Current Affairs

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  • 2011 185 people are killed during an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1948 Czechoslovakia becomes a communist state following a coup d'etat
  • 1986 The People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines



  • FATF places Iran on black list, Pakistan retained on grey list. Iran failed to comply with global anti-terrorism financing norms. Pakistan has taken satisfactory steps against terror groups, the Financial Action Task Force has said.



  • Govt approves merger of Indus Towers with Bharti Infratel. The combination of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers will create a pan-India tower company with over 163,000 towers, operating across all 22 telecom service areas.
  • SBI Cards IPO to open from March 2. The proposed share sale is pegged as the largest IPO this fiscal and is poised to emerge as the fifth-largest IPO in the country after Coal India, Reliance Power, GIC Re and ONGC.



  • NZ Ross Taylor becomes first player to play 100 matches in all three formats. The 35-year-old played his 100th T20 International against India last month. He has also played 231 ODIs for New Zealand.
  • Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat and Anshu Malik win bronze. SakshiMalik won a silver, her first medal in a major international competition after the 2017 Commonwealth Championships.