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Weekly Current Affairs February 2018: Week 3

Published on February 19, 2018

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • PNB signs Pact with National e-Governance Services. 
  • Bank of Baroda to Exit South Africa by March-End.
  • Government Inks $100 Million Loan Agreement with NDB for Rajasthan Water Project. 
  • Yes Bank Lists Country’s First $600m MTN Bond On IndiaINX.
  • RBI Rolls Out New Stressed Assets Framework to Tackle Bad Loan Problem. 
  • RBI Relaxes Priority Sector Lending Rule for Banks. 
  • SBI Wrote Off Bad Loans Worth Over Rs 20,000 Crore Last Fiscal.
Weekly Current Affairs February 2018: Week 3


  • Biswamohan Mahapatra appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of NPCI.
  • Indra Nooyi Appointed ICC’s 1st Independent Female Director.
  • Haruhiko Kuroda Reappointed as Bank of Japan Chief.
  • Chandrashekhara Kambara Elected New President of Sahitya Akademi.
  • Honour and Awards 
  • Asha Bhosle Honoured with 5th Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
  • Vikas Sathaye, a Pune-born person honoured with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at The Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018.
  • India’s Aadhaar and Umang App Win Award in Dubai.

MOU’s and Agreement

  • India-Iran Sign 9 MoUs to Boost Bilateral Ties.
  • India and Iran Signed Agreement for The Avoidance of Double Taxation.
  • PM Modi 3 Nation Visit- India-UAE Ink 5 Agreements.
  • PM Modi 3 Nation Visit- India, Oman Sign 8 MoUs.

Important News- World

  • The 2018 Winter Olympics Games have officially commenced at Pyeongchang in South Korea.
  • World’s tallest hotel Gevora opens in Dubai.
  • KP Sharma Oli Appointed Nepal's Prime Minister.
  • The World Government Summit 2018 Concluded in Dubai.
  • Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn in as South Africa's President.
  • Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa's President.
  • China to Host 2018 SCO Summit at Qingdao in June.

Important Dates

  • The National Productivity Council was observed National Productivity Day and National Productivity Week till 18th February.
  • World Radio Day- 13 February
  • theme is Radio and Sports.


  • Pakistan’s Iron Lady Asma Jahangir Passes Away.
  • Golden Globe Award Winner Musician Johann Johannsson Passes Away.

Important News- India

  • NITI Aayog has released a comprehensive Health Index report titled, "Healthy States, Progressive India".
  • The National Deworming initiative was launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
  • 2nd National Meet on Grassroots Informatics held in New Delhi.
  • 3rd Global Procurement Summit inaugurated in New Delhi.
  • New World Health Report Published: Mumbai declared the 12th richest city globally.
  • The Union minister Nitin Gadkari released country's first ever Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) which will guide road engineers and policy makers about road expansion.
  • Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park inaugurated in New Delhi.
  • Anti-narcotics Scheme Extended for Three Years.
  • Centre to Change Base Year for GDP, IIP to 2017-18.
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Visits India.
  • Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau will arrive in India on a seven-day State visit.
  • India's 1st Online Radio Station 'Radio Umang' was launched recently in India.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 (WSDS 2018) at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • R.K. Singh Inaugurates International Conference ‘Indian Power Stations 2018’ In New Delhi.
  • 12th International Conference On CSR Held in Bengaluru.

Business, Science and Technology

  • ASH Track Mobile App launched for Managing Fly Ash.
  • World's 1st Autonomous Pods Unveiled in Dubai.
  • BHEL Bags Rs 560 Crore Order from NTPC.


  • Military Balance 2018- India Becomes 5th-largest Defence Spenders.
  • Tri-service Maritime Exercise 'Paschim Lehar' Begins.

Important News- States

  • 11 states declared ODF under Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Bihar government bans sale of loose cigarettes.
  • The Indian navy has unveiled the Integrated Automation Aviation Meteorological System at INS Garuda naval air station located in Kochi, Kerala.
  • Odisha to Sponsor Indian Hockey Teams for Five Years.
  • West Bengal Becomes First State to Opt Out of ‘Modicare’.

Sports News

  • Rohan More to become 1st Asian to Swim Across Ocean Seven.
  • Ronaldo Becomes First Player to Score 100 Goals for One Club.
  • India to Host 8th Theatre Olympics.
  • Tamil Nadu Wins Senior Women's National Football Championship for First Time.
  • Kishan Gangolli Wins 13th Edition of National Chess Championship for Blind.
  • Sharmila Nicollet, 1st Indian Golfer to Qualify for China LPGA Tour.

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