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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 FEB 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      HEALTH MINISTER ADDRESSES GLOBAL DIGITAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT IN AUSTRALIA
i. Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has addressed the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, at Canberra, Australia.
ii. The Union Health Minister spoke on the topic: Making Digital Health Services a Priority in Healthcare Reform.

2.      NABARD LAUNCHES RS 1,918 CRORE AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR PUNJAB
i. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development announced area development plans worth Rs 1,918 cr for Punjab to supplement farmers' income.
ii. Under this plan, the activities like dairy, vegetable cultivation, bee keeping, mushroom growing will be promoted in order to provide income to farmers at the sustainable basis.


3.      UP BUDGET 2018: UP GOVERNMENT PRESENTS RS 4.28 TRILLION BUDGET
i. Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh presented its second budget. Ahead of 2019, general elections, this is considered one of biggest budgetary allocation for the state.
ii. UP Finance Minister Rajesh Aggarwal presented a mega budget of over Rs 4.28 lakh crore with a focus on farmers, artisans, youth, infrastructure and urban development.

4.      PNB ARM, IFC TIE UP TO RAISE $800 MN FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
i. PNB Housing Finance Ltd has tied up with International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, to raise $800 million for green and affordable housing in India.
ii. IFC is in negotiations with two other housing finance firms to invest another $150 million, as well as with property developers to assist the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana from both the demand and supply sides, the person said, requesting anonymity.

5.      BAFTA AWARDS 2018: COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
i. Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won maximum prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards 2018, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
1. Best Film - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2. Best Director - Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
3. Outstanding British Film - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. Best Actress - Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
5. Best Actor - Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour
6. Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
7. Best Supporting Actress - Allison Janney, I, Tonya
8. Original Screenplay -     Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
9. Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
10. Adapted Screenplay - James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
11. Special Visual Effects - Blade Runner 2049Best Animated Film: Coco
12.  British Short Film - Cowboy Dave British Short Animation: Poles Apart
13. Best Film Not In The English Language - The HandmaidenBest Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro
14. Best Production Design - Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau, The Shape of Water
15. Best Sound - Dunkirk
16. Best Editing - Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss Baby Driver
17. The Ee Rising Star Award (Voted For By Public) - Daniel Kaluuya
18. Best Costume Design - Phantom Thread
19. Best Original Music - The Shape of Water
20. Best Makeup & Hair - Darkest Hour

6.      AMAZON LAUNCHES ITS 1ST FOOD RETAIL SERVICE IN INDIA
i. Amazon has become the first foreign e-commerce firm to start its own food retail venture in India called Amazon Retail, piloting its services in Pune.
ii. It will reportedly be available on Amazon India platform and sell locally made and packaged food to the consumers directly.

7.      MILKBASKET RECOGNISED AS 'STARTUP OF THE YEAR' 2017
i. Milkbasket, India's first and largest micro-delivery platform has been recognised as 'Startup of the Year' 2017 at the 7th Small Business Awards held in New Delhi.
ii. The startup of the year award is dedicated to young SMEs, aged 7 years or less, with great potential to become big in local/international markets.

8.      ARVIND JAMKHEDKAR TO BE NEXT CHAIRMAN OF ICHR
i. Archaeologist and historian Arvind P. Jamkhedkar will be the next Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research.
ii. He will replace Prof. K. Sudershan Rao.

9.      SANJIV BAJAJ NAMED EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017
i. Business consultancy firm EY has named Bajaj Finserv’s Sanjiv Bajaj as the entrepreneur for 2017. Sanjiv Bajaj will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award in Monte Carlo.
ii. The awardees were selected by a nine-member jury led by Sun Pharmaceuticals’ managing director Dilip Shanghvi.

10.  ROGER FEDERER WINS ROTTERDAM OPEN FOR 97TH CAREER TITLE
i. Roger Federer (Switzerland) celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open, in the Netherlands. It was his 97th career title.
ii. The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, defeated Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) in the final.
iii. Federer is three years older than American Andre Agassi was when previously holding the record for oldest No.1 back in 2003. This was his third title in Rotterdam following successes in 2005 and 2012.
iv. France doubles pair P. H. Herbert and N. Mahut won the Men's Doubles Title.

11.  AUSTRALIA’S MOST-CAPPED FEMALE PLAYER ALEX BLACKWELL RETIRES
i. Australia's most-capped female player and vice-captain Alex Blackwell has announced her retirement from international and state cricket.
ii. She became just the fourth female Australian to pass 5,000 runs when she batted in the Test, Twenty20 and One-Day arenas, compiling 5,250 runs.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WITH WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING OIL COMPANY, DIGITAL PAYMENTS ENTITY PHONEPE HAS PARTNERED FOR THE ADOPTION OF ITS INDIGENOUSLY-DESIGNED POINT OF SALE DEVICE?
a)  ONGC
b)  BPCL
c)  IOCL
d)  HPCL
Q2. WHO OF THE FOLLOWING ARCHAEOLOGIST AND HISTORIAN WILL BE THE NEXT CHAIRMAN OF THE INDIAN COUNCIL OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH?
a)  Arvind P. Jamkhedkar
b)  K. Sudershan Rao
c)  Abhinav Bahttacharya
d)  Mohit Khelkar
Q3. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITY, THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & FARMERS WELFARE HAS ORGANIZED A NATIONAL CONFERENCE UNDER THE TITLE OF “AGRICULTURE 2022 – DOUBLING FARMERS’ INCOME”?
a)  Mysore
b)  Bengaluru
c)  New Delhi
d)  Gandhinagar
Q4. YOGI ADITYANATH GOVERNMENT IN UTTAR PRADESH PRESENTED ITS SECOND BUDGET. THE TOTAL BUDGETARY ALLOCATION IS OF?
a)  Rs 6.48 lakh crore
b)  Rs 4.28 lakh crore
c)  Rs 5.45 lakh crore
d)  Rs 6.32 lakh crore
Q5. THE NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED AREA DEVELOPMENT PLANS WORTH RS 1,918 CR FOR __________ TO SUPPLEMENT FARMERS' INCOME?
a)  Tripura
b)  Haryana
c)  Odisha
d)  Punjab

ANSWERS: 
1 - C    2 - A    3 - C    4 - B    5 - D


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