Current Affairs Weekly Updates: February Second Week (8th to 14th)

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Current Affairs Weekly Updates: February Second Week (8th to 14th)
1. The book “Exam Warriors” has been authored by which union minister : Narendra Modi.
2. Who has taken charge as the new Director General of the National Security Guard (NSG): Sudeep Lakhtakia.
3. Which city is hosting the first-ever International Kala Mela : New Delhi.
4. The 2018 World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed on which date : February 4.
5. Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Bangladesh: Syed Mohd. Hussain.
6. Which union ministry has launched Green Good Deeds campaign : Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.
7. The unique, first-of-its-kind, floating market has come up in which city of West Bengal: Kolkata.
8. In the Union Budget 2018, the Central Government has allocated Rs 48,000 crore for which scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming : KUSUM Scheme.
9. Which state government has launched DASTAK campaign to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanise Encephalitis (JE) disease : Uttar Pradesh.
10. Zhang Beiwen has won the 4th edition of India Open Badminton tournament 2018. She hails from which country : United States.
11. Which state government has launched the ‘Gobardhan Yojana’ to support farmers : Haryana.
12. Michael N Hall has been chosen for the 2018 Genome Valley Excellence Award of Telangana. He hails from which country : Switzerland.
13. Which country has successfully launched the world’s smallest rocket to carry tiny satellite into orbit : Japan.
14. Who has been sworn-in as the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve : Jerome H Powell.
15. Which Indian airport has become the world’s busiest single-runway airport : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport.




16. The Ministry of Railways has signed MoU with which Union Ministry to augment services in Railway hospitals : Ministry of AYUSH.
17. Which union ministry has launched the Start-up-India ranking framework: Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
18. What is the current repo rate, according to 6th Bi-monthly Monetary policy statement for 2017-18 : 6.0%.
19. Shubhankar Sharma is associated with which sports : Golf.
20. What is the theme of the 2018 World Wetland Day (WWD) : Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future.
21. Which committee has been constituted by Union Government to expedite capital acquisition for Armed Forces modernization : Vinay Sheel Oberoi committee.
22. Which country has become the world’s first country to repeal same-sex marriage : Bermuda.
23. Who has become the world’s first female cricketer to take 200 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODI) : Jhulan Goswami.
24. According to Prime Minister’s Research Fellows scheme, how many meritorious students of B. Tech and M. Tech to get fellowship every year : 1000.
25. Which city to host the 6th World Government Summit (WGS-2018) : Dubai.
26. Which state has topped the overall medal tally at the first-ever Khelo India School Games (KISG-2018) : Haryana.
27. Which state has topped the Health Index progressive report, which is recently released by NITI Aayog : Kerala.
28. Who has been appointed as the first independent female director of International Cricket Council (ICC) : Indira Nooyi.
29. What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Intellectual Property Index (IPI), which is released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) : 44th.
30. Who has been sworn-in as new Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur : Abhilasha Kumari.
31. Which city to host the 2nd edition of National Micro Drama Festival (NMDF-2018) : New Delhi.
32. Which city is hosting the 2018 International Conference on Unani Medicine : New Delhi.
33. Chandrasekhar Rath, the veteran litterateur has passed away. He hailed from which state : Odisha.
34. Which Indian personality has been conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’: Narendra Modi.
35. Which union minister has launched ASH TRACK Mobile App to monitor fly ash from thermal plants : R.K Singh.




36. Which railway zone has become the first Rail Zone in India with 100% LED Lighting at railway stations: South Central Railway.
37. Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI): Biswamohan Mahapatra.
38. The 2018 National Unani Day (NUD) is celebrated on which date in India: 11 February.
39. Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of SBI Card: Hardayal Prasad.
40. The 2018 National Productivity Day (NPD) is observed on which date in India: February 12.
41. Under whose chairmanship the 4th meeting of Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) held in New Delhi: Bibek Debroi.
42. Which Indian swimmer has become the first Asian to swim across Ocean Seven: Rohan More.