2 January Current Affairs | Daily Current Affairs

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2 January Current Affairs

 

“Saubhagya Yojana” to provide electricity launched by Jharkhand

“Saubhagya Yojana” to provide electricity launched by Jharkhand

  • “Saubhagya Yojana” has been launched by Jharkhand to provide electricity to all 29,376 villages in the state.
  • The programme aims to provide electricity to 17.64 lakh families in the village and 1.64 families in the urban areas by December 2018.

Related Points – Jharkhand

  • Capital – Ranchi
  • CM – Raghubar Das

 

 

 

Arunachal Pradesh declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) State

Arunachal Pradesh declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) State

 

  • Arunachal Pradesh has been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) state.
  • It is the second state in the North-east to be declared as ODF after Sikkim.

Related Points – Arunachal Pradesh

  • Capital – Itanagar
  • CM – Pema Khandu

 

 

 

2018 declared as Telugu promotion year by Andhra Pradesh

2018 declared as Telugu promotion year by Andhra Pradesh

  • Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu has declared 2018 as Telugu promotion year.
  • The CM has made the announcement at 29th edition of Annual Book Exhibition of Vijayawada.

Related Points – Andhra Pradesh

  • Capitals – Hyderabad, Amaravati

 

 

 

SBI cuts base rate by 30 basis points to 8.65%

SBI cuts base rate by 30 basis points to 8.65%

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has cut down the base rate by 30 basis points to 8.65% from 8.95% for existing customers.
  • The bank has also reduced Benchmark Prime Lending Rate (BPLR) from 13.70% to 13.40%.

 

Related Points – SBI

  • Headquarters – Mumbai
  • Chairperson – Rajnish Kumar
  • Base Rate – It is the minimum rate set up by RBI below which banks are not allowed to lend its customers.

 

 

 

Solo, visually impaired and amputee climbers banned by Nepal

Solo, visually impaired and amputee climbers banned by Nepal

  • Nepal has banned solo, visually impaired and amputee climbers to scale its mountains including Mount Everest.
  • The law has been revised to make mountaineering safer and to decrease deaths.

 

Related Points – Nepal

  • Capital – Kahthmandu
  • Currency – Nepalese Rupee
  • PM – Sher Bahadur Deuba
  • President – Bidhya Devi Bhandari

 

 

 

Pankaj Jain – IIFCL Managing Director

Pankaj Jain – IIFCL Managing Director

  • Pankaj Jain has been appointed as Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. (IIFCL).
  • He is also working as Joint Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS).

 

 

 

Parker Solar Probe to be launched by NASA to explore sun’s outer atmosphere

Parker Solar Probe to be launched by NASA to explore sun’s outer atmosphere

  • Parker Solar Probe to be launched by NASA in 2018 to explore the sun’s outer atmosphere.
  • The probe will be launched on-board of Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle to perform its scientific investigations in a hazardous region of intense heat and solar radiation.

About Parker Solar Probe mission –

  • The probe has been built and designed by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
  • It is the first NASA spacecraft named after living person – Eugene Parker – Solar Astrophysicist.

 

 

 

Shiv Kapur – Indian Golfer won Royal Cup held in Thailand

Shiv Kapur – Indian Golfer won Royal Cup held in Thailand

  • Shiv Kapur – Indian Golfer has won Royal Cup golf tournament held in Pattaya, Thailand at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club.

 

 

 

Ananta Ojha – Odia Playwriter, jatra (theatre) actor and director passes away

Ananta Ojha – Odia Playwriter, jatra (theatre) actor and director passes away

  • Ananta Ojha – Odia Playwriter, jatra (theatre) actor and director passed away at the age of 59 due to prolonged illness.

 

 

 

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