Here are all recent Current Affairs Today February 9 2018 updates. Information here is updated with important news for upcoming exams. Read for daily updates to improve your performance in government job exams.
Cabinet approves enhancement of target under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
PM Narendra Modi chaired Cabinet committee on Economic affairs (CCEA) has approved the extention of target of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to 2020. The target limit has been increased from current five crore households to new eight crore. The committee also allocated additional amount of RS. 4,800 crore for PMUY.
PMUY is a center government scheme to provide LPG connections to households especially from rural areas. Earlier the scheme was launched for a three years period. Now the extension is given by seeing a huge response especially from rural area women.
India Ranks at 44th In Global Intellectual Property Index, US Tops
India has shown good improvement in its Global Intellectual Property Index by ranking at 44th place among 50 nations. The list is toped by USA followed by UK and Sweden. In last years report India was ranked at 43rd position out of 45 countries.
PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been selected as first independent woman director of ICC. Appointment of Indra as ICC’s first independent female director was decided unanimously in a meeting held on last Friday (9-02-2018). She will be joining the board in June 2018 for a term of two years.
Hardayal Prasad appointed as SBI Card MD & CEO
Hardayal Prasad is appointed new Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by SBI on its credit card issuing department “SBI Card”. He will replace Vijay Jasuja. Hardayal Prasad had joined SBI in 1983 as probationary officer. He has hold many leadership positions in SBI bank throughout his career.
SBI Card is India’s second largest credit card issuer.
Haryana emerges as first champion of Khelo India School Games with 38 gold medals
Haryana young players have shown great game in the inaugural edition of the Khelo India School Games by being at top with highest number of medals won. The state won total 102 medals which includes 38 gold medals, 26 silver medals, 38 Bronze medals. Second place was captured by Maharashtra (110) while Delhi with 94 medals came third in the games.
South Central Railway Becomes First Indian Rail Zone With 100% LED Lighting At Stations. As per the report there are 733 stations under South Central Railway’s jurisdiction.
Saudi Arabia temporarily bans import of birds, eggs, chickens from India after report of avian flu
Agriculture Ministry of Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced temporary ban on live birds, hatching eggs and chickens imports from India. The decision was taken after a kind of bird flu that is lethal for poultry animals was detected in the country.
Taking digital India movement to next level, First chat based job search app Empzilla is launched in India. The app is launched to eliminate currently existing limitations faced by job seekers and employers. It will make the selection process more quick and cost effective.
Using app Chat can also be done from office without letting to know peers and seniors of current office. The app also reduces burden and time consumption of HR department as there is no need get loads of emails and no requirement to download all profiles. Recruiters can simply view the profile of applicant in the app instead of asking for resume.
CCI Fined Google Rs 135.86 crore for abusing its power in India
Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of 136-crore on tech giant Google for infringing anti-trust conduct. The fine was imposed based on the complaints filed by Matrimony.com and Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) on Google LLC, Google India and Google Ireland in 2012.