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1. Aadhaar And Umang App From India Wins Award In Dubai

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Online Current Affairs February 16th, 2018 Exams Point of View.

  • India’s Umang App, Aadhaar win awards at World Government Summit
  • India’s Aadhaar won the best emerging technology award at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai. 
  • The initiative has been achieved through the role played by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • India’s Umang App also won the best M-Government Service Award in the Accessible Government category.The mobile application provides users a unified platform that combines government departments and services, facilitating transactions for citizens.

2. India’s biggest global pharma conference begins in Bengaluru

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  • Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers Ananth Kumar inaugurated the three-day event.
  • Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers and Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L Mandaviya are also present.
  • The event is being organized by the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
  • With the theme, ‘Driving NextGen Pharmaceuticals’, the event would be a positive step towards the development of Future Drugs ie Biologics and will catalyze the overall growth of the Pharmaceuticals Sector in India”.

3.  Government inks $100 million loan agreement with NDB for Rajasthan Water Project.

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Online Current Affairs February 16th, 2018 Exams Point of View.

  • The government has signed second Loan Agreement with New Development Bank (NDB) for the financing of Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for the Desert Areas.
  • This is the first tranche loan of $100 million was approved by the NDB under Multi-Tranche Financing Facility of $345 million for this project.
  • The project is aimed at arresting seepage by refurbishing canal, modernization of irrigation management practices by involving water users’ associations, strengthening of drinking water supply and irrigation facilities and rehabilitation of waterlogged areas.

4. ONGC to introduce Asia’s first large-scale CO2 injection technique at Gandhar field.

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Online Current Affairs February 16th, 2018 Exams Point of View.

  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is planning to introduce carbon dioxide (CO2) injection technology in its Gandhar oil field in Gujarat.
  • It will be the first large-scale CO2-injected project in Asia.
  • Its purpose is to recover extra 20 million barrels of crude oil under enhanced oil recovery (EOR) programme.
  • EOR programme aims at recovering up to 20% of residual oil from aging oil fields to improve India’s energy security.

5. Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As New President Of South Africa

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Online Current Affairs February 16th, 2018 Exams Point of View.

  • Cyril Ramaphosa, head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been sworn in as South Africa’s new President.
  • Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as the new president of South Africa by the ruling party politicians after the resignation of Jacob Zuma.
  • The country’s 400-member parliament, dominated by the ruling African National Congress Party (ANC), elected Ramaphosa to finish his predecessor’s term, which ends with elections in 2019.

6.  World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 held in New Delhi

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Online Current Affairs February 16th, 2018 Exams Point of View.

  • PM Narender Modi inaugurated World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS 2018)  at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • WSDS is flagship forum of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It seeks to bring together global leaders and thinkers in the fields of sustainable development energy and environment sectors on a common platform.
  • The theme of WSDS 2018 is ‘Partnerships for a Resilient Planet’.

7. KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister

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  • KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s prime minister for the second time.
  • He has replaced Sher Bahadur Deuba.

 

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