Current Affairs

  • Daily Current Affairs: 19th February, 2018

    Posted on February 19, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Start Business without Male Permission The Saudi government announced, women of the country can launch their own businesses and benefit from governmental e-services without having to prove consent from a guardian. The policy change also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. Earlier, In Under Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system, women are required to present proof of permission from a male guardian to do any government paperwork, travel or enroll in classes.  2. Robots to Soon Clean Up Manholes in Kerala The Kerala government will soon… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 18th February, 2018

    Posted on February 18, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. China’s Qingdao to Host SCO Summit in June East China’s Qingdao City will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in June this year. Shandong is the birthplace of many ancient Chinese thinkers, including Confucius. In 2017, its GDP exceeded 7.2 trillion yuan. The summit has China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan as full members. 2. List of MoUs Signed During the Visit of President of Iran to India President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani arrived in India on a three-day State visit. He has signed these MoUs with India: Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation. MoU… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 17th February, 2018

    Posted on February 17, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Security Conference Begins in Munich The annual Munich Security Conference opened at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the reconciliatory mood being created between North and South Korea through exchanges at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. World leaders and Ministers will discuss pressing security issues, including North Korea’s nuclear, missile programs and the Syrian civil war. Each year it brings together about 350 senior figures from more than 70 countries around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges. 2. World Anti-Doping Agency suspends Romanian Laboratory The World Anti-Doping… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 16th February, 2018

    Posted on February 16, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns to Smooth Path for Political Reform Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent unrest that threatened the ruling party’s hold on Africa’s second most populous nation. The resignation has unprecedented in Ethiopia’s history – followed a wave of strikes this week in towns near the capital and demonstrations successfully demanding the release of more opposition leaders. 2. Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn in as New President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (65-year) has been sworn in as South Africa’s new president after the… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 15th February, 2018

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma (75-year) has announced his resignation due to names in several scandals. Jacob Zuma served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election. The country’s Parliament could elect Deputy President Mr. Ramaphosa as the President. 2. K P Sharma Oli Becomes Nepal PM for the Second Time Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has appointed CPN-UML chairperson K P Sharma Oli (65-year) as the Prime Minister (41st) after his Left alliance routed the ruling Nepali Congress in the country’s parliamentary and local polls. Earlier,… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 14th February, 2018

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Russia Launches Cargo Ship to International Space Station (ISS) Russian space agency Roskosmos has successfully launched Progress MS-08, an unmanned cargo spacecraft for the International Space Station (ISS). It was launched onboard of Soyuz-2.1a rocket from Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. Soyuz-2.1a has four strap-on boosters and core engine, all fueled by mix of kerosene and liquid oxygen. 2. Venezuela, Libya Suspend from Voting in UN General Assembly Due to millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body, Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly for the third time in… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 13th February, 2018

    Posted on February 13, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. World’s First Autonomous Pods Unveiled In Dubai Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the first tests of the world’s first autonomous pods. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched these autonomous pods in collaboration with Next Future Transportation. Autonomous pods commute in dedicated lanes and are designed to travel short and medium distances. Depending on riders’ destination, the pods can be coupled together. Coupling takes about 15 seconds time while detaching the same takes five seconds. The pods can commute at an average speed of 20 kilometres per hour. It operates on a rechargeable battery that supports… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 12th February, 2018

    Posted on February 12, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. ONGC-Led Consortium Acquires 10% Stake in UAE’s Offshore Oilfield Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)-led consortium of Indian state oil firms have acquired 10% stake in Abu Dhabi’s offshore Lower Zakum Concession for $600 million. The acquisition is part of deal inked between company executives and UAE officials in presence of visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi. 2. India, Oman Sign Eight MoUs including in the Defence, Health and Tourism Sectors India and Oman have signed eight Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in different areas (like defense, health… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 11th February, 2018

    Posted on February 12, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. List of MoUs/Agreements Signed During Visit of Prime Minister to Palestine MOU between India and Palestine for setting up of India-Palestine Super-specialty hospital at Beit Sahour in Bethelhem Governorate at a cost of US$ 30 million. MOU between India and Palestine for construction of India Palestine Centre for Empowring women, “Turathi” at a cost ofUS$ 5 million MOU between India and Palestine for setting up of new National Printing Press at Ramallah at a cost ofUS$ 5 million MOU between India and Palestine Construction of school in Muthalth Al Shuhada Village at a cost ofUS$ 1 million MOU between… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 10th February, 2018

    Posted on February 12, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. International Conference on Unani Medicine Inaugurated The Minister of State (IC) for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, MoS PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Space Dr. Jitendra Singh has inaugurate the two-day International conference on Unani Medicine on 10th February, 2018 at New Delhi. This year is special for Unani fraternity as it is the 150th Birth Anniversary of  Hakim Ajmal Khan. To mark this day, the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), under the Ministry of AYUSH is organizing a two-day International Conference on Unani Medicine as… Continue Reading
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