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Current Affairs - Weekly Edition PDF (February 11 - February 17, 2019)

AGREEMENTS, MOU India and Norway signed a letter of Intent for Marine Pollution Initiative India and Norway signed a letter of Intent for establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative.The letter of intent was signed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India together with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The Joint initiative aims to combat marine pollution, which is one of the fastest growing environmental concerns. Norway: Capital: Oslo Official languages: Norwegian Monarch: Harald V Prime Minister: Erna Solberg Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)

NTPC Signs Pact With SBI For Rs 5000 crore Term Loan State-owned power giant NTPC announced that it has signed a term loan agreement for Rs 5,000 crore with State Bank of India. The loan facility is extended at an interest rate linked to 3-Month MCLR of the Bank.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam won Israels Million Dollar Dan David Prize Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam won Israels prestigious Dan David Prize in the category Past time dimension for his work in macro-history. He shared the USD 1 million award in the Past time dimension category with Prof Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago.About Sanjay SubrahmanyamMr Subrahmanyam is a recipient of the Infosys Prize for humanities and holds the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at the University of California. He is the son on strategic analyst K Subrahmanyam and brother of former foreign secretary S Jaishankar.About the Dan David PrizeIt is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social

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