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Important Current Affairs 12th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 12th February 2018

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

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

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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Important Current Affairs 7th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 7th February 2018

Current Affairs 7th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS


''Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) '' Approval Implementation
 
●    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.
 
 
Approval for ONGC and OIL 60 non-monetary discoveries
 
●    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extending the Discovered Small Field Policy notified on 14.10.2015 to identified 60 discovered small fields / un-monetized discoveries for offer under the Discovered Small Field Policy Bid Round-ll. 
●    Out of these, 22 fields/ discoveries belong to of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited, 5 belong to Oil India Limited (OIL) and 12 are relinquished fields / discoveries from the New Exploration and Licensing Policy (NELP) Blocks. 
●    In addition, 21 fields / discoveries are remaining from DSF Bid Round-l which were put on offer but could not be awarded due to insufficient response from the investor.


Approval of Diwali and Bankruptcy Bill, 2017
 
●    In the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has given retrospective approval to the changes made in the Substitution Bill.
●    This bill replaced the Diwali and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2017 and has been passed by the Parliament as Diwali and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2018.
●    This amendment will bring clarity and will ensure that such a non-intelligent person is not included in the settlement process of the insolvent corporate person and the person whose account is classified as an unproductive asset is given equal opportunity.
 
 
National meeting on Grassroot Informatics
 
●    National security, economic prosperity, innovation and social welfare are largely dependent on availability, authenticity and confidentiality of information technology.
●    The daily life of citizens has changed greatly from information revolution and modern life depends on the timely, fair and confidential behavior of cyberspace.
 
 
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated five highway projects
 
●    The Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated the cost of Rs. 5632 crore and 137 km long highway projects in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
●    In addition to widening the national highways, the construction of a new six-lane bridge on Ganga river in Phaphmau, Allahabad is also included.


Neelam Kapoor took charge as DG of Sports Authority of India

●    Ms. Neelam Kapoor has assumed charge as the Director General of Sports Authority of India today.
●    He is the official of the Indian Information Service of 1982 batch, before he has held important positions in the National AIDS Control Organization and has also been head of the Directorate of Film Festival, Directorate of Audio and Visual Publicity and Regional Publicity Directorate.
●    During his tenure of the Director General of the Papers Information Office, Ms. Neelam Kapoor was also the Chief of the Media Operations of the Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi in 2010.
 
 
RBI to bring Lokpal to NBFC customers
 
●    The Reserve Bank announced the launch of mechanism such as 'Lokpal' for the customers of non-banking financial companies, which will come into existence by the end of this month.
●    If there is a complaint from borrowers from these financial companies, they will be able to directly approach their Lokpal and thus their grievances will be disposed off soon.
●    Initially this scheme will be implemented for NBFCs who accept all the deposits.


21 leopards missing from Sanjay Gandhi National Park
 
●    According to a report published by Maharashtra Forest Department and Wildlife Conservation Committee , 21 leopards have been missing from Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai .
●    According to the figures given in the report, the number of leopards increased to 41 in 2017 while in the park there were only 35 leopards in 2015.
●    According to the new survey, only 14 of the leopards are leopards in the park.

Current Affairs 7th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Acceptance of Memorandum of Agreement with UK and Northern Ireland


●    The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with UK and Northern Ireland on cooperation in skill development, vocational education and training.
●    This Memorandum of Understanding will lead to a path to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of vocational education and training and skill development.
●    Cooperating with foreign countries will help strengthen Indian skills eco-system and enable youth to be efficient for better employment prospects.
 
Approval to sign bilateral cooperation memorandum between India and the US
 
●    Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a bilateral cooperation memorandum between India and the US for law enforcement training.
●    This cooperation memorandum will be signed between the U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Bureau of Indian Police Research and Development Bureau.
●    This cooperation memorabilia will lead to an increase in the cooperation between the two countries under the auspices of the India-US Homeland Security Dialogue.
 

Indo-China Protocol Approved

●    The Union Cabinet has approved the signature and confirmation of the protocol to amend the agreement between India and China to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal consolidation in the tax on income.
●    In addition to other changes, this protocol makes the information sharing provisions updated according to international standards.
 
 
Approval of India Australia Memorandum for Cooperation Program

●    Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for a 3-month co-operation program between the Department of Economic Affairs and the Treasury of the Australian Government.
●    Under the program, an official of Treasury of Australia Government will be transferred to the Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry and an officer of the Indian Economic Service named by the Economic Affairs Department of the Economic Affairs Department will be transferred to the Treasury of the Government of Australia.


Denmark in preparation for ban on Islamic burqa and hijab
 
●    The Danish government is preparing to ban the wearing of women's burqas in the country.
●    The government will prohibit the wearing of such clothes of women in public places, where the face is covered completely.
●    According to the Independent's report, the government says that we are considering introducing a proposal to ban wearing of burqa or hijab in public places.
●    Those who do this on public place will have to pay a fine.
 
 
Sushma Swaraj meets Shah of Saudi Arabia
 
●    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Saudi Arabia's Salman bin Abdul Aziz on Wednesday.
●    During this, there was talk of further strengthening of bilateral strategic partnership in all areas between the two leaders and cooperation in the progress of each other.
●    Sushma, who arrived here on Tuesday on her first trip to Saudi Arabia , met Shah Salman.

Current Affairs 7th February 2018: SCHEMES


Launch of "The Great India Blog Train"
 
●    The tourism ministry's social media campaign "The Great India Blog Train", which included bloggers all over the world, was today started by Secretary Rashmi Verma in the Ministry of Tourism from Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi.
●    The Secretary interacted with bloggers on the issue of promoting tourism and tourism related aspects and seeing their visit.
●    These bloggers have also been invited to visit different places of the country on luxury trains running in different states.

Current Affairs 7th February 2018: AWARDS 


Announcement of Hockey Star Awards
 
●    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the Hockey Star Awards -2017 here.
●    The names of Indian players are not available in these awards.
●    According to a statement issued by FIH, Argentina's Delphina Marino has been awarded the best female player of the year 2017 while Belgium's Arthur von Doren has been honored with the award for the emerging stars as well as the best male player.

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Important Current Affairs 6th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 6th February 2018

Current Affairs 6th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Framework for Start-Up India Ranking
 
●    Union Commerce and Industry Minister today issued three standards for states and federal territories in New Delhi to get the ranking of the rank-ups.
●    These are the standard- the start-up ranking framework for the state and federal region, collection of best practices for encouraging the uptake in India and the start-up India kit.
●    There are around 20,000 startups in India and about 1,400 new start ups start every year.
 
Ministry of Railways signs MoU with AYUSH Ministry
 
●    Ministry of Railways and Ministry of AYUSH has decided to promote AYUSH facilities in the central and north-east marginal railway, Eastern Railway, Perambur Railway, South Railway.
●    A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Ayush in New Delhi today for this, in which under the new Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati regional hospitals, AYUSH services will be promoted.
 
Unmarried daughter will get property equal to son
 
●    Yogi Sarkar has taken important steps towards women empowerment.
●    Now unmarried daughters will get equal rights to sons.
●    For this, amendment will be amended in section 108 and section 110 of the Revenue Code.
●    On Tuesday the yogi cabinet has approved the amendment.
●    Amendment bill will also be introduced in the budget session beginning on February 8.

Saudi Arabia will use solar energy
 
●    After acquiring the emperor in oil production, Saudi Arabia's eyes are now on other natural resources.
●    Now Saudi Arabia's first number of sunlight comes from Sun's plan.
●    It will generate large scale solar energy through it.
●    If Saudi succeeds in promoting solar energy here, the dependence of its citizens on oil will be reduced.
 

Tata Motors net profit up 10x
 
●    Tata Motors recorded a consolidated net profit more than ten times during the December quarter.
●    Besides the volume of standalone businesses of Tata Motors, besides being productive, it has contributed a lot to the efforts to improve profits.
●    However, Tata Motors performance was lower than the market's estimates due to the fading of the December 2017 quarter for Jaguar Land Rover Business.
●    For the three months from October to December 2017, the company's consolidated net profit is Rs. 1215 crore.

Current Affairs 6th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Indian American Attorney Joins New Jersey Bar Association
 
●    Indian-American American attorney Prithvi Patel has been inducted into the New Jersey Bar Association.
●    Patel came to the United States as an undocumented refugee.
●    Patel is the first beneficiary under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has been included in the New Jersey Bar Association.
●    Patel passed the examination of both the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, in 2016.
 
Record snowfall in Moscow 
 
●    In the Russian capital, one person was killed due to recorded snowfall, while five others were injured.
●    In Moscow, heavy snowfall is taking place with strong winds due to which normal life is badly affected.
●    On Monday, 43 cm snow fell.
●    Earlier in 1957 about 38 centimeters of snow fell.
 
 
UK allows birth of baby with three parents
 
●    British officers have allowed doctors to give birth to the first child of the country, who have three parents.
●    This step is being taken so that the laxative genetic disorders do not come from mother to child.
●    The Human Fertility and Ambientology Authority (HFEA), which worked independently under the UK Department of Health, approved the procedure
●    This process will be used on women who know that their baby may have 'neurodegenerative' disorders right from birth.

Amazon and Alibaba in the race to buy stake in Future Group
 
 
●    Future Group founder Kishore Biyani met Amazon founder Jeff Bezos two weeks ago in the US.
●    Future Group has occupied one third of the organized organ and grocery market in the country.
●    "Future Group is thinking of bringing a strategic investor to the company, while Amazon wants to have offline presence online in India.


The most illiterate youth are in the crisis-stricken countries: UNICEF
 
●    In war-torn and disaster-prone countries, nearly 30 percent of the youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are illiterate, which is three times more than the global rate.
●    UNICEF, an agency for children of the United Nations, said in a new study that among the 5.9 million young people, girls are the most deprived of education.
●    According to UNICEF estimates, he will spend about one billion dollars on academic programs over the next four years.


Emergency was announced in Maldives
 
●    Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen announced the Emergency
●    After the announcement made by the President, former President Mahmoud Abdul Gayoom was arrested.
●    Mahmood Abdul Gayoom was running a campaign to remove the current President Abdulla Yameen from the post.
●    The country's chief justice Abdullah Saeed and another judge of the Supreme Court have also been arrested.
●    After reaching the top court premises in Malaya of the security forces, the police said in a brief statement that justice Abdullah Sayeed and Justice Ali Hameed are accused of corruption.

Current Affairs 6th February 2018: AWARDS

Indian won jackpot of $ 27 million
 
●    In the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, an Indian won a million dirhams ($ 27 million) lottery on Monday.
●    Sunil Mappta Krishnan Kutty Nair, who came home this time, got the second biggest lottery award this year.
●    He will share the jackpot money with his three friends who contributed to the purchase of tickets.

Current Affairs 6th February 2018: ECONOMY

Bharti Airtel to get investment of Rs 2649 crores
 
●    Singapore Telecommunication Limited (Singtel) is planning to increase its stake in Bharti Airtel, the country's largest telecom company.
●    For this, he will invest Rs 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom Limited, Bharti Airtel's holding company.
●    This stake will be increased through a preferential issue issue.
●    Bharti Airtel will use the proceeds to reduce the debt.

Current Affairs 6th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Launching the Most Heavy Rockets
 
●    SpaceX's heavyweight Falcon Rocket is ready for its first test launch.
●    It is being described as the most powerful rocket of all time.
●    It has three boosters and 27 engines, with the help of which it will get five million pounds of power.
●    SpaceX founder Elon Musk is also sending his sports car roadster in the rocket to space.
●    This car belongs to his company Tesla. Three cameras have been installed along the car so that they can capture beautiful pictures of space.

Current Affairs 6th February 2018: DEFENCE

India successfully tested Agni-I (A) Ballistic Missile
 
●    India tested indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I (A) ballistic missile at 8.30 am on 06 February 2018 from Abdul Kalam Island, situated on the banks of Odisha.
●    This test was conducted by the Indian Army's Strategic Force Command.
●    India has Agni-I, Agni-II, Agni III and Agni IV and Supersonic Brahmos missiles at the present time.
 
Sudeep Lakhtakia appointed as Director General of NSG 
 
●    Sudeep Lakhtakia took charge as Director General of the National Security Guard (NSG) on February 01, 2018.
●    After the retirement of NSG chief SP Singh on January 31, 2018, the post was vacant.
●    The Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, issued the order on January 19, 2018, to appoint him as the NSG chief.
●    They will be in the post till July next year.
●    Sudeep Lakhtakia is a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Telangana cadre.

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Important Current Affairs 5th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 5th February 2018

Current Affairs 5th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Suresh Prabhu started the process of discussing new industry policy
 
●    Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu launched a series of nationwide discussion on the proposed new industry policy with the industry. The first discussion was held on February 2 in Gauhati.
●    In this meeting organized by the FICCI and the Department of Industry Policy and Promotion (DIPP), more than 120 business people participated in the meeting with the government officials of the North East.


A.K. Prasad takes charge as new Finance Commissioner in Railway Board
 
●    A.K. Prasad has been appointed ex-officio Secretary to the new Finance Commissioner (Railway) and the Government of India in the Railway Board.
●    Prasad's appointment was addressed by Mr. B.N. Mohapatra has been replaced, who retired on January 31, 2018.
●    A.K. Prasad took over as the new Finance Commissioner (Railway), which has been effective from 01 February, 2018.

Plan for the end of dowry practice
 
●    Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on February 4, 2018 that his government would provide financial assistance to his family for the marriage of poor girls in the state.
●    Under this scheme, assistance of Rs 35,000 will be given for each marriage.
●    The main purpose of this scheme is to discourage dowry practices.

Punjab Land Reform (Amendment) Bill
 
●    Two amendments were made in the Punjab Land Reform (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
●    This information was published in a release issued by the Finance Department of Punjab's Revenue Department, Vinnie Mahajan.
●    There was a long demand for these modifications in Punjab.
●    The Panchajab land reform amendment has been amended in the interest of farmers and ordinary citizens.
●    These amendments will give farmers more opportunities and rights.


Sikkim approves people to build human relations with trees
 
 
●    The Sikkim government recently allowed the citizens of the state to have human relations such as siblings with trees.
●    In this regard, the State Forest Department has issued notification of Sikkim Forest Tree (Amity and Reversions) Rules 2017.
●    The purpose of connecting people with this campaign is to preserve trees. With this step taken by the government, people will be able to build a relationship with the trees and look after them.
●    In this local language, this tradition is called Mithini or Mutt.
 
 
India's first sports radio channel launched
 
●    In India, where all types of radio channels are being broadcasted, on January 16, 2018, India's first sports radio channel was launched.
●    News and events related to the game will be played on this channel, launched by the name of sports fleshes.
●    For the millions of sports fans of India, the country's first sports radio channel has been launched where all the information related to the game will be available 24/7.

India's first Agri Option Trading Tool launched
 
●    National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) launched the first Guar Options seeds of India on January 14, 2018.
●    It is the market of India's largest agricultural products. This will save the farmers from the danger of rising prices.
●    The NCDEX platform is already in the form of informal options trading with a large number of informal business centers in some communities of Rajasthan.
 

Delhi and Punjab richest state, Jain community is most prosperous: National survey
 
●    The National Family and Health Survey Fourth Round (NFHS-4) figures have shown that Delhi and Punjab are the richest states in the country, while the Jain community is the most prosperous community.
●    In the report of the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4), a wealth index has been prepared.
●    This survey was done on more than six lakh houses in the year 2015-16.


Sanskrit will be taught from the next academic session in the madrasa of Uttarakhand
 
●    A committee of Uttarakhand Madrasa Education Board (UMEB) has approved the proposal to teach Sanskrit as an alternative subject in the madrasa of the entire state.
●    Simultaneously, computer science was also approved to be taught as an alternative subject.
●    As an optional subject in the madrasa of the state, the study of mathematics, science, ayush and sociology is done.

Current Affairs 5th February 2018: AWARDS

Nobel Prize Winners Seminar
●    Rashtrapati Bhavan hosted a one-day Nobel prize winners seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, in collaboration with the Nobel Foundation (5th February, 2018) today.
●    A regular and historical relationship between the Nobel Foundation and the Indian scientific and policy community is a part of the Nobel Prize Series.
●    Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar, the President said that in the last 70 years since India became independent, our belief in science has shaped the process of our society and development.

Current Affairs 5th February 2018: DEFENSE

Rear Admiral Atul Anand took over as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff - Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence (ACNs (FCI)

●    Rear Admiral Atul Anand, VSM took charge in the Ministry of Defense (Navy), the Integrated Headquarters, as Deputy Naval Chief - Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence (FCI).
●    He joined the Indian Navy's Executive Department in 1988 as a commissioned officer.
●    He has been a student of National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla and Defense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Bangladesh and National Defense College, New Delhi and he is an expert in navigational and direction.

Current Affairs 5th February 2018: SCHEMES

Saint Guru Ravidas help plan launched
 
●    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on February 4, 2018, to provide loans to small artisans up to Rs 25,000 without any interest under Saint Guru Ravidas sahayata Yojana and to open hostel in the name of Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar in 11 districts of the state.
●    In the State of Haryana, Antyodaya offices will be opened at the Tehsil level for giving information about the welfare schemes to Scheduled and Backward Classes.
●    Online applications will also be made to avail the benefits of these schemes.
 
 
Kusum scheme
 
●    Kusum Yojana was announced for the country's irrigation system in various announcements made during the General Budget 2018-19.
●    This plan can prove to be a big change for the farmers and the agricultural system of the country.
●    Under this scheme, all the pumps used for irrigation in the country will be made solar based.
●    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced this while presenting the budget.
 

Current Affairs 5th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

The world's smallest rocket launch
 
●    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the world's smallest rocket capable of setting up a micro-satellite in the classroom on February 03, 2018.
●    This low cost rocket was launched from the Yuichaura Space Center in Kagoshima province of Japan.
●    This rocket is a revised version of the JS-520 of the JAXX.
●    This rocket took a micro satellite with three kilograms with it and it was developed by Tokyo University to take a picture of the surface of the Earth.
 
World's highest 'air purifiers'

 
●    China has made the world's highest 'air purifiers' to reduce air pollution in Xi'an city.
●    Work on this project started in 2015.
●    The height of this purifier is 330 feet.
●    The height of this tower is more than the Qutub Minar.
●    This purifiers tower is quite like a fireplace. The width of the tower is equal to half the football ground.
●    This tower is producing clean air every day 10 million cubic meters (353 million cubic feet).

Current Affairs 5th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

First photo released by CARTOSAT-2
 
●    Indian Space Research Center (ISRO) has released the first photo sent by Cartosat-2 series satellite on January 16, 2018.
●    This satellite was recently launched with the help of the PSLV-C-40 rocket from the spaceport of Space Agency located in Sriharikota.
●    This photo was released on the website of the Space Agency located in the Bangalore headquarters.

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Important Current Affairs 4th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 4th February 2018

Current Affairs 4th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

New project approved to control river pollution
 
●    The Central Government approved the new project to control pollution of the year in Navalin city of Goa.
●    This project was approved by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change under the National River Conservation Scheme and its cost would be Rs. 61.74 crore.
●    Both the central government and the state government will share the cost based on the ratio of 60:40.
●    Under this project, a sewer of approximately 32 km will be added and 3 million liters per day (MLD) sewage treatment plant will be constructed.
●    This project is scheduled to be completed by January, 2021.

BSNL will shut down free Sunday calling on landline
 
●    Government Telecom Company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has decided to end Sunday free voice calling on landline from 1st February.
●    The company has taken this decision immediately after the change in the free night calling facility.
 

Pramila Jayapal joined the Politico Power List
 
 
●    Politico has included American woman MP Pramila Jaipal of Indian origin in the first Power List of 2018 .
●    He has been given this place to lead the opposition in the House.
●    In the list of 18 people, the 52-year-old Jaipal has been ranked fifth in Power List.
●    She is the first American woman of Indian origin whose name is included in the Politico Power List.

Indian child achieves highest marks in Mensa IQ Test
 
●    In the UK, the 10-year-old Indian-origin child achieves the highest marks in the Mensa IQ Test and achieve this achievement at the youngest of the decade.
●    He left behind sharp educated people like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
●    Mehul Garg decided to take part in the competition while walking on the map and steps of his 13-year-old elder brother Dhruv Garg.
●    Dhruv scored the highest score with 162 points last year.

Current Affairs 4th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Google will plant 150 hotspots for free Wi-Fi
 
●    After bringing millions of Indians online through Railtel Wi-Fi project, Google said that in partnership with Larsen & Toubro, the company has installed 150 Google stations in Pune.
●    This development is part of the Smart City project of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited and it is for the first time that the company is deploying Google station.
●    This is a local portal, which enables the public Wi-Fi connection.


NASA to launch Gold mission
 
●    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is affiliated to American space programs,will launch Global Scale Observations of the Gender and Disk ( Gold Mission) on Thursday .
●    The aim of this mission is to try to understand the earth's outer space.
●    The American Space Agency said on Wednesday that it is NASA's first mission under which it will send some equipment commercially in space.
●    In this mission, SES-14 Commercial Communications satellite will be released.

NASA's missing satellite found
 
●    American Space Agency NASA said that its satellite, which was deemed inactive for decades, disappeared for decades, it is true and active.
●    NASA's Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (Image) has identified this satellite found on January 20.
●    America's 'Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab' has successfully collected telemetry data from the satellite.
 
Scientists created food stuffs made of human feces
 
●    Scientists have developed a system to develop human feces in the form of potential food ingredients.
●    This will solve the problem of food for astronauts on Mars or other space missions.
●    Scientists use microbes to break the solid and liquid from human stool and claim to prepare food by removing the elements of protein and fat from it.

Current Affairs 4th February 2018: RANKING

7,000 super-rich Indians left the country in 2017
 
●    Over 7,000 people with high net worth lasting from India turned to another country.
●    This is the second largest figure of the country's richest people after China.
●    In comparison to 2016, more than 16% of the wealthy took citizenship of another country except India's citizenship.
●    According to the New World Wealth report, in 2017, 7,000 ultra-rich Indians took citizenship of another country.

Current Affairs 4th February 2018: ECONOMY

Amazing increase in Amazon's stock market value
 
●    Amazon's shares were a huge boost on Friday and the stock market value of the company rose to $ 700 billion.
●    It is now ready to leave behind the legendary software company Microsoft.
●    The online e-commerce company had announced the record profit on Thursday itself.
●    Amazon's shares increased by 3.7 percent and in the afternoon it was trading at $ 1,441 a share.
●    This makes the company's market capitalization of $ 701 billion.

Tech Mahindra profits up 14% 
 
●    Medium-sized IT company Tech Mahindra's performance in December 2017 quarter was better than expected.
●    Due to cost reduction, the margins of the company have also been increased.
●    The company had a profit of $ 14.7 million in the December quarter, which is 13.8% more than the September quarter.
●    Its earnings rose 2.5 percent to $ 1.21 billion on quarter-on-quarter basis.

Current Affairs 4th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Ola will start in Australia
 
●    India's Ride-Hailing Company 'Ola' is now trying to make international penetration.
●    In addition to the domestic market, Ola is now preparing to offer her services in Australia.
●    In this way 'Ola' can challenge America's riding company Uber.
●    Ola can first start service with private vehicles and driver partners in Australia, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

US will develop new small atomic bombs
 
●    In the United States, the Trump Administration has announced a new policy to modernize its nuclear weapons.
●    He will develop new small atomic bombs and will increase the country's resistance.
●    American President Donald Trump said that this policy has been prepared in conjunction with the various hazards encountered in the 21st century.
 
1099 established Westminster Hall repairment approved
 
●    UK MPs voted in favor of temporarily withdrawing from their Parliament House 'Venminder Palace' to repair them.
●    MPs voted in favor of the Palace's "full and timely" repairs with 234 votes compared to 185.
●    Along with this, the way of repair work, which has cost billions of pounds, has become clear.
 
The Ministry was created to remove loneliness in England
 
●    After separation from the European Union, various changes were made in England's administrative system.
●    In the same sequence, Theresa May decided to form a ministry to overcome loneliness, taking a historic decision on January 17, 2018.
●    England's Sports Minister Tracy Crouch will be England's first 'Minister for Loneliness'.

Current Affairs 4th February 2018: AWARDS

6 Ambassadors including Lakshmi Puri of India receive 'Power of One' award
  
●    At the United Nations headquarters , six top diplomats, including an Indian woman, have been honored with the first Deepawali Power of One award .
●    This award was given in view of their contribution in making a more ideal, peaceful and secure world.
●    The recipients include Britain's outgoing ambassador to the United Kingdom Matthew Wright, Ambassador of the United Kingdom Nawaf Salam and UN Chief of Land, Laxmi Puri .

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Important Current Affairs 3rd February 2018

Important Current Affairs 3rd February 2018

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

India's first MSE sentiment Index released
 
●    Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Shri Arun Jaitley released Crisidaks here today, which is the first sentimental index of India developed jointly by CRISIL and SIDBI for small and micro enterprises.
●    Crisidex is a composite index that has been compiled by combining 8 different indices and it measures business thinking about small and medium sector scale from 0 to 200 .
●    Based on the information received from 1100 small and medium units in November-December 2017, these standards were decided.


Anand Karaj Marriage Act in Delhi
 
●    Delhi Legislature Anil Baijal has been approved by the Legislative Assembly for the registration of marriage of Sikhs on February 02, 2018, for the implementation of the Anand Karaj Marriage Act.
●    After this, after the 110-year conflict, the Anand Karaj Marriage Act finally came into effect in the national capital Delhi.
●    The demand for this act was first raised in 1909.


The country's fastest 'train 18' to begin
 
●    Indian Railways has announced the launch of India's fastest train so far in June 2018.
●    The biggest feature of this train is that it will not have a locomotive engine.
●    Instead, there will be train motors in each coach of the train, with the help of which all coaches will run on the tracks.
●    Another feature of this is that the train is made of steel and it is unmanned.
●    Train-18 is a completely indigenous train. All its compartments have been completed in India only.


Government has closed 50 lakh public accounts
 
●    The government told the parliament on Friday that till December 20, 2017, 49.50 lakh public funds have been closed.
●    About 50 percent of these accounts were from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.
●    In these accounts, the account holder has done transactions in 24 months.

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018:SPORTS

India won Under-19 World Cup
 
●    India has become the world champion for the fourth time by defeating Australia by 8 wickets in the Under-19 World Cup.
●    Manjot Kalra (100 *) scored a brilliant hundred by India in this match.
●    Apart from Manjot, there was also the Indian bowlers in this match, who put the Australian innings on 216 runs.


Women's T20 World Cup 2018
 
 
●    West Indies will host the Women's T20 World Cup in 2018
●    Women's T20 World Cup will be held in Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St. Lucia from West Indies from November 9 to November 24, 2018.
●    In addition to the West Indies team, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and England have qualified directly on the basis of ranking.

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018:OBITUARIES

Hukum Singh dies 
 
●    Lok Sabha MP Hukum Singh passed away on Saturday in Karana of UP.
●    He was 79 years old.
●    Hukum Singh was born on April 5, 1938 in Kairana.

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018:SCHEMES

Atal Pension Scheme in Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks
 
●    The Central Government has added mini finance banks and payment banks to expand the 'Atal Pension Scheme'.
●    Reserve Bank of India has licensed 11 payment (payment) banks and 10 small finance banks (small finance banks).
●    Payment banks and finance banks are brand new models in the banking world.
 
 

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018:AWARDS

Prime Minister's Labor Award 
 
●    The Central Government announced the Prime Minister's Labor Awards for 2016.
●    This award will be given to 50 workers of departmental enterprises, public enterprises and private sector units.
●    This year, 32 labor prizes will be given, but the number of employees receiving this award is 50.
●    It includes three women.
 
 Padma Awards 2018 announced  
 
●    The country's second most prestigious civil honors Padma awards were announced on January 25, 2018.
●    President Ramnath Kovind announced the award of Padma to 85 individuals.
●    This time 3 Padma Vibhushan, Padmabhushan 9 and Padma Shri 73 will be given.
●    Among the award recipients there are 14 women.
●    Of the 16 foreigners who receive each major civil awards, each of the ten ASEAN countries is included.

 

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018: APPOINTMENT

Six new joint directors appointed in CBI
  
●    The Central Government has appointed six new joint directors in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
●    These include Praveen Sinha, senior police officer of Gujarat cadre.
●    Police officer Ajay Bhatnagar and Pankaj Kumar Shrivastav of Madhya Pradesh cadre have also been appointed as joint director in CBI.
●    Three officers of Indian Police Service (IPS), Sharad Agarwal, Gajendra Kumar Goswami and V Murugesen have also been appointed as joint directors of the CBI.

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018: DEFENCE

Formation of Security Unit Against Fake News 
 
●    The UK government has created a new 'National Security Dialogue Unit' to deal with the growing problem of Fake News on January 24, 2018.
●    The mention of Fake News is entirely in the context of false information, photographs or videos, deliberately misrepresented and spreading confusion or misunderstanding among the people.
●    The new security unit launched in the UK is part of a comprehensive review of the country's defense capabilities.

Current Affairs 3rd February 2018:GLOBAL NEWS

Global environmental performance index
 
●    In the Global Environment Performance Index (EPI) report released in Davos, Switzerland, India is at a lower level compared to many countries in the world.
●    This index covers 180 countries, in which India is included in the list of the last five countries.
●    In the Global Environment Performance Index report, 24 categories of 10 categories have been prepared by research.
 
 American Express bought travel app Mazi
 
●    Multinational Financial Services Company American Express bought Travel App Mazi in an all-cash deal.
●    According to industry sources, the deal happened in approximately 12.5 to 15 million dollars (812-975 crores).
●    This app is developed by Pune-born twin brothers Swapnil and Snehal Shinde. Mazi started in 2015.
 

Getting 'Golden Visa' Costly 
 
●    Under the IB5 visa given to stay in the US, the minimum investment limit may increase soon.
●    Such visa holders can apply for green card by investing in the US.
●    That's why it is also called 'Golden Visa'.
●    The limit of investment in this scheme can be increased in February.
 
 Ban on the ads of cryptokransi on Facebook, Instagram
 
●    Social networking site Facebook has banned advertisements for trading of any types of crypto, intelligent coin offerings (ICO) and binary options on their platform.
●    It will also apply even on other applications of the company like Messenger, Audiences Network and Instagram.

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