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Important Current Affairs 5th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 5th March 2018

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister will inaugurate new building of Central Information Commission on March 6


●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new building of Central Information Commission (CIC) in Munirka, Delhi tomorrow.
●        From this new building the commission will be able to operate its operations from one place.
●        Before this, the functioning of the commission has been operating from the two buildings of the rented house.
●        The new building of CIC has been constructed by Green Building Technology from National Building Construction Corporation.
 
 Premium tag for coffee grown in the Araku valley


●        The Coffee Board has applied for the registration of Araku Coffee under geographical indications for the conservation of the distinctive identity of the coffee being developed by tribal communities of the Araku valley located in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.
●        Information about this effect was made by Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, C.R. In today's reply in the Lok Sabha, Chaudhary gave a written question.
●        The Central Government is implementing 'Integrated Coffee Development Project' through the Coffee Board and is promoting coffee production in the Araku Valley.
 
A Steering Committee on Finitech Issues


●        Considering the announcement made by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in his budget speech 2018-19 (Paragraph 75), the formation of a Steering Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has been done.
●        The main purpose behind this is to consider various issues related to the development of Finitech sector in India so that the rules of FINTEC can be made more flexible and more entrepreneurship can be created in such a region, in which the other emerging from India There is a distinct edge over the economies.
 
NDMA organized CBRN emergency training program at Mumbai Airport


●        National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is organizing a primary training program at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.
●        The training program that started for 6 days started today.
●        Its purpose is to improve the preparation of Airport Operators (AEH) during the CBRN emergency at airports.
 
Human Resource Development Ministry invited suggestions for improvement in the courses from class I to 12


●        Ministry of Human Resource Development has invited suggestions for improvement of the courses of classes 1 to 12 for the all round development of the students.
●        Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar said that there is a need for quick reforms in school courses because the purpose of education is to prepare a good person from the system.
●        Educational skills also require life skills, experimental education, physical education and creative skills.
 
Minister of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic met the Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal


●        The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Mr. Tomas Hunar called on the Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Mr. Piyush Goyal in New Delhi today.
●        Secretary of Czech Republic Milan Hovorka, State Secretary of Czech Republic Miloslav Stasek, senior director general of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic Richard Halawati and Vice Chairman of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, Borivoj Minar also attended the meeting with the Minister of the Republic of Czech Republic with the Minister Were.
 
Sanction of seven road rehabilitation projects for Madhya Pradesh


●        Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned seven road rehabilitation projects for Madhya Pradesh.
●        These projects will be completed in 18 months. This includes 48 months of road maintenance work.
●        On the Bamitha-Satna section of National Highway No. 75, the reconstruction and upgradation of 97.840 kilometer long two-lane road with a paved sliding and curved pavement will be completed under the EPC mode at a cost of 191.21 crores.
 
Uttar Pradesh Approves Five Road Revival Projects


●        The Standing Finance Committee of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved five road revival projects in Uttar Pradesh.
●        The existing road from Sunauli to Gorakhpur and Jungle Laudya to Mohdipurpur will be converted into four lanes by upgrading existing road on NH-29E through EPC mode.
●        The total length of the project is 17.52 km. It will be completed at a cost of 288.30 crores
 
Two road revival projects approved for Tamil Nadu


●        Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved two road revival projects in Tamil Nadu.
●        NH-234 (Gudiyatham Bypass and Vellore Bypass) on the existing two-lane road will be provided a permanent slope of 1.5 meters through EPC mode.
●        The total length of the project is 49.35 km.
●        It will be completed at a cost of 138.06 crores.
 
NHAI directed the Regional Officers to closely monitor the situation of National Highways

●        The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is making every effort to ensure that the National Highways are good, safe and convenient for road users and their maintenance is also excellent.
●        Mr. Deepak Kumar, Chairman, NHAI has asked all Regional Officers / Project Directors to closely monitor the situation of roads and to take necessary steps on timely basis through related concession recipients / contractors to repair the damaged parts of roads.


Reliance Infra sent 5,440.38 crores notice to promoters of Pipavav Defense
 
●        Reliance Infrastructure, along with its subsidiary, has sent an arbitration notice of Rs 5,440.38 crore against the founder promoter (founder promoters) of Pipavav Defense and Engineering.
●        This notice has been sent to the charge of violation of warranties under the purchase agreement.
●        On March 4, 2015, agreement was signed on the acquisition of shares of Pipapav Defense and Engineering between Reliance Infra, its subsidiary Reliance Defense Systems and founder promoters of Pipavav Defense and Engineering, now Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited. Has been named.

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Central Government sanctioned Rs 2,919 crore under Nirbhaya fund
 
●        Ministry of Women and Child Development has sanctioned projects worth Rs 2,919 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund to make a "safe city".
●        The Nirbhaya fund approves proposals for the protection and protection of women.
●        These schemes have been prepared with the help of Municipal Corporations and Police Departments.
●        Under the Nirbhaya Fund, a detailed action plan will be implemented in the 8 major cities of India (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow) towards women's safety.

Visit of President of France Emmanuel Macron to India
 
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit France's President Emmanuel Macron on March 12 in Benaras.
●        They will go from Eshi Ghat to Manikarnika in a five kilometer bulletproof boat.
●        During this time many issues will be discussed between them.
●        In the evening, they will be involved in Ganga Aarti.
●        Both leaders will spend about six hours in the city.

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: AWARDS

90th Oscar Awards announcement


●        The 90th Oscar Awards were announced at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA.
●        Famous film personalities of the country and the world are present at this ceremony.
●        The film 'Shape of Water' has received 13 nominations at the ceremony.
●        This time 9 movies have been nominated for the Oscars.
●        This list includes 9 movies like Dunkirk, Get Out.
●        The Shape of Water film gets the highest four awards.

Current Affairs 5th March 2018: ECONOMY

Central Cabinet approves establishment of National Financial Information Authority


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the National Financial Information Authority (NFRA) and a post of Chairman for NFRA, three posts of full-time members and one post of Secretary for NFRA on 01 March 2018.
●        This approval will help in improving investment in foreign and country, increasing economic growth, ratification of globalization of business in line with International practices and sustainable development of audit business.
 
Tanishq offers Zero loss to replace old gold


●        Tata Group's jewelry brand Tanishq has introduced 'zero loss' scheme for changing the old gold.
●        Titan, which handles this brand, has made a claim that it is the first of its kind in the country and there is no deduction from the customer if he has a purity of more than 22 carat gold.
●        He says that in this scheme, now the customer will be able to avail the benefits of up to Rs 3,360 on exchange of 10 grams of gold while buying new ornaments instead of his old jewelry.
●        The price at which the company will sell gold, it will also buy old gold at the same cost.

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Important Current Affairs 4th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 4th March 2018

Current Affairs 4th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister addressed youth conference in Tumkuru, Karnataka through video conferencing


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed a youth conference in Tukkuru, Karnataka today through a Vision-Theme Video Conference for New India: Youth Power.
●        The Youth Conference in Tumkuru is being organized on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Ramkrishna Vivekananda Ashram at Tumkuru to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's address in Chicago along with the 150th anniversary of Sister Nivedita.
 
 
DEFXPO 2018 Exhibition
●        The DFXPO 2018 exhibition will show India's defense manufacturing capabilities for the first time in front of the world.
●        It is reflected in the tagline of the exhibition which is 'India: an emerging defense manufacturing hub'.
●        The DEFXPO 2018 exhibition will be branding as one of the defense exporters nation of all the three armies of the Army, Navy and Air Force of several Defense Systems and Components.


Telangana government will give Rs 2 crore reward for Gymnast Aruna Reddy

●        Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced a reward of Rs 2 crore for Aruna Reddy, who won bronze medal in the Gymnastics World Cup .
●        Rao honored Aruna in the program organized in Pragati Bhavan, Hyderabad on Sunday.
●        On February 24, Aruna B. of Hyderabad Reddy made history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal in the Gymnastics World Cup.
●        She named Bronze Medal in women's Vault competition.
 
Railway will construct 10 thousand kilometer high-speed train corridor in 10 lakh crore


●        Indian Railways will soon announce plans to build a high-speed train corridor to connect all the major cities of the country.
●        It is estimated to cost Rs 10 lakh crore on its construction.
●        This corridor, built on the lines of the Government's Bharatmala Highways Development Program, will be about 10,000 kilometers long.
 
 
BJP to form two government legislators in Meghalaya
 
●        Even after winning 21 seats in Meghalaya, Congress was away from power and BJP is going to join the government with only two MLAs.
●        The non-Congress front has submitted a claim to form the government in front of Governor Ganga Prasad.
●        The letter of support of 34 MLAs with BJP (2), NPP (19), UDP (6), HSPDP (2), PDF (4) and 1 independents has been given to the Governor.

Railway will make 'service captain' to overcome problems of passenger in trains


●        During the journey to the train, the Railway Service Captain (Supervisor) is planning to deploy the passenger's basic problems.
●        In December last year, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had sought suggestions in the meeting from the head of all the zones.
●        On this, the committee has said that different types of uniforms should be given to the service captain so that the passenger can easily recognize them.
●        At the same time, they will be deployed as pilot projects in the first 10 trains by providing tool kit and better training.

90th Oscars Festival


●        The 90th Academy (Oscar) Awards Festival is going on in Hollywood.
●        Sam Rockwell won the Best Supporting Actor (Male) award.
●        This is Sam's first Oscar award.
●        At the same time, Allison Jenny received the Best Supporting Actor (Female) Award.
●        Victoria and Abdul, who played the role of India's actor Ali Fazal and British star Judi Dench, did not receive an Oscar.


More than 800 loan defaulters details will be given to CBI


●        The way the government came in speed after the issue of PNB fraud of Rs 2 thousand crore.
●        Looking at him, CBI can screw up more than 800 defaulters.
●        These are the default which is more than Rs. 50 crores.
●        In this case, the bank can hand over the list of these defaulters to the CBI this month.

Current Affairs 4th March 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

President hosted the President of Vietnam


●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind hosted His Excellency Trang Dai Kuang, President of Vietnam today (March 3, 2018) at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
●        Welcoming the President of Vietnam in India, the President thanked Vietnam for playing the role of a coordinator country in ensuring concrete results in the ASEAN India Memorial Summit held in New Delhi in January 2018.
●        The President said that between 2000 and 2000, there has been a longstanding civilizational relationship between India and Vietnam.
●        Buddhism, Hindu Champa civilization and our shared philosophy have strengthened our equal relationships.
 

Social Media launch of 'Hello Salome', a magazine on Indo-Israeli relations


●        Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Donor (Done), here yesterday, a letter devoted to Indo-Israeli relations, 'Hello Salome' Participated in the social media launch.
●        The festival of Holi and the Purim festival of the Jews was celebrated on the same day.
●        Editor of this magazine is former Member of Parliament Mr. Tarun Vijay.
●        On this occasion, Israeli Ambassador to India Mr. Daniel Carmon and other dignitaries were also present.

China warns US against trade war


●        China on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump, that if Washington begins the trade war, then he will have to bear the consequences.
●        "China does not want a trade war with the United States , but China will not be silent on the steps to harm its interests and take necessary action ," said Jeng Ysui, spokesperson of the National People's Congress in China, at a press conference .
 
 
Hindu woman Krishna Kumari became Senator in Pakistan


●        Krishna Kumari , a resident of Thar of Muslim-majority Pakistan 's Sindh province, became the first Hindu-Dalit woman to be elected as a colonel senator.
●        39 year old Kolhi was elected from the Pakistan People's Party led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
●        Krishna has defeated a maulana associated with the Taliban in the elections.
 
 80% of bank accounts and 60% mobile connected to Aadhar


●        The last date for linking bank accounts and mobile connections from the base is March 31.
●        So about a month ago, about 80% of the country's bank accounts have been linked to the base.
●        According to an officer of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), about 60% of mobile connections have also been added to the base.
 

 US defense is nothing in front of Russia: Putin


●        Valadimir Putin has claimed that Russia has created a missile, beyond which no missile technology can survive in the world.
●        In his last speech on Thursday, just before the election, Putin said that this new weapon can reach any corner of the world and NATO's strength ahead of it is nothing.
●        Putin claimed that the nuclear capable missile could not prevent the shield of America and Europe in Asia.
●        Apart from this, Putin demonstrated another missile.
●        They claimed that nuclear missiles can also be made from this submarine-launched missile.

Current Affairs 4th March 2018: ECONOMY

4,472 crore investment to Flipkart from parent company


●        Flipkart, one of the country's top e-commerce companies, got an investment of Rs 4,472 crore from its parent company in Singapore in February.
●        This investment has been done in the wholesale unit of Flipkart.
●        Flipkart is strengthening its financial position to counter America's Amazon and Alibaba of China.
 
Institutional Investors invested $ 3.4 billion in Indian Warehousing Market


●        With the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the status of the logistics sector as the infrastructure sector, the interest of institutional investors has increased manifold in the Indian Warehousing market.
●        For a long time in the Indian Warehousing segment, which has been unincorporated, Global and Domestic Institutional Investors have invested more than $ 3.4 billion in the last four years, which is about 26% of total private equity investment in real estate during this period.
●        These figures have come from a study report from Knight Frank India.

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Important Current Affairs 3rd March 2018

Important Current Affairs 3rd March 2018

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

The country's first honey enrichment museum will open in Kutch of Gujarat
 
●        If farmers and craftsmen of Kutch get proper guidance and training, then honey can be an important factor in environmental protection along with economic benefits.
●        For the promotion of honey, the country's first museum will be constructed in the next few years in Kutch. The only Research Center is working in Pune.
●        Now a similar kind of research center is being organized in Kutch.
 
 
BJP's strong base in North-Eastern states
 
●        Election results in the three North-Eastern states have made the Bharatiya Janata Party even more stable on the political platform.
●        While the party won an unprecedented victory in Tripura, the performance of BJP in Meghalaya and Nagaland was encouraging.
●        Use of these results will be done by BJP in the next two months to prepare the ground for itself in Karnataka's important election season.


Increased Private Investment, Returns Trust in India Inc


●        During the third quarter of the current fiscal year investment activity indicates revival.
●        During this period, more than 10% growth in the capital formation was recorded and commercial vehicles sales were strong.
●        With the increase in the construction sector and the increase in cement production, the growth of capital goods has accelerated.
 

FSSAI Draft Rules for Restaurants
 
●        The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has prepared regulations for restaurants and food serving outlets.
●        Under these, it is mandatory to appoint food safety officers to get the license of restaurants.
●        Apart from this, e-commerce companies who sell food products also need to get licenses under a separate category.


Monorail will run in April in Mumbai
 
●        Monorail services will be available for service to Mumbai from April.
●        The Commissioner of Railway Safety will review the project before March 15.
●        After two to four days of this formalization, the date of operation of the project will also be decided.
●        Monorail first phase from Chembur to Wadala began in 2014.
 

A smart gadget ready for TB testing
 
●        Researchers at IIT Delhi, Jamia Hamdard University and Indian Council for Medical Research have teamed up with a smart gadget to check TB .
●        This gadget is named 'iMC2 TB Test'.
●        With this help, TB can be detected in just one hour, i.e., as in the case of TB no longer will be taken four days.
●        This Smart Gadget will save time as well as economical.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: DEFENSE

Navy's 6 women officers reached Cape Town on the Sagar Parikrama
 
●        The Indian Navy's sailboat INSV Tarin reached the Cape Town on Friday.
●        Tarini Sagar is the world's first such sailboat, which has all the 6 crew members.
●        Tarini had left from Panaji on September 10, 2017.
●        It reached Cape Town while being Port Stanley of Littleston and Falklands, New Zealand's Fremantle, New Zealand.
●        Sailboats will return to India this month from Cape Town.

Successful test of anti-tank NAG missile


●        Successful testing of Nag missile was conducted by the Indian Defense and Research Organization (DRDO) in Rajasthan on February 28, 2018.
●        Nag is an anti-tank guided missile of the third generation.
●        Nag missile test has been done with the aim of giving more force to Indian forces.
●        Officers of Army and DRDO were present during this trial.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS


Life Time of the World's Fastest Electronics Detected
 
●        Achievement of the first time in the world of 'Bright Electrons', the achievement of 10 Indian researchers has been achieved.
●        This research was going on in the Lab of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Colaba, for the last two years, which was successful.
●        Team Leader Professor G. Ravindra Kumar said, 'Electrons move ahead in a solid thing like glass, faster than light.
●        This was detected in 1930, but no one succeeded in searching about the life of the 'fastest electrons'.
 
7041 people created world record


●        On Saturdays, 7041 people have decided to write a book titled 'Gandhi Vichar Ayaa' and 'Non-Violence' at the Guinness Book of World Records together.
●        Although the official announcement for the name of the Guinness Book has not yet been made.
●        This achievement of Gadchiroli will be recorded in Guinness Book of World Records 20 days later.
●        On May 18, 2017, Turkey also created such a world record. In which 5,754 were involved.

 
Many economies may suffer due to loss in steel and aluminum in the US: IMF
 
●        The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the decision to impose heavy duty on steel and aluminum imports of President Donald Trump could harm the US and its business partners.
●        IMF has urged all countries to remove issues of disagreements in a constructive manner.
●        Trump had said on Thursday that it would impose 25 percent on steel and 10 percent import duty on aluminum to protect the interest of the American industry.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: AWARDS

GLOMO Awards to Reliance Jio


●        Reliance Jio got the prestigious Global Mobile Awards of 2018.
●        It was announced at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona.
●        In this happiness, Jio announced to give free 10 GB of data to its customers.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: ECONOMY

The world's 500 richest people lost 8345 billion rupees  this week 
 
●        The world's 500 richest people lost about $ 83.45 trillion ($ 128 billion) this week.
●        This amount is equal to total market capitalization of NetFlix or McDonald Corp.
●        Berkshire Hathaway chairman, Warren Buffett, became the world's biggest hauler in the world market.
●        From Monday, Warren Buffett's property has lost about 243 billion rupees ($ 3.74 billion).
●        Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was at second place in the property givers who had a shock of about $ 241 billion ($ 3.71 billion) during last Friday to Friday.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: SPORTS

Shahzar Rizvi won gold
 
●        India's Shahzar Rizvi made it memorable by winning the gold medal in the World Cup held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
●        Shahzar targeted the gold medal on Saturday night in the 10 meter air pistol.
●        Rizvi also made a new world record of shooting as well as winning gold in this 10 meter shootout competition.

 
Navjot Kaur won gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championship
 
●        Indian women wrestler Navjot Kaur won gold medal in the Asian Wrestling Championship on 02 March 2018.
●        Navjot won this medal by defeating Mia Emai of Japan in the 65 kg category by defeating 9-1.
●        The final of the Asian Wrestling Championship was played between Navojot and Miya in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
●        Navjot Kaur defeated Mongol wrestler Sevamed Nakhbir 2-1 in the semi-finals of the Asian Wrestling Championship.

Current Affairs 3rd March 2018: SCMEMES

RBI launches Ombudsman scheme for NBFCs


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

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Important Current Affairs 2nd March 2018

Important Current Affairs 2nd March 2018

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

United Bank of India's Chairman and Managing Director fraud case
 
●        The CBI has filed a lawsuit against United Bank of India former chairman and managing director Archana Bhargava for having over Rs 6 crore from the known sources of alleged.
●        The agency alleged that during the senior positions between 2004 and 2014 in various banks, Archana collected assets worth Rs 4.89 crore and also spent Rs 1.47 crore, while in the meantime, her income was Rs 2.73 crore.

Venkatesh Prasad quits as chairman of Junior Selection Committee
 
●        Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad resigned from the post of national junior selection committee on Friday.
●        Prasad stayed for 30 months in this post and within a month of becoming India's winner in the Under-19 World Cup, he made this decision.
●        Prasad has left this post for personal reasons. They have said that they want to avoid the conflict of interests.

New 2018 Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz will be launched in August
 
●        The Facelift version of Marine -Suzuki's Sedan Ciaz is ready to be launched in August this year.
●        It was expected that India's largest car maker will introduce this sedan in the auto expo last month.

Preparing to make Corbett Tiger Park a 'Zoo'
 
●        The frequent complaints of tourists coming for the safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve are that they did not get to see Tiger despite the many hours of safari in the forest.
●        Now the new plan of administration can remove this complaint of tourists.
●        The Corbett Tiger Reserve Administration is now planning to create some special zones in this forest for tourists, where all the famous animals can be seen here. 
 
Karti Chidambaram arrested


●        Karti is accused of bribing INX Media.
●        Investigation agencies can now investigate whether similar clearance was given to other companies in the same manner.
●        Calling the CBI court to send Karti to the 14-day police remand, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the present case is "a small part".
 
Union Cabinet clears agreement between India and Jordan on issues related to customs duties
 
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the agreement between India and Jordan regarding cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in matters relating to customs duties on February 28, 2018.
●        The agreement will help in providing appropriate information for the prevention of customs offenses and their investigation.
●        With this agreement, there is a possibility of increasing trade between the two countries and speeding clearance for commodities to be traded.

Successful test of drone rustam-2


●        Indian Defense Research Organization (DRDO) successfully tested the indigenous Drone Rustam-2 from its test center located in Chitradurga district of Karnataka on February 25, 2018.
●        This drone has been made in India itself.
●        The information released by the DRDO states that the drone flying up to medium height and long period has been developed for the three branches of the Army.
●        Rustam-2 has the ability to fly continuously for 24 hours at a time and it can be constantly monitored and can carry weapons as well.
 
21st National Conference on e-governance started in Hyderabad
 
●        The 21st National Conference on e-governance started in Hyderabad on February 26, 2018.
●        The conference is being organized by the Government of India with the administrative reforms and Public Grievances Department (DARPG), the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Telangana Government.
 
Organizing the largest marine naval exercise Milan-2011 in Andaman Nicobar
 
●        In the second week of March 2018, the Indian Navy is going to organize the largest marine naval exercise Milan-2011, in Andaman Nicobar so far.
●        This exercise will be organized from 06 March to 13 March in Port Blair under the auspices of Navy's Andaman Nicobar Command.
●        For the first time to participate in maneuvers, together with 22 countries of the world Navy will be involved in India.

Mukesh Ambani joins the world's top 20 rich list
 
●        Between the ban on bondage and economy slowdown, India has received 56 new billionaires in 2017.
●        At the same time, the number of such people in India has gone up to 170, whose assets are one billion dollars or more.
●        In the Rich List released by Hurun Global, China is at number one with 819 billionaires.
●        While the number of billionaires in the US is 571.
●        Mukesh Ambani is said to be the richest Indian in this list, with an asset of $ 45 billion, or 2,866 billion rupees.
●        Not only this, Mukesh Ambani has joined the list of the world's richest 20 people.

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: ECONOMY

The new job survey will increase the number of employees by 50%


●        From next year, job data surveys can be included in the small companies which are not yet part of it.
●        This can increase the number of people working in the organized sector up to 50%.
●        With this, there will now be job data survey every year, while this survey is done once in five years.

Etihad will say goodbye to Jet by December


●        Etihad Airways can sell its full 24% stake in Jet Airways by December this year .
●        This estimate was made by CAPA-Center for Aviation in a report.
●        This will lead to the potential rationalization between India and Gulf, especially Abu Dhabi.

Investors in PSU banks lost $ 562 million


●        After the issue of over 12,000 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank, the country's second largest government bank, there is a steady decline in the share of public sector banks.
●        Since the fraud occurred on February 14, 11 government banks have reduced market cap of Rs 56251 crores.
●        The biggest damage has happened to Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India.

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: SPORTS

Asian Wrestling Championship: Navjot won gold medal
 
●        Indian woman wrestler Navjot Kaur won gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championship on Friday.
●        Navjot won this medal by defeating Mia Emai of Japan in the 65 kg category by defeating 9-1.
●        The final of the Asian Wrestling Championship was played between Navojot and Miya in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
 

Current Affairs 2nd March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

India tests 'Dhanush' missile equipped with nuclear power
 
●        India successfully tested a nuclear submarine bent ballistic missile with a naval vessel near Odisha coast on February 23, 2018.
●        The Surface-to-surface missile was tested in a vessel posted near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal.
●        Missile testing and its flight performance were monitored by Radar facilities and Telemetry of DRDO (Telemopy) in Odisha shore.
 
 
India will host the first International Solar Coalition Summit on March 11
 
●        India is hosting the first International Solar Coalition (ISA) Summit on March 11, 2018.
●        This summit will be held in Delhi.
●        French President Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will attend the first International Solar Coalition Summit.
●        Heads of African countries, presidents of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, South American co-conspirators and leaders of Pacific Islands are expected to attend the summit.

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Important Current Affairs 1st March 2018

Important Current Affairs 1st March 2018

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Approval of establishment of National Financial Information Authority


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the National Financial Information Authority (NFRA) and a post of Chairman for NFRA, three posts of full-time members and one post of Secretary for NFRA.
●        The objective of this decision is to establish NFRA as an independent regulator for the audit work, which is one of the changes brought by the Companies Act, 2013.
●        This provision was included in the specific recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance (its 21st Report).
 
 Approval of Bhagora Economic Offenses Bill, 2018
 
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet has given permission to the Finance Ministry's proposal to keep the Fifa Economic Offenses Bill, 2018 in Parliament.
●        In this bill, it will help in resolving the tendency of economic criminals to avoid Indian legal process, staying out of the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
●        In such crimes, such crimes of Rs. 100 crores or more will come under the jurisdiction of this bill.


On the 42nd Civil Accounting Day, the Finance Minister inaugurated the GPF and EPFO module.


●        Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government's commitment to its accounting system should never raise any question.
●        During the inaugural speech on the 42nd Civil Account Day celebration in the national capital today, the Finance Minister said that while the government department can work with sufficient purity, the accounting department is such that no mistake can be accepted as a small mistake can leave a deep impression is.
●        He further said that the accounting should be free of mistake as the government makes the nation aware of the situation of public finance.

National Highway Authority will deploy women on toll centers on the occasion of International Women's Day


●        Indian National Highway Authority on March 8, 2018, on the occasion of International Women's Day, women will be deployed for toll collection in at least one toll plaza located near the cities in each State and Union Territory.
●        All workers of such toll plaza will be women.
●        If this initiative is successful, then this system will be implemented in all Toll Centers operating in NHAI in the next three months.
●        In this regard, information has been given to the regional offices.
 
 Model Forensic Laboratory will be established in Chandigarh
 
●        A Model Forensic Science Laboratory will be established in Chandigarh with advanced infrastructure and modern machines.
●        There are currently 6 Central Forensic Laboratories (Chandigarh, Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Bhopal) in the country and each State / Union Territory has one state forensic laboratory.
●        In these same laboratories, there is a forensic examination of cases related to sexual harassment and murder across the country.
●        For this financial investment of Rs 99.76 crore has been set.

No more MDR charge 


●        Railways have announced relief for customers booking tickets with the help of debit card .
●        Under the latest decision, the merchant discount rate will not be charged on ticket booking with debit card.
●        This arrangement will be applicable to those who purchase tickets through the counter and also buy tickets through the IRCTC website.
●        Railways say that this will boost digital and cashless transactions.

Karnataka beat Saurashtra to win Vijay Hazare Trophy for the third time


●        Karnataka defeated Saurashtra by 41 runs in the final match played in New Delhi on 27th February, 2018 and won the Vijay Hazare Trophy National ODI Championship for the third time.
●        The 27-year-old batsman, who scored 1160 runs in the Ranji Trophy in this session, made an incredible 90-over knock.

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Chris Barbin Wipro's Global Culture Officer
 

●        Wipro's Cloud Unit Appirio CEO Chris Barbin has been appointed as Global Culture Officer of India's third largest IT services firm.
●        Wipro Chief Executive Officer Abidali Neim Chawla wants to change the attitude of the company between the changes in technology and want to increase the business at a fast pace.
●        Under his strategy, the new responsibility has been given to Barbin.
●        Wipro is the first IT company in which such a post has been created.

Pakistan joins list of pro-terror countries


●        Pakistan has again been included in the list of countries that help the terrorist countries.
●        After this action, banking transactions from other countries will end, which will affect its economy.
●        This gray-list of Force Terror Action Financing Watchlist (FATF) will be released in June.
 
North Korea is providing chemical weapons to Syria
 
●        North Korea is providing the necessary material for chemical weapons in Syria.
●        Some missile scientists from Pyongyang were also there in 2016-17.
●        Some of these may still be in Barajneh, Adara and Hama areas.
●        This has been claimed in a report by the United Nations.

Western Naval Command completed West Lehrer (XPL-18) practice


●        The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy completed a huge strategic exercise in the Arabian Sea.
●        During the three-week-long exercise 'Western Lehrer' (XPL), the test of the strategic preparation of the Western Naval Command and its operational plans was executed.

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: DEFENSE

Dr. Bhamre inaugurated Annual Army Seminar 2017-18


●        The Minister of State for Defense, Dr. Subhash Bhamre inaugurated the one-day annual seminar 2017-18 at Manekshaw Center here today.
●        This seminar was organized on 'Army's contribution towards nation building'.
●        The purpose of this seminar was to highlight the contribution of Indian Army towards nation building and to identify areas for future participation. 
 
Defense Exhibition 2018 in Chennai
 
●        In the last 10 years, the Indian Defense Exhibition has become a unique example among the world's largest programs of its kind.
●        The Defense Exhibition is being organized in Chennai from April 11 to April 2018 and this program is getting vigorous support.
●        The venue of this program is Thiruvidanthai, District Kanchipuram on East Coast Road near Chennai.

Current Affairs 1st March 2018: ECONOMY

Economy 
Central Board of Direct Taxes achieves significant APA tax of 200 APAs
●        The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) did seven more advance pricing contracts (APAs) during February, 2018.
●        All seven unilateral advance price contracts are there.
●        By signing these contracts, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has achieved a huge achievement of signing 200 APAs.
●        The total number of APAs signed by the Central Board of Direct Taxes has so far reached 203.
 
Overall 33% marks required to pass in 10th
 
●        The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced relief for students joining the 10th Board Examinations this year.
●        According to the declaration made by CBSE, the total number to be earned for passing 10 th board has been changed.
●        Under the new rules of CBSE, students will now have to bring together 33% of the marks and, most importantly, the internal assessment marks will also be added.
●        This rule will apply to students of the batch 2017-18.

 
PayTM has 40% stake in UPA Transactions
 
●        The strong growth of the Unified Payments interface continues.
●        In February, its transparency increased by 13.5% to 17.14 crore.
●        In January this figure was 15.1 million.
●        Patiala claims that in February it has 6.8 crore transactions on the UPA.
●        In this regard, PayTM's share in total transactions stood at around 40%.

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Important Current Affairs 28th February 2018

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Approval of MOU between India and Jordan for Mining and Finishing of Rock Phosphate and Mop


●        With a long-term agreement for 100% uproot in India, the Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Jordan for setting up a production unit in Jordan for the mining and finishing of phosphoric acid / DAP / NPK fertilizers ( MoU has been approved.
●        To meet the needs of the country from this MoU, continuous supply of raw materials, intermediates and ready-made P & K fertilizers will be ensured at reasonable prices.
 
 
MoU clears between India and Vietnam on economic and trade cooperation


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between India and Vietnam on Economic and Trade Cooperation.
●        Under this MoU, bilateral trade and economic cooperation will be further increased between India and Vietnam.
 
India and Macedonia agree to sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in health sector


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between India and Macedonia for cooperation in health sector.
●        The following areas of cooperation in the Memorandum include: -
●        Short-term training in capacity building and human resources in health

Memorandum of Understanding between India and Fiji on cooperation in renewable energy sector
 
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation between renewable energy between India and Fiji.
●        The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on May 24, 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
●        A Memorandum of Understanding is a mechanism for setting up a Joint Working Committee so that issues related to the areas of cooperation can be reviewed, monitored and discussed.
●        It has a network of expertise exchange and networking of information.


For the first time in Saudi Arabia, the woman was made deputy minister
 
●        Saudi Arabia's Sultan Salman made major changes in the mechanism of the country on February 27, 2018, under which he removed the military commanders, and for the first time he has appointed a woman as a deputy minister.
●        Under the major changes in Saudi Arabia, many top commanders, including the Military Chief of Staff, have been sacked.
●        Sultan has made some political appointments along with this change, in which the queen Bint Yusuf al-Ramah has been appointed the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Department.
 
 Temperate minus reached below 20 in 15 countries of Europe
 
●        In Europe, the icy storm has caused a huge devastation. The lake, the rivers and the banks of the sea have solidified.
●        Mercury has gone below Arctic (minus 20 degrees Celsius) in more than 15 countries.
●        At least 35 people died due to the snow storm.
●        More than 300 flights have been canceled in 2 days.

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Approval of work plan for champion areas in services


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Commerce Department to give special attention to 12 scheduled champion service sectors with the aim of understanding the promotion and capacity of champion areas.
●        These include information technology and information technology enabled services (IT and ITES), tourism and hospitality services, medical evaluation tours, transportation and logistics services, accounting and finance services, visual audio services, legal services, communications services, construction and related engineering services, Environmental services, financial services and education services are included.
 
 Approval of agreement between India and Jordan on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in matters relating to customs
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the agreement between India and Jordan on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in matters relating to customs issues.
●        The agreement will help in providing appropriate information for the prevention of customs offenses and their investigation.
●        The agreement is likely to accelerate trade between the two countries and speed up the business commodities.
 
Approval of signing of cooperation in the field of labor force between India and Jordan


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for signing a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between India and Jordan in the field of labor force.
●        The purpose of this MOU is to promote best efforts in the employment administration of the contract between the two parties, to reflect the latest improvement in the recruitment process and to promote the protection and welfare of Indian laborers in Jordan.
●        In the use of online portal for the recruitment of Indian labor force, more transparency can be achieved with the cooperation between the two parties and help in prevention of corruption in the recruitment process.
 

 Central Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister completes 88 glorious years

●        The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the 89th Annual General Meeting of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in Pusa, today, in New Delhi.
●        In order to make the reach of science to the farmers, a new program 'My Village - My Gaurav' has been started by Hon'ble Prime Minister.
●        Under this program, 5 villages are adopted by a group of 4 scientists and they provide agricultural advice and information to the farmers.
 
 Implementation of 31 sewage management projects costing Rs. 1024.5 crores in Uttarakhand


●        Under Sewage Management Projects in Uttarakhand, the work of providing 100% wastewater treatment facilities in cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh has been completed.
●        In the state, 31 waste management projects related to the 155.45 MLD capacity water purification plant (STP) with an estimated cost of 1024.5 crore rupees have been approved.
●        It also includes the task of laying / moving 155.02 km long sewer line.
 
 Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati passes away


●        Jayendra Saraswati, the chief Shankaracharya of Kanchi Monastery, died on February 28, 2018, in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
●        Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, chief of Kanchi Kamakoti Peeth was 82 years old.
●        He was admitted to the hospital after suffering from breathing.
●        Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati was born on July 18, 1935 in Tamil Nadu.
●        Located in Kanchipuram Nagar of Tamil Nadu state of South India, Kanchi was the 69th Shankaracharya of Kamakoti Peeth.
●        They are considered to be the knowers of the Vedas.
 

Aircel offered to pay bankruptcy
 
●        Aircel, the sixth largest telecom operator in the country, has applied to declare himself bankrupt in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) with its units - Aircel Cellular and Dishnet Wireless.
●        The company is under heavy burden of debt.
●        This is the fourth company since the arrival of Mukesh Ambani's Geo in September 2016, who has taken up his business.

Government to book defaulter's property


●        With a lesson from fugitives such as Nirav Modi , Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya , who have been absconding from the country by stealing thousands of crores of rupees from banks, the government is now preparing to screw up other such defaulters.
●        On Thursday, the Cabinet will discuss the matter that people who have a debt of more than 100 crores and they are out of the country, then the properties of such people will be taken into account.
●        After so much scandal in PNB Bank, now the government is serious about adopting a tough attitude in such cases.
 

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: SPORTS

25 years of Mexican Open
 
●        This photo is about the exhibition match played at the historic Sinfonia del Mar Amphitheater on the seashore of Mexico.
●        This match was held on the 25th of the Mexican Open Tennis Tournament, i.e. Silver Jubilee.
●        The match was played between Austrian Dominic Thiem and Germany's Zvereva. Thimm won the tournament in 2016.

Current Affairs 28th February 2018: ECONOMY

SBI raises the deposit rate of various periods by 0.75%
 
●        State Bank of India has increased its retail and wholesale deposit rates by 0.75%.
●        Effective since Wednesday, these rates are for different period deposits.
●        The retail deposit rate up to Rs 1 crore has been increased by 0.50 percent.
●        This move by SBI will benefit lakhs of people who have fixed deposits.

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Important Current Affairs 27th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th February 2018

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: SCHEMES

Uma Bharti launches second project of Swajal scheme in Rajasthan


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

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: DAYS AND DATES

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

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

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

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

Current Affairs 27th February 2018: ECONOMY

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

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


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

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Important Current Affairs 26th February 2018

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Launch of viral load test


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

 Intermodal stations will be built in 15 cities


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Meeting of India and US delegations for cooperation in defense sector


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

International Conference on sustainable biofuels


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


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

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: AWARDS

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


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

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: SCHEMES

'Srijan' is launched on the MyGov Portal


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

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

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

CSIR signs MoU with IORA


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

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: DEFENSE

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

Current Affairs 26th February 2018: RANKING

Yuki reached 101th position in ATP ranking
 

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

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Important Current Affairs 25th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th February 2018

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: ECONOMY

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

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

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS


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


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

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

Current Affairs 25th February 2018: SPORTS

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

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Important Current Affairs 24th February 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th February 2018

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

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


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


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

 Nandan Nilekani will build IT infrastructure for health insurance project


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

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Land Rover Launches Smartphone


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


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

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


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

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: ECONOMY

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


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

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

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


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

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

Current Affairs 24th February 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

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

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