Daily Current Affairs 13 February 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 13 February 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 13 February 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 13 February 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. 11 CMs in India face criminal cases : ADR report

  • Of the 31 chief ministers of states and union territories in India, 11 have declared criminal cases against them.
  • 25 chief ministers are crorepatis with Andhra CM being the richest of all.

2. Triple Talaq bill is anti-women : Muslim personal law body

  • The board’s secretary said that the bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha is against Sharia taws and the Constitution.
  • The Board admires the Opposition’s stand to stall the bill in the Rajya Sabha.

3. Ex-Nagaland CM declared elected unopposed before polls

  • Former Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, the chief ministerial candidate of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party has been declared elected unopposed before the polls set for Feb 27th .
  • This comes after the only other candidate withdrew his nomination.

International News

1. Pak lists Hafiz Saeed’s JuD a terror outfit

  • The move designates 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed-led groups JuD and FIF as terror outfits.
  • They were earlier not banned by Pakistan.

2. Trump unveiled $1.5 tn plan for boosting infrastructure

  • The plan includes $18 bn over two years to build US’ border wall with Mexico.
  • It also allocates over $23 bn for border security and immigration enforcement among others.

3. ISIS chief Baghdadi severely wounded in air strike : Iraq

  • Iraq’s intelligence agency revealed that Abu bakr al-Baghdadi is severely wounded in a air strike.
  • Baghdadi, who carries a $25 mn US bounty is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.

Business News

1. Mukesh Ambani’s wealth can fund India’s govt for 20 days

  • The US govt with the world’s highest spending can function for 5 days with the wealth of world’s richest person JeffBezos.
  • The Republic of Cyprus can function for 141 days using its richest persons’ fortune.

2. Cryptocurrency regulation is inevitable : IMF Chief

  • IMF MD Christine Lagarde has states that it is a domain where we need international regulation and proper supervision.
  • She added that IMF is actively trying to prevent digital currencies from being use dto launder money or finance terrorism.

3. SEBI staff oppose transfer of surplus funds to govt

  • Employees claimed that the move will affect the regulator’s autonomy.
  • The govt is expecting up to Rs.4000 cr from SEBI to help increase govt’s non-tax revenue.

Sports News
1. Olympic official suggests Korean team for Nobel Peace Prize

  • A senior member of the committee called for N Korea and S Korea’s joint women’s ice hockey team to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • It is the first ever unified Korean team to compete at the Olympics.

2. India could lose 2021 CT hosting rights over tax exemption

  • India could lose the hosting rights of 2021 Champions Trophy if the govt doesn’t provide full tax exemption to the ICC.
  • Notably, ICC lost a revenue of Rs.125 cr from the 2016 World T20 staged in India.

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