27th February 2018 Current Affairs In English | Daily GK Questions
1. Jordan king arrives India to talk agenda on defence and security
- The Jordan King Abdullah II has arrived on a three day visit to India.
- He is visiting here for promotion of Islamic heritage at the Vigyan Bhavan where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present.
- The release of translated bok: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam — the Essence of Islam in 12 versus from the Quran will also take place on the same day.
- Abdullah II is 41st Generation and direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad known for his initiative to fight deradicalisation and terrorism.
2. India invites Pakistan minister for WTO talks
- India has invited the Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik for participating in the WTO meet which has been confirmed from his side. .
- The WTO ministerial meet is scheduled to take place in March at New Delhi.
- The meeting will be held with Indian Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu.
- India has also invited ministers from the US, European Union, Australia, China, New Zealand and several African countries.
3. RIL to invest Rs 55,000cr in Andhra Pradesh
- The Reliance Industries Limited has planned to invest Rs 55,000crore in AP for energy and digital infrastructure sector.
- The state government has signed MoUs for 50:50 joint venture with the India Gas Solutions ans Reliance Industries.
- All of the activities were part of CII Partnership Summit on whose first day, the government had signed 77 MoUs that can bring in investments worth Rs 31,546 crore and create 98,291 jobs.
4. Michelle Obama memoir ‘Becoming’ set for publication
- Michelle Obama’s forthcoming memoir ‘Becoming’ is all set to be released on November 13.
- The memoir will conclude chronicles of her life written as sharing personal experience and how the life was being the first lady.
- The book will be published in 24 languages around the world.