Current Affairs in English 18 February (One Liners)

One Liners related to International, National, State, Sports, Economy, Appointments, Conferences etc. Read from here, Current Affairs is such a subject that the more you read it, the more you remember, at least twice a day, remember it.

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International

  • On 18 February 1965, The Gambia country became independent from the rule of the United Kingdom. The Gambia is a country located in West Africa
  • The year 2020 was declared “Super Year for ________” at the ongoing ‘COP CMS 13’ conference in Gandhinagar – Environment (Environment)
  • President of ‘Partisan Conference for Council on Migratory Species’ for next three years – India
  • Government of Punjab province of Pakistan has recently banned the exchange of documents in government offices through WhatsApp app. The government has taken this decision to avoid leaking confidential information
  • The third high-level global conference on “Road Safety on Achieving Global Goals 2030” was held in the city – Stockholm, Sweden
  • First nuclear power plant in Arab world – Barakah nuclear power plant, United Arab Emirates




National

  • Who has taken a historic decision and has agreed on a permanent commission for women in the Indian Army – Supreme Court – The Supreme Court has recently agreed to a permanent commission for women in the Indian Army, taking a historic decision. In addition, the court has also qualified women for command posts.
  • ‘India Solar and e-Vehicle Expo-2020’ and ‘National Solar Council 2020’ were organized in this city on 15-17 February – Lucknow, UP
  • The Prime Minister has cleared the country’s third private train Kashi-Mahakal Express from the venue. Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the statue of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay on his visit to Varanasi.
  • Recently the All India Annual Conference of ‘Central Administrative Tribunal’ was held in which city-  New Delhi
  • This institute has been awarded the ‘Raupya’ medal for excellence in government process improvement for digital transformation for the year 2019-20 – Election Commission of India (ECI)
  • Recently, the Ministry of Culture has formed a panel of the Department of Archeology to find the tomb of which son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Delhi –  Dara Shikoh



  • The Haryana government has recently announced a grant of Rs 6-6 crore to the players of the state who won the gold medal in the Olympics. Also announced three crore rupees for those who won gold medal in Asian Games.
  • Recently CDS General Bipin Rawat has announced the creation of Peninsula Command and along with the Joint Command, the theater command for Jammu and Kashmir will also be formed.
  • The Korku tribe is found in the adjoining areas of Melghat Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and which state –  Maharashtra
  • Recently CDS General Bipin Rawat has announced the creation of Peninsula Command and along with the Joint Command, the theater command for Jammu and Kashmir will also be formed.
  • Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), recently announced which Union Territory will soon be brought under the purview of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) –  Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh

Sport

  • This Indian Grand Master won the Cairns Cup Chess Tournament 2020 in St. Louis (US) – Koneru Hampi
  •  Which country’s wrestlers will not participate in the Asian Championships in Delhi-  China
  • ‘2020 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Competition’ was held in this city – Tashkent, Uzbekistan (India won 5 silver and 6 bronze medals)
  • Host country of ‘2021 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Junior Men’s World Championship’ – India
  • Winner of men’s tennis singles in ‘Bengaluru Open 2020’ – James Duckworth of Australia

Particular person

  • New Chief Commercial Officer of ‘Go Air’ air services company – Praveen Iyer
  • The new Director General of ‘Indian Pharmaceutical Producers Organization’ (OPPI) – KG Anantakrishnan

Economy

  • According to a study conducted by the National Productivity Council (NPC), 170 soil testing labs and 1,700 farmers have been included in the five years of the Soil Health Card Scheme in 76 districts of these states – 19
  • Credit rating and market research company Moody’s Investors Service has reduced India’s economic growth forecast for 2020 to what percentage?
  • Recently RBI has proposed to set up an all India ‘ new umbrella unit ‘ focusing on retail payment systems with a minimum payment capital of how many crores – Rs 500 crores
  • World Bank and Government of India recently signed how many million dollar loan agreement for Atal Ground Water Scheme- $ 450 million

Science Related

  • New smartphone app to deal with crop pests, which can identify locusts and grasshopper pests through the smartphone’s camera and enter their GPS location – MAESTRO

General Knowledge Dose

  • Soil Health Card Scheme launched – on 19 February 2015 (in Suratgarh, Rajasthan)
  • Four Biodiversity Hotspots of India – Eastern Himalayas, Western Ghats, Indo Myanmar Landscapes, Andaman-Nicobar Islands
  • Formation of Delhi Police – Year 1861
  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) – Established: 07 January 1924 ; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Election Commission of India (ECI) – Established: 25 January 1950 ; Headquarters: New Delhi

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