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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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