Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (29 Jan - 04 Feb) 2018: Download Now

Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (29 Jan - 04 Feb) 2018: Download Now

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (29 Jan - 04 Feb) 2018: Download Now
Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (29 Jan - 04 Feb) 2017: Download Now

The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the appointment of Budget 2018, Austrilian Open 2018 and India& First Kachra Mahotsav among others.

  • The SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) and India's ratings agency, Crisil have launched India’s first MSE Sentiment Index, CriSidEx (CRISIL-SIDBI MSE Sentiment Index) for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
  • Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has received Rs 173.06 crore capital infusions from the Govt in the current fiscal.
  • The Central Statistics Office (CSO) revised the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2015-16 to 8.2% from the earlier estimates of 8% and kept the 2016-17 growth unchanged at 7.1%.
  • Rating agency Crisil revised upwards outlook on 18 state-run banks to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ and also reaffirmed their ratings following the Rs 88,139-crore capital infusion by govt.
  • Private sector Axis Bank launched the fourth edition of ‘Evolve’, an annual multi-city knowledge series for Bank’s SME customers.
  • The Pink-color Economic Survey of India (ESI) 2017-18 was tabled in Parliament by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Jan 29 marking the first business of this year’s budget session, which estimated Indian economy growth by 7-7.5% in 2018-19.
  • MD and CEO of Allahabad Bank, Usha Ananthasubramanian has been elected as the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for the year 2017-18.
  • The Union Govt has announced Rs. 1.4 lakh-crore Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme for promoting solar farming by decentralizing solar power production of up to 28,250 MW to help farmers.
  • The Department of Defence Production (DDP) under the Ministry of Defence has constituted a 17 member multi-stakeholder task force headed by Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran to study use and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in military.
  • The Indian Railways has decided to set up a massive rail coach factory in Latur district i.e. in Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
  • India, the world’s largest democracy, ranked 42nd among 165 independent states on annual 2017 Global Democracy Index (GDI) released by UK-based company, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first edition Khelo India School Games (KISG) open at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
  • The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched third version of the Govt e-Marketplace (GeM 3.0).
  • Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) has inaugurated high performance computer system (HPC) or supercomputer Mihir (meaning sun) at National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida.
  • According to the report published by World Steel Association (WSA), India has overtaken US to become the world’s third largest steel producer in 2017.
  • According to a report by New World Wealth, India ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with total wealth of USD 8,230 billion, while the United States topped the chart.
  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Shakti’ app to ensure safety and protection of women in the state.
  • Aadhaar has been named as the Hindi word of the year for 2017 by Oxford Dictionary.
  • Google has introduced a new app named "Bulletin" that allows anybody to submit stories for and about their communities.
  • The Union Home Ministry is planning to set up Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), an apex coordination centre in New Delhi to deal with cybercrimes such as financial frauds, circulation of communal and pornographic contents.
  • The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued notification to provide quota to people with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disabillity and victims of acid attacks in Central govt jobs.

  • 2018  Kala  Ghoda  Arts  festival  held  in  Mumbai,  Maharashtra with  the  theme  of  the  fest, “Hara Ghoda”.
  • The Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) has been inaugurated in Neknampur Lake in Hyderabad on World Wetlands Day (Feb 02) to clean and purify the polluted waterbody.
  • The 2nd edition of the Nobel Prize Series India 2018 has been inaugurated in Panaji, Goa with the theme “Science Impacts Lives”.
  • The 7th edition of India Energy Congress (IEC) 2018, organised by World Energy Council (WEC) India, has been started in New Delhi with the theme “Energy 4.0: Energy Transition Towards 2030”.
  • Department of Agriculture of Punjab Govt has issued directions to discontinue the sale of 20 pesticides (insecticides) including Endosulfan as this is harmful to health of humans and environment with immediate effect.
  • The  Maharashtra  Govt under  the  chairmanship  of  Chief  Minister  Devendra  Fadnavis  has  approved
  • Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary in Chandrapur district.
  • The 32nd edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela held at Faridabad, Haryana in which Uttar Pradesh is theme state and Kyrgyzstan is the partner nation.
  • The 2018 International Bird Festival is going to be held at the Dudhwa National Park in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh from Feb 9 to 11 with nearly 200 leading ornithologists expected to attend.
  • The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh launched the Rapid Detection Kits for adulterants (ammonia and formaldehyde) in fresh fish in New Delhi.
  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming aimed at increasing agriculture produce and the income of farmers by 2022.
  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) have launched the India’s first-ever ‘Khadi Haat’ in Connaught Place, New Delhi to mark the 69th Republic Day 2018.
  • Assam Handloom and Textile Minister Ranjit Dutta inaugurated the National Handloom Expo (NHE) at
  • Guwahati, Assam.
  • The 7th Asia Steel International Conference (ASIC-2018) held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

  • The Britain’s fertility regulator Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) allowed doctors to create country’s first ‘three-parent’ babies through mitochondrial donation therapy (or MRT).
  • Rwanda becomes the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million populations.
  • The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates (UAE) achieved a Guinness World Records title earlier with its latest adventure tourism product – Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline, measuring 2.83 kms in length.
  • Thar Link Express, second solitary rail service between India and Pakistan has received the extension for three more years i.e. till 2021.
  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity in a bid to safeguard the world from hackers and growing data breaches — especially from nation-states.

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. for the first time has successfully flown home-made 5.8-tonne Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) with its own automatic flight control system.
  • The third Scorpene-class submarine Karanj has been launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
  • The India-Vietnam armies for the first time hold a six day-long military exercise, India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise (VINBAX-2018), in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

  • The Assam Govt has signed an MoU with the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) Ltd. to build a Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati at a cost of Rs 1950 crore.
  • The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has signed a project agreement and inked US $375 million loan agreement with World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer inked MoU to establish a ‘Centre to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance’ in New Delhi.
  • India has joined Ashgabat Agreement on the establishment of an International Transport and Transit Corridor between the Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  • Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and Joint Stock Company United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Russia have signed an MoU to collaborate and engage in Design, Development and Execution of contemporary, State-of-Art vessels for Inland and Coastal Waterways.
  • The Union Govt has inked $100 mn Loan Agreement with World Bank for Project to Boost Rural Economy of Tamil Nadu.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Govt of India signed a 250 million dollar loan to finance the construction of 6,254 kilometres all-weather rural roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program (PMGSY).

  • New vice-chancellor of BHU - B A Chopade     
  • Chief executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) - Dinesh Srivastava
  • Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army - Lt. Gen Anil Chauhan        
  • President of Finland - Sauli Niinisto
  • Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) - Neelam Kapoor               
  • Vice Chairman of US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) - Shantanu Narayen
  • New Foreign Secretary of India - Vijay Keshav Gokhale
  • Chef-de-Mission for 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 - Vikram Singh Sisodia

  • The book ‘Staniya Svasasan Mei Addhi Aabadhi’, authored by Dr. Sadhana Pandey, has been released by the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, in New Delhi.

  • The veteran film producer and director, Shyam Benegal has been bestowed with the prestigious V. Shantaram lifetime achievement Award 2018.
  • Odisha Govt has won ‘Geospatial World Excellence Award-2018’ for successful IT application for tracking of mineral production, dispatch and value accrued on real-time basis through its i3MS web-based software.
  • Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar was honoured with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award.
  • NITI Aayog member, Dr Vinod Paul becomes the first Indian to be awarded prestigious IhsanDoğramacı
  • Family Health Foundation Prize by World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was awarded France’s highest civilian award, Legion d’Honneur.
  • The documentary ‘Kailash’ has won the US Documentary Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Park City in Utah.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave away Republic Day Parade 2018 best tableau award to Maharashtra and best marching contingent award to Punjab Regiment Contingent at Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment.

  • India won Under-19 ICC World Cup 2018 by defeating Australia by eight wickets played at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
  • Anu Kumar of Uttarakhand has grabbed the first gold medal of the Khelo India School Games in 1500 metres at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
  • Srihari Natraj from Karnataka grabbed the gold medal in 100-metre Backstroke category in swimming in the Khelo India School Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
  • M. C. Mary clinched gold at the India Open International Boxing after defeating Filipino Josie Gabuco in the final.
  • Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan won the 2018 women’s singles Indonesia Masters badminton tournament by defeating Saina Nehwal in the final by 9-21, 13-21 in Jakarta.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane become the first cricketer from Nepal to sign for an IPL team.
  • Iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the Final of Men's & Women's 2020 World T20.
  • Sharath Kamal beat top-seeded Anthony Amalraj to win the men singles title for the eighth time, equalling the feat of Kamlesh Mehta in the 79th edition of the 11Even Sports Senior Nationals in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

  • Men’s Singles: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has retained Men’s Singles title by winning 2018 Australian Open.
  • Women’s  Singles:  Caroline  Wozniacki  from  Denmark  won  women’s  Singles  title  in  2018
  • Australian Open by defeating Simona Halep (Romania).
  • Men’s Doubles: Oliver Marach (Austria) and Mate Pavić (Croatia) duo won the title by defeating Juan Colombian pair of Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah.
  • Women’s Doubles: Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France) pair won the title by defeating Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.
  • Mixed Doubles: Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and Mate Pavić (Croatia) pair won the title by defeating Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Rohan Bopanna (India).

  • Feb 04 - World Cancer Day “We can. I can”
  • Feb 02 - World Wetlands Day “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”
  • Jan 30 - Anti-Leprosy Day            

  • Acclaimed Ottanthullal Artist - Kalamandalam Geethanandan
  • MP of 16th Lok Sabha - Chintaman Wanaga
  • American Author - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Veteran Bengali film Actress - Supriya Devi

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