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Feb. 1st week GK one liners

National Affairs: 

  1. Pulse Polio Programme for 2018 Launched by the President of India.
  2. Daan Toilet Initiative by Jorhat administration.
  3. India Leading in Global Coconut Production.
  4. Government launches e-marketplace GeM 3.0.
  5. According to a report by New World Wealth, India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion.
  6. According to GOBankingRates Survey India is the 2nd cheapest country to live in South Africa.
  7. India’s Crude Steel Production Rises 6.2% To 101.4 MT in 2017.
  8. External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has returned home after successful completion of the goodwill visit to Nepal.
  9. 7th India Energy Congress Held in New Delhi.
  10. India to Host Informal WTO Ministerial Gathering in New Delhi.
  11. FY16 GDP Growth Revised Up to 8.2%, FY17 Unchanged at 7.1%- CSO.
  12. India has slipped to 42nd place on an annual Global Democracy Index.
  13. The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun in Faridabad, Haryana. This year Uttar Pradesh is the theme state and Kyrgyzstan is the Partner Nation.
  14. Aadhaar Is Oxford Dictionary’s Hindi Word of 2017.
  15. First Ever 'Khadi Haat' Inaugurated in Delhi.
  16. Government to launch KUSUM scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming.
  17. India becomes third largest producer of crude steel.

 

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  1. Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana.
  2. Mr Arun Jaitley launched CriSidEx, India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) developed jointly by CRISIL & SIDBI.
  3. Paytm, Alibaba’s AGTech Holdings Launch New Mobile Gaming Platform.
  4. IOB Receives Rs173 Cr Capital Infusion from Government.
  5. Axis Bank Launches 4th Edition of “Evolve”.
  6. CRISIL Upgrades Outlook On 18 PSBs from Negative to Stable.
  7. SBI to provide credit cards to farmers.

Appointments:

  1. Usha Ananthasubramanian Becomes 1st Woman IBA Chief.
  2. John Hennessy Appointed Alphabet's New Board Chairman.
  3. IOA Joint Secretary Vikram Singh Sisodia Named Chef-De-Mission for CWG.
  4. Neelam Kapur Appointed DG of Sports Authority of India.
  5. Lt. Gen Anil Chauhan Takes Charge as DGMO of Indian Army.
  6. Indian-American Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to Lead USISPF Board.
  7. B A Chopade has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

Honour and Awards:

  1. Shabnam Asthana was awarded the Times Power Women of the Year 2017.
  2. Shyam Benegal Awarded V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award.
  3. Magahi Writer Shesh Anand Madhukar Awarded Sahitya Akademi's Bhasha Samman.
  4. Asha Bhosle to Get Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
  5. Soumitra Chatterjee presented with France’s Legion d’Honneur.

MOU’s and Agreement

  1. India and Cambodia Sign 4 MoUs
  2. Government Signs $250 Million Loan Agreement with ADB.
  3. Cochin Shipyard Limited Signs MoU with Russian Firm USC.
  4. India Joins Ashgabat Agreement.
  5. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed project agreement with World Bank and for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).
  6.  Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian Firm United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) to develop specialized vessels for Inland and Coastal shipping.

International News:

  1. UAE Launches World's Longest Zip Line.
  2. Rwanda Becomes 1st Poor Country to Provide Eye Care for All.
  3. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in the New York City, the USA.
  4. Album of the year: "24K Magic," Bruno Mars
  5. Record of the year: "24K Magic," Bruno Mars
  6. Song of the year: "That's What I Like," Bruno Mars
  7. UAE Launches World's Longest Zip Line.
  8. Finland re-elects Sauli Niinisto as its President.

Important Days: 

  1. World Leprosy Day – January 28
  2. Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 41st Foundation Day on 1st February 2018,
  3. World Wetlands Day - February 2nd
  4. “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future" as the theme.

People

  1. The world's oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera has died.
  2. Veteran Actor Louis Zorich passes away.
  3. BJP MP Chintaman Wanaga passes away.
  4. Senior journalist Daya Nath Singh passes away.
  5. Chhattisgarh’s first Governor D N Sahay passes away. 
  6. Agricultural scientist G S Kalkat passes away.

 

फ़रवरी 1 सप्ताह जीके एक लाइनर

National Affairs: 

  1. Pulse Polio Programme for 2018 Launched by the President of India.
  2. Daan Toilet Initiative by Jorhat administration.
  3. India Leading in Global Coconut Production.
  4. Government launches e-marketplace GeM 3.0.
  5. According to a report by New World Wealth, India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion.
  6. According to GOBankingRates Survey India is the 2nd cheapest country to live in South Africa.
  7. India’s Crude Steel Production Rises 6.2% To 101.4 MT in 2017.
  8. External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has returned home after successful completion of the goodwill visit to Nepal.
  9. 7th India Energy Congress Held in New Delhi.
  10. India to Host Informal WTO Ministerial Gathering in New Delhi.
  11. FY16 GDP Growth Revised Up to 8.2%, FY17 Unchanged at 7.1%- CSO.
  12. India has slipped to 42nd place on an annual Global Democracy Index.
  13. The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun in Faridabad, Haryana. This year Uttar Pradesh is the theme state and Kyrgyzstan is the Partner Nation.
  14. Aadhaar Is Oxford Dictionary’s Hindi Word of 2017.
  15. First Ever 'Khadi Haat' Inaugurated in Delhi.
  16. Government to launch KUSUM scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming.
  17. India becomes third largest producer of crude steel.

 

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  1. Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana.
  2. Mr Arun Jaitley launched CriSidEx, India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) developed jointly by CRISIL & SIDBI.
  3. Paytm, Alibaba’s AGTech Holdings Launch New Mobile Gaming Platform.
  4. IOB Receives Rs173 Cr Capital Infusion from Government.
  5. Axis Bank Launches 4th Edition of “Evolve”.
  6. CRISIL Upgrades Outlook On 18 PSBs from Negative to Stable.
  7. SBI to provide credit cards to farmers.

Appointments:

  1. Usha Ananthasubramanian Becomes 1st Woman IBA Chief.
  2. John Hennessy Appointed Alphabet's New Board Chairman.
  3. IOA Joint Secretary Vikram Singh Sisodia Named Chef-De-Mission for CWG.
  4. Neelam Kapur Appointed DG of Sports Authority of India.
  5. Lt. Gen Anil Chauhan Takes Charge as DGMO of Indian Army.
  6. Indian-American Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to Lead USISPF Board.
  7. B A Chopade has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

Honour and Awards:

  1. Shabnam Asthana was awarded the Times Power Women of the Year 2017.
  2. Shyam Benegal Awarded V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award.
  3. Magahi Writer Shesh Anand Madhukar Awarded Sahitya Akademi's Bhasha Samman.
  4. Asha Bhosle to Get Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
  5. Soumitra Chatterjee presented with France’s Legion d’Honneur.

MOU’s and Agreement

  1. India and Cambodia Sign 4 MoUs
  2. Government Signs $250 Million Loan Agreement with ADB.
  3. Cochin Shipyard Limited Signs MoU with Russian Firm USC.
  4. India Joins Ashgabat Agreement.
  5. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed project agreement with World Bank and for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).
  6.  Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian Firm United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) to develop specialized vessels for Inland and Coastal shipping.

International News:

  1. UAE Launches World's Longest Zip Line.
  2. Rwanda Becomes 1st Poor Country to Provide Eye Care for All.
  3. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in the New York City, the USA.
  4. Album of the year: "24K Magic," Bruno Mars
  5. Record of the year: "24K Magic," Bruno Mars
  6. Song of the year: "That's What I Like," Bruno Mars
  7. UAE Launches World's Longest Zip Line.
  8. Finland re-elects Sauli Niinisto as its President.

Important Days: 

  1. World Leprosy Day – January 28
  2. Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 41st Foundation Day on 1st February 2018,
  3. World Wetlands Day - February 2nd
  4. “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future" as the theme.

People

  1. The world's oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera has died.
  2. Veteran Actor Louis Zorich passes away.
  3. BJP MP Chintaman Wanaga passes away.
  4. Senior journalist Daya Nath Singh passes away.
  5. Chhattisgarh’s first Governor D N Sahay passes away. 
  6. Agricultural scientist G S Kalkat passes away.

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