February 2018 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs February 2018: Read Important monthly latest current affairs and major events of February 2018 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Agreement Current Affairs
  • The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $ 84 million loan agreement for the improvement and expansion of water supply in Bhagalpur and Gaya cities of Bihar.
Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • India's famous nuclear scientist Dinesh Srivastava took over as Chief Executive Officer of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC). He Replaces G. Kalyan Krishnan, who retired on 01 February 2018.
  • Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid appointed Syed Mahmud Hussain as the new Chief Justice of the country on 05 February 2018. Judge Hussain is the 22nd Chief Justice of Bangladesh.
  • PepsiCo appointed President and CEO Indira Nooyi as the first independent woman director of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on February 09, 2018. They will join the ICC Board in June this year.
  • Justice Abhilasha Kumari sworn in as the first woman judge of the Manipur High Court. For the first time a woman senior advocate will be judged directly in the Supreme Court.
  • African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new President of South Africa on February 15, 2018. He has replaced Jacob Zuma, who resigned from his post on February 14, 2018. Earlier Cyril Ramapho was working as the Vice President of the country.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • The famous linguist of Magahi language Shesh Anand Madhukar has been honored with Sahitya Akademi language award on February 1, 2018. Anand Madhukar has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Language Award for the year 2016.
  • Senior Indian journalist Ritu Sarin has been selected for the year 2017 International Press Institute - India Award for Excellence in Journalism (IPI-India Award).
  • Kannada Litterateur Prof. Gyanpeeth Awarded Chandrasekhar Kambar was elected president of Sahitya Akademi.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • India and Iran signed nine agreements, including avoiding double taxation, easing the visa process and confirming extradition treaty.


Top India Current Affairs
  • Jammu and Kashmir's Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Gani Lon has launched a women helpline service WHS (181) here to provide 24-hour continuous support to the women affected by violence.
  • As a step towards women's empowerment, the North Western Railway has made the Gandhinagar station of Jaipur division a fully female station. This station has become the first station in the country where women employees have been deployed on every single post. Gandhinagar railway station is now the second and the first All-Woman railway station in the country.
  • The Telangana government has partnered with Nasscom to establish an excellent center for data sciences and artificial intelligence.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Famous thinker, author and journalist Muzaffar Hussein died on 13 February 2018 after a prolonged illness. He was 78 years old. He was awarded the Padmashree in 2002. Muzaffar Hussein was born on March 20, 1940 in Madhya Pradesh.
  • France's Jazz violinist Didier Lockwood died due to a heart attack on February 18, 2018 in Paris, France. Didier Lockwood was 62 years old. At the age of 17, he joined Magmah a famous French rock band.
  • Bollywood's famous actress Sridevi died on February 24, 2018 due to a heart attack in Dubai. Sridevi was 54 years old. Sridevi went to Dubai along with her husband Bonnie Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor to attend a family wedding in Dubai. Sridevi, famously known as Bollywood's 'Chandni', made her debut with the film 'Solvan Sawan' in 1978.
Top Reports Current Affairs
  • According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India is building the world's fastest growing domestic aviation market for the third consecutive year in 2017.
  • According to a report by New World Wealth, the capital city of India is the 12th richest city in the world. In this list of 15 cities, New York has secured first place.
  • According to the 'Military Balance 2018' report of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), India has surpassed the UK and moved to fifth place in terms of defense budget with a cost of $ 52.5 billion in 2017.
  • According to the latest report of international non-governmental organization Transparency International, India is ranked 81th in the Global Corruption Perception Index 2011. New Zealand is at the top spot in this list of 180 countries.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Country's legendary table tennis player, Achanta Sharat Kamal has won the men's singles title of senior national table tennis championship held in Ranchi. He beat Anthony Amalraj 6-11, 11-6, 15-13, 11-7 in the final match. This is the eighth national title of Sharat's table tennis career. The Suthirtha of West Bengal made women's title their own. Suthirtha won the title by defeating Manika Batra of PSPB 11-4, 11-13, 11-6, 5-11, 11-2, 9-11, 12-10 in the final.
  • India defeated Australia by 8 wickets on February 03, 2018 and won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. With this victory, India has made history by winning the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time. No team has won this World Cup four times. In this case, Australia comes after India, which has been the champion of three times.
  • On February 08, 2018, fast bowler Jhulan Goswami of Indian women's cricket team has become the first woman cricketer to score 200 wickets in international cricket. The 35-year-old Jhulan, playing his 166th match, Bowled South Africa opener Lara Woolwart for his 200th wicket. The first male bowler to score 200 ODIs was Kapil Dev of India.
  • Pune's long distance swimmer Rohan More became the first Asian and youngest player to cross the Cook Strait between New Zealand's North and South Island.
  • South African Kevin Anderson won the fourth title of his career on 18 February 2018, defeating America's Sam Quarry in the three sets of ATP Tour New York Open Tournament. Anderson defeated Sam Quarey 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 in the final match.
  • The biggest Pyongchang Olympics in the Winter Olympic Games has ended. In this Games, Norway has won 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals, including 39 medals, in the first place.
  • Indian gymnast Aruna Budda Reddy Gymnastics has become the first Indian to win a personal medal in the World Cup. She won bronze medal in women's Vault competition.
  • Karnataka has Won the Vijay Hazare Trophy of the domestic one-day cricket. Karnataka defeated Saurashtra by 41 runs in the final match played at Firozshah Kotla of Delhi on Tuesday. Once again Mayank Agarwal of Karnataka showed his superb form and he played a 90-run innings. He was given the title of Man of the Match for this innings. Simultaneously Karnataka has won the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the third time.
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