Current Affairs for 18 February 2016

 Union Government launches Website for maiden Maritime India Summit 

  • Union Government has formally launched website for maiden Maritime India Summit 2016 scheduled to be held in April 2016. 

Union Government launched ENVIS portal 

  • The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has launched Environment Information System (ENVIS) portal and mobile application. 

West Bengal government launched Utkarsh Bangla Scheme for school-dropouts

  • West Bengal government launched Utkarsh Bangla Scheme, a welfare scheme for school-dropouts, in Kolkata.

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Indian Railways won 36th National Chess Team Championship 

  • Indian Railways won the 36th National Chess team Championship in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. For the Indian Railways team it was the first ever title. 

Karnataka Bank bags award 

  • Karnataka Bank Ltd has bagged ‘IBA Banking Technology Award’ in the category of ‘Best Risk and Fraud Management Initiative – Runner Up’ amongst small banks.

World’s cheapest smartphone Freedom251 

  • The world’s cheapest smartphone, Freedom251, has hit the Indian market at an unheard of price – Rs 251 or below $4 – making the Android-operated device attractive, although some handset industry experts and analysts were sceptical and even called it a gimmick.

Renowned Malayalam writer Kakkattil passes away 

  • Noted Malayalam novelist and short story writer Akbar Kakkattil passed away at a private hospital. He was 62 and is survived by wife and two children.

India Crowned Overall Champions of South Asian Games 2016 

  • The 2016 South Asian Games, officially the XII South Asian Games, is a major multi-sport event. India finishes on top with 308 medals including 188 gold, 90 silvers, 30 bronze medals.

Govt cuts interest rate on small post office schemes by 0.25% 

  • Government has cut interest rates by 0.25 per cent on short-term post office deposits, Kisan Vikas Patras and other small saving schemes below five years of maturity.

Alok Kumar Verma to be the next Delhi Police chief 

  • Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma will be the next Commissioner of Delhi Police, succeeding incumbent B S Bassi, who will retire on February 29.

Manish Arora conferred Knight of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest honour 

  • Fashion designer Manish Arora was awarded with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), France’s highest civilian honour.

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