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Current Affairs of 18th February 2019 18 Feb 2019

National News

The government has published guidelines to institute EV Charging Stations at every 25 km
EV (Electric Vehicles) at every 25 km to outline the ways to build fueling points.
 

Bank News

A Penalty of Rs 3.5 crore imposed on PNB, OBC and Bank of India by RBI

Indianmoney.com Group acquired broking license to enter Insurance Business
♦ CEO of Indiamoney.com – Narasimha B.

Centre has increased Minimum Selling Price of Sugar by Rs 2/kg

NPA under Mudra Yojana stands at Rs 7,277 crore
The Parliament was informed by the government on Tuesday that loans by PSBs(Public Sector Banks) amounting to Rs 7,277.31crore under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) had turned into non-performing assets(NPAs) by the end of March 2018.

India boosts Customs Duty to 200% on goods imported from Pakistan
About Pakistan
♦ Capital – Islamabad
♦ PM- Imran Khan.
♦ President –  Arif Alvi

Appointments And Resigns

Pramod Chandra Mody designated as new CBDT chairman

Science And Tech

Infosys unveils a learning app ‘InfyTQ’ for engineering students
The app will assist the students with latest happenings, conceptual and practical aspects of technology, extensive hands-on learning, etc.
♦ Infosys CEO – Salil Parekh

106 Coastal and Marine sites got identified under National Wildlife Action Plan
According to a biennial report released by the government, the Centre has identified 106 Coastal and Marine sites as Conservation Reserves under its National Wildlife Action plan for the period of 2017-2031.

Sports

Vidarbha clinches the Irani Cup title by defeating Rest of India(RoI).
Young Karnewar was the Player of the match.

Obituary

Former Afghan interim President Mojaddedi dead

Swiss actor, Bruno Ganz passed away at the age of 77

Best-selling British Author ‘Andrea Levy’ passed away
 

Miscellaneous Current Affairs

The banned Punjabi poem ‘Khooni Vaisakhi’ on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre which was written by Punjabi writer Nanak Singh “aka Father of Punjabi Novels” in 1919, will be published next month by Harper Collins in English.

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