20th February 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.World Day of Social Justice was observed on 20th February. This year theme is ‘Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice’.
2.The government and the UN jointly announced that India will host the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2018. The theme for World Environment 2018 ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
3.India has successfully test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2,000km from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.
4.The UK- India Joint research projects on Water Quality Research and Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment were launched in New Delhi.
5.The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval for creation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) for Rs. 60,000 crores.
6.A regional conference of southern states on water resources was held in Hyderabad.
7.Jaipur’s Gandhinagar railway station has become the country’s only non-suburban railway station to be entirely run by women.
8.The Centre has constituted a committee headed by the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog to study the Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam and neighboring states.
9.world 100 meters silver medalist Christian Coleman has set up a 60 meters world record in a sizzling 6.34 seconds at the U.S. indoor championships in high altitude Albuquerque, New Mexico.
10.The Delhi government will launch of “Mission Buniyaad” for improving learning skills of children studying in state and municipal-run schools.
11.The Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh inaugurated the ‘International R&D conclave’, organized by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in New Delhi.
12.The Indian and Indonesian armies began the sixth edition of their annual military exercise ‘Garuda Shakti’ at Bandung, Indonesia.
13.The Pakistani Senate approved a motion to declare Mandarin as one of the official languages of Pakistan.