16th February 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Cyril Ramaphosa was elected a new president of South Africa.
2.Japan’s government on Friday reappointed Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda for another term.
3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 in New Delhi.
4.The New Development Bank (NDB) has signed a loan agreement of USD 100 million with the government for financing a water project in Rajasthan.
5.Former All-England champion and celebrated badminton coach Pullela Gopichand initiated the country’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme, inducing 1500 Physical Education (PE) teachers from across Gujarat for advanced training.
6.Maharashtra Government will be setting up an institute for artificial intelligence (AI) in Mumbai.
7.PhonePe has partnered with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the adoption of its indigenously-designed Point of Sale (POS) device at IOCL retail outlets.
8.Sanjiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Finserv, has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.
9.Milkbasket has been recognized as ‘Startup of the Year’ 2017 at the 7th Small Business Awards.
10.Archaeologist and historian Arvind P. Jamkhedkar will be the next Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).