Current Affairs Today February 19 2018 updates. Information here is updated with important news for upcoming exams. Read for daily updates to improve your performance in government job exams.
Mumbai to have India’s first artificial intelligence centre
First artificial intelligence centre of India is to be established at Mumbai. The plan regarding first AI centre of India in Mumbai will be unveiled by Chief minister Davendra Fadnavis at Magnetic Maharashtra Summit, as well as at the Global Economic Conference which is to be held next month in Canada. The meeting on AI cooperation in the industrial and service sectors was held between Canadian Minister of International Relations, Christine St-Pierre, and Mr. Fadnavis.
India and Iran signed 9 MoUs To Boost Bilateral Ties
India and Iran with motive to increase bilateral ties have come up with 9 MoUs in various fields. The MoUs were signed after a delegation-level talk happened between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Iran Hassan Rouhani at New Delhi’s Hyderabad house. Both nations inked pacts for better and enhanced cooperation in the fields taxation, maritime cooperation, health and medicine, trade, agriculture and postal cooperation.
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development- NABARD area development plan for Punjab of worth Rs 1,918 crore has been launched to supplement farmers income. The goal is to provide income to farmers at sustainable basis through promoting agricultural activities like dairy, vegetable cultivation, bee keeping, mushroom growing.
Kerala Government to use Robots to clean sewer holes
State government of Kerala will introduce robots in the state to clean sewer holes in the next week. The robots to be used has been developed by a startup company “Genrobotics” from Kerala. The trials have been completed and product is ready to clean manholes. The product has been supported by Kerala Water Authority (KWA). The developed robots are equipped with Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth and control panels. It has four limbs and a bucket attached.
Saudi Arabia Allows Women to start own business without male permission
Heading towards the goals of women empowerment, Saudi Arabia passed a new policy change under which Saudi women can start their own business without any requirement of permission from male guardian. The change in policy was announced on Thursday by the government of Saudi Arabia. As per new rules, Saudi women can now start their private business without any relative or husband’s consent. Earlier as per Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system women were not allowed to launch their own business by their own, no travel or enrol in classes. If any women wanted to do this then they had to produce proof of permission from her male guardian. It may be from Husband, father and brother. Read full current affair below:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Record: Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has made new record while playing in first T20 match between Indian and South Africa as he grabbed fifth his wicket. With this Bhuvi became the first Indian bowler to get 5-wicket haul in all 3 formats that is tests, ODIs and T20s. He also became only second Indian after Yuzvendra Chahal to grab 5 wickets for India in a T20 match.
Indian engineer Vikas Sathaye awarded sci-tech Oscar Award
Pune-born Vikas Sathaye has been awarded with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018 held at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. The award has been given to Vikas and his team for ‘Shotover K1 Camera System’ which is a camera mount to get clear photography and videography.
New prime minister of Nepal – KP Sharma Oli
KP Sharma Oli has been appointed as new prime minister of Nepal. Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has sworn in as 41st PM of Nepal. He was administered the oath of office by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. This is the second time that Oli will be becoming prime minister of Nepal. Earlier he had hold the position from October 2015 to August 2016.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to accept coins of all denominations from people as not doing so will result in penal action. Despite of the early advisory send by RBI to All banks, people were still complaining that bank branches are not accepting coins. The central bank (RBI) also suggested that coins that are packed in polythene in the amount of 100 each will be more convenient for customers as well as to banks. Soon a notice regarding this will also be made public at all branches for public information.
Railway Ministry : No reservation charts on trains from March
Railway Ministry with an aim to go paperless has decided not to paste physical reservation charts on reserved coaches of all trains at A1, A and B category stations. It has directed all its zones to do so. As per Indian railways officials, the project will run for pilot basis for a period of six months and will start from March 1, 2018.