As per report published by World Steel Association (WSA), India has overtaken US to become the world’s third largest steel producer in 2017. 1st – China, 2nd – Japan; WSA : a non-profit organisation and is one of the largest industry associations in world.

 

On 29th January,  Journalists and social activists celebrated 238th anniversary of India’s first newspaper the Hicky’s Bengal Gazette to pay tributes to the fighter-journalist James Augustus Hicky who is considered as founder of journalism in India

 

Himachal Pradesh Government has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming; ZBNF is set of natural farming methods where cost of growing and harvesting plants is zero. It is a farming practice that believes in natural growth of crops without adding any fertilizers and pesticides or any other foreign elements. It is different from organic farming.

 

Union Home Ministry will set up Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), an apex coordination centre in New Delhi to deal with cybercrimes

 

Parliamentary Group has decided to confer Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to five Members of Parliament.

Dr Najma Heptulla (Rajya Sabha MP; selected for award for 2013); Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Lok Sabha MP; selected for this award for 2014);

Ghulam Nabi Azad(Rajya Sabha MP; selected for award for 2015);Dinesh Trivedi (Lok Sabha MP; selected for this award for 2016)

Bhartruhari Mahatab (Lok Sabha MP; selected for this award for 2017)

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is interested in new India-made thermal spray coating technology used for gas turbine engine in spacecraft, developed by Dr. Satish Tailor, Rajasthan-based researcher working with Jodhpur-based Metallizing Equipment Company (MEC).

 

India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with total wealth of USD 8,230 billion, while the United States topped the chart/
According to a report by New World Wealth. USA- 1st ; China – 2nd Japan – 3rd

The Information Technology and Electronics Ministry of the country along with CSC has announced to launch the new scheme initiative under Stree Swabhiman Drive. to ensure and maintain perfect health for Women and at the same time to maintain Health Hygiene.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the first  Khelo India School Games at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on January 31, 2018

The Government of India and the World Bank have signed a $100 million Loan Agreement to promote rural enterprises and infrastructure in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction of 6,254 kilometers all-weather rural roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Prime Minister’s Gram Sada Yojana (PMGSY)

State Bank of India has signed an Information Utility (IU) agreement with National E-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL) to share financial and security information under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IU) regulation 2017; NeSL is the first IU registered with IBBI.

Vice President Venkiah Naidu conferred Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award to 1983 World Championship medallist Prakash Padukone.

Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITI Aayog has been awarded the prestigious IhsanDoğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 1st  Indian to receive this global honour,

 

Football Delhi honoured the Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri and announced his birthday to be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day.  And to celebrated Coach Santosh Kashyap’s birthday ‘June 12′ as Football Delhi’s Coach Education Day.

People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs. In case of direct recruitment, 4% reservation (presently 3%) for people with benchmark disabilities (Benchmark disability= disability  >=40%)

Three-day international bird festival will be held at the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh from February 9 with nearly 200 leading ornithologists expected to attend.

The third edition of international spice conference will be held at Jaipur from February 4 to 7. Theme:  ‘Managing Disruptions through Transformation and Collaboration’.

The Economic Survey, which sets the stage for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s annual budget on February 1, was by Arvind Subramanian.

Documentary film Kailash, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, has won the US Grand Jury Prize at the festival. Documentary is based on Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Kailash Satyarthi.

 

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Q1: According to a report by New World Wealth, what is the rank of India in the list of wealthiest countries?

  1. 4th
  2. 6th
  3. 8th
  4. 3rd
  5. 2nd

Q2: Consider the following statements: – 1. Stree Swabhiman Initiative is launched for Women Health and Hygiene by central government. 2. It is launched by Information Technology and Electronics Ministry. 3. The new initiative will ensure and maintain perfect health for Women and at the same time to maintain Health Hygiene. Which of the statements above is/are correct?

  1. Only 2
  2. Only 1 & 3
  3. Only 2 & 3
  4. Only 1 & 2
  5. 1, 2 & 3

Q3: In which city, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the first Khelo India School Games?

  1. Bhopal
  2. New Delhi
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Guwahati
  5. Jaipur

Q4: Which of the following bank has signed a loan agreement with Govt. of India to finance the construction of 6,254 kilometers all-weather rural roads under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program (PMGSY)?

  1. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  2. World Bank
  3. New Development Bank
  4. Asian Development Bank
  5. International Monetary Fund

Q5: Which of the following bank has signed an Information Utility (IU) agreement with NeSL to share financial and security information under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IU) regulation 2017?

  1. Union Bank of India
  2. State Bank of India
  3. Punjab National Bank
  4. HDFC Bank
  5. ICICI bank

Q6: Who among the following has been conferred with Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award?

  1. Prakash Padukone
  2. Ajay Jairam
  3. Sameer Verma
  4. B. Sai praneeth
  5. Kidambi Srikan

Q7: Who among the following has been awarded the prestigious IhsanDoğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize by the World Health Organization (WHO)?

  1. V K Saraswat
  2. Bibek Debroy
  3. Rajeev Kumar
  4. Amitabh Kant
  5. Vinod Paul

Q8: Which player’s birthday will be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day?

  1. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
  2. Sunil Chhetri
  3. Baichung Bhutia
  4. Subrata Paul
  5. Sandesh Jhingan

Q9: Consider the following statements: – 1. People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs. 2. In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies, up from the existing three per cent, in groups A, B and C shall be reserved for people with benchmark disabilities. 3. Benchmark disability means a person with not less than forty per cent of a specified disability. Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. Only 1 & 2
  2. Only 1& 3
  3. Only 2 & 3
  4. 1, 2 & 3
  5. None of these

Q10: At which National Park, three-day international bird festival will be held?

  1. Perriyar National Park
  2. Dudhwa National Park
  3. Bandipur National Park
  4. Kanha National Park
  5. Jim Corbett National Park

Q11: In which city, third edition of international spice conference will be held?

  1. Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Chennai
  4. Kolkata
  5. Jaipur

Q12: Consider the following statements: – 1. The Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry of India presents the Economic Survey in the parliament every year, just before the Union Budget. 2. Current account deficit for 2017/18 expected to average 1.5-2 percent of GDP. 3. According to economic survey 2018/19 Growth seen at 7 Percent to 7.5 Percent. Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. Only 1 & 2
  2. Only 1& 3
  3. Only 2 & 3
  4. 1, 2 & 3
  5. None of these

Q12: The documentary film Kailash has won the US Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Kailash Satyarthi is head of which Organization in India?

  1. Save the children
  2. Bachpan Bachao Andolan
  3. Ek Kosish Foundation
  4. CRY Foundation
  5. Smile Foundation