27th February 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has entered into a MoU with the Regional Center for Science and Technology Transfer (RCSTT) of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) for designating Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (CSIR-CIMAP) as Coordinating Center on Medicinal Plants.
2.The Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd (CSB) has tied up with Celebrus Capital Ltd (Celebrus), to offer CSB’s customers online trading and demat services.
3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 2nd India-Korea Business Summit in New Delhi.
4.India has ranked 47th out of 86 countries on the inclusive Internet and connectivity for all, a Facebook report said.
5.China elected Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body to combat money laundering and terror financing among other financial crimes.
6.Renowned mountaineer Samina Baig was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
7.KS Dwivedi is all set to become the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Bihar.
8.According to NCAER, The Indian economy is projected to grow at 6.7 percent in the current financial year and 7.5 percent in 2018-19.
9.According to the 12th Economic Survey of Bihar, Bihar’s growth rate is higher than that of the national average of 7.0 percent.
10.Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for setting up a National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts (NTCPWC) at IIT-Madras.
11.Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced five lakh rupees health-cum-life insurance scheme for farmers in the state.
12.Noted Odia author Kanakalata Mohanty has passed away.