DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 FEB 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. HOMEO VISION 2016 INAUGURATED AT NAGPUR
i. The Congress Homeo Vision 2016 was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH & Health and Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in Nagpur.
ii. It is started to discuss the recent advances in technology, innovative research and quality education in Homeopathy.
iii. The objective of Ministry of AYUSH is to develop the four core areas such as research, education, drug development and health care delivery.
2. SRI SRINIVASAN BECOME THE 1ST INDIAN AMERICAN JUDGE OF US SUPREME COURT
i. Sri Srinivasan is going to become the first Indian-American Judge of the U S Supreme Court.
ii. He is going to replace Justice Antonin Scalia after his unexpected death.
3. BHUBANESWAR AMONG THE CLEANEST CITIES IN COUNTRY AMONG SMART CITY MISSION
i. Thel Bhubaneswar has emerged as the topped in the list of clean cities under the Smart City Mission.
ii. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has received the Clean City award.
iii. Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Bhubaneswar is considered as one of the cleanest among 75 cities in the country.
4. UNION GOVERNMENT HAS LAUNCHED NON TAX RECEIPT PORTAL
i. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Non-Tax Receipt Portal to electronically collect over Rs.2 trillion annually in non-tax receipts.
ii. It was launched as part of Union Government’s flagship Digital India campaign.
iii. Presently non-tax revenues are collected by physical instruments such as bank draft or cheque or cash.
iv. It provides a platform to citizens to make online payment of non-tax receipts to the Union government.
5. INDIA'S 1ST LIGHTEST GUN "NIDAR" LAUNCHED
i. India’s first indigenously developed lightest revolver Nidar weighing merely 250 grams was successfully launched.
ii. The gun is launched to boost the "Make In India" initiative.
iii. The Nidar is lightest revolver ever made in India with cheapest price tag of Rs 35,000 only.
6. PNB DECLARED UB HOLDINGS LIMITED WILFUL DEFAULTER
i. Vijay Mallya company United Breweries Holdings Ltd has been declared a wilful defaulter by Punjab National Bank.
ii. Earlier State Bank of India had declared United Breweries and Mallya as wilful defaulters.
iii. The willful defaulter tag is given when the person is not paying the loan even after having sufficient source
7. WORLD'S CHEAPEST SMARTPHONE IS GOING TO BE LAUNCH IN INDIA
i. Noida based company Ringing Bells is going to launch the world's cheapest 3G smartphone at just Rs 251 in India.
ii. India has become the second largest market for selling cell phones after china.
iii. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar will launch the smartphone ‘Freedom 251’ on February 17.