Current Affairs update: 01-Feb-18

Current Affairs of 01-Feb-18 with all static facts: Current affairs update.

In all competitive exams, the General awareness section covers numerous sections in it like Current affairs, Static GK, Banking awareness, Financial awareness. We have also noticed that both the Banking awareness and Static awareness are based on Current affairs only. If we keep updating our self with Current affairs then it will be going to help us to deal with PI(personal interview) more efficiently so we do not give a fumbled answer to the interviewer simple questions. Here are the daily GK updates to get you aware of the top events that made the headlines today.


Current affairs with All relevant facts:

 1.Indian Navy launched the third Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj’ inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba’s wife Reena Lanba.

submarine 'Karanj'

  • NOTE 1. Constructed b Shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL)
  • NOTE 2. Total 6 submarines are going to be built at the MDL.
  • NOTE 3. First 2 Submarines are- 1st, INS Kalvari & 2nd, Khandari.
  • NOTE 4. Defence Minister is Nirmala Sitharaman.

2. New World Wealth has released a Report According to that India has been ranked Sixth in the list of Wealthiest countries.

NWW

  • NOTE 1. New World Wealth is a Global market research Group Based in Johannesburg, S.A.
  • NOTE 2. India’s total wealth Increased from $3,165 billion, in 2007 to $8,230 billion in 2017, Jumped 160%.
  • NOTE 3. Topped by the US with $64,584 billion, 2nd China with $24,803 billion, 3rd Japan with $19,522 billion.

3. Dr Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated high-performance computing (HPC) name ‘MIHIR’ (Meaning ‘SUN’) facility at Noida at National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting(NCMRWF).

HPC

  • NOTE 1. Dr Harsh Vardhan is a Minister of Earth Science, Environment, Forest & Climate Change.
  • NOTE 2. New HPC Facility is expected to Improve the following services:

                    1. Weather forecast at block level over India so that it can predict Extreme weather events./                             Ocean State Forecasts including Marine Weather Quality.

                     2. Forecasts at very high Resolution.

                     3. Tsunami Forecasts with greater lead time.

                     4. Air quality forecasts for various cities climate

                     5. Projections at very high resolution.

4. World Bank and Government of India have signed $100 million Loan Agreement to Boost Rural Economy of Tamil Nadu. Maturity period is 19 years with grace period of 5 years.

World Bank

  • NOTE 1. World bank Formation year is July 1945, Headquartered in Washinton, D.C, US. President is Jim Yong Kim & CEO is Kristalina Georgieva.
  • NOTE 2. Tamil Nadu– Capital is Chennai, CM is Edappadi K. Palaniswami & Governor is Banwarilal Purohit.
  • NOTE 3. Famous National Parks of Tamil Nadu are Mudumalai National Park, Mukurthi National Park, Indira Gandhi National Park / Annamalai National Park, Guindy National Park, Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park.

5. The government of India(GoI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed $250 Million Loan Agreement for the construction of 6,254KM all Weather Rural Roads.

Rural Development

  • NOTE1. All Weather Rural Roads Construction for ASSAM, CHHATTISGARH, MADHYA PRADESH, ODISHA, WEST BENGAL under (PMGSY) Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program.
  • NOTE2. Asian Development Bank(ADB) Founded in 19/Dec/1966, President is Takehiko Nakao (9TH) from Japan, Headquartered in Manila Phillippines. Member Country- 67.

6. Dinesh Nandan Sahay the Former Governor of Chhattisgarh and Tripura has passed away recently. He was 82.

Dinesh-Nandan-Sahay

  • NOTE1. Chhattisgarh Capital is Raipur, CM is Raman Singh, Governor is Balram Das Tondon.
  • NOTE2. Tripura Capital is Agartala, CM is Manik Sarkar, Governor is Tathagata Roy.

7. Sharath Kamal won the National Men’s Singles Title for the 8th Time. Venue Ranchi, Jharkhand. 

sharath-kamal

  • NOTE1. He Defeated  Anthony Amalraj.
  • NOTE2. Jharkhand Capital is Ranchi, CM is Raghubar Das, Governor is Draupadi Murmu.

8. PM Narendra Modi has launched the first Khelo India School Games at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi

khelo-india-logo-sports-ministry

  • NOTE1. Annual Financial Assistance of Rs. 5 Lakh per annum provided to it for 8years.
  • NOTE2. Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports is Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, He is also Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting.

9. US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum has elected Shantanu Narayen as the Vice Chairman.

Shantanu Narayen

  • NOTE1. US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum(USISPF) Chairman is John T. Chambers, Headquartered in  Washington, DC, USA.
  • NOTE2. He is Indian-American Adobe CEO.

10. Athlete P. T. Usha and Malayalam Actor Mohanlal honoured with the honorary Doctorate of Literature (D.Litt). Honour is given by Kerala Governor and  Calicut University Chancellor P. Sathasivam.

Dodctorate of Literature (D.Litt)

  • NOTE1. Kerala Capital is THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, CM is Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • NOTE2. Famous National Parks of Kerala are- Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad Sanctuary.

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