Current Affairs February 04 & 05, 2018
1. Environment Ministry launches Green Good Deeds Campaign:
- With an aim to sensitize people about climate change and global warming, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has launched Green Good Deeds Campaign.
- The Environment Minister emphasized upon the need of ‘Green Sainiks’ on the lines of ‘Polio Sainiks’ to take the campaign at the grassroots level.
2. CriSidEx- India’s first MSME Sentiment Index:
- SIDBI and CRISIL have launched CriSidEx, India’s first MSE index for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
- The index will help to indicate the current state and the quarterly growth of the MSMEs.
3. Defence Industrial Corridor between Chennai and Bengaluru:
- The first ever Defence Industrial Production Corridor, linking Chennai and Bengaluru will be developed in 2018.
- It was announced by Finance MinisterArunJaitley during the budget speech 2018.
4. Maharashtra- First state to have Transgender Welfare Board:
- A Transgender Welfare Board has been set up in Maharashtra to look after the education, employment, housing and health schemes for transgenders and protect their Constitutional and human rights.
5. 4th February- World Cancer Day:
- The World Cancer Day is observed every year on 4th February worldwide to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention and treatment.
- The theme for this year is- “We can, I can”.
6. DASTAK campaign in UP:
- Uttar Pradesh Government has launched a campaign DASTAK to eradicate Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis disease in the state.
- The door to door campaign has been launched in association with UNICEF.
7. Floating Island on Neknampur lake:
- The Hyderabad Metropolitan Authority with NGO Dhruvanshhas established a floating treatment wetland in Neknampurlake in Hyderabad.
- Plant will clean the lake by absorbing nitrates and other pollutants in the river.
8. 250th anniversary for Maratha Light Infantry:
- The Maratha Light Infantry celebrated 250 years of its existence on 4th February 2018.
- The battalion which is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army,was formed on this day in 1768.
9. Indian Army launches Joint Training Node:
- With an aim to conduct joint military exercises with the foreign armies, Indian Army has launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node at Umroi cantonment in Shillong.
- It will focus specially on Meghalaya and Assam on the world map of foreign armies.
10. World’s highest motorable road built in Ladakh:
- The world’s highest motorable road has been constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The 86 km long road is at a height of over 19,300 feet.
11. Nicos Anastasiades- New President of Cyprus:
- NicosAnastasiadeshas been elected as the President of Cyprus for the 2nd consecutive time.
12. US Air Force chief flies Tejas:
- General David L Goldfein, the Chief of US Air Force flew a sortie in indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Indian Air Force Station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
- With this, he has become the first foreign military chief to fly Tejas aircraft.
13. India clinches Under-19 World Cup 2018:
- India, by defeating Australia has won Under-19 World Cup 2018.
- The 8 wickets victory in the final match has made India the first nation to win four Under-19 World Cups.
14. A Century is not Enough- Autobiography on SouravGanguly:
- Former Indian Cricket Team Captain SouravGanguly’s autobiography is soon to be published with the name “A Century is not Enough”.
- The book is co-authored by Gautam Bhattacharya.
15. Veteran Telugu actress Lakshmi Devi passes away:
- Renowned Telugu actress Lakshmi Devi has passed away at the age of 78 years.
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