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February 18, 2015

18th February 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is on her first official visit to oil-rich Oman.
    • Today she met Omani Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and reviewed bilateral political, economic, defence and security issues as well as the regional situation.
      • Both the leaders discussed strategic aspects of relations as maritime neighbours.
    • She also met Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said.
    • Later she met Indian community in Oman and praised them for their achievements.
  • Robert Bentley, the Governor of the American state of Alabama has apologized for the brutal police assault on a 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives earlier this month.

National Affairs
  • 132nd birth anniversary of Indian Revolutionary MadanLal Dhingra is being observed today
  • Aero India 2015
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 10th Aero India show, a biennial air show and aviation exhibition in Bengaluru today.
    • Modi is the second Prime Minister to inaugurate the event after H D Deve Gowda in 1996.
    • This is the biggest air show in Asia and is said to be the largest ever air show to be hosted so far in India.
    • This show is based on Modi’s Make In India theme.
    • Over 300 foreign firms along with 54 ministerial and other high-level delegations from several countries took part in this year's event.
    • India showcased its indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv, radars, missiles, satellites, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) .
    • Foreign military aircraft that are displayed include F-15C Eagle, Lockheed F-16C, Boeing KC-135, Boeing C-17, Rafale and Embraer EMB-145I etc.
    • The US with 64 companies had the largest presence at the show in which 33 other countries are taking part.
    • Behind the US is France with 58 companies, UK 48, Russia 41, Israel 25 and Germany 17.
  • PM Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstripe suit with his name Narendra Damodardas Modi - forming the stripes was auctioned in Surat today.
    • Rajesh Juneja, a Surat-based textile businessmen bid a whopping Rs 1.21 crore for this controversial suit  that modi wore during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India last month.
    • The auction of the suit will go on for three days.
    • The proceeds of auction will go to the Namaami Gange Trust Fund.
    • As chief minister of Gujarat, Modi had held similar charity auctions of gifts.
  • The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs is organising a week-long National Tribal Festival, ‘Vanaj 2015’, which has a host of activities lined up to showcase the culture of tribal people from across the country.

Awards & Honors
  • Delhi based Indira Gandhi International Airport has won the annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award, which recognizes and rewards the best airports in the world based on Geneva-based ACI's ASQ passenger satisfaction survey.
    • This airport has been adjudged the best, among the world's most performing airports in the 25-40 million passengers per annum category by the Airport Council International (ACI), with Mumbai Airport also figuring in the top five list.
    • Both Delhi's IGI and Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI) airports are operated under a joint venture between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and private firms.

  • Veteran film producer and Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner, D Rama Naidu (79) passed away.
    • Popularly known as "Movie Mogul", he had produced 150 films in 13 Indian languages (maximum films in Telugu).
    • He held the Guinness Book of World Records for the most films produced by an individual.
    • In 2009, he received the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement in the film industry for his outstanding contribution.
    • In 2012, he was conferred with the third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

Business & Economy
  • Swiss police today searched British banking giant HSBC's offices at Geneva as part of its probe into "suspected money laundering"
    • The bank has been in news for a leaked list of its account holders that included 1,195 Indian names.

  • World Cup 2015
    • Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs in a Group A match at Canberra.
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    1. Thank you gr8 team. A small request from my side, please post current affairs little early if possible. I have the habit of writing these in my diary and its little difficult for me to wake up for long.

    2. hi guyzzz.. can u please guide me fr wt all i shud cover for gk section in sbi associate clerk exam... i hv my exam on 21 feb :) r d current affairs for january n feb month enuf??

    3. Ashok Kumar boddupallyFebruary 19, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Ameera its needed to ti know all about the topic... So you may write important points... Shortly..

    4. Ashok Kumar boddupallyFebruary 19, 2015 at 12:26 AM

      Its better to cover oct.nov.dec...imp points

    5. S.....its my request also....plz upload feb half month pdf file... I hve xam on
      21st feb

    6. hi friends y there's no any review on sbi associates clerk examination 2015 which held so far .

    7. i can't read this letter... can you pls send that picture clearly...

    8. just completedmy my clerk interview yesterday EVENING


    10. interview me average marks kitne hote h?

    11. thanks gr8 for updates

    12. NOTE: Kindly don’t give answers for the syllogism give ME EXPLANATION

      Statement: All people are bags
      All bags are clothes
      No cloth is a level

      Conclusions I All clothes are people
      II some people are not clothes

      neither I nor II follows

      Statement: No letter is a code
      Some codes are not caves
      All caves are waves
      All fives are waves
      Conclusions Some waves are not codes
      All codes are waves
      Some codes are fives
      All waves are letters

      none follows

      Statement All puzzles are relations
      All relations are directions
      Some directions are not roads
      Some roads are ways
      Conclusions No road is a puzzle
      Some ways are directions
      Some relations are ways
      Some puzzles are roads

      either I or IV follows

      kindly give me explanation WITH ANSWERS DONT JUST GIVE ANSWERS

    13. bro i used to follow rules
      if it is ok for u
      i will give answer
      idnt follow venn diagrams

    14. Why don't you keep search column.. So that we can search the related information...

    15. Thank you.....:)

    16. ignore bad handwriting,,,


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