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NASA's Kepler Mission discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Prime Minister inaugurateS World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

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The World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 addressed several issues including combating land degradation, air pollution, facilitating a transition to clean energy and creating financial mechanisms to enable effective climate change mitigation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 February 2018

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India’s Punjab National Bank (PNB) has detected fraudulent transactions worth over Rs 11,300 crore at its Mumbai branch. The state-owned lender has suspended 10 of its officers and lodged a complaint against celebrity jewellery designer Nirav Modi for committing fraudulent transactions.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 February 2018

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India has signed the second loan agreement with New Development Bank (NDB) for 100 million dollars for Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for Desert Areas. The objective of the project would be to rehabilitate the 678 kilometre long Indira Gandhi Canal system built during 1958 to 1963 to prevent seepage and conserve water.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 February 2018

Feb 14, 2018
The Union Government has decided to impose an extra charge of Rs 200 for those wishing to see the main mausoleum at Taj Mahal. The entry fee to the monument will also be raised from existing 40 rupees to 50 rupees and an extra Rs 200.

India’s Umang App, Aadhaar win awards at World Government Summit

Feb 14, 2018
India’s Aadhaar programme was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 February 2018

Feb 14, 2018
The Theatre Olympics was established in 1993 at Delphi, Greece. It is a platform for theatrical exchange, a gathering place for students and masters, where a dialogue despite ideological, culture and language differences, is encouraged.

Kannada writer, Chandrashekhara Kambara elected new president of Sahitya Akademi

Feb 14, 2018
Kambara is the third Kannada author, after Vinayaka Krishna Gokak and U R Ananthamurthy, to head the institution. He was elected with a clear majority over his rivals, well-known Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade and Oriya writer Pratibha Ray.

Out of 31 Chief Ministers, 11 have criminal cases against them: Report

Feb 14, 2018
A recent report has revealed that among all the current Chief Ministers, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu is the wealthiest with declared assets worth over Rs 177 crore, while the lowest declared assets worth Rs 26 lakh belonged to Tripura CM Manik Sarkar.

Indian army to deploy 2,300 personnel to join UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

Feb 14, 2018
Around 2300 Indian army personnel from the Infantry battalion of Garhwal Rifles regiment will be joining the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, to bring order and normalcy back to the war-torn nation.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 February 2018

Feb 13, 2018
The Union Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on February 12, 2018 announced that the women Government employees who have commissioned surrogacy will now be entitled to maternity leave.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 February 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Enraged by recent comments over a well-established scientific theory- Darwin’s theory of evolution, the scientific community of India, especially Kolkatta decided to come together and hold the ‘Darwin Week’ to remove any doubts planted in the minds of the people that the theory may be wrong.

Parbati Ghose, first female filmmaker of Odisha passes away

Feb 13, 2018
Parbati Ghose, the first female filmmaker of Odisha passed away recently following a prolonged illness in Bhubaneswar at the age of 85. Ghose was declared dead when she was rushed to the hospital around midnight after complaining of uneasiness.

World Radio Day 2018 observed across the world

Feb 13, 2018
The day is observed every year to celebrate radio as the medium of entertainment, the mode of communication and information.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 presented to 23 Indian language writers

Feb 13, 2018
The Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 were given away to writers from 23 languages. The family of Tamil poet Inquilab, who was awarded posthumously, had earlier refused to accept the award and also didn’t attend the award ceremony.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 February 2018

Feb 12, 2018
A new study has found that vegetarian diet that is rich in plant-based organic food may be better for the planet than one that is high in animal products. The study, published in the journal called ‘Frontiers in Nutrition’, is the first to investigate the environmental impacts of both dietary patterns and farm production systems.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 February 2018

Feb 12, 2018
The agreements were signed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the Gulf nation. During the visit, Modi held delegation-level talks with the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said on measures to strengthen cooperation between the two nations in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues.

National Productivity Council observes National Productivity Day 2018

Feb 12, 2018
The National Productivity Week is also being observed till February 18, 2018 with the theme 'Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India'.

Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems inaugurated at INS Garuda

Feb 12, 2018
The Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems was inaugurated by Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni at INS Garuda, the oldest operating air station of the Indian Navy. The naval air station is the fourth one to be installed with the integrated system.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2018 observed globally

Feb 11, 2018
This year, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is being observed with focus on “Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development”.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 4 February to 10 February 2018

Feb 10, 2018
The Falcon Heavy was launched from the same NASA launch pad that was the base for the Apollo Moon missions of the 1960s and 1970s.

Renowned litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passes away

Feb 10, 2018
Rath wrote various novels including Yantrarudha (The Instrumented), Asurya Upanivesh (The Sunless Colony) and Nav Jatak (Regenesis).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 February 2018

Feb 9, 2018
The Supreme Court on February 9 ruled that the Ram Janambhoomi - Babri Masjid case was purely a "land dispute" and will be dealt with in normal course. The apex court commenced its final hearings on the Ayodhya dispute on February 8.

Current Affairs in Short: 9 February 2018

Feb 9, 2018
The UN Security Council has given permission for a North Korean official under international sanctions to travel to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The council's sanctions committee granted the exemption to Choe Choe Hwi, Chairman of North Korea's National Sports Guidance Committee on the request of South Korea.

NITI Aayog unveils Health Index for states, Kerala, Meghalaya top the list

Feb 9, 2018
NITI Aayog has released a health index that ranks states and Union Territories in terms of overall performance in their health system. While among the larger states, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked on the top, in case of smaller states Meghalaya was ranked at the top followed by Manipur and Goa.

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