DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 28 2018

1) Uma Bharti launches 2nd project of Swajal Yojana in Rajasthan On February 27, 2018, Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti, launched the Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura, in Rajasthan. Swajal is a community owned drinking water programme for sustained drinking water supply. 90% of the project cost will be provided by Central Government while remaining 10% of the project cost will be contributed by the local community. Budget of Rs. 54.17 lakh has been allocated for Swajal Project at Bhikampura. Bhikhampura village faces scarcity of drinking water and villagers have to walk at least 3 km to collect it. Under the Swajal Project, four reservoirs will be constructed in… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 27 2018

1) Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s Visit To India – Overview Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family were on a week-long official trip to India starting from February 17, 2018. On February 23, 2018, India and Canada signed following six pacts in New Delhi, in presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India’s Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Natural Resources of Canada for co-operation in the fields of science, technology and innovation. A joint declaration of intent between the India’s Ministry of Electronics And Information Technology and the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 24 & 25 2018

1) International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels, 2018 to be held in New Delhi International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels, ICSB 2018 will be held in New Delhi on 26thand 27th February, 2018. his conference is being jointly organised by Mission Innovation – India Unit and Biofuture Platform and will be hosted by Department of Biotechnology under Union Ministry of Science and Technology. Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to accelerate global clean energy innovation, while Biofuture Platform is a multi-stakeholder mechanism for policy dialogue and collaboration among leading countries to increase the use of low carbon sources  as the feedstock for the production of energy, chemicals and materials. 2) PM addresses Economic… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 23 2018

1) Guwahati organises tribal festival ‘Aadi Mahotsava’ On 23rd February 2018, ‘Aadi Mahotsava’, a tribal festival organized by Assam, began at Gandhi Mandir Indoor stadium, in Guwahati, Assam. The ‘Aadi Mahotsava’ is held for 10 days. It was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. ii. It is conducted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India jointly with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. iii. ‘Aadi Mahotsava’ celebrates the art and culture of tribal communities. Local artisans from 20 cities like Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Manipur, Assam, etc. participate in this festival. 2) India-German MOU on Sustainable Urban Development programme & Smart Cities On 23rd February 2018, an Indo-German MoU was signed for “Implementation… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 22 2018

1) Uttar Pradesh becomes 1st Indian state to clear projects digitally Uttar Pradesh (UP) has become the first state in India where business and investment projects can now be cleared digitally, without any human interface. This has become possible with launch of ‘Nivesh Mitra’, a digital platform which will serve as a single-window clearance system.  ’Nivesh Mitra’ was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration session of the UP Investors’ Summit in Lucknow. UP State Government has brought 20 departments under the ambit of ‘Nivesh Mitra’ and application for 70 clearances can be made through this platform. Any interested investor, sitting anywhere in the world, would only require to submit details of… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 21 2018

1) Cabinet approves six rail projects in 4 states On February 20, 2018, Union Cabinet approved six rail projects in 4 states for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks Esitamted cost for executing all these projects is Rs 11661. As per Indian Railways, these projects would generate more than 200 lakh person days of employment in Uttar Pradesh and three other states. Projects that have been approved include doubling and electrification projects of 425 km-long Jhansi-Manikpur and Bhimsen-Khairar lines covering districts of Jhansi, Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakut Dham in Uttar Pradesh and Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh.  Doubling with electrification of the 116.95 km-long Bhatni-Aurnihar line covering the districts of Deoria, Ballia, Mau… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 19 and 20 2018

1) Newborn Mortality -India 12th Worst Among 52 Low-Income Nations According to a report by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), India has ranked 12thamong 52 lower middle-income countries in terms of neonatal mortality rate. Neonatal Mortality Rate in India is 25.4/1000 live births. With nearly 640000 newborn deaths each year, India accounts for a quarter of the global burden of neonatal deaths of 2.6 million babies. With Neonatal Mortality Rate of less than 1, Japan is the safest nation for birth, while India’s neighbour Pakistan, with Neonatal Mortality Rate of 45.6 is the riskiest country to be born in. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India has stated that India is currently lagging in… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 17 and 18 2018

1) Iran President’s India Visit President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani was on a three-day visit to India from 15th – 17thFebruary, 2018. On February 15, 2018, Mr. Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad. He chose to begin his India tour from Hyderabad as the city has a long history of cultural and religious ties with Iran. It is to be noted that, currently, around 40000 Iranians live in Hyderabad. On February 15, 2018, Mr. Rouhani addressed Muslim intellectuals, religious scholars and students at a hotel in Hyderabad. On February 17, 2018, Mr. Rouhani held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. During this meeting, both the leaders reviewed the progress of India-Iran bilateral relations… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 16 2018

1) Gopichand launches India’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme On February 15, 2018, former Indian Badminton player Pullela Gopichand initiated India’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme by inducting 1500 Physical Education (PE) teachers from across Gujarat for advanced training. This programme has been envisioned by the ELMS Sports Foundation. ELMS Sports Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative promoted by Vita and Jalaj Dani and mentored by Pullela Gopichand and Olympic gold medallist, shooter Abhinav Bindra. Aim of this programme is to develop the skills of PE teachers so that they can impart the right techniques to children aspiring to make a career in sports. Under this programme, Gopichand along with a team of experts will first select 150 PE teachers (out of 1500 inducted PE teachers) to become master trainers. The selected… Read More

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SET Law (SLAT)

SET Law (SLAT) 2018: Name of the examination: Symbiosis Entrance Test for Law programmes Abbreviation: SET Law Type: Undergraduate Level: University Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper or Offline Conducting authority: Symbiosis International University (SIU) Participating Institutes: Three law colleges – SLS Pune, SLS Noida and SLS Hyderabad Seats: 720 (300 for BA LLB and 420 for BBA LLB programmes)   SET Law Important Dates 2018 Events Dates SET Law 2018 notification released January 23, 2018 SET law 2018 Application process begins January 29, 2018 (7:25 pm) SET law 2018 Application process ends April 14, 2018 Last day for payment of SET Law 2018 application fee April 14, 2018 Release… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 15 2018

1) NITI Aayog, KPIT technologies tie-up to promote innovation in schools KPIT technologies has made a two-year statement of intent with NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog to promote innovative skills of students. This tie up between NITI Aayog and KPIT aims to improve the innovative skills of senior secondary students as part of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). Through AIM, the Central government would conduct open-ended workshops at Atal Tinkering Laboratories(ATL) to enable students learn through ‘do-it-yourself’ mode. Through this the students would acquire important skills. This tie up will help students learn concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing. 2) PM Modi Launched Three… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 14 2018

1) Government Of India Makes Amendments In Small Savings Act In order to remove existing ambiguities due to multiple Acts and rules for Small Saving Schemes, the Government of India has proposed merger of Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 and Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 with the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873. With a single act, relevant provisions of the Government Savings Certificates (NSC) Act, 1959 and the Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 would stand subsumed in the new amended Act without compromising on any of the functional provision of the existing Act. All existing protections have been retained while consolidating PPF Act under the proposed Government Savings Promotion Act. No existing benefits… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 13 2018

1) India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit held in New Delhi On 13th February 2018, India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit was held in New Delhi. India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. Gajender Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Sergey Beletskiy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Russia, spoke at the summit. Heads of various business associations in agriculture sector of India and Russia attended the summit. This summit would strengthen business ties between India and Russia. 2) Uttar Pradesh launches DASTAK campaign to eradicate Japanese Encephalitis On 5th February 2018, Uttar Pradesh government in collaboration with UNICEF launched “Dastak Campaign against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)”. Uttar Pradesh Chief… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 12 2018

1) PM Modi 3 Nation Visit- PM Modi Meets CEOs At India-Oman Business Meet On the last day of PM Modi’s 3 Nation visit, he addressed business leaders at the ‘India-Oman Business Meet’,organised by Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Oman, in association with Embassy of India in Muscat. This forum aims at uplifting Omani and Indian entrepreneurs to conduct successful businesses with the other. PM Modi also met with Omani CEOs and share possibilities of greater investment in India. 2) 12th International Conference on corporate social responsibility held in Bengaluru 12th International Conference on corporate social responsibility (CSR) was held on 9th and 10thFebruary, 2018 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. This conference was organised by Institute Of Directors (IOD), an association… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs February 10 & 11 2018

1)  Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems inaugurated at INS Garuda On February 9, 2018, ‘Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS)’ was inaugurated at INS Garuda, a naval air station located in Kochi, Kerala. INS Garuda has become the fourth Naval Air Station to be the part of this integrated system. IAAMS is Indian Navy’s project aimed at modernising the Meteorological infrastructure of the nine Naval Air Stations. IAAMS comprises state of the art Meteorological Sensors viz., Transmissometer, Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Ceilometer and Automatic Weather Observation System which automatically records relevant weather parameters (that are vital for accurate weather forecasting) on continuous basis. 2) J P Nadda launches National Deworming initiative On February 10, 2018, Union Minister of Health… Read More

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