1.The South African cricket team has never lost an ODI while wearing pink jersey. They wear this jersey to create awareness on breast cancer. South African cricket team captain –
2.A record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela in Chhattisgarh after over 2,100 saints and locals blew ‘shankh’ (conch shells) together. Chattisgarh – Raipur, Raman singh,Balramdas tandon.
3.Over 200 scientists from 25 countries have chosen a desert in Oman to field-test technology for a manned Mars mission for four weeks.
Oman – Muscat, Rial, Qaboos bin Said al Said (PM)
4.As many as 1,218 drones outfitted with LED lights were used during a light show at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.This made a world record for the ‘most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously’ PyeongChang Winter Olympics – Norway
5.India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday reported a loss of ₹2,416.4 crore for the December quarter, marking its first quarterly loss in at least 17 years.
SBI – HQ: Mumbai, Chairman : Rajnish kumar
6.The UAE’s state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has lit up its tower in the colours of the Indian National Flag ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the country.
UAE- Abudhabi, Dirham, Khalifa bin zayed(President)
7.The government has directed the banks to only accept online applications for education loans in a bid to make the loan disbursement process transparent and efficient.
8.The Indian contingent won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the
Asian Para-Cycling Championships held in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
Silver – Divij Shah
Bronze – BSF soldier Harinder Singh, Madhu Bagri
Myanmar – Naypyidaw, kyat, Htin kyaw (President)
9.Asteroid 2018 CB, estimated to be around 15-40 metres in size, safely flew past Earth making a closest approach of about 64,000 kilometres.
NASA – Washington, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.(Administrator)
10.Union minister for drinking water and sanitation inaugrated swatch bharath sanitation park in New Delhi
11.Jitendra singh inaugrated International conference on Unani medicine in New delhi.
Theme : Integration of Unani system of medicine in main stream health care.
12.IPPB(India post payments bank) to enable digital payments in post offices by April 2018.
IPPB: MD and CEO: Suresh sethi
13.PNB and NAtional e-Gov service limited signs pact on information utility.
PNB – New delhi , Sunil mehta
14.Paisa bazzar collabrates with Microsoft to build “Industry first technologies”
15.8 year old girl sohini roy chowdary enters UK math hall of fame