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February 10, 2018

10th February 2018 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (10th February 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 10th February 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today became the 1st Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine after he arrived in Ramallah as part of his three-nation tour.
    • Aim of this visit : Strengthening India's ties with the Gulf and West Asian region.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (10th February) is National Deworming Day.
    • This day is being observed to combat parasitic worm infections among preschool and school-age children across India.
  • The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 1,86,777 more affordable houses under its flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)
    • The approval was given at the 30th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) today announced that it will start pan-India roll out of its network from April this year.
    • All 1.55 lakh post office branches will operate as access points and 650 payments bank branches will provide them back-end support.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned people about a fake website in its name which is asking for personal and confidential banking details of bank customers. 
    • The layout of the fake website,, is similar to that of the original RBI website.
    • Further, the RBI also cautioned the public about other fake websites such as and
  • The government has directed the banks to only accept online applications for education loans in a bid to make the loan disbursement process transparent and efficient.
  • India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) reported a loss of ₹2,416.4 crore for the December quarter, marking its first quarterly loss in at least 17 years
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh presents Budget for the financial year 2018-2019. With an outlay of Rs. 83,179 crore, the budget focuses on infrastructure, school education and agriculture.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Palestine signed 6 agreements on the infrastructural development in the Palestine.
    • MOU for setting up of a India-Palestine Super-specialty hospital at Beit Sahour in Bethelhem Governorate at a cost of USD 30 million.
    • MOU for the construction of an India Palestine Centre for empowering women, "Turathi" at a cost of USD 5 million.
    • MOU for setting up of a new National Printing Press at Ramallah at a cost of USD 5 million.
    • MOU for the construction of a school in Muthalth Al Shuhada Village at a cost of USD 1 million.
    • MOU for the construction of school in Tamoon village in Tubas Governorate in Palestine at a cost of USD 1.1 million.
    • MOU for Assistance of USD 0.25 million for the construction of an additional floor to Jawahar Lal Nehru for Boys at Abu Dees.
Science & Technology
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed Rs.136 crore fine on world’s most popular search engine Google for unfair business practices in Indian market for online search. 
    • The penalty was imposed on Google for infringing anti-trust conduct.
Books & Authors
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today released the Hindi Version of "ExamWarriors" written by PM Narendra Modi in Delhi. 
    • The English version of Exam Warriors was released on 3 February by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.
    • This book is meant for students and deals with the issue of making exams stress free.
    • The book also prescribes yoga exercises among other stress busting methods to excel in exams and fight stress.
Awards & Honors
  • In a special recognition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s contribution to relations between Palestine and India, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas conferred the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine on him.
    • Note : The Grand Collar is the Highest order given to foreign dignitaries- Kings, Heads of State/Government and persons of similar rank. #Palestine
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Indian contingent won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the Asian Para-Cycling Championships held in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.  
  • South Africa is playing the fourth ODI against India in Johannesburg today dressed in pink to mark 'Pink Day' to create awareness for breast cancer in the country. 
    • Note : South Africa had played the first-ever Pink ODI against Pakistan in 2013.
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