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English Current Affairs 23rd February 2018

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on a one-day visit on February 25 to participate in the golden jubilee celebrations of nearby Auroville International township.
  2. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented in the state assembly a Rs. 17,123-crore budget for 2018-19, an increase of 6.84 per cent over the ongoing fiscal, with a stress on education and job creation.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold delegation level talks with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi today. The two leaders will discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest.
  4. The Haryana government launched Parivartan, a scheme designed to address 10 issues, including cleanliness and pollution, in 46 developmental blocks of the state. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
  5. Government is preparing to deploy commandos of central paramilitary force – CRPF – at the Indian embassy in war-ravaged Iraq, which is under threat from Islamic State, Al Qaeda and other terror groups.
  6. Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore met a group of 20 school students of Manipur in New Delhi.
  7. IT major HCL Technologies today said it will invest about Rs 160 crore as part of its corporate social responsibility activity in the field of education, health and power.
  8. MoU between the Government of India and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was signed in New Delhi. The agreement was signed to usher the “programme based research support” in addressing current and future global and local developmental challenges.
  9. Digital payments startup Paytm has launched two insurance companies, Paytm Life Insurance and Paytm General Insurance, filings revealed. Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CFO Madhur Deora, and Shankar Prasad Nath are the three signatory stakeholders in both the companies.
  10. Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co. today announced appointment of Gaku Nakanishi as the President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd.
  11. Australia’s Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce has announced his resignation from the post following a sexual harassment allegation against him.
  12. Teenage figure skater Alina Zagitova prevailed in her duel with Evgenia Medvedeva to claim Russia’s first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday.
  13. Ace striker Rani Rampal was on today named captain of a 20-strong Indian women’s hockey team for next month’s season-opening away series against Korea, where fit-again forward Poonam Rani will make a comeback.
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