01st February 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.India has slipped to 42nd place on an annual Global Democracy Index, amid “rise of conservative religious ideologies” and increase in vigilantism and violence against minorities as well as other dissenting voices, topped by Norway.
2.The Central Statistics Office (CSO) revised the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2015-16 to 8.2% from the earlier estimates of 8% and kept the 2016-17 growth unchanged at 7.1%.
3.The government and World Bank signed a USD 100 million loan agreement to promote rural economy in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu.
4.Lt.Gen Anil Chauhan took charge as the new Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army.
5.The world’s oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera has passed away.
6.The 7th India Energy Congress began in New Delhi.The theme of the 7th edition of India Energy Congress is ‘Energy 4.0: Energy Transition Towards 2030’.
7.The government has sanctioned nearly Rs.370 crore to the BSF and the ITBP to strengthen border infrastructure along the Indo-Pak and Sino-India borders.
8.The Centre has sanctioned Rs.1500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand.
9.Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care.
10.Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar was honored with this year’s Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award.
11.Neelam Kapoor was appointed Director General (DG)?of Sports Authority of India (SAI).
12.Indian-American Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum.