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18 February Important Current Affairs In English


Daily Important Current Affairs In English

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 Why is it important to read current affairs?    

Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students

1) The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation of key projects of the oil and gas sector in Tamil Nadu.
👉Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the Ramanathapuram – Thoothukudi natural gas pipeline and Gasoline Desulphurisation Unit at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali. He also laid the foundation stone of Cauvery Basin Refinery at Nagapattinam.
▪️Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas :-
👉The ministry is headed by the Cabinet Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Dr M M Kutty is the Secretary of the Ministry.
▪️Tamil Nadu :- 
👉CM - Edappadi K. Palaniswami 
👉Governor - Banwarilal Purohit
👉Sathyamangalam tiger reserve  (STR)
👉Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)

2) A signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam in Afghanistan took place.
👉The project is a part of the New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan.
 👉This is the second major dam being built by India in Afghanistan, after the India- Afghanistan Friendship Dam [Salma Dam], which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister and the President in June 2016.
▪️Afghanistan :-
👉Capital - Kabul
👉President - Ashraf Ghani
👉Currency - Afghani

3) Delhi government has floated nation's biggest tender for EV (electric vehicle) charging, with provision for 500 charging points at 100 locations in Delhi so that EVs can be charged outside homes too.
▪️ Recent News - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the 'Switch Delhi' campaign and appealed to the people to join the campaign to promote adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and contribute towards the fight against pollution in Delhi.

4) The commerce ministry is organising Udyog Manthan under which a series of webinars are being conducted on about 45 sectors including pharma and electronics. The exercise is focused on quality and productivity in all major sectors of manufacturing and services.
▪️Commerce ministry :-
👉Headquarters - New Delhi
👉Cabinet Minister - Piyush Goyal

5) The 1st meeting of the Joint Working Group in the field of Renewable Energy between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain held in virtual format. Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, President of Sustainable Energy Authority led the Bahraini delegation.

6) The Asian Football Confederation has granted All India Football Federation the rights to host the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 finals.
▪️ Recent News :-  Abhishek Yadav has been appointed as the 1st deputy general secretary of AIFF?

▪️All India Football Federation:- 
President: Praful Patel
Founded: 23 June 1937
FIFA affiliation: 1948
AFC affiliation: 1954
Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi

7) The Delhi cabinet has approved “Mukhyamantri Vigyan Pratibha Pariksha” in which Rs 5,000 will be provided to 1,000 meritorious students of Class 9 in schools of Delhi as a science scholarship. The scholarship will provide a boost to science education in secondary classes at the school level.
▪️ Recent News :- The inaugural function of the 2nd CCTNS Hackathon and Cyber Challenge 2020-21 of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was held in New Delhi

8) Kerala Feeds Ltd emphasised its presence in the goat feed market by launching a low-cost product as part of the public sector company’s efforts to encourage goat farming in the State.
👉KFL Chairman K S Indusekharan Nair formally released ‘Kerala Feeds Regular’ at a function in Kollam, taking forward the PSU’s aim to promote a farming culture that combines activities such as vegetable growing, fisheries and poultry amid raising of cows and goats.
▪️Kerala :- 
Kerala: Periyar River
👉Kerala: Cherai Beach
👉Vallam Kali  boat race in Kerala. 
👉Kerala: Idukki Dam on Periyar River
👉Kerala :- Pamba River
👉CM :- Pinarayi Vijayan
👉GOVERNOR :- Arif Mohammad Khan

9) The Federal Bank has announced the launch of "FedFirst", a special savings account scheme for children below 18 years of age.
▪️Federal Bank :-
👉Founder - K. P. Hormis
👉Headquarters - Aluva, Kochi, Kerala, India
👉Industry - Banking
Financial services
👉Founded - 23 April 1931
(as Travancore Federal Bank)
👉 2 December 1949
(as Federal Bank)
👉MD & CEO - Shyam Srinivasan

10) A campaign for 'beggar-free' Rajasthan has been started in Jaipur, where beggars are being rehabilitated with the joint efforts of Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC) and Sopan Institute of Science, Technology and Management.
▪️ Rajasthan:-
CM - Ashok Gehlot
Governor - Kalraj Mishra
👉Amber Palace
👉Hawa Mahal
👉Ranthambore National Park
👉City Palace
👉Keoladeo Ghana National Park
👉Sariska National Park.
▪️ Recent News - The new scheme Ek Paudha Suposhit Beti Ke Naam has been initiated in Rajasthan to make people aware about the importance of nourishment of pregnant women and children.

11) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the top commanders of the three defence forces for the very first time during his second term at the Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia, Gujarat in March. 
▪️Ministry of Defence :-  
Headquarters - New Delhi
Founded - 15 August 1947
👉The Indian Armed Forces (including Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy) and Indian Coast Guard under the Ministry of Defence are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of India.
 👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat
👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane
👉 Chief of the Navy Staff - Admiral Karambir Singh
👉Chief Of The Air Force Staff - Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria


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