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SSC Exams: General Awareness for February 2018

Aspirants are advised to memorize the given facts as they were prepared by taking the previous year papers into consideration. The material is also helpful for the upcoming competitive exams like Civil Services, NDA, CDS, and Banking exams.

Mar 6, 2018 11:41 IST
Current Affairs Study Material for SSC, Banking and Civil Services Exams

For the benefit of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) job aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing important current affairs events that happened in February 2018. They are divided into five parts – National & States, India & World, International Affairs, Persons in News and Sports.

Aspirants are advised to memorize the below given facts as they were prepared by taking the previous year papers into consideration. The study material is helpful also for the upcoming Civil Services, National Defence Academy (NDA), Combined Defence Services (CDS) and banking exams.

National & States

• This initiative was announced in the Union Budget 2018-19 for the housing sector – Kifayati Aawas Yojna

• These initiatives were announced in the Union Budget 2018-19 for the agriculture sector – Kisan Credit Card to Fisherman, KUSUM Yojana for solar farming, Gobar-Dhan Yojana and Operation Greens

• This initiative was announced in the Union Budget 2018-19 for the education sector - Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE)

• This initiative was announced in the Union Budget 2018-19 for the health sector - Ayushman Bharat

• As per NITI Aayog’s health index, the best performing State is – Kerala

• As per NITI Aayog’s health index, the worst performing State is – Uttar Pradesh

• The Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined this global technology company for ‘search bias’ - Google

• UIDAI launched blue coloured ‘Baal Aadhaar’ for children below the age of – 5 years

• The Union Government launched ‘Viral Load’ test for people living with this disease – HIV/AIDS

• This unmanned aerial vehicle was successfully flight tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – Rustom 2

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched a Ombudsman Scheme for these financial institutions – Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

• This light transport aircraft completed the second test-flight successfully  - SARAS

• As per Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement, India’s second industrial corridor will come up in  - Uttar Pradesh

• This State Government will launch ‘Asmita Yojana’ to provide cheap sanitary pads – Maharashtra

• This State Government will deploy robots to clean up manholes – Kerala

• Compared to 2015, the total forest and tree cover in India has seen an increase of over – 8,000 square kilometres

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India & World

• India has been admitted to this agreement recently - Ashabat Agreement

• India’s rank in the Inclusive Internet Index 2018 – 47

• Multinational Milan 2018 naval exercise will be held in  - Andaman and Nicobar Islands

• International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 was held in – New Delhi

• India’s rank in the Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perceptions Index - 81

• Theatre Olympics 2018 were held in  - India

• Minamata Convention was approved by the Union Cabinet for ratification. The convention regulates the usage of  - Mercury

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International Affairs

• Countries visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February 2018 – Palestine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman

• International Mother Language Day was observed on – 21 February 2018

• This country was elected as the Vice President of Paris-based Financial Action Task Force - China

• 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in  - Tokyo, Japan

• World Rare Disease Day was observed on – 28 February 2018

• World Radio Day was observed on – 13 February 2018

• This private firm launched the world’s most powerful rocket ‘Falcon Heavy’ – SpaceX of the USA

• This country launched smallest rocket ever to carry a tiny satellite into the space – Japan

• World Cancer Day was observed on – 4 February 2018

Persons in News

• Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati passed away recently. He was the head of – Kanchipuram Mutt in Tamil Nadu

• This famous Bollywood actress died in Dubai - Sridevi

• Justin Trudeau visited Indian in February 2018. He is the Prime Minister of  - Canada

• She became the first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo – Avani Chaturvedi

• This Kannada writer was elected as the president of Sahitya Akademi – Chandrashekhara Kambara

• This renowned litterateur passed away in February 2018 – Chandrashekhar Rath

Sports

• He became the oldest World No. 1 in tennis history – Roger Federer

• He became the first Indian batsman to score century in 100th ODI – Shikhar Dhawan

• She was appointed as the first independent female director of the International Cricket Council (ICC) – Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo

• She won the gold medal at the India Open Boxing tournament – Mary Kom

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