Current Affairs of 17 February


Mauricio Macri
Mauricio Macri
Mauricio Macri - Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri arrived on a three-day India visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enhance cooperation in key sectors such as economy, nuclear technology and space. India and Argentina are celebrating the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.

Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference - The 55th Munich Security Conference, which brings together global leaders and security experts from across the word, was attended by India’s Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran in Munich, Germany. India raised the issue of the Pulwama terror attack, which left 40 CRPF men dead, during bilateral meetings with several countries.

Disinvestment of PSU
Disinvestment of PSU
Disinvestment of PSU - The government’s disinvestment proceeds have touched Rs 53,558 crore so far in the current fiscal, as against the full year budget target of Rs 80,000 crore. Last week, as much as Rs 10,000 crore came in from Bharat-22 ETF and, another Rs 5,379 crore from the sale of Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) stake in Axis Bank. The government has sold as much as 3 per cent stake in Axis Bank held via SUUTI through an offer for sale (OFS) and raised about Rs 5,300 crore. Besides, the additional offering or Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) garnered about Rs 10,000 crore to the exchequer.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli - India Captain Virat Kohli remained on top while teammate Chesteshwar Pujara managed to hold on to his third position in the latest ICC Test Cricket rankings. Kohli is leading the chart with 992 rating points ahead of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson with 897 points and Pujara with 881. Besides Kohli and Pujara, no other Indian feature in the top 10 list.

Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens - In tennis, Belgium's Elise Mertens has claimed the biggest title of her career by beating top seed Simona Halep to win the Qatar Open.