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English Current Affairs 22nd February 2018

  1. The Indian and Indonesian armies began the sixth edition of their annual military exercises in the West Java province of the archipelago country.
  2. Nadda addresses Global Digital Health Partnership Symposium at Australia
  3. The Union Government has issued order setting up the ‘Niti Forum for North-East’.
  4. Israeli Ambassador Mr Daniel Carmon informed that a Centre for Agriculture, with collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram on 7th March this year.
  5. The CPI(M)-led Left Front government in Kerala has made vaccination compulsory for school admissions from next academic year onwards.
  6. The Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur, became the country’s first major railway station to be fully-managed by women.
  7. The Centre has constitued a committee headed by the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar to study the Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam and neighbouring states.
  8. A life-like avatar called Cora is being put through her paces by Royal Bank of Scotland, helping customers with basic queries and giving its digital banking drive a more human face.
  9. Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has reduced interest rate on deposits to 8.55% for 2017-18 following a general decline in interest rates.
  10. A three –day India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) of India began in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.
  11. Indiahas been ranked 81st in the global corruption perception index for 2017, released by Transparency International, which named the country among the “worst offenders” in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia Pacific region.
  12. The Jharkhand governmenthas banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) for spreading anarchy in the state.
  13. Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corptoday announced USD 2 billion township project in Gurgaon as it forayed into Indian real estate sector in collaboration with local partner Krishna Group.
  14. Swedish furniture retailer Ikea will invest Rs 3,000 crorein the state over the long-term to set up multi-format stores as well as experience centres.
  15. The Telangana Governmentsigned 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 (WCIT) 2018 in Hyderabad.
  16. Flying officer Avani Chaturvediscripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo.
  17. Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra)today said it has won a Rs 36.4 billion contract from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) for work related to Uppur Thermal power project.
  18. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singhlaunched six new features in the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform to make it more user-friendly. The six new features of e-NAM platform includes. Former Indian all-rounder Roger Binnyhas said Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is lucky to be called an all-rounder.
  19. Brazilian football club Operario player Jefferson Reis repeatedly punched a ball boy after he celebrated a goal by rival team Comercial. As a result of the attack, the ball boy was seen with blood pouring from his nose.
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