23rd February 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.The government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), to usher the “programme based research support” in addressing current and future global and local developmental challenges.
2.Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an $84 million loan agreement to finance water supply projects in two cities of Bihar.
3.The Andijan Region of Uzbekistan and India have inked an agreement for cooperation in the pharmaceutical industry.
4.An Indo-German MOU has been signed for an Implementation Agreement in Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities in India.
5.The Haryana government launched ‘Parivartan’, a scheme designed to address 10 issues, including cleanliness and pollution, in 46 developmental blocks of the state.
6.Paytm has now incorporated two Insurance companies, Paytm Life Insurance Corporation Ltd and Paytm General Insurance Corporation Ltd.
7.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an expert committee under the chairmanship of Y H Malegam, to look into the entire gamut of issues relating to classification of bad loans, rising incidents of frauds and effectiveness of audits.
8.Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Limited has commenced operations as a payments bank with effect from February 22, 2018.
9.India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast.
10.Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton cycle test loop facility at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
11.Swach Bharat brand ambassador, Kunwar Bai (106 Years) has passed away.