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Important Current Affairs 17th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 17th February 2018

Current Affairs 17th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

National Banana Fair, 2018  
●        Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the National Kala Mela, organized in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala today, 2018.
●       Banana and Plants In tropical developed countries, there is a rich fiber-rich food crop for millions of people, which is being cultivated from about 4000 years old ie 2020 BC.
●        The original production base of banana is India and it is cultivated in a broad scale in India's tropical subtropical and coastal areas.
Narendra Modi to inaugurate fourth container terminal of JNPT tomorrow in Mumbai
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Fourth Container Terminal (FCT) of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai tomorrow.
●        Along with that, JNPT will double its container operating capacity.
●        The new FCT will add the capacity of 24 lakh containers per year during the first phase and after the completion of the second phase in 2022, the JNPT capacity will be 100 lakh containers per year.
Yogi Sarkar presented the annual budget of Uttar Pradesh
●        The Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath Government presented the state budget on February 16, 2018.
●        Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agrawal presented the second budget of the Yogi Sarkar.
●        Agarwal presented a budget of 4 lakh 28 thousand 384 million rupees.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Delhi on a 7-day tour
●        Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport on a seven-day tour on Saturday evening.
●        They will go to Agra, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mumbai and Amritsar.
●        There can be negotiations on increasing the trade between uranium, Khalistan and the two countries.
●        Apart from this, he also wants to follow the Indo-China Voters in Canada.

Special train-coach for the wedding party or tour will be online booking
●        Now any passenger can book Special Train, Coach, Salon with full tariff rate (FTR) through single window booking system of RCRCTC.
●        On this kind of online booking, 5 percent of the total rent will be charged.
●        At the same time, passenger will also have to pay 30% service charge.
●        To book special train of 18 coaches, 50 thousand rupees will also be deposited as security.

Firing at Florida School: 17 Deaths
●        In a high school in South Florida, a student fired on Wednesday in which 17 people died.
●        These include many students.
●        14 people have been injured.
●        Nicholas Cruz, the accused is 19 years old.
●        She is an alumnus of this school.

Industrialist Vikram Kothari absconding
●        The company that is making Rotomac Pen is accused of fleeing with a loan of more than Rs 500 crore from different government banks.
●        Owner of this company in Kanpur, Vikram Kothari took more than 500 crores loan from 5 government banks.
●        Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank and Union Bank of India kept the rule-law on fire and gave such a big loan to Vikram Kothari.

Current Affairs 17th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

International Sustainable Development Conference 2018 Done in Delhi
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Conference on February 16, 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi.
●        WSDS is the main platform of the Energy and Resource Institute, which strives to bring global leaders and thinkers together with sustainable development, energy and the environment.
●        The topic of this year's summit was 'Partnership for a Regulant Planet'.

9 deals including security and energy between India and Iran
●        Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was on a three-day tour.
●        Delegation level talks between Rohini and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday .
●        After this meeting, there was agreement on 9 agreements, including security, trade and energy, between the two countries.

The Chinese company has given a bonus of Rs 163 crore

●        Here Fangda Special Steel Technology has given the employees 163 crores bonuses.
●        This amount was given in cash.
●        Employees took away the money in big bags.
●        There are about 5,000 employees in the company's steel unit.
●        Annual income from Fangda sales is Rs. 82,000 crores.
●        In the last 7 years, the company has Rs 1,630 crore The bonus is given.

Vijay Mallya to repay 578 million in London court
●        Vijay Mallya's day is not getting better. In another case, they have to eat a mole in the court.
●        The London court has ordered that Mallya pay 90 million rupees (approximately 578 million rupees) to Singapore's aviation company.
●        This case was linked to Kingfisher Airlines contract of aircraft lease in 2014.
●        Judge in the Business and Property Court in the High Court of London said that the defendant has no argument or evidence to defend against the claim.

send money via WhatsApp
●        Now it would be possible to send money through the Whatsapp in India.
●        The company is bringing the UPI based payment feature in India.
●        This feature is currently in testing mode.
●        After some time this feature will be available to everyone.
●        There are 20 million Whatsapp users in India.
Hackers stole Rs 38 cr from Russia's central bank
●        By attacking Russia's Central Bank Swift, the hackers blew 339.5 million rubles (more than $ 6 million or more than 38 million rupees) from Russia's Central Bank last year.
●        On Friday, Russia's central bank informed about this.
●        This has been revealed in a report focused on the theft of Russian banks on digital theft.
●        The central bank has said that information of a successful attack was sent to the workplace of the SWIFT System Operator.

Pakistan can deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

●        Making major changes in its policy, Pakistan has decided to deploy soldiers in Saudi Arabia under bilateral security cooperation.
●        After the meeting between army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed al-Maliki, at the Army headquarters located in Rawalpindi, the army of Pakistan announced this.
●        The army said, "Continuing the Pakistan-Saudi bilateral security cooperation, a group of Pakistani troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia on training and consultation missions. These soldiers and the soldiers already present there will not be deployed outside Saudi Arabia.

Current Affairs 17th February 2018: SCIENCE 

5 IITs join hands for 5G Technologies in India
●        More than 200 researchers, students and teachers of the 5 Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ) have joined hands for a 300-million project to develop 5G technology in India .
●        This project of the Department of Telecommunications is being said to be the largest project in collaboration with these institutions.
●        In this project, 5G will be tested in technology companies, telecom operators, optic and start-up so that it can be researched and developed.

Current Affairs 17th February 2018: SPORTS

Roger Federer becomes world's number one tennis player

●        Switzerland's world-renowned tennis player Roger Federer won the Rotterdam Open title on 16 February 2018.
●        With this win, he has become the oldest player to reach number one in the world rankings.
●        Recently, Federer won his 20th Grand Slam.
●        Roger Federer won the 20th Grand Slam, now he has become the oldest player to reach the top in the world rankings.

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Important Current Affairs 16th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 16th February 2018

Current Affairs 16th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a workshop in Ahmedabad
●        A successful workshop was organized by the government yesterday in Ahmedabad to provide information about the uniform open area licensing policy of hydrocarbons 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.
Swedish researchers made new discoveries for cancer treatment
●        According to a recent research done by Swedish researchers, the microscopic molecules formed in the human body, which specifically prevent the enzyme containing selenium in the human body, can become an important tool for fighting cancer.
●        Researchers released this fact after experimentation with molecules in the observatory at 60 different types of cancer cells.
●        This information was published in the American Medical Journal 'Science Translational Medicine' on February 14, 2018.
Instructions to cut water for Tamil Nadu
●        On the Cauvery Water dispute, the Supreme Court has decreed the decision on 16 February 2018 to reduce the share of water received by Tamil Nadu and give it to Karnataka.
●        According to the order of the Supreme Court, the share of water received to Tamil Nadu has been reduced to 192 to 177.25 TMC.
●        The court also said that after the implementation of the National Water Policy, no state can give its exclusive right over a river which passes through another state after the start.
Indian Railways announces 90,000 posts recruitment drive
●        The Ministry of Railways has declared the world's largest recruitment process for 89,409 posts in Group C Level-I and Level-II categories.
●        Group C Level-II posts such as Auxiliary Loco Pilot (ALP), Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, Joining) and Group C Level-I (the then Group-D) posts such as Track Maintainer, Point Man, Helper, Gatman, Porter Online applications have been invited for.

Reservation Chart no longer takes off from 400 stations
●        Indian Railways have decided that reservation chart will not be pasted on the coaches of trains departing from A, A and B category railway stations.
●        You can see your name in the Traveler Reservation Chart on the Plasma Screen at these stations. This arrangement will start from March 1.
●        Railways say that the number of total stations in these three categories is about 400.
●        These include more than half a dozen railway stations in Delhi.
Primary healthcare centers and public drug stores can be opened at railway stations.
●        Indian Railways can open primary healthcare center with public drug stores at 7,000 stations across the country and can be equipped with sanitary pad vending machines.
●        In the budget of 2018-19, the countrywide healthcare plan has been proposed, the Railways will take this step under it.
●        The Ministry of Railways had proposed that this infrastructure be used to provide healthcare services on affordable charges.

The contestants will have to tell their source of income, the Supreme Court directive.
●        The Supreme Court directed on Friday that it would be compulsory to declare the source of income for candidates contesting the elections.
●        Candidates will also need to give their life partner and dependent source of income.
●        The Supreme Court, while hearing the petition filed by NGO Lok Pahari, gave this direction.

Current Affairs 16th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ISRO plans to leave Chandrayaan-2 mission around April this year
●        Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to release Chandrayaan-2 mission around April this year.
●        He said that Chandrayaan-2 will be the second mission of the country on the moon.
●        Chandrayaan-2 is a challenging mission because for the first time we will take an artificial satellite, a lender and a rover in the moon.

Current Affairs 16th February 2018: DAYS AND DAYS

Two-day National Conference on "Agriculture 2022- doubling the income of farmers"
●        A national conference on "Agriculture 2022- doubling the income of farmers" is being organized in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), Pusa, New Delhi.
●        This is a two-day conference which will be held on 19th and 20th February, 2018 respectively.
●        This conference is being organized on the suggestion of the Hon'ble Prime Minister to find various important issues related to agriculture and farmer welfare and their proper solution.

Current Affairs 16th February 2018: DEFENSE

Activating civilian airstrip in Dehradun
●        Under the general practice of activating civilian airstrip by Indian Air Force, 2 SU-30 MK1 aircraft will be operated from Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun.
●        Both of these aircraft will operate from the airstrip of Jolly Grant for 2 days from February 19, 2018 and after getting acquainted with the entire area will reach their actual location.

Current Affairs 16th February 2018: SPORTS

India won 5-1 series
●        The Indian team defeated the hosts South Africa by 8 wickets in the sixth one-dayer to make the ODI series 5-1.
●        The South African team, batting first, scored all 20 wickets in 46.5 overs and scored 204 runs.
●        In reply, the Indian team scored an easy victory, losing 2 wickets in 32.1 overs and making 206 runs.

Current Affairs 16th February 2018: ECONOMY

Fraud of Rs 61,260 crore from banks in 5 years
●        In the last five years till March 31, 2017, the government banks gave information about 8,670 loan frauds and they owed Rs 61,260 crore to the total.
●        Loan fraud in India is the case where the borrower deliberately cheats the banks and does not pay the loan to the bank.
●        Statistics show how big the problem of the banking sector under the burden of trapped debt.
●        The debt trapped banks have reached $ 149 billion last year.
 Walmart prepares to buy 40 percent stake in Flipkart
●        Walmart is preparing to buy 40 per cent stake in Flipkart, the e-commerce company that gives direct hit to Amjon in Asia's third largest economy.
●        If the two sides agree, then it will be one of the biggest foreign deals of the American retailer company.
●        The deal can start early next week.
Bajaj Finance Returns 37,000% Returns in 15 Years 
●        Shares of non-banking finance company Bajaj Finance have given a return of 370 times in the last 15 years.
●        That is, those who have bought shares worth Rs 27027 in 2003, they have become millionaires today.
●        In 2003, the share price of Bajaj Finance was 4.5 rupees, which increased by 37,000% in 15 years.
●        Thus, on Friday, February 16, 2018, its price reached Rs. 1,690.
Rs 25 thousand additional tax exemption granted to Divyans, amendment in the Finance Bill
●        The Government has amended the Finance Bill to protect the losses incurred by the budget proposals to the Hindus.
●        On February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proposed to give standardized accommodation of 40 thousand rupees by abolishing the medical and transport allowance that was given to the people.
●        These budget proposals were going to increase the tax liability of Rs 13,400 to the Hindus, but the revision now allows the rebels to get an additional tax rebate of 25 thousand rupees.
●        These budget proposals of the government will come into effect from April 1, 2018 after the approval of the Parliament session in March.

Current Affairs 16th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

On January 23, China had the world's most devastating earthquake
●        In the year 1556, on today, that is, on 23 January, China had the world's most devastating earthquake.
●        This earthquake killed 8 lakh 30 thousand people in one stroke.
●        This earthquake is called the Shanxi earthquake.
●        In the case of intensity, there have been more earthquakes in the earth, but the maximum number of deaths had occurred since then.

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Important Current Affairs 15th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 15th February 2018

Current Affairs 15th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Inauguration of Conference Center in Itanagar
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today visited Arunachal Pradesh and inaugurated Dorji Khandu State Convention Center at a function in Itanagar.
●        There is also an auditorium, a conference hall and an exhibition hall in this Convention Center.
●        On this occasion, the Prime Minister also dedicated the state's secretariat building to the nation and laid the foundation stone of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences of the Tomariiba Institute.
'India Pharma and India Medical Equipment' Conference 2018 commences in Bengaluru
●        Union Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has said that Ayushmann Bharat Health Insurance, popularly known as Namo Care, has the potential to develop India as the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer in the next three years.
●        Anant Kumar was speaking at the inauguration of 'Bharat Pharma' and 'India Medical Equipment 2018 Conference & Exhibition' in Bangalore today.
●        This three-day conference was organized by the Department of Drugs under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in association with the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Political parties get Rs 1,500 crore in five assembly elections
●        During the five assembly elections held last year, political parties received donations of more than Rs 1,500 crore.
●        However, he only spent Rs 494 crore.
●        Research Institute Association for Democratic Reform (ADR) has said this in an analysis.
●        During the Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, this charity was jointly received by five national and 16 regional parties.

Punjab National Bank (PNB) was started from Lahore
●        The Punjab National Bank (PNB), which was hit by a scam of Rs 11,356 crore, started from Lahore.
●        Then there was no division between India and Pakistan.
●        It was registered on May 19, 1894 with the main office in Lahore Anarkali market.
●        After the first board meeting on May 23, it was opened on April 12, 1895, one day before Baisakhi.
●        At present, the bank has been serving its services in 764 cities.
●        It has more than 100 million subscribers.

Modi Government will form 31 km National Highway
●        The Modi government, which is focusing on road infrastructure, has set targets for making 31 km national highway everyday.
●        Target was made to build 41 km highway every day last year, but despite all efforts, only 20 km highway construction target was achieved daily.
●        Now the government has provided the expenditure of Rs 72 thousand crore on national highways in the financial year 2018-19, which is more than Rs 3,000 crore more than last year.

Notice to Hollywood Actor Brosnan on Adding Pan Masala
●        The Kejriwal government has sent a notice to Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan to add a pan masala.
●        He has given 10 days to answer it.
●        According to officials of the Delhi Health Department, if the actors do not file a reply in time, they can be punished with a penalty of 5 thousand or two years.

Current Affairs 15th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Inauguration of 'World Sustainable Development Conference 2018'

●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 2018th edition of the World Sustainable Development Conference (WSDS 2018) at the Vigyan Bhawan in the capital on Friday 16th February.
●        WSDS is the main platform of the Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), which strives to bring global leaders and thinkers together with sustainable development, energy and the environment.

Deputy High Commissioner of New Zealand met the Additional Director General of the Indian Coast Guard

●        A 4-member delegation, led by Deputy High Commissioner of New Zealand Ms. Sujana Jasapp, met the Additional Director General of the Indian Coast Guard VSR Murthy today.
●        During this meeting, New Zealand's new Defense Advisor Commodore Ian Mover was introduced, who is on a trip to India from 11 to 17 February 2018.
●        Brigadier John Boswell was also the Chief of Strategic Commitment and Work of the New Zealand Defense Force with the delegation.

KP Sharma Oli was appointed the Prime Minister of Nepal
●        Kharag Prasad (KP) Sharma Oli has been appointed Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time on February 15, 2018.
●        CPN-UML president KP Oli has been appointed to replace Sher Bahadur Deuba.
●        President Bidhya Devi Bhandari appointed 65-year-old Oli as the 41st Prime Minister of the country.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits India
●        Rohani reached Hyderabad on Thursday evening.
●        On Saturday, he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
●        India is ready to invest in Indian rupee for the first time in Iran, in view of the banking crises caused by Western sanctions imposed on Iran.
●        Due to the international sanctions imposed on Tehran, transactions in international currencies in Iran and making investments are still difficult.

Charge of corruption on Netanyahu
●        Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of taking expensive gifts and corruption.
●        Israeli police have recommended running corruption cases against them after a long investigation.
●        Netanyahu has been Israel's PM for nearly 12 years.

World's highest hotel in Dubai
●        The name of the world's highest hotel is Gevora.
●        This hotel is 356 meters long. Before this, Dubai had a record of making the world's tallest hotel.
●        By making Hotel Gevora, Dubai has broken its own record.
●        The height of Gevora is one meter more than the height of the previous hotel JW Marriott Marquis.

Current Affairs 15th February 2018: ECONOMY

India signs new loan agreement with US $ 100 Million

●        In connection with desert areas, for the Rajasthan Water Area reconstruction project, India signed a new loan agreement of US $ 100 million with New Development Bank (NDB) on February 13, 2018.
●        The first installment of loan sanctioned by NDB is 100 million US dollars.
●        Under this multidisciplinary funding facility, a provision of 345 million US dollars has been made for this project.

Trade deficit at the highest level of 3 years
●        On the basis of good shipments of chemicals, engineering goods and petroleum products, India's exports went up 9 percent to $ 24.38 billion in January.
●        However, there was a major setback to the government on the trade deficit front, which reached the highest level of three years.
●        Trade deficit increased to $ 16.3 billion in January, which was the highest level of nearly three years.
●        The main reason for this is the increase in imports, which increased by 26.1 per cent this month to $ 40.68 billion.
Diesel will invest Rs 12 crores in India
●        Britain's IT company Dyson announced to invest 12 hundred crores in the country in the next five years.
●        He has also introduced three state-of-the-art products in the Indian market, including Cord Free Vacuum Cleaner, Link Air Purifiers and Supersonic Hair Dryer.

Current Affairs 15th February 2018: SCHEMES

Changes in Small Savings Schemes
●        The Central Government proposed amendments to the Short Savings Act on February 13, 2018, which will be implemented on short-term savings.
●        All existing protections have been retained while bringing the PPF Act under the proposed Government Savings Promotion Act.
●        There is no proposal to withdraw any existing benefits that the depositors get from this process.

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Important Current Affairs 14th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 14th February 2018

Current Affairs 14th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Chandrababu Naidu is the richest CM of the country: ADR report
●        A recent report was published by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) on the Chief Ministers of 29 states and two Union Territories of the country.
●        25 Chief Ministers or 81% are millionaires.
●        Two of these Chief Ministers have assets worth more than Rs. 100 crores.
●        Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh is the richest Chief Minister of the country, whose declared assets are Rs 177 crores.

Punjab National Bank's thousands of crores of fraud in Mumbai branch
●        Punjab National Bank , the second largest public sector bank in the country, has caught fake forgery of $ 1.77 billion.
●        Punjab National Bank has seized unauthorized transactions through a broker from Mumbai, which was benefiting some selected account holder.
●        The bank has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange about this.

Proposal to allow PPF account to be closed before timing
●        The government has proposed to allow the closure of public provident fund account prematurely and to allow small savings account to be opened in the name of minor.
●        The Finance Ministry said on Tuesday that the proposed legal changes in the Finance Bill 2018 are intended to provide flexibility in the operations of the accounts under the Small Savings Schemes.
●        With the existing benefits guaranteed under the bill, new benefits have also been proposed to the depositors.
Reserve Bank's new rules for quick solutions for stranded debt cases
●        The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made a major amendment in the current system of settlement of stranded debt.
●        These rules have been made in line with the bankruptcy and credit redressal disability code (IBC).
●        This will help in solving the problem of debt trapped in the banking system immediately.
●        On this move by the Reserve Bank of India, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said that the notification issued by the Central Bank on Monday night is 'awake to sleep' for the failed borrowers.

India's wild area increases by 1 percent
●        In the last two years, the forest area of India has increased by one per cent.
●     It has increased from 7,01,495 square kilometers of 2015 to 2017 in 7,08,273 square kilometers.
●        That is, the total forest area has increased by 6,778 square kilometers.
●        During this period, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha and Telangana saw the highest increase in forest area.

Current Affairs 14th February 2018: ECONOMY

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%.

Sun's profits down 75% from deferred tax adjustment of 513 crores
●        The country's largest pharmaceutical company, Sun Pharma, has lost 75% in the December 2017 quarter, but its operating margin has seen a slight increase compared to the previous two quarters.
●        The company's profit in December quarter stood at Rs 365 crore, while Sun Pharma had a profit of Rs 1,471 crore in the year-ago quarter.
●        The company's operational income declined 16% in the December quarter to Rs 6,653 crore, which was Rs 7,925 crore in the year-ago period.

Muthoot Finance expects 15% growth in gold loan business 
●        In the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, Muthoot Finance gold loan business stood at Rs 28,265 crore.
●        The company hopes that by next financial year, it will achieve a growth of 15% in most of the business.Gold Financing Company, Muthoot Finance, has targeted to increase the gold loan business by 15% in the next financial year.
●        The company will be in the new market for this and will work to simplify the loan structure of the customers.
●        In the third quarter of the financial year 2018, the company's gold loan business stood at Rs 28,265 crore.

Current Affairs 14th February 2018: DEFENSE

Indian military access to Oman's Dock Port
●        After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Oman, India has received a strategic edge in this area.
●        According to an agreement between the two countries, India will now be able to use the Dock Port of Oman for its military activities and logistic support.
●        It is very important for India to reach the Dock Port in terms of maritime strategy.
●        This port will enable India to keep an eye on the effects and activities of Cheena in the area and will be able to challenge it.

Army sanctions purchase of weapons worth Rs 15,935 cr
●        The Central Government approved the plan for purchase of some necessary weapons for the Armed Forces on February 13, 2018.
●        The Defense Purchase Council, which was headed by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, gave its approval to defense deals of 15, 935 crore.
●        In this, a lot of attention has been paid to provide better private weaponry of soldiers deployed in frontier areas.

Current Affairs 14th February 2018: SCHEMES

Uttar Pradesh government launches Dastak drive
●        On February 12, 2018, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a 'knock' campaign to make people aware of the prevention and treatment of Japanese encephalitis or brain fever spread across Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
●        This campaign is being run for this so that people should not be careless in any kind of fever, as this can also be a matter of Japanese encephalitis.

Current Affairs 14th February 2018: GLOBAL

Airtel can list Africa business on foreign stock exchanges
●        Bharti is looking for a way to bring the Netherlands-based International Holding Company (IPO) to Airtel's African business.
●        This will unlock the company from Telecom Assets in Africa. Sunil Mittal's company's business has been on the way to recovery in Africa for some time now.
●        All the shares of the Netherlands-based company are owned by Airtel and it is also the International Holding Company of Bharti's Telecom Assets in 14 African countries. 
South Africa President Jacob Zuma resigns
●        South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has finally quit his post while pausing all speculation ●        He was accused of misusing his position and cheating the corrupt.
●        The ruling African National Congress Party had asked them to resign from their post on Monday.
 Trump donates one-fourth of its salary to basic infrastructure
●        US President Donald Trump is going to give a quarter of his salary of 2017 to the Transport Department for the construction of infrastructure in the country.
●        Transport Minister Ellen Chao received a check of US $ 100,000 from the President.
●        A day after announcing plans for the reconstruction of roads, bridges and ports demolished by Trump, it was announced on Wednesday that in the correspondent room of White House, donating to the fourth part of their salary was donated.

Current Affairs 14th February 2018: OBITUARIES 

World's 'Most Single' C-Bird Nigel's Death
●        There was such a marine bird in New Zealand, which could perhaps be called the world's only single bird.
●        The C-Bird, named Nigel , died recently in New Zealand .
●        In 1990, environmentalists created some fake con-roads of concrete to attract wildlife, considering the 25 km north-west of New Zealand's capital Wellington.
●        These fellow-men of Nigel stones were very happy to consider their partner and did not want to go anywhere.

Current Affairs 14th February 2018: DAYS AND DATES

On February 15, the first partial solar eclipse of the year
●        The first solar eclipse of 2018 will be on February 15.
●        This eclipse will be partial in the new moon.
●        This eclipse, which occurs at intervals of 15 days, is the second eclipse of the year.
●        Prior to this, on January 31, the moon took place on the full moon day.
●        This eclipse will last from 15 February night from 12:25 to 16 February at 4:18.

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Important Current Affairs 13th February 2018

Current Affairs 13th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

President held 'LPG Panchayat' in Rashtrapati Bhavan
●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind organized the 'LPG Panchayat' in Rashtrapati Bhawan today (February 13, 2018).
●        LPG Panchayat was organized by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
●        Its aim is to provide LPG consumers a platform to interact with each other, learn from each other and share experiences.

Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of first dairy plant in East Champaran district in Motihari

●        The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the first dairy plant of Eastern Champaran district in Motihari today.
●        Addressing the people present on the occasion, Mr. Singh said that India has reached a point that it has now started providing a large number of opportunities to entrepreneurs at international level.
●        The Agriculture Minister said that due to various initiatives taken by the government, significant development has been possible in the dairy sector.

Government of India amended amendments to the Small Savings Act
●        The government also gives top priority to the interests of small savings, which are considered as the backbone of the savings structure of our country.
●        Government of India has proposed to merge the Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 and the Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 in the Government Savings Bank Act, 1873.
Approval of amendment proposal in the Indian Medical Council Screening Examination Rules 2002
●        National admission test has been made mandatory for enrollment in all medical courses in the country.
●        After getting the degree of initial medical qualification (MBBS) by studying medical abroad abroad, Indian students must be successful in the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) to start practice in the country.
Indian Energy Establishment 2018 inaugurated
●        Inaugurating the three-day International Conference on Operation and Maintenance- Indian Energy Establishment 2018, here today, Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy.
●        The Minister urged NTPC to become India's first multinational company in the energy sector, to become the world's largest energy producer and plant a plant abroad.
Target to train 30 thousand apprentices in 16 zonal units and seven production units

●        While making big contribution in the skill initiative, the Railway Ministry is imparting training in various works as fitter, turner, machine welder, painter, carpenter, electrician, refrigerator and AC mechanic and motor vehicle mechanic.
●        The Ministry has set a target to train 30 thousand apprentices in its 16 zonal units and seven production units.

Announcement of revised structure to deal with bad loans
●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on February 12, 2018, made a new amendment to its rules for the early settlement of the bank's bad loans or stressed assets and instructing the banks to immediately identify the default and on Friday, February 23, every Friday.
●        In view of EC, RBI has eliminated half a dozen existing debt-restructuring mechanisms in which to solve the problem of bad credit in Indian banks, including Corporate Debt Restructuring Plan, Strategic Debt Restructuring Plan, S4A and Joint Lenders Forum .

Sahitya Akademi honors the writers of 23 Indian languages
●        Sahitya Akademi has given its annual prize to 23 authors of Indian languages on February 12, 2018.
●        During the Sahitya Akademi's annual festival 'Festivals of Letters', the authors were awarded an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and one lakh rupees cash.
●        Chandra Shekhar Kambar, the newly elected president of the Sahitya Akademi, said that most of the award-winning books in all 23 languages, including English, Bodo, Telugu, Hindi and Punjabi, are centered on social and social issues.

Sheetal Rane made a world record by skydiving in sari
●        Sheetal Rane, resident of Pune, India, made a special world record in Thailand on February 12, 2018.
●        Sheetal Rane has become the world's first woman, who, after wearing special nine-yearly saris of Maharashtra, completed the adventure like skydiving.
●        Sheetal Rane made this record at Pattaya in Thailand.
●        Sheetal Rane believed that skydiving twice from the world's most famous tourist resort was possible due to good weather.

Abu Dhabi's company will fill half of the oil reserves
●        Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will send crude oil-related three major ships from April
●        The company will use half of the strategic oil reserves of 1.5 million tonnes capacity made in Mangalore for storage.
●        Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the ADNOC signed the agreement last week.
●        This agreement is for the use of half of the underground storage built in Mangalore under the preparation of emergency stores.

Current Affairs 13th February 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP 

70 years of India-Russia agricultural relations
●        In the context of India-Russia diplomatic relations, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has organized two major programs in the form of part-time festivals organized throughout the year.
●        First, the function to be held on February 14, 2018 in Suratgarh, Rajasthan, on the occasion of completion of 70 years of India-Russia Agriculture Trade Conference and Agricultural Relations held in New Delhi today.

Current Affairs 13th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

World-class facilities are being provided in 100 ideal monuments
●        The Ministry of Culture of the Government of India is committed to making the whole world with the cultural vibrancy of India.
●        Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma today said that keeping in mind the special significance of India as a nation, the citizens of the country, especially the youth, There is an urgent need to reconcile the country's multi-dimensional nature, splendor, prosperity and historical importance.

London Airport will open again
●        After the Second World War near the runway of the London City Airport, the operation of flights from the airport will resume from Tuesday after the unmanned bomb is removed.
●        The King George We Dock got 500 kilograms of bombs from Germany after the Sunday morning, after which the airport was closed.
●        Police bomb detention specialists and Royal Navy were trying to remove the bomb, in view of which the airport and the nearby roads were closed.

Current Affairs 13th February 2018: ECONOMY

Allocation for the environment sector increased in 2018-19 budget
●        Reiterating the government's commitment to increase the scope of afforestation and green area, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan said that Rs. 1290 crores have been approved under the reorganized National Bamboo Mission to encourage the bamboo area. .
●        Dr. Harshvardhan said about the increase in the allocation for the environment in the budget of 2018-19, that the budget for the Green India Mission (National Afforestation Program) has been increased by 48.8 percent compared to the previous year.
 Bitcoin Exchanges promised to keep real time record of transactions
●        After the Finance Minister's cryptology is declared illegal, Bitcoin Exchange has proposed to build a central repository of users, in which the records of the transactions will be ready in real time.
●        This will allow the buying and selling of virtual currency through address ID or Permanent Account Number.
●        It will also provide information about how many cryptococcus a user has.

Current Affairs 13th February 2018: SPORTS

India won series from South Africa 
●        Team India made history with their fourth win in the series by winning the 5th ODI against South Africa.
●        In the last 25 years, India has named its first ODI series for the first time in the host country.
●        India had given the hosts a target of 275 in this match, in response to which the South African team got 201 runs in the match.
●        In this way India made their name with 73 runs.

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Current Affairs 12th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

National productivity council
●        National Productivity Council is celebrating National Productivity Day today and will celebrate National Productivity Week by 18th February.
●        This is the 60th anniversary of the National Productivity Council and it is being celebrated as the Diamond Jubilee Year.
●        National Productivity Week -2018 will be celebrated on the subject of "Industry 4.0-opportunity to make a big leap for India".

India Forest Status Report 2017 released
●        Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment and Climate Change, while highlighting the importance of the increase in forested areas in the country today, said that in the last decade, where forest areas are declining in the world, there is a steady increase in India. Has been there.
●        While releasing 'India Forest Status Report 2017' here today Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that India is one of the top 10 countries in the field of forest area.
●        He said that this is so that in the remaining 9 countries the population density is 150 persons / square kilometers and in India it is 382 persons / square kilometers.

Nitin Gadkari released the first highway capacity manual
●        Union Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari today released the first Highway Capacity Manual in New Delhi.
●        The name of this manual is Indo-HCM. It has been prepared by CSIR-CRRI.
●        For this, CSIR-CRRI has done extensive study at the country level of tractors on roads (one lane, two lane and multi lane), urban roads and expressway traffic.
●        The study included 7 educational institutes - IIT Roorkee, Mumbai and Guwahati, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Indian Institute of Engineering and Science and Technology, Shivpura, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Institute of Technology, Surat and Anna University, Chennai.

PM Modi's First Hindu Temple in Shilanya
●        Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the first Hindu temple going to be built in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
●        Prime Minister Modi became the witness of the temple fundraising ceremony of Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) on February 11, 2018, on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway.
●        The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi is being built on the land given by the Prince of Abu Dhabi, which reflects the commitment and tolerance of the UAE's tolerance.

Criminal cases are lodged on 11 Chief Ministers
●        A surprising report related to the leaders of the country has come to the fore. According to this, there are criminal cases against 11 of the 31 Chief Ministers of India .
●        By including in the list of 25 chief millionaires.
●        This report has been released by Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch.

Current Affairs 12th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Commerce Secretary level meeting between India and Bangladesh concluded in Dhaka

●        Bilateral meetings of Commerce Secretary level between India and Bangladesh were held in Dhaka on 7-8 February, 2018.
●        The Indian delegation was led by the Commerce Secretary Ms. Rita Tawatia and the Bangladesh delegation led by Mr. Shubhashish Bose, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce of the Government of Bangladesh.
●        Both sides have detailed and positive discussions on various issues related to bilateral trade and economic relations.

Seventh Garhwal Rifle Infantry Battalion included in the peace mission in southern Sudan

●        In order to help United Nations's efforts to restore peace and normalcy in war-torn country South Sudan, the Indian Army is sending around 2300 personnel to its troops there.
●        The team of the seventh Army Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion of Indian Army is being sent for this purpose.
●        It is a matter of pride for the Garhwal Rifles and its unit as the soldiers of the Garhwal region have been nominated for the first time in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Five agreements signed between India and UAE
●        India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a long talk on 10 February 2018 with Prince Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi. During this, there were five agreements between the two sides.
●        The agreement also includes a historic agreement to give 10 percent stake in the ocean ore concession to the Indian Oil Companies Association. With this, there was agreement between the two countries for energy sector, railways, manpower and financial services.
 India and Oman sign eight MoUs
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a memorandum of understanding on eight areas along with Oman on February 11, 2018 during the visit of three Asian countries.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sultan Kababus of Oman were present on this occasion and these agreements were signed after delegation-level talks led by both.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a delegation level talks with Sultan Kababus of Oman.
●        The two countries discussed strategic collaborations to further strengthen cooperation in trade, investment, energy, defense and security, food security and regional issues.

Union Cabinet approves the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for India Australia Memorandum of Cooperation

●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the three-month cooperation program between the Department of Economic Affairs (Indian Economic Service Cadre) and the Treasury of Australia Government on 07 February 2018.
●        Under the program, an official of the Treasury of the Government of Australia will be transferred to the Department of Economic Affairs, the Finance Ministry and an official of the Indian Economic Service (Deputy Secretary or Director level) designated by the Indian Economic Service Cadre of the Department of Economic Affairs, Will be transferred to

Current Affairs 12th February 2018: DEFENSE

Rear Admiral DS Gujral, NM took over as assistant head of the Naval Staff
●        Rear Admiral DS Gujral, NM took over as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Communications, Space and Internet-centric operations) at the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defense.
●        Alumni of the 69th course of National Defense Academy, Khadgamala and the Flag Officer was commissioned on January 1, 1987 in the Executive Department of the Indian Navy.
●        They are experts in communication and electronic warfare.

Current Affairs 12th February 2018: RANKING 

NHAI will start ranking system for toll plaza
●        Indian National Highway Authority (NHAI) launched a nationwide campaign on February 10, 2018, to resolve issues affecting those using highways.
●        These include towing facilities, electronic tolling / fast lane, cleanliness on toll plaza, behavior of people working on toll plaza, deployment of marshals, sanitation of toilets, proper functioning of highway nest (mini), facilities along the highways And the availability of ambulance and crane on the highway when there is any emergency situation.

Current Affairs 12th February 2018: AWARDS

Krishna Sobati was selected for 53rd Gyanpeeth award
●        The highest literary award in the country will be awarded to Gyanpeeth Award by senior scientist of Hindi, Krishna Sobti.
●        This award will be given to Krishna Sobati for the year 2017.
●        In the meeting of the Overseas Council, Prof. It was decided to give the 53rd Gyanpeeth Award to the senior literary of Hindi literature, Krishna Sobti, under the chairmanship of Namwar Singh.
●        This award will be provided for his outstanding work in the field of literature.

Current Affairs 12th February 2018: SPORTS

Venus Williams wins in his 1000th match

●        After playing his 1000th match of his career, veteran tennis player Venus Williams defeated Arctan Russe of the Netherlands to give the United States a 1-0 lead against the Netherlands in the Fed Cup World Group.
●        Venus did his best in the 1000th match of his tennis career and entered the next round, registering a spectacular win from 6-1, 6-4.
 Real Madrid beat Sociedad 5-2
●        Real Madrid beat Sociedad 5-2 on the basis of Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in the Spanish league.
●        In the first minute of the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, Lukas Wasakcz set the goal of Real Madrid 1-0 ahead.
●        In the 27th minute of the match, Ronaldo scored Real ahead 2-0.
Air India's female pilot Anupama Kohli saved 261 lives
●        The flight of Vistara and Air India escaped a major accident on Wednesday (February 7th).
●        The inquiry team found out that there were 261 passengers on both the aircraft, but Air India's aircraft driver Anupama Kohli took the situation very efficiently and saved all the passengers safely.
●        During the investigation, it has been revealed that there was some problem in coordination with Air Traffic Controllers (ATC).

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Important Current Affairs 11th February 2018

Current Affairs 11th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

India Post Payments Bank will enable digital payments in post offices by April 2018
●    The progress of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) expansion program has continued steadily and it is scheduled to be launched in a nation-wide manner by April 2018.
●    In some media circles, on Tuesday, 06 February, 2018, such news was published that the time limit has been revised, but no such decision has been taken about this.
Rear Admiral Phillipos George Poonumuil, NM took charge as Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA)
●    Rear Admiral Phillipos George Poonumutil, an alumnus of Lawrence School, Lavendel and National Defense Academy (67th Course), was commissioned on January 1, 1986 in the Indian Navy.
●    He is a helicopter pilot, who had qualified at Sea King 42 B / C and Aluati, and commanded INS 330, career Bourne ASWA Sea King squadron and commissioned commanding officer of Naval Air Station, INS Shikra.
●    The Flag Officer has done a Higher Air Command course in the Staff Course and College of Air Warfare at the Defense Services Staff College.
J. P. Nadda launches National Worm prevention campaign
●    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda inaugurated the National Worm prevention day in Gurugram today.
●    Speaking on this occasion, he said, "Under the National Worm Abuse Campaign, 32 crore children of the country will get the benefit.
●    National Worm prevention day is one of the largest public health campaigns in the world.

No last date for registration and updation of Aadhaar card
●    The Unique Identification Authority of India, which manages the Aadhaar, has made it clear that there is no deadline for updating the Aadhaar and updating it.
●    According to your convenience, you can go to your nearest base station and register the Aadhaar registration.

Modi laid the foundation stone of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi
●    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today officially inaugurated the functioning of the foundation stone of the first Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates .
●    Nearly three million people of Indian origin live in this country.
●    The witness became the witness of the prime minister's foundation, which was streamed live at the Oprah House in Dubai.

Current Affairs 11th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Inauguration of International Conference on Greek Medicine
●    The Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, the Minister of State in PMO and the Minister (Independent Charge) Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the two-day International Conference on Greek Medicine.
●    On the occasion of Unani Day, the conference was organized by the Central Council for Research in Greek Medicine in New Delhi.
●    On this occasion, he said that diseases caused by lifestyle are one of the health challenges. This is an area in which traditional medicine systems can play significant roles.

ONGC to buy stake in offshore concessions of UAE Petroleum Company
●    India's largest oil and gas explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India Abu Dhabi will buy steak in the offshore oil concession from the National Oil Company.
●    ONGC will sign a contract related to it on Saturday.
●    After signing this contract, ONGC will be the first firm to buy a stake in the new concession that ends in March.

Whatsapp Payment Application
●    The Facebook-owned messaging service company is dealing with the new payment feature in India.
●    TechCrunch told Thursday late night that the feature is currently in beta mode and therefore it has not been announced publicly as it is not available at the widespread level.
●    When this feature launches, the new Whatsapp e-Wallet platform will give a tough challenge to the messaging services with petm and payment feature.
●    The recently launched fast wallet by Google will get a tough challenge.

Microblogging Company Twitter's First Time Profit
●    The first time Microblogging company Twitter has been profited. Trailing back to the rest of the social networks, Twitter has benefited from this quarter.
●    San Francisco company Twitter has earned $ 91 million i.e. 585.7 million in the fourth quarter.
●    This is the first positive net income of the public for the first time in 2013.
●    Twitter has increased revenue by 2 percent this year compared to last year.

Current Affairs 11th February 2018: OBITUARIES 

Asma jahangir dies
●    A well-known senior lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir died on Sunday in Lahore.
●    She was 66 years old.
●    He was admitted to the hospital because of a heart attack, and he died there.
●    In the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Osama Jahangir raised a voice against the Pakistan government.

Current Affairs 11th February 2018: ECONOMY

State Bank loses more than Rs 20,000 crores in debt
●     State Bank of India, the country's largest bank, has put a staggering debt of Rs 20,339 crore in the year 2016-17.
●    This is the highest amount in government banks which have been deposited in the discounted accounts.
●    Thus, in the year 2016-17, a total of Rs 81,683 crore was deposited in the accounts of the banks.

Singh brothers extricated 500 crore from Fortis
●    Shares of country's second largest hospital chain, Fortis Healthcare, climbed 18 percent on Friday.
●    The reason was that the founder and promoter of Fortis, Mr. Shivinder Singh and Mr. Malvinder Singh resign from the company board.
●    Singh brothers removed $ 7.8 million (about Rs 500 crore) from the company.
●    On Thursday, Singh Brothers resigned after the Delhi High Court order.

18 percent GST to update base
●    Updating Aadhaar card is going to be expensive soon.
●    The Unique Identification Authority of India has decided to levy 18% GST on the update fee of the base.
●    After this decision, updating the details of the base will be costing 5 rupees.
SAIL net profits of Rs 43 crore
●    Net profits on the unified basis of the country's largest steel company SAIL, stood at Rs 43.16 crore in the quarter ending December 31, 2017.
●    SAIL gave this information in the notice given to BSE.
●    The company had a net loss of Rs 794.84 crore in the corresponding quarter of the financial year 2016-17.

SBI net loss of Rs 1,886.6 crore in third quarter
●    State Bank Group has suffered a major loss in the third quarter of the current financial year.
●    Apart from this, the NPA of the bank has also increased to Rs 2 lakh crore.
●    In the third quarter of the current financial year, there was a net loss of Rs. 1,886.6 crore.
●    The group had a net profit of Rs 2,152 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal.

Current Affairs 11th February 2018: RANKING


Mumbai 12th in the world's richest cities

●    India's financial capital Mumbai is one of the 15 richest cities of the world.
●    The total wealth of Mumbai is estimated at 950 billion dollars (about Rs 61 lakh crore) and it is at number 12 in this list.
●    In this list of the world's richest cities, New York is at number one with wealth of $ 3 trillion (about 193 lakh crores).
●    This information is given in the recently released report of New World Wealth.

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Important Current Affairs 10th February 2018

Current Affairs 10th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Modi's 3 Gulf Countries Tour
●Narendra Modi will reach Ramlila capital of Ramlila on Saturday.
●Where he will meet Palestine PM Dr. Rami Hammad Ullah and President Mahmoud Abbas.
●Modi is on a tour of Gulf countries - Palestine, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.
●They arrived in Jordan on Friday.

Indian journalist arrested in Maldives
●2 Journalists of Indian origin were arrested in the Maldives between political crisis and emergency.
●Moni Sharma from Punjab and Aishwarya Raoji of London News Agency is a journalist of AFP.
●They have been arrested under the National Security Purpose Act.

13 thousand employees out of 13 lakh employees missing 
●There are about 13,000 employees of Indian Railways who have been missing from work for a long time.
●Such employees have not officially taken leave from the railway nor have the railway been informed about the absence of the Railways.
●Now the Railways has decided to initiate action under the rules against them.
Health Index
●In the health index report prepared by the Commission, Kerala has been on top while Uttar Pradesh is the lowest among the major states.
●However, it can be satisfied that in recent times Uttar Pradesh has shown improvement.
●According to the index report released for large states, Punjab is followed by Tamil Nadu and Gujarat after Kerala.
●Apart from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Odisha are among those states whose performance has been poor in the health index.
Basic Essentials for Needy Examination
●Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started the application process for National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET).
●Through this examination, admission in medical and dental colleges across the country is given.
●According to CBSE, students interested in getting enrolled in the NEET exam can register online till March 9.
●This examination will be held from 10 am to 1 pm on 6th May.
Jitendra Singh inaugurated the exhibition of paintings made by Divya artist Shri Uttam Bhardwaj
●The Minister of State for North Eastern Development (Independent Charge), Prime Minister's Office, Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, Pension, Atomic Energy and Minister of State for Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the exhibition of paintings made by Divya artist Shri Uttam Bhardwaj here today.
●Divya artist Shri Bharadwaj carries pictures with his feet.
●Shri Bharadwaj, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, has been painting since the age of 10 and during the last 8 years, he has made more than 200 photographs.
A.K. Prasad takes charge as new Finance Commissioner in Railway Board
●Mr. A.K. Prasad has been appointed ex-officio Secretary to the new Finance Commissioner (Railway) and the Government of India in the Railway Board.
●Shri B. Prasad's appointment Mohapatra has been replaced, who retired on January 31, 2018.
●Mr. A.K. Prasad took over as the new Finance Commissioner (Railway), which has been effective from 01 February, 2018.
●Shri Prasad is a 1981 batch officer of Indian Railway Accounting Service (IRAS).

Chilean parliamentary delegation calls on the President
●A parliamentary delegation led by Fidel Espinoza, Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Chile met today (6 February 2018) President Rama Nath Konwid at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●Welcoming the delegation, the President said that both India and Chile are vibrant democracies.
●There is constant talk between our MPs which strengthens our two-sided relations.
●The President expressed his pleasure in signing the agreement of Chilean International Solar Coalition

AYUSH Ministry has signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Ayush for promoting AYUSH services in Railway Hospitals
●Ministry of Railways and Ministry of AYUSH Singh Hospital, Eastern Railway, Perambur Railway Hospital, South Railway, Central Hospital of Northern Railway, J. of Western Railway. R. The decision to promote AYUSH facilities in the central hospital of the hospital and north-east marginal railway.
●A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Ayush in New Delhi today for this, under which the AYUSH services will be promoted in the New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati Regional Hospitals of Railways.
 The Cabinet approved the implementation of "Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF)"
● The Union Cabinet has approved the 'Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF)' scheme of total cost of Rs 1650 crore for the period 2018-19 to 7 years.
● The Prime Minister has emphasized on the importance of innovative experiments and technology for the progress and development of the nation.
● This fellowship plan is important in fulfilling the dream of development through the innovation of the Prime Minister.
● This scheme was announced in budget speech 2018-19.

Current Affairs 10th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Doctor Sapan Shah will fight for Congressional Congress
●Indian doctor of Indian origin Sapan Shah will contest the US Congress next year.
●Shah, founder of Flagship Healthcare in Chicago, has announced that he will contest the House of Representatives for Republican candidate from Chicago's suburban area.
●Democratic leader Brad Schneider is currently representing this seat.
●Shah, who is preparing to compete in the 2018 election, will have to register a primary win in March next year for the party ticket.
Modi met the King of Jordan
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Amman, Jordan's capital on Friday evening.
●        After some time he met with King Abdullah bin Al Hussein of Jordan.
●        During this time delegation with the PM was also present.
●        Modi's foreign visit will continue till 12 February.

South China Sea is becoming a military outpost of China
●China has invested many years in preparing a military outpost on the islands of South China Sea.
●A project has significantly separated China from its neighboring countries and the US.
●This creation of China has the eyes of many countries of the world. China is engaged in this area for years to build.
●Once it was said that it is for civil purposes, but now analysts say they are small military installations.
● After this it was discussed internationally. But the construction continues.
United Nations permanent representatives from 11 countries traveled to the Election Commission

●Bo Verde, Saint Vincent and Grenada, Togo, Moldova, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Tonga, Samoa, Micronesia, Solomon Island and Vanyutu- delegation of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations from a total of eleven countries traveled to Election Commission of India.
●The delegation, under the supervision of the Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India, has come on a trip to India from 4th to 10th February.
●The delegation met Chief Election Commissioner Mr. OP Rawat and Election Commissioner Mr. Sunil Arora and Mr. Ashok Lavasa.

Current Affairs 10th February 2018: SPORTS

India's first batsmen to score 100 runs in the ODIs
●Team India captain Virat Kohli 's unbeaten innings of 160 runs in the third one-dayer against South Africa was very special in many ways.
● Virat scored 12 boundaries and two sixes in this innings.
●That is, he made 60 runs with four fours and ran 100 runs.
● In this way Virat became the first batsmen of India to score 100 runs in an ODI innings.
 Dhoni records new record in ODIs
●India defeated South Africa by 124 runs in the third ODI of Cape Town.
●In the match, former team captain MS Dhoni did two hunt behind the wicket and got a big record in his name.
●He has become the fourth wicketkeeper in India's first ODI and the fourth wicketkeeper in the ODIs, behind more than 400 wickets behind the wicket.

Indira Nooyi became ICC's first inductive woman director 
●PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed the first International Female Director of International Cricket Council.
●Indira Nooyi will join the Board of ICC in June 2018 In June 2017, the ICC approved the proposal for the appointment of the Women's Independent Chairman.
●Indra Nooyi's appointment has been made for 2 years, but after completion of the term, she can be appointed again.

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Important Current Affairs 9th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 9th February 2018

Current Affairs 9th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Union Home Minister will inaugurate Hunar Haat on Sunday
●    Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will formally inaugurate 'Hunar Haat' on Baba Khadak Singh Marg, New Delhi on February 11, 2018.
●    The theme of Hunar Haat by 'Ministry of Minority Affairs' is 'Development with Honor'.
●    Whereas handcrafted and handlooms made by master craftsmen in Haat will be displayed on the same side, people will also get a glimpse of traditional Indian music.
●    'Hunar Haat' is being organized in New Delhi from 10 to 18 February.
Ash track mobile app launch

●    Mr. RK Singh, Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) today launched a web based surveillance system and fly ash mobile app ash track.
●    This platform will be helpful in better management of ash produced by thermal power plants as it will work as a bridge between fly ash producers and potential users like road contractors, cement plants.

Policy Commission releases 'Healthy State, Progressive India' report
●    The Policy Commission released a comprehensive health index report entitled 'Healthy State, Progressive India'.
●    In this report, states and Union Territories have been kept in different categories on the basis of annual progress on health front and overall performance compared to each other.
●    This report is an attempt to develop a systematic method for evaluating country's performance in the health sector at an annual level on the basis of diversity and complexity.
The Defense Minister constituted a committee headed by Vinay Sheel Oberoi
●    Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has recently cleared the formation of a committee to speed up and monitor the projects related to the modernization of the Armed Forces.
●    This will be a 13-member advisory committee.
●    Former Secretary of the Government Vinay Sheel Oberoi will be the chairman of this committee. His tenure will last till August 2018.
Approval of amendment proposal in MSME Development Act, 2006
●    The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for amendment in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 for changing the standards of classification on 07 February 2018.
●    This meeting took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
●    It is proposed to be changed from 'investment in plant and machinery or equipment' to 'annual turnover'.
●    This step will facilitate business and rules of classified growth will be created and new tax system will be in the realm of GST.

Cabinet approval for changes in Major Port Authority Bill, 2016
●    Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of official amendments in the pending Major Port Authority Bill-2013.
●    This amendment is based on the recommendations of the Departmental Parliamentary Standing Committee.
●    The number of labor representatives to be appointed to the Port Authority board serving employees Ttn that went increased from one to two.

Happiness Syllabus begins in Delhi's government schools
●    The Delhi Government has announced the introduction of a new topic of Happiness Course for students from nursery to class VIII.
●    This course will be applicable to all schools of Delhi Government from next session.
●    Under this, every class from nursery to eighth class will have a period of weekly happyness subject ie happiness class will be organized.
●    The announcement was made by the Education Minister of Delhi Government, Manish Sisodia in this regard.
Forbes released a list of rich people who had a crypto card
●    Forbes released a list of rich people for the first time on 08 February 2018.
●    The list contains the names of those who have hundreds of billions of dollars of cryptocoryne at the cost of crypto.
●    Forbes has pointed out that the value of unprotected cryptopsy has increased strongly in recent times.
●    It works according to the confidential algorithm based on blockchain technology.

Trading of Indian shares in foreign stock exchanges stopped 
●    In the foreign stock exchange, carteled and derivative related to the Indian stock market has been stopped with immediate effect.
●    These 3 exchanges include Mumbai Stock Market, National Stock Exchange and Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India.
●    SEBI has asked these three exchanges to do this.

Current Affairs 9th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Human eggs prepared for the first time in the laboratory in London
●    Scientists of the University of Edinburgh have claimed to successfully develop human eggs in the laboratory.
●    This will give new rays of hope to the reproductive treatment couples.
●    This new experiment will not only help to understand how human eggs are formed, but it will show a new ray of hope for women passing through chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Kim Jong sister Meet President of South Korea
●    North Korean dictator Kim Jong, sister Kim Yo Jong joined the Opening Ceremonies of Winter Olympics and during this time he also met South Korea's President Moon J-in.
●    He is the first member of the ruling family of North Korea, who went to South Korea after the Korean war in the 1950s.
US named 3 Pak terrorists as Global Terrorist
●    Donald Trump Administration has termed three people of Pakistan as Global Terrorist.
●    All three are accused of being linked to terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Taliban.
●    The US has said the reason, saying that doing so would help in breaking the network supporting terrorists in South Asia.

US made 2,891 secret documents related to death of former president Kennedy public

●    2,891 secret documents related to the killing of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, former US president, has been made public.
●    These documents include the letter of the then director of CIA, on November 23, 1963, one day after the murder.
●    President Trump announced to make documents public.
●    Now these documents will be reviewed in 180 days.

Inauguration of tomorrow's International Conference on Greek Medicine

●    Minister of State in the Ministry of State (Independent Charge), PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of Atomic Energy and Space, New Delhi on February 10, 2018, in New Delhi on a two-day International Conference on Unani Medicine Will inaugurate.
●    This year is special for the Greek fraternity because this is the 150th birth anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan.

Current Affairs 9th February 2018: ECONOMY

19.3 percent increase in direct tax collection in fiscal year 2017-18

●    According to the provisional data from the direct tax collections till January 2018, it has shown that during the period, the net collection has reached Rs 6.95 lakh crore, which is 19.3 percent higher than the net collection of direct taxes in the same period last year.
●    Net collection of direct taxes is 69.2 percent of the revised estimates of direct taxes for the financial year 2017-18.
●    During the period from April, 2017 to January 2018, the gross collection of direct taxes has increased by 13.3 percent to the level of 8.21 lakh crore.

Current Affairs 9th February 2018: SCHEMES

Mega Adip and Vayoshri Yojana Camp inaugurated in Gwalior
●    A mega camp will be organized in Gwalior on February 11, 2018 for the distribution of subsidiary equipment and equipment to the Divisions and senior citizens through the Central Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry, Elimco.
●    The camp will be organized in the honorable presence of Honorable President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind, at the Jivaji University Ground, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

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Important Current Affairs 8th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 8th February 2018

Current Affairs 8th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Two-day conference with the help of CII on the opportunities for livelihood

●    The Policy Commission today organized a two-day conference with the cooperation of the Confederation of Indian Industry on the subject of employment and livelihood opportunities at the Dr. Ambedkar International Center in the capital.
●    Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu will address the inaugural session this evening.
●    Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Giriraj Singh, Union Petroleum and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Rural Development Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar will be present on this occasion.
Showing junk food ads on cartoon channels restricted
●    An important decision taken by the central government in relation to junk food has said that this advertisement will no longer be shown on cartoon channels.
●    Under this, nine companies will not show advertisements for any kind of junk food and soft drinks on children's cartoons and other channels.
●    The companies have also welcomed this decision of the government. Nine companies, including Nestle and Coca Cola, have said they will follow it.

'Digital Citizenship' course started

●    Google India has announced to integrate a course on "Digital Citizenship and Security" in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum in schools in partnership with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on February 06, 2018.
●    The purpose of this program is to make students responsible citizens and to make them stay away from cyber crime.
●    This initiative being done by NCERT and Google on this subject will be implemented in various schools.

Nexus startup hub to be opened in Delhi
●    There is no need to go to the US to know how American startups are successful .
●    The US Embassy has announced to launch the Nexus startup hub in the capital's American Center on Thursday.
●    Its aim is to give Indian startup information about America's best startup system and to create a favorable environment for Indian entrepreneurs.
●    At present, 9 companies have been selected for long term incubation.

Current Affairs 8th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Nuclear energy cooperation with Canada
●    An agreement was reached on June 27, 2010 for peaceful use of nuclear energy between the Government of India and the Canadian Government.
●    During the Prime Minister's visit to Canada on April 15, 2015, the Indian Government signed an agreement with the Canadian M / s CAMCO Company for supply of uranium ore during 2015-2020.
●    Atomic technology is under development and is being used in areas such as healthcare, agriculture, food conservation, waste generation, besides waste management, including waste management.

Global news 
Inauguration of two-day Third Global Public Purchase Conference in the National Capital
●    The Minister of State for Finance and Shipping, Shri P. Radhakrishnan said that the Government of India gives importance to fairness, transparency and accountability in public procurement and it has increased the expectations of the citizens in the public expenditure and the result of efficiency and results.
●    He said that in view of public procurement and distribution of public services the present center government's vision is clear.
1,86,777 affordable housing for the urban poor approved by PMAY 

●    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 1,86,777 and affordable houses in the interest of the urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs 11,169 crore with central assistance of Rs. 2797 crore.
●    This amount was approved yesterday in the 30th meeting of the Central Approval and Monitoring Committee (CSMC).

CCI imposes penalty of Rs 135.86 crores on Google
●    The Competition Commission of India has found Google guilty of misuse of its strong position in the online search and advertising market and has imposed a fine of Rs 135.86 crore on the company.
●    The CCI said that Google has imposed a penalty on antitrust activity.
●    Google was accused of behaving and manipulating the search because of its strong position in online search.

Khaleda Jia gets five-year jail
●    A court in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail for corruption
●    A special judge of the country's highest security in the country, sentenced the president of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to a fine of $ 2.52 billion for embezzlement.
●    This donation amount was sent from abroad to the name of 'Jia orphanage Trust'.

Current Affairs 8th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Execution of Unit I and II of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant
●    Delay in the completion of Kudankulam units -1 and 2 (2x1000 MW) was mainly delayed in sequential acquisition of the equipment of the Russian Federation and subsequent local protests at the plant site.
●    Prior to the launch of the plant, take time to start the protest due to protests, removal of resources, and later re-processing of resources, due to the far reaching effects of various lawsuits, observance of Honorable Court.

Current Affairs 8th February 2018: APPOINTMENT

Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana, N.M. took over as Assistant Chief Naval Staff
●    Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana, NM has been appointed as Assistant Chief Naval Staff (Air) in New Delhi.
●    He was commissioned in the executive branch of the Indian Navy in 1986.
●    He graduated from the Naval Academy and he did 141 pilots and was given wings in the Air Force Academy in June 1988.
Rear Admiral SC Verma, VSM took over as Naval Assistant Chief

●    Rear Admiral SC Verma, VSM took charge of Naval Assistant Chief (special submarine project) in the Ministry of Defense (Navy), the headquarters of the Unified Headquarters in New Delhi.
●    He is a graduate of National Defense Academy, Pune, India (1986), Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, India (2002) and Naval War College, Mumbai, India (2009).
●    He was commissioned on July 1, 1987 in the Indian Navy.
●    He specialized in navigation and direction in 1993.

Current Affairs 8th February 2018: SPORTS

Virat Kohli becomes the ODI captain with most centuries
●    Virat Kohli has become India's leading captain for the most centuries in ODIs.
●    Virat Kohli has left behind captain Captain Sourav Ganguly as captain with 12 ODI centuries.
●    Sourav Ganguly made 11 centuries as Indian captain.
●    Virat Kohli has become the captain who has scored the most centuries from India in ODIs and Test cricket.
●    Virat Kohli has scored 14 hundreds in 57 innings of Test cricket.

India beat China in Fed Cup
●    World number 120 Lynn Zhu managed to defeat Ankita Raina but despite this, India had to face defeat 1-2 against China in the Asia-Oceania Group One Fed Cup tournament.
●    In the first match, Karan Kaur Thandi, who lost to Yfan Wang of China 6-2, 6-2, lost to world number 253, Ankita defeated Zhu 6-3, 6-2 to equalize India, but the next In the match, Ankita and Prayag Thombare duo of Wang and Xiao Yuan Yang defeated 6-2, 7-6.

Current Affairs 8th February 2018: SCHEMES

Approval of PMRF scheme
●    The Union Cabinet approved the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Scheme on 07 February 2018.
●    For the next seven years from the year 2018-19, its cost is Rs. 1650 crores.
●    This scheme was announced in budget speech 2018-19.

Current Affairs 8th February 2018: RANKING

Forbes released the first crypto richest list
●    Forbes has for the first time released a list of rich people who have a cryptosystem.
●    This list contains the names of people who have millions of billions of dollars worth of cryptosystems.
●    Ripple co-founder Chris Larson is at the forefront in this list.
●    The value of Larsen's crypto currencies is 7.5 to 8 billion dollars.

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