CURRENT AFFAIR 1ST FEB 18
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.
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
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.
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).
1. Who has been appointed the new director general of the Sports Authority of India (SAI)?
2. Which country has become the world’s largest steel producer in 2017, as per latest report published by World Steel Association (WSA)?
3. Which city is hosting the 7th India Energy Congress (IEC) 2018?