocated Rs 37 thousand crore to overcome the problem of drinking water in 13 districts of Rajasthan.

35,000 crore deal with Maharashtra government's Rooftop aircraft maker Amol Yadav
●        The Maharashtra government has signed a deal worth 35 thousand crore with Rooftop Aircraft Maker Amol Yadav.
●        The Maharashtra government approved Monday the deck of Captain Amol Yadav, India's first private aircraft maker, to set up a indigenous factory for the construction of 20-seat planes in Palghar in a Rs 35,000-crore project on Monday.
●        The Maharashtra government had given support to it and was impressed by their efforts to offer land and fund to make a 20-seater aircraft.

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Current Affairs 19th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister launches railway projects in Mysore
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today dedicated the electrified railway line between Mysore and KSR Bangalore to the nation today.
●        They flagged the 'Palace Queen Hamsters Express' train running between Mysore and Udaipur at a ceremony held at Mysore Railway Station.
●        Earlier, the Prime Minister also inaugurated the Bahubali General Hospital.
National Workshop organized on "Agriculture 2022-Doubling Farmers Income"
●        The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that the government wants to see the wages of the farmer with the stock of food and agricultural products and increase their income.
●        This was stated by the Union Agriculture Minister in the inaugural function of the two-day workshop (19-20 February 2018) held in New Delhi on 'Agriculture 2022 - Doubling Farmers Income'.
 Delhi Clean Air Campaign

●        The Central Government has requested the governments of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to take all measures to reduce air pollution in nearby cities like Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram.
●        The State Governments and other agencies have been instructed to pay special attention to the activities of pollution in large quantities, making necessary decisions by visiting the spot in case of vehicular pollution and traffic jam.

Ministry of Railways has given maximum relaxation of age limit for all categories
●        The Ministry of Railways has decided to provide relaxation in maximum age limit for recruitment on Group C Level I and II posts.
●        The Railway Recruitment Board will release the corrigendum on its official website shortly.
●        The last date for submission of application will be forwarded appropriately.
●        It has been decided to make available the question papers in various regional languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Telugu and Bengali to the examiners.
500 km long highway projects costing Rs 3700 crores in Karnataka
●        Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of 138.5 km long highway projects worth Rs 873.5 crore in Shimoga district of Karnataka today.
●        Nitin Gadkari is on a two-day official tour of this state, where he will lay the foundation stone for more than 500 kilometers of highway projects costing more than 3700 crore rupees in Shimoga, Bidar, Bijapur and Hubli districts.

Sex ratio in Gujarat worst

●        In a report related to the recently released sex ratio, the statistics of 21 states have been given in India.
●        According to these figures, there has been a significant decline in sex ratio in 17 states.
●        The biggest difference in the number of men and women is found in Gujarat.
●        The Policy Commission has released this report for a period of 2015-16.
Gitanjali CFO, Vice President and board member resigns
●        Gitanjali James's big executives involved in a Rs 11,300-crore PNB loan scam broke away from the company.
●        Two senior officers of senior management including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Chandrakant Karkare and one board member have resigned.
●        In a regulatory filing, the company told that the resignation of Vice President and company secretary Pankhuri will be effective from February 13, while Karkare separated himself on 15 February from the post of CFO.

Amazon launches food retailing business in Pune

●        Amazon has started his food retail business in India under the pilot project in Pune.
●        Amazon has become the first foreign e-commerce company, which is selling food items directly to people in India.
●        The country's second largest e-commerce company, Amazon, may take up to three months to start a food retailing business across the country.

Gujarat body elections : BJP out of 75 in 47 municipalities won
●        The results of the 75 municipal elections in Gujarat came on Monday.
●        BJP won 47 seats, while Congress got 16 seats.
●        BJP lost 13 seats in comparison to last election.

Current Affairs 19th February 2018: SUMMIT

JP Nadda addresses Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in Australia

●        Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri J.P. Nadda addressed a Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in Canberra, Australia today.
●        The Union Health Minister addressed the gathering on 'Prioritizing Digital Health Services in Health Services Reform Area'.

Current Affairs 19th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Researchers searched for scientific reasons behind Aurora secrets
●        On the basis of a study, scientists from the University of Tokyo of Japan have claimed to explore the scientific secrets behind the presence of Aurora i.e. Northern Lights on both the poles of the earth.
●        By this research, the physical causes of these colorful light rays were not yet known, but the physical causes were detected by the research of the scientists of the University of Tokyo.
●        According to the scientists of the University of Tokyo, Aurora is born from the mutation of electrons and plasma waves.

Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to start business even without men's approval
●        Now in Saudi Arabia, women will not need the permission of their husbands or other male relatives to start their own business.
●        This decision has been taken to promote private sector in the country.
●        In the last one year, banners such as driving and soccer matches for women have been removed.

Imran's third marriage at the age of 65
●        Imran Khan , a former Pakistan cricketer and now a politician, has got third marriage done. 
●        65 year old Imran's wife name is Bushra Menaka. 
●       She is also his spiritual teacher. 

Current Affairs 19th February 2018: ECONOMY

Aircel dissolved board
●        Telecom company Aircel will soon apply for bankruptcies in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).
●        Earlier the company's board has been dissolved.
●        With this, the last small telecom company will also depart from the market.
●        In this case, four telecom companies, except BSNL-MTNL, will remain.
●        Later, the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular will be completed, then only three players will remain in the telecom market of the country.

 France gives 800 crores to Smart India mission
●        Foreign banks are also coming forward to help India's Smart City mission.
●        France's Agence France-Presse Development Bank has shown interest to fund India about 800 crores for this mission.
●        Agence France Development Bank provides technical assistance and finance to developing and improving the everyday life in emerging countries.
●        It is operational in India since 2008.
Rotomac didn’t pay 3695 crores of 7 banks
●        The CBI has registered a case against Rothmac Company and its directors on the complaint of Bank of Baroda.
●        It has been said in the complaint that 3 Directors, including Rotomac and Vikram Kothari, did not repay 3695 crores of 7 banks, these people had obtained this loan by fraud.

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Current Affairs 18th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

No woman MLA has been there in Nagaland till date
●        Nagaland will be going for the upcoming assembly elections on February 27.
●        The results will be announced on March 3.
●       This time, in the 60-member assembly, 195 candidates are in the fray, out of which only five are women.

Surat's 'Pad couple' 
●        Pad couple Meena Mehta and Atul Mehta are both living in Surat Gujarat.
●        For the last five years, these couples are distributing 5000 sanitary napkins every month to those needy women and girls.

Hyperloop project between Mumbai-Pune
●        After starting the bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad from the country's financial capital, the people of Mumbai are getting double the speed of hyperloop running with speed .
●        In order to connect Mumbai-Pune with HyperLoop, the American company Virgin Group has announced signing an intent agreement with the Maharashtra government.
●        The company claims that this technique can be carried out at a speed of 1000 kilometers per hour and the journey between Mumbai-Pune will be completed in just 13 minutes.

Current Affairs 18th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

The foundation of Trump Towers will be laid in India.
●        US President Donald Trump's son and businessman Donald Trump is coming to India on Monday to keep the cornerstone of Junior Trump Towers luxurious residences project.
●        Trump Group Director Trump Jr. will reach Gurigram from his special aircraft.
●        The construction work of Trump Towers will commence in March and this project will be completed in 5 years.
●        Each tower will be of 50 floors, equipped with all modern comforts.

'View Image' option disappeared from Google
●        You will not see this 'View Image' option in Google Image Search.
●        This is a way to generate revenue for Google's copyright protection and uploading websites.
●        Google wants users to visit the website now and see them only by visiting the website.
●        Whereby publishers could get revenues for their image.

Tamil Nadu has more wind power than Denmark and Sweden

●        Tamilnadu appears to be heading towards becoming the world's leading sector in wind power.
●        In the report of the US-based Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, it has been estimated that by the year 2027, more than half of the energy produced in Tamil Nadu will start with zero emission technology i.e. wind power and solar energy.
●        At present, Tamil Nadu has the capacity of 7.85 GW wind power.
●        These capacities are more than Denmark and Sweden.

A Mexican creature named Xolotal can be reborn
●        The eyes of the scientists are nowadays on an organism that can be said that they can die and then be born again.
●        This creature named Mexican Xolotal is found in the lakes of Mexico.
●        It can live on land as well as water. This animal, which looks like a lizards, is known for its extraordinary strength to grow again after its organs are destroyed.
●        If there is no organ of this organism, it is able to grow that organ with bone, vein and meat again in the same place every week.

Current Affairs 18th February 2018: SPORTS

Winter Olympics 2018: Marcel Hirscher won the second gold at the Olympics
●        Austria's Marcel Hirscher won the second Olympic Gold Medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Games, easily winning the Gold Medal of Men Giant Slalom.
●        Herschers, who dominated the World Cup for the last six years, were successful in winning Alpine Combined individual gold medal on Tuesday.
●        Francis Alexis Pinuturl won the bronze.
225 players for CWG 2018
●        The Commonwealth Games Association has increased the quotas for Indian players in two games considering India's demand and now 225 players will represent India in the Commonwealth Games from April 4 to 15 in Australia.
●        While the federation has increased quota in boxing and athletics, at the same time, India has reduced quota in gymnastics, shooting and cycling.
●        2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Indian team of 214 players took part. 
India won the first T20 match against Africa by 28 runs
●        India batted first, scored 203 runs in five wickets in 20 overs.
●        In reply, South Africa could score 175 runs in nine overs in 20 overs.
●        Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 runs off just 39 balls.

Current Affairs 18th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

HyperLoop idea was first given by Elon Musk
●        Tesla Co-founder Elon Musk gave the idea of hyperloop for the first time.
●        Then work on several projects related to it started and the world saw that a vacuum tube could be run on the basis of magnetic levitation technology (magnetic levitation technique) and it would be a revolutionary transport system of the coming tomorrow.
●        Work on development of maglev or magnetic levitation trains is already underway.
●        In this, the train runs over the top of the track with the help of a magnet.

Iran is the biggest threat to the world: Netanyahu
●        Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described Iran as the biggest threat to the world.
●        He accused Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that he is the only plain spokesman of the Iranian leadership who lie.
●        Netanyahu said that last week Iran sent drones in the border of Israel, which had been killed by our security forces, but Iran has denied it.
Ben Coomes traveled 21 countries with his sports car
●        A man from England traveled 21 countries from his pub to the southwest of the pub located most north of the earth with his sports car.
●        38-year-old Ben Coomes is from Plymouth in England.
●        From the Arctic Circle to the southern end of Chile, he traveled 20 thousand miles through three continents.
●        It takes seven months to complete this journey.

Current Affairs 18th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Scientists have created human eggs in the lab
●        Edinburgh University scientists claim that they have developed human eggs in the laboratory.
●        Each and every girl born with the normal body produces approximately 10 to 20 million underdeveloped ovules.
●        At the time of adolescence, this egg develops one by one each month, which is called a monthly cycle.

Current Affairs 18th February 2018: ECONOMY


RIL to invest 60,000 crore
●        The Magnetic Maharashtra Global Investor Summit was organized on Sunday.
●        Founder Mukesh Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries, in the summit announced to invest Rs 60,000 crore in Maharashtra's first Integrated Digital Area.
●        Ambani said that like other global companies, REL will invest 60 thousand crores in the next 10 years for the first integrated digital area in Maharashtra.

Bad loan increased by 23% in 8 months
●        Punjab National Bank, which is facing the country's largest banking fraud, can now have an impact on ratings.
●        Rating agency Crisil has put Punjab National Bank of Public Sector in the 'Watch' category.
●        These defaulters have increased by 23 per cent.

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