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Current Affairs February 2018

NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

On which date Assam government will observe 'Rhino Day' to generate public awareness on protection of the one-horned Rhino? 22 September
Name the former Cabinet secretary of India who passed away recently? TSR Subramanian
Which state announced a health-cum-life insurance scheme worth Rs 5 lakh for the farmers in the state? Telangana
Name the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia (India) which has emerged as the single largest habitat of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the world? Chilika lake
Against which organisation the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched Ombudsman Scheme for redressal of complaints against them? Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)
Name the brand ambassador of Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan who passed away recently at Raipur, Chhattisgarh? Kunwar Bai
In which city the International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels (ICSB-2018) was organized? New Delhi
Name the legendary Bollywood actress who died in Dubai recently? Sri Devi
Reserve Bank of India directed all the commercial banks in the country to link Core Banking Solution (CBS) with which banking system by April 30, 2018? SWIFT (Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication System platform)
The annual joint military exercise Garuda Shakti-2018 started between India and which country? Indonesia
Who created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup? Aruna Budda Reddy
Who became the first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft after successfully clearing her first solo sortie on a MiG-21 'Bison' fighter jet? Avani Chaturvedi
What is the rank of India among 180 nations on the global Corruption Perception Index 2017? 81
What was India's neonatal mortality rate in the UNICEF report on newborns? 25.4
The World Congress on Information Technology was inaugurated in which city? Hyderabad
For which state the Union Cabinet approved the Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel as part of 'Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana'? Himachal Pradesh
Name the district in Bihar which has set a record by constructing more than 10,000 toilets in only 100 hours? Gopalganj
Which city hosted the 2018 Sanskriti Mahotsav 'Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali'? Varanasi
Which state launched the Fiber Grid (T-Fiber) program to offer affordable and high-speed broadband service across the state? Telangana
For which sector the Union Cabinet opened the commercial coal mining after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)'s approval of methodology for auction of coal mines/blocks for sale of the commodity? Private Sector
Which online payment service provider has partnered with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for deployment of PoS terminals? PhonePe
The second defence industrial corridor to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore would be coming up in which Indian state? Uttar Pradesh
Which Indian public sector bank has detected India’s biggest bank fraud worth over 11,500 crore? Punjab National Bank (PNB)
Name the renowned Kannada writer and Jnanpith award winner who has been elected as the new president of Sahitya Akademi? Chandrashekhara Kambar
According to ADR report on current Chief Ministers of India, which CM is the wealthiest with the highest number of declared assets against his name? Chandrababu Naidu
According to ADR report on current Chief Ministers of India, which CM is the poorest among all the current CMs? Manik Sarkar
Which state government has banned the sale of loose cigarettes in the state? Bihar
Who was conferred with the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi literary work Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar? Ramesh Kuntal Megh
Chandrasekhar Rath, the renowned Odia litterateur who passed away recently, belonged to which state? Odisha
Who became the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven? Rohan More
Which Indian cricketer became the first Indian to score a century in his 100th ODI? Shikhar Dhawan
What is the current Repo Rate, according to 6th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement of Reserve Bank of India for FY 2017-18? 6 per cent
National Productivity Day was observed on which day? 12th February
Name the female (Indian) cricketer who became the first woman in the world to take 200 ODI Wickets? Jhulan Goswami
The Assam Government signed MoU with which cab operator for a pilot project of app-based river taxi services in Guwahati? Ola
NCERT recently tied-up with which company to teach a course on 'Digital Citizenship and Safety' to students? Google
Which state became the first to have Transgender Welfare Board? Maharashtra
Which online security campaign was launched by Google India recently? #SecurityCheckKiya

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

Which Asian country recently proposed removal of 2-term limit for President? China
Which country was elected as vice-chair of the global money laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)? China
Which country will host the 2018 SAARC Business Leaders Conclave? Nepal
Name the twenty-time Grand Slam winner who became the oldest world number one after he defeating his Dutch opponent Robin Haase in Rotterdam at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on February 16, 2018? Roger Federer
Which country has for the first time allowed women to join the military? Saudi Arabia
Which country recently announced to impose 'carbon tax’ from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions? Singapore
Which nation topped the global Corruption Perception Index 2017? New Zealand
Which gulf nation is going to host its first-ever Arab Fashion week? Saudi Arabia
What was the theme of the World Day of Social Justice 2018? Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice
When is the World Day of Social Justice observed every year? 20th February
What is the theme of World Environment Day 2018? Beat Plastic Pollution
Which country will host the World Environment Day 2018? India
What was the theme of the 2018 World Radio Day? Radio and Sports
Which city hosted the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018? New Delhi
Which nation is the latest to withdraw from the UN refugee programme? Tanzania
The world's tallest hotel, Gevora has opened in which country? Dubai
Which United States space agency recently launched the world's heaviest rocket 'Falcon Heavy'? SpaceX
Who sworn-in as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (United States) for a four-year term? Jerome H Powell

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