Daily Current Affairs 1st February, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 1 February 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Centre sanctions Rs 1,500 cr for organic farming in Uttarakhand

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand. This is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of developing Uttarakhand as an organic state which he spelt out during his visit to Kedarnath last year.

Indian Railways set to get 1st high-speed electric locomotive in March

Indian Railways’ all new 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive — being produced in collaboration with Alstom of France and which can run at speeds of up to 120 kmph — would be rolled out in March when French President Emmanuel Macron visits India.

7th India Energy Congress held in New Delhi

7th India Energy Congress was held in New Delhi where more than 400 experts met to discuss and debate the energy transition being witnessed, Energy 4.0 – the fourth energy revolution and draw map for 2030, in view of technological and digital disruptions already underway and those visible across the horizon.

India joins Ashgabat agreement

India has joined Ashgabat Agreement on the establishment of an International Transport and Transit Corridor between the Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The agreement was signed in April 2011, which envisages facilitation of transit and transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Rwanda becomes first poor country to provide eye care for all

Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million population.

  • The government has partnered with the organisation Vision for a Nation (VFAN) to train more than 3,000 eye care nurses based in 502 local health centres, prescribing glasses and referring those with serious eye problems to national clinics.


SPORTS

Vidarbha claim U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy

After winning their maiden Ranji Trophy earlier this season, Vidarbha has recorded another first by winning the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy.

Mary Kom wins gold at India Open boxing

In Boxing, five-time world champion M C Mary Kom claimed a gold but the Indian men’s juggernaut was denied a complete sweep by traditional powerhouses Cuba and Uzbekistan on an exciting final day of the India Open Boxing Tournament, in New Delhi.



AWARDS

Shabnam Asthana wins Times Power Woman 2017 award

Shabnam Asthana has been awarded the ‘Times Power Women of the Year 2017’- Pune for Global PR. These awards were initiated to celebrate the victories of women who have been a great source of inspiration.



OBITUARY

Acclaimed Thullal artist Kalamandalam Geethanandan passes away

Acclaimed Ottanthulal artist Kalamandalam Geethanandan passed away while performing at Avittathur Mahavishnu Temple in Kerala.



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