Current Affairs – February 2018

Current Affairs – February 2018 with Latest Current Affairs for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS and other Competitive Examinations. Current Affairs Today – February 2018 with news summary on current events of national and international importance.

Cabinet approves Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. Human Trafficking is third largest organized crime violating basic human rights. At present there is no specific law to deal with this crime. The bill addresses the issue of human trafficking from point of view Read More…

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CCEA approves continuation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beyond 12th Plan for 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 The scheme has been extended with total outlay of Rs. 5,500 crore to create sustainable estimated employment opportunities for 15 lakh persons in three financial years. Key Facts Read More…

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Balong 5G01 chipset: Huawei unveils world’s first 5G chip

Chinese electronic device and smartphone maker Huawei has unveiled Balong 5G01,  world’s first 5G chip at Mobile World Congress 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain. The company also showed its f5G-ready CPE equipment. Balong 5G01 chipset The chip has been designed and manufactured by Huawei. It offers 3GPP standard 5G connectivity and provides downlink speeds of Read More…

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AIIB approves $1.5 billion in loans to India for infrastructure projects

China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $1.5 billion in loans to India for infrastructure-related projects in 2018. The funds will be used for investment in India’s energy, roads and urban development projects. It also includes $200 million commitment to India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to spend on roads, housing and urban Read More…

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Government launches 2nd Swajal Yojana project in Rajasthan

The Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has launched second project of Swajal Yojana at village Bhikampura, Karauli, Rajasthan. It was launched by Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti. Under this project, four reservoirs will be constructed in village and common tap connection will be given to almost 300 households. Swajal Yojana Read More…

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India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre launched in Chandigarh

India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC) was launched at Chandigarh Airport’s old terminal. The Centre is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and will initially train 2,360 students free of cost in three years. Aviation MSDC The Centre was established in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). It is Read More…

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