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Sunday, February 25, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 FEB 2018
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1.      TELANGANA, TAIWAN SIGN MOU FOR BETTER TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
i. The Telangana Government signed an MOU with Taoyuan City of Taiwan for better technology partnership in the state. The agreement was signed after the World Congress on Information Technology 2018 in Hyderabad.
ii. IT Minister K T Rama Rao and principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan signed the agreement with Robert Huang, Director of the Board of Taiwan company at World IT Congress 2018.

2.      INDIA RANKS 81ST IN GLOBAL CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
i. India has been ranked 81st in the global corruption perception index for 2017, released by Transparency International. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. In the 2016 India was in the 79th place among 176 countries.
ii. The index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. In the latest ranking New Zealand and Denmark were placed the highest, with scores of 89 and 88, respectively. On the other hand, Syria, Sudan and Somalia were ranked lowest with scores of 14, 12 and 9, respectively.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 FEB 2018
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1.      WORLD CONGRESS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND NASSCOM INDIA LEADERSHIP FORUM HELD CONCURRENTLY IN HYDERABAD
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 22nd edition of the World Congress on Information Technology in Hyderabad through a video conference. The WCIT is held for the first time in India.
ii. The 26th edition of Nasscom India Leadership Forum was also held in the same venue later on. Nasscom is the host of the WCIT. Telangana is the state partner for both the events.

2.      PM NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATES UP INVESTORS SUMMIT IN LUCKNOW
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2-Day long UP Investors Summit in Lucknow. The mega event has been organised by the Uttar Pradesh government. It is aimed at showcasing investment opportunities and potential across various sectors in Uttar Pradesh.
ii. According to the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, 900 MoUs have already been finalised ahead of the Summit. Representatives from Mauritius, Japan, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Finland, Thailand and Slovakia will also participate in the event.

3.      GOVERNMENT CLEARS PRIVATE COMMERCIAL MINING IN COAL
i. In a major reform in the coal sector since its nationalisation in 1973, the government has allowed private companies to mine the fossil fuel for commercial use. This move ended the monopoly of state-owned Coal India Ltd.
ii. The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs under the Chairmanship of PM Narendra Modi. Currently, the private sector is allowed coal mining for captive use only.

4.      MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH ASMITA YOJANA TO PROVIDE CHEAP SANITARY PADS
i. Maharashtra government will roll out 'Asmita Yojana' on the International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018) to provide cheap (subsidised) sanitary pads to school girls and women.
ii. Under the scheme, schoolgirls studying in Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkin packet at Rs 5 while rural women can avail it at the subsidised rate of Rs.24 and Rs.29.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 FEB 2018
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1.      IMPORTANT CABINET APPROVALS- 20TH FEBRUARY 2018
i. The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Shri Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals. The important Cabinet Approvals are given as follows-
ii. The Cabinet has approved-
(a) Proposal for Mahanadi Water Disputes – Constitution of a Tribunal under Inter-State River Disputes Act, 1956 – request from State of Odisha.
(b) India-Morocco Cooperation Agreement in Railway Sector. The Cooperation Agreement will enable technical cooperation in the following areas:-
Training and staff development, Expert missions, exchange of experience and personnel; and Mutual technical assistance, including exchanging of experts.
(c) Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand as part of ‘Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’.
(d) New Bill to ban Unregulated Deposit Schemes and Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
(e) Agreement between India and Israel on Film Co-production

2.      AGA KHAN’S 11-DAY VISIT TO INDIA BEGINS
i. Spiritual leader Aga Khan is on the 11-day visit to India. Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre park near Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, will be inaugurated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of the Aga Khan.
ii. During his previous visit in 2015, the Aga Khan was conferred Padma Vibhushan for his contributions to social development in India.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 FEB 2018
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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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 FEB 2018
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1.      WORLD CONGRESS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BEGINS IN HYDERABAD
i. The prestigious World Congress on Information Technology 2018 has begun in Hyderabad. PM Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of the 3-day IT summit through a video link.
ii.The World Information Technology and Services Alliance is organising Congress while the National Alliance of Software and Services Companies and the Telangana state Government are jointly hosting the event.

2.      LS SPEAKER SUMITRA MAHAJAN INAUGURATED 6TH INDIA REGION CPA CONFERENCE
i. Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 6th India region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference at Patna in Bihar. The conference focused on the objectives and role of the Parliamentary Association body.
ii. The conference holds discussions mainly on two topics viz. 'Parliament's role in the development agenda' and 'Legislature and Judiciary - Two important Pillars of Democracy'.

3.      INDIA-IRAN SIGN 9 MOUS TO BOOST BILATERAL TIES
i. India and Iran have signed nine agreements in order to further the bilateral cooperation between the two sides. The pacts were signed after delegation-level talks between PM Narendra Modi and visiting Iran President Hassan Rouhani at New Delhi's Hyderabad house.
ii. The two countries inked pacts to enhance cooperation in the areas of taxation, maritime cooperation, health and medicine, trade, agriculture and postal cooperation.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 FEB 2018
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1.      IRANIAN PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI VISITS INDIA
i. PM Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New Delhi,  during which discussions on the issues of regional, international and mutual interest will be held. This is the first visit by Iranian President to India in 10 years.
ii. In may 2016, PM Modi had visited Iran and 12 agreements were signed between the two nations.

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