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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 19 February to 24 February 2018

8 hrs ago
UNICEF issued a blank statement to Syria on February 20 to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta and neighboring Damascus.

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable 'Dhanush' missile

13 hrs ago
The nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Dhanush ballistic missile was test fired by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence forces. With a strike range of 350 km, it is a naval variant of the indigenously-developed Prithvi-II missile.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 February 2018

1 day ago
Human Rights group Amnesty International has released its annual report for the year 2017-18 that documents the state of the world’s human rights. The report covers 159 countries. It highlights the suffering endured by many, be it through conflict, displacement, discrimination or repression.

Current Affairs Inshorts: 23 February 2018

1 day ago
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on February 22, 2018 between the India and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to usher the programme based research support in addressing current and future global and local developmental challenges.

World Leaders failed to respond to Human Rights violation: Amnesty report

1 day ago
Amnesty stated in its report that the international community had failed to respond robustly to the crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It described Trump’s move to ban people from several Muslim-majority countries in January last year as transparently hateful.

Union Government constitutes Inter-Ministerial Committee on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

1 day ago
The IMC will facilitate coordination among Ministries and Departments in various programmes being implemented on conservation, sustainable management and development of MAPs in NER for enhancing the livelihood and economic transformation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 February 2018

2 days ago
A group of researchers have identified a new shark species in the Atlantic Ocean. The scientists using genetic testing confirmed that the new species is different from its counterparts residing in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 February 2018

2 days ago
The Union Government has announced a special fund worth Rs 925 crore to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Among the 900 unelectrified villages across the country, about 600 lie in Arunachal.

Avani Chaturvedi creates history, becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo

2 days ago
Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi of Indian Air Force (IAF) flew her first solo flight in a Russian made MiG-21 fighter.

India successfully conducts night trial of Prithvi-II missile

2 days ago
Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 to 1000 kilograms of warheads and derives its thrust from liquid propulsion twin engines.

Current Affairs Inshorts: 21 February 2018

3 days ago
The Calcutta High Court had stayed the withdrawal of armed forces from Darjeeling hills.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 February 2018

3 days ago
India has been placed at the seventh spot in the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA), according to a new report titled ‘Akamai State of the Internet Security Q4 2017’ .

Light Transport Aircraft SARAS completes the second test-flight successfully

3 days ago
The primary objective behind test-flights is to evaluate the system performance in about 20 flights and the data collected from this shall be used to freeze the design of production version aircraft.

India 7th most targeted nation for Web Application Attacks: Akamai Report

3 days ago
India’s financial industry saw a sharp increase in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in 2017, experiencing 298 DDoS attacks against 37 distinct organisations in the last quarter. The DDoS attacks can bring down websites, disrupt businesses, and divert resources, sometimes serving as cover for more insidious data or systems breaches.

International Mother Language Day 2018 observed globally

3 days ago
The Day facilitates access to education while promoting fairness for population groups that speak minority and indigenous languages particularly girls and women.

Current Affairs Inshorts: 20 February 2018

Feb 20, 2018
CCEA allows private companies to mine the fossil fuel for commercial use, ending the monopoly of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 February 2018

Feb 20, 2018
According to a UNICEF report, India's neonatal mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) was found to be 25.4, making it the 12th worst among 52 ‘lower-middle-income countries’ that pose risk for newborns.

World is failing newborn babies: UNICEF

Feb 20, 2018
The UNICEF report highlighted the most alarming issue about the newborn mortality rate in World's poorest country.

India 12th worst nation for newborns: UNICEF Report

Feb 20, 2018
With the highest newborn mortality rates in the world, Pakistan is the riskiest nation to be born in, according to a UNICEF report. Japan, on the other hand, is the safest with the lowest newborn mortality rates.

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast

Feb 20, 2018
Agni-II is a medium-range missile with a range of over 2000 km and can carry a payload of 1000kg.

World Day of Social Justice 2018 observed globally

Feb 20, 2018
The Day was proclaimed in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development (1995) and the 24th session of the General Assembly (1973).

UP government signs 900 MoUs ahead of Investors Summit 2018

Feb 20, 2018
According to the UP’s Industry Minister Satish Mahana, more than 900 MOUs have been signed so far. He claimed that this is the highest number of agreements that have ever been signed with private companies.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 February 2018

Feb 19, 2018
The Kerala government will soon be utilising the services of robots to clean the sewer holes in the state. The robots have been developed by a startup company called Genrobotics.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 February 2018

Feb 19, 2018
In a bid to stop cheating, the Bihar School Examination Board has ordered students sitting for the board examinations to not wear shoes and socks during the examination. The board stated in an official circular that the students will have to wear slippers on the exam day.

NASA's Kepler Mission discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets

Feb 18, 2018
An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets. The discovery was based on the data from the second mission of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope or K2 released in 2014.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 12 February to 17 February 2018

Feb 17, 2018
The state of West Bengal on February 13, 2018 became the first one in India to opt out of the Union Government’s National Health Protection Scheme that was announced in Union Budget 2018-19.

National Conference on doubling farmers' income to be held in Delhi

Feb 17, 2018
A National Conference with the title ‘Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income’ will be organised by Agriculture Ministry in Delhi to build a consensus around appropriate recommendations and arrive at practicable solutions that can be implemented for the benefit of farmers in the country.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 February 2018

Feb 16, 2018
The Supreme Court of India on February 16, 2018 reduced Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water by 14.75 tmcft water per year, diverting the same to Karnataka. The court directed the Karnataka government to release 177.25 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam, which is down from the state’s earlier allocation of 192 TMC water.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 February 2018

Feb 16, 2018
The state of West Bengal has become the first one in India to opt out of the Union Government’s National Health Protection Scheme that was announced in Union Budget 2018-19. The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who said that the state will not waste its hard earned resources to contribute its share to the programme.

Indian engineer awarded Sci-Tech Oscar Award

Feb 16, 2018
Sathaye received the award along with his team for their contribution towards the conceptualisation, design, engineering and the implementation of the innovative Shotover K1 Camera System that has been used to shoot several iconic films like the Hobbit and Spectre.

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