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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 18 February 2016

Feb 18, 2016 19:06 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 February 2016 launched the guidelines for operationalization of - Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

•    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on 18 February 2016 announced a free bus pass scheme for - Senior citizens

•    Odisha government on 17 January 2016 decided to introduce a self-certifying scheme for - Non-hazardous industries

•    India is the 71st country to approve Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of - World Trade Organization (WTO)

•    The amendment of this section of Delimitation Act, 2002 was approved by the Union Cabinet on 17 February 2016 - Section 11

•    The amendment of this section of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 was approved by the Union Cabinet on 17 February 2016 - Section 9

•    The not-for-profit company started by Actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao that will work with the Maharashtra government to solve the water crisis in the state - Paani Foundation

•    The quantum of fund appealed by the World Health Organization to fund a Global Action Plan to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading across Latin America – 56 million US dollars

•    Andhra Pradesh government came forward to set up a 200-acre model industrial township near Vijayawada to boost - MSME industry in the State

•    The Malayalam short-story writer and novelist, famous for his work Sarga Sameeksha, who died on 17 February 2016 is - Akbar Kakkattil

•    The renowned Indologist who was awarded the 2016 Israel Prize for Religious Studies for his research into the literature and culture of southern India is - David Dean Shulman

•    The initiative launched by Amazon that enables small and medium businesses to go online and sell products on Amazon is - Amazon Tatkal

•    The company with which the Jharkhand Government signed an MoU to set up a 1600 MW capacity thermal power plant in the state is – Adani Group

•    The Union Cabinet approved Ministry of AYUSH’s proposal to sign a a collaborative agreement with this organisation in the area of traditional medicine - World Health Organisation

•    The Union Cabinet approved appointment of the NITI Aayog CEO as a part-member of this commission – Telecom Commission

•    India’s Tata Motors and Bharat Forge tied up with this US-based company to bid for 11 billion US dollar worth Future Infantry Combat Vehicle Programme - General Dynamics

•    This Russian made infantry combat vehicle will be replaced by the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle Programme of the Indian Army - Sarath BMP-II

•    It in this Indian city Apple Inc. will be setting up its first Technology Development Centre outside the USA – Hyderabad

•    This yard of the Indian Railways in Uttar Pradesh was installed with Ultra Modern Computer Based Signalling System to improve traffic movement – Khurja Yard

•    Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the Website for Maritime India Summit 2016 on the sidelines of - Make in India Week Mumbai

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