Daily Current Affairs 5 February 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Centre clears Rs 62crore for cleaning Sal river
The central government has approved a project to abate pollution of river Sal at Navelim in Goa at an estimated cost of Rs 61.7 crore.
- The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had in 2015 identified the river stretch at Navelim as one of the 302 polluted river stretches across the country based on bio-chemical oxygen demand (BOD) levels – a key indicator of organic pollution showing water quality.
UP government in association with UNICEF launches DASTAK campaign
In Uttar Pradesh, State government in association with UNICEF launched massive door to door campaign DASTAK to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanise Encephalitis disease in the state.
- The war cry of DASTAK is Darwaja khatkhatao, AES aur JE ko bhagao.
- In DASTAK campaign, Whole state machinery with the help of UNICEF will now literally go door to door in 38 JES and AE affected districts which mostly fall in the Tarai region of the state which contributes to about 60 percent of the total AES cases all over the country.
The first ever International Kala Mela inaugurated by the Vice President in New Delhi
The First ever International Kala Mela was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. The International Kala Mela has been organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi in partnership with IGNCA of the Ministry of Culture. More than 800 artists from across the world are taking part in the Festival.
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival with the theme “Hara Ghoda” begins in Mumbai
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF 2018) began in Mumbai, Maharashtra with the theme “Hara Ghoda”.
The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an annual festival in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai, India. From its inception in 1999, the Festival has grown in stature and popularity, attracting visitors and participants from other parts of the country, and the world. The Festival is organised by the Kala Ghoda Association and curated by teams handling each of the 12 sections of the festival.
After 154 years, Nepali tea receives international trademark
Nepalese tea has finally received an international trademark, over a century-and-a-half after cultivation began in the country.
- Nepali tea producers used to export tea with the respective companies’ names or logos. Now, the tea will be sold in the international market with a common logo, which represents the national identity.
CRPF crowned Senior Women Hockey champions
Central Reserve Police Force were crowned as champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (B Division) after they defeated Kerala Hockey by a margin of 7-0 in the final match of the competition.
Shubhankar becomes highest ranked Indian golfer
Young golfer Shubhankar Sharma was elevated from 193 to 72, a gain of 121 spots, in the world rankings making him the highest-ranked Indian in the world.
Shi Yuqi defeats Chou Tien Chen to clinch India Open
Shi Yuqi became the first Chinese player to win the India Open men’s singles badminton title, defeating Chou Tien Chen in the final.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades Wins Reelection
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades won reelection to second five-year term Sunday, promising to continue economic recovery and the island’s reunification efforts.
Veteran Telugu actor Lakshmi Devi passes away
Veteran Telugu actor Lakshmi Devi Kanakala has passed away at the age of 78. She was reportedly suffering from multiple age-related illnesses for the last two months.