Current Affairs Feb 2018 - Miscellaneous


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  • Anu Kumar of Uttarakhand grabbed the first gold medal of the Khelo India School Games as he won the 1,500 m final.

  • Rating agency CRISIL has revised its outlook on 18 public sector banks (PSBs) from “negative” to “stable” after the government announced bank-wise capital infusion and reform plans.

  • The first chat-based job search mobile app of India, ‘Empzilla’, was launched.

  • The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the first railway zone in the country to complete 100 per cent LED lighting at all the stations under its jurisdiction.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a four-day visit to Palestine, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

  • Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the Clean Air for Delhi campaign jointly with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from February 10-23.

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Centre for learning Sanskrit language in Gujarat University in Ahmedabad.

  • Services and Indian Railways registered hard-fought victories to bag the Men’s and Women’s titles in the third Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament in Mumbai.

  • Sharmila Nicollet has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour.

  • India's first online radio station, Radio Umang, was launched. Listeners can tune in to it through web streaming or download the app.

  • India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018 was held in New Delhi.

  • Tamil Nadu won their maiden title in the 23rd edition of the Senior Women's National Football Championship after they defeated Manipur 2-1 in the final.

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) organised programme “Watan Ko Jano” to give exposure to the youth and children of Jammu and Kashmir about the cultural and socio-economic development taking place in other parts of the country.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the Canada - India Business Forum at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

  • India to invest $250 million in Canada while Canadian companies to invest $750 million in India.

  • Fairfax India Holdings Corp. of Canada acquired a 51% stake in the Catholic Syrian Bank in Kerala with $200 million investment.

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia where he co-chaired the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting.

  • Amazon became the first foreign company to start with its food retail venture in India.

  • Milkbasket, India's first and largest micro-delivery platform has been recognised as 'Startup of the Year' 2017 at the 7th Small Business Awards.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Palace Queen Humsafar Express between Mysuru and Udaipur in Mysuru Railway Station.

  • Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh inaugurated the ‘International R&D Conclave’- two-day conference on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges of R&D in Indian Power Sector, organised by Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

  • IOC denied Russia the opportunity to march under their own flag in the closing ceremony after the IOC ruled that doping violations in PyeongChang had marred their report card.

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