GK Update: Current Affairs 10 February 2018 for SBI Clerk Exam 2018
Punjab National Bank has signed an agreement for information utility with National e-Governance Services Limited.
Grand Master Vidit Gujrathi has been appointed as the brand ambassador of All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB).
Justice Antony Dominic, was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi to the ICC Board. With this, she has become the organization’s first independent female director.
Union power and renewable energy minister, R.K Singh has launched a Web-based monitoring System and a Fly Ash mobile application named ASH TRACK.
NITI Aayog released a comprehensive report titled, “Healthy States, Progressive India” in New Delhi. The report is the first of its kind, nation-wide analysis of health systems across the States, including Union Territories.
P. Radhakrishnan has inaugurated Third Global Procurement Summit in New Delhi.
An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolgirl, Sohini Roy Chowdhury has entered the UK’s ‘Mathletics Hall of Fame’. It is an online mathematics-based competitive tool aimed at primary school sudents.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of Rs 136 crore on internet giant Google for unfair business practices for online search in India.
Forbes has released its first ever list of richest people in cryptocurrency, which is topped by Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen, with an estimated crypto net worth of USD 7.5-8 billion.
Emirates Group signed a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Government to establish a framework for collaboration in the aviation sector.
NITI Aayog has released the ‘Healthy States, Progressive India Report’. Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have ranked top among the larger states in terms of overall performance. The report was released by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are at the top in the terms of annual incremental performance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’ by President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, recognising his key contribution to promote relations between India and Palestine.
Dubai witnessed 15% growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2017, hosting 2.1 million visitors, retaining top spot as the source market. It also became the first country to cross the 2 million mark in a single year, according to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) appointed Biswamohan Mahapatra as non-executive chairman for two years with immediate effect. He succeeds B Sambamurthy who was the interim chairman.
Eminent litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passed away at the age of 89. He died of old age ailments. He was recently nominated for Padma Shri by the Union government this year for his contribution towards Odia literature. His three novels, Yantrarudha (The Instrumented) 1967, Asurya Upanivesh (The Sunless Colony) 1974 and Nav Jatak (Regenesis) 1981, have given him a special place in Odia literature. He has also received literary awards like Sahitya Akademi Award and Sarala Award.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released a book titled “Mere Sapnon ka Bharat”. It is a compilation of interviews of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by former MP Tarun Vijay.
Australia’s champion javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister passed away. He was 33.
Rakesh Singh has been appointed as the private banking head of HDFC Bank.