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Current Affairs 18 February 2020

1. India, Norway to strengthen bilateral cooperation to contain marine pollution
  • Both countries decided to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in the field of environment and climate change.
  • particularly in the field of marine pollution.
  • Norway Capital : Oslo.
  • Currency : Kroner.
2. Moody’s cuts 2020 GDP growth forecast to 5.4% from 6.6%
  • The government has pegged GDP growth at 5 percent in FY19.
3. Cabinet Approves amendment of DTAA with Sri Lanka
  • DTAA full form : Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
  • Under the amendment, an anti-abuse provision is to be included.
4. PM Modi launches 50 development projects worth over Rs 1250 Cr in Varanasi
  • On his day-long visit to the Parliamentary Constituency Varanasi.
  • dedicated Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial Centre to the nation
  • also flagged off the Kashi Mahakaal Express.
  • Express links Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar.
5. Ministry of Steel to organize a workshop to foster steel usage in Railways
  • Ministry of Steel along with CII is to organize a workshop
  • 17 February 2020 in New Delhi to focus on fostering steel usage in the Railways & Defence sectors.
  • Union Minister of Steel : Dharmendra Pradhan.
6. “Apiary on Wheels” launched: A Unique Concept to achieve National Honey Mission
  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises launched “Apiary on Wheels’.
  • a unique concept framed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission.
  • aim of “Apiary on Wheels” is to make migration easy.
  • It is a platform to carry 20 Bee Boxes.
  • Apiary on wheels is an approach to make beekeeping simpler.
7. India to partially open up Poultry and Diary Markets to imports from US
  • Ahead of President Trump’s visit by the end of February 2020.
  • Indian government has announced that it is to partially open the poultry and Diary market to imports from US.
  • India is the second largest trade partner of the United States.
8. Fingopay to launch biometric finger vein payment technology
  • Fingopay is a Biometric VeinID platform .
  • Fingopay uses Hitachi Vein ID technology.
9. BioAsia Summit 2020 to be held in Hyderabad
  • Telangana is hosting Bio-Asia Summit 2020 in Hyderabad 2020 February 17-19.
  • main objective of the summit is to explore the capabilities of Life Science Companies and their investments.
  • Theme : Today for Tomorrow.
  • Country Partner : Switzerland.
10. Election Commission & IIT Madras join hands to develop new technology for voting
  • EC has collaborated with IIT Madras to work on a new technology
  • which will allow electors to vote from far away cities without going to the designated polling station of their constituencies.
  • Block chain enabled customised e-ballot paper will be generated.

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