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  • Current Affairs 19th February 2018

    Updated : 19-Feb-2018
    Current Affairs 19th February 2018

    Current Affairs 19th February 2018 - Important Points

    • Who became oldest World No. 1 in tennis history - Roger Federer
    • National Conference on doubling farmers  income to be held in - Delhi

    Current Affairs 19th February 2018 - Details

    Who became oldest World No. 1 in tennis history - Roger Federer

    20 Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer became the oldest world top player after he beat his opponent Robin Haase in Rotterdam at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on February 16th, 2018.

    The Swiss winner once again grabbed the top place after defeating Haase 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals in Rotterdam. In the semi-finals, he would be playing against the winner from the Andreas Seppi and Daniil Medvedev quarterfinal game.


    This is the 4th time that Roger Federer has lead the ATP Rankings. The earlier occasions consisted February 2nd, 2004, July 6th, 2009 and July 9th, 2012.

    Records Broken

    • 1st at 36 years and 195 days, he exceeded the record of 8-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi of being the oldest world number one. Agassi grabbed the record at 33 years since September 2003.
    • 2nd, Federer recovered his number 1 ranking after a break of more than 5 years, which is the longest break among stints as World No 1. In this period, Federer secured 3 Grand Slams and was pushed into skipping Grand Slams in 2016 due to trauma for the 1st time since 1999.
    • Federer also surpassed Rafael Nadal’s record of the period among 1st time as World No One and the latest.
    • Federer’s record will now position at 14 years and 17 days as against Nadal’s 9 years and 184 days.

    National Conference on doubling farmers  income to be held in - Delhi

    A National Conference with the label Agriculture 2022 Doubling Farmers’ Income will be held by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare at National Agriculture Science Complex in Pusa, New Delhi from February 19th-20th, 2018.

    The 2 days meeting looks forward to identify different critical issues concerning to agriculture and farmers’ welfare and suggesting suitable solutions.


    The main aim of the meeting is to form a consensus around suitable suggestions that will aid in outlining and sharpening the perception of the Government on Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 into sufficient points.

    The main idea is to reach at practicable solutions that can be executed for the advantage of farmers in the nation.

    Key Highlights

    The Union Government is determined to accept the proposals of the participants that will aid in yielding quick results around the agricultural sector.

    The participants will consist of farmers, farmers’ associations, researchers, business industry, professional associations, economists, academics, NGOs and policy designers.

    They will be allocated to every theme in a random way, and everyone will be headed by a coordinator and supported by a helper.

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