LATEST CURRENT AFFAIR 1ST FEB 18

CURRENT AFFAIR 1ST FEB 18

 

India  has world’s largest democracy was ranked 42nd among for 165 independent states on annual 2017 Global Democracy Index.

India’s rank has slipped from 32nd in 2016  GDI and its overall score dropped 0.58 points from 7.81 to 7.23.

Top Ten  countries in 2017 GLOBAL DEMOCRACY INDEX.(GDI)

Norway, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Finland and Switzerland. 

Top-ranked Norway was given overall score of 9.87.
US is ranked 21
in India neighbours country  Pakistan -110th, Bangladesh -92nd, Nepal  -94thand Bhutan -99th. 
India’s overall score has fallen to 7.23 points.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared in the inaugural of first edition Khelo India School Games  open at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

The first Khelo India School Games were held under the Khelo India Programme to highlight  the India’s young sporting talent and showcase India’s sports potential.

Across the 16 disciplines in Under-17 age category.

In mega sporting event held from January 31 to February 8, 2018 .and 5,000 school children from 29 states and seven union territories participated.

In khelo India School Games there are 199 gold medals, 199 silver medals and 275 bronze medals were awarded .

objective is to build strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as well as great sporting nation game.

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd is the first time has successfully flown home-made 5.8-tonne Light Combat Helicopter.

There are Automatic flight control system. and  20 minute maiden flight of the multirole copter.

Helicopteris the powered by two Shakti engines and has many features of indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv It has a day and night targeting systems for crew.The flight control system of Light Combat Helicopter  developed by HAL will replace the imported one.

Ministry of Railways has decided to set up of a massive rail coach factory in Latur district  in maharashtra ( Marathwada region)

A plant will manufacture Electric Multiple Units for suburban trains and coaches for metros.

A project will massively benefit for the  ‘Make in India’ initiative in  bring employment to large number of people  

Maharashtra Government has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district a new wildlife sanctuary in the state.

SBWL- chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

A wildlife sanctuary located North East of Tadoba Tiger Reserve in chandrapur district.

Total of 159 sq km area covering in Nagbhir, Talodhi and Chimur forest areas.

Dinesh Srivastava took over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex.

He has  succeeded G Kalyanakrishnan who retired . Dinesh Srivastava will also be Chairman of NFC board.Dinesh Srivastava Metallurgical Engineer from University of Roorkee. He had joined  the 28th batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre  Training School in 1984. 

Focus of his work was on self-reliant development of the critical nuclear components with target on Titanium, Zirconium, and low alloy steels.

Punjab Government’s Department of Agriculture has issued directions to discontinue the a sale of 20 pesticides (insecticides) including Endosulfan harmful in  the health.

In pesticides  insecticides that are banned in  includes Tricholorofon, Phosphamidon, Dicofol, Methomyl, Thiophanate Methyl, Benfuracarb, Bifenthrin, Endosulfan, Chlorfenapyr, Carbosulfan, Ethofenprox (Etofenprox), Phorate, Triazophos, Dazomet, Diflubenzuron, Fenitrothion, Metaldehyde, Kasugamycin, Alachior. 

Appointments of  Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior bureaucrat Neelam Kapoor as Director General (DG) of the Sports Authority of India.

Neelam kapoor in  1982 batch officer of Indian Information Service .At present, Neelam kapoor is  Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity.

Sport Authority of India  is an apex National Sports body set up in 1984 by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the development  in India. It conducts various activities and the schemes to promote sports in India. It is headquartered at, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi). 

 

QUESTION AND ANSWER

1. Who has been appointed the new director general of the Sports Authority of India (SAI)?

[A] Neelam Kapoor
[B] Parag Kishore
[C] Nandani Jain
[D] Rajiv Saxena

2. Which country has become the world’s largest steel producer in 2017, as per latest report published by World Steel Association (WSA)?

[A] Japan 
[B] India
[C] United States 
[D] China

3. Which city is hosting the 7th India Energy Congress (IEC) 2018?

[A] Jaipur
[B] New Delhi
[C] Bhopal
[D] Shimla
4.How many Toilet facilities are provided at so far under Swachh Bharat Mission ?
[A] 192
 [B] 150
[C.] 180
 [D.] 230
5. Which social network notifies 1.4million users who fell to Russian propaganda ?
 [A] Whatsapp
 [B]  Twitter
[C] Facebook
 [D] Sharechat
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