17th February 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.India and Iran signed an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTAA) and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income.
2.Vikas Sathaye, the Pune-born person, has been honored with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018 at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
3.The four-day 6th India region conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) begin in Patna.
4.State Bank of India (SBI) launched its Global NRI Centre (GNC) in Kochi, a one-stop customer service point for all NRI banking-related activities.
5.The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is organizing a National Conference under the title of “Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income” on February 19-20 in New Delhi.
6.The annual Munich Security Conference was held in Germany.
7.PNB Housing Finance Ltd has tied up with International Finance Corporation (IFC), to raise $800 million for green and affordable housing in India.
8.Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to introduce carbon dioxide injection in its Gandhar field to recover an extra 20 million barrels of crude oil under the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) programme.
9.Sachin Tendulkar has been made the brand ambassador of the upcoming T20 Mumbai League.
10.Roger Federer became the oldest world No 1 after he beat Robin Haase in the World Tennis Tournament quarter-finals in Rotterdam.
11.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April 2018.