GK Update: Current Affairs 12 February 2018 for SBI Clerk Exam 2018
National Productivity Council is observing National Productivity Day on 12 February 2018, and National Productivity Week till 18th February. It is the 60th Anniversary of the National Productivity Council and is being celebrated as Diamond Jubilee Year. The theme for the National Productivity Week is – Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 12 February 2018 announced one time loan waiver of upto Rs. 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state.
South Africa’s Reserve Bank said, the Bank of Baroda has notified the office of the registrar of banks of its intention to exit from South Africa.
Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has lost another legal battle linked to his now- defunct Kingfisher Airlines after the UK High Court awarded Singapore-based BOC Aviation an estimated $90 million in claims.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it has awarded the $5 million African Leadership prize to former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Ibrahim Prize, which honours role models on a continent where many leaders have stayed in power for decades, has been awarded just four times before since it was established in 2006. Ms. Sirleaf is the fifth person and first woman to receive it.
First Pakistani woman from Hindu minority to become lawmaker. Krishna Kumari will be the first female Hindu lawmaker in Pakistan since 1947.
Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country’s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 votes). Smith, who had earlier been named Australia’s Test Player of the Year for his dominant 12 months with the bat, won his first Border Medal in 2015. The skipper was the hot favourite to take the award following a year in which he played 24 international games across limited overs and Test cricket and scored 1754 runs at 67.46 with seven centuries.