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Important Current Affairs 13th February 2018

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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