Following is the 26 February 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. States can decide on exempting liquor ban: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court gave the State governments the discretion to decide.
Whether areas covered by local self-governing bodies or areas proximate to municipal pockets should be exempted from the court’s nationwide prohibition on sale of liquor within 500 metres along the highways.
In July, 2017 the court exempted municipal areas from the prohibition.
2. National Conference On E-Governance In Hyderabad.
The 21st national conference on e-Governance will be held in Hyderabad.
The government of India and Telangana Administrative Reforms department are jointly organizing the conference with the main theme around- technology for accelerating development.
The two-day conference will deliberate on several aspects of the e-governance including its universalization and replication.
Also governing e-governance, best practices, emerging technologies and synergizing role of national and state government.
3. 15th Edition Of BioAsia 2018 Held In Hyderabad.
The 15th edition of BioAsia, the annual flagship event of the Government of Telangana, was held Hyderabad.
The theme of BioAsia 2018 was “Right Time, Right Now” focusing on strategies to keep up with the pace of change and innovative ways to develop new models for distribution & healthcare delivery.
The event was attended by 1500 delegates from over 55 countries.
Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa were the International Partners while Gujarat, Assam and Rajasthan were the partner states for this event.
4. Andaman & Nicobar Command To Host Milan 2018.
The second week of March will witness Andaman & Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event MILAN 2018.
MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The theme of this year’s MILAN International Maritime Seminar is ‘In Pursuit of Maritime Good Order – Need for Comprehensive Information Sharing Apparatus’.
MILAN 2018 will witness a diverse mix of professional exercises and seminars, social events and sporting fixtures.
5. PM Modi Flags Off ‘Run For New India’ Marathon In Surat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Run for New India’ marathon in Surat, Gujarat.
The Marathon is aimed at creating awareness about social causes and call upon all to resolve to build a New India.
The Marathon is divided into 4 categories.
Around 1.50 lakh runners participated in the ‘Run for New India’ marathon which was organized by the Surat Nagrik Samiti.
6. Tech Mahindra sets up lab in Bengaluru.
Tech Mahindra has set up a lab in Bengaluru in association with US chipmaker Intel to prepare for 5G services, according to a top executive of the IT firm.
The company’s CEO CP Gurnani said that about 30,000 of its employees have already been re-skilled to handle the emerging technologies.
The company expects to roll out 5G services by 2019.
7. Rome’s Colosseum lit red to show protest.
The Colosseum in Rome was lit in red in solidarity with persecuted Christians, particularly a Catholic woman named Asia Bibi.
Bibi has been living on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws since 2010, when she was condemned for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Islam.
Her husband and daughter addressed a gathering at the Colosseum.
8. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe takes over Law Ministry in reshuffle.
In the cabinet reshuffle of Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took over the key Law and Order Ministry.
He replaced his close aide and party colleague Sagala Ratnayaka.
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena is a Sri Lankan politician who is the 7th and current President of Sri Lanka, since 2015.
9. Communist Party of China clears the decks for third term for President Xi Jinping’s .
China cleared the decks for President Xi Jinping’s 3rd consecutive term in office, ahead of a crucial session of parliament next month.
Communist Party of China proposed that the President and the Vice-President will not be constitutionally restricted to 2 consecutive terms in office.
This, in effect, means that Mr. Xi, who is serving his 2nd consecutive 5-year term, can continue beyond 2023
10. China elected as Financial Action Task Force Vice President.
India congratulated China for being elected Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force.
China’s election to the FATF assumes significance as Pakistan is set to be put in the watchdog’s grey list
The FATF, also known as ‘Groupe d’action financière’ is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to develop policies to combat money laundering.
11. Airtel joins global alliance for net in air.
Bharti Airtel said it has joined a new global collaboration to bring high-speed and uninterrupted in-flight data connectivity to mobile customers
The global partnership Seamless Alliance, whose other founding members include OneWeb, Airbus, Delta and Sprint, will work towards leveraging satellite technology.
It will offer high-speed data connectivity even in the sky.
12. OVL drops plan to build Iran LNG facility.
The shift towards lithium ion batteries from the older lead acid batteries has allowed firms like Kaho India Private Ltd to help the Centre achieve its rural electrification target.
Kaho India Private Ltd, started in 2012, seeks to provide last-mile energy access through compact solar modules to areas that are so far not connected to the grid.
Subhang Jain is the CEO of the company.
13. PyeongChang Winter Olympics ends with a closing ceremony.
The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics concluded with a spectacular closing ceremony.
In the closing ceremony, the Olympic flag was handed over to Chinese organisers for the next Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.
With the 2022 Games, Beijing will become the first city in the world to host both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games after hosting the Summer Games in 2008.
14. Tejaswin broke his own high jump record.
Competing for Kansas State University, 19-year-old Tejaswin Shankar broke his own national record by clearing a height of 2.28m.
Shankar had set the record at the 2.26m mark at the Junior National Championships in Coimbatore in 2016 when he was a schoolboy.
The height cleared by Shankar is the best this year amongst athletes from Commonwealth countries.
15. Sameer beats world number two Jan O Jorgensen to win Swiss Open.
Indian shuttler Sameer Verma beat former world number two Jan O Jorgensen and clinched the men’s singles title at the $150,000 Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
Verma, who joins Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy as the Indian shuttlers who have won the Swiss Open, had clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold last year.
He is presently world number 46.
16. Strandja Memorial Tournament.
Amit Panghal claimed his second consecutive international gold but MC Mary Kom settled for silver in the 69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament for men and women in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Amit (49kg), who fetched the top honours at last month’s India Open, defeated Morocco’s Said Mordaji.
Seema Poonia (+81kg) also claimed silver by defeating Russia’s Anna Ivanova.
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