02nd March 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Tamil Nadu Government said a 24-hour helpline has been set up for the first time in the country that would provide information on education and offer guidance to students.
2.The Maharashtra government has tied up with Wikipedia, to propagate the Marathi language and increase its use age online.
3.The Centre approved projects worth over Rs.2,900 crore under the Nirbhaya fund for eight major cities of the country in a bid to make them safer for women.
4.As per Hurun Report’s Global Rich List 2018, India has the third-largest number of billionaires in the world. (1st China & 2nd US)
5.India for the first time signed a tripartite agreement with foreign partners Russia & Bangladesh to participate in construction and installation works in the “non-critical” category for the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
6.The Reserve Bank of India has eased position limit in interest rate futures (IRFs) for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). The banking regulator has allowed a limit of Rs.5,000 crore for FPIs to go long in IRFs.
7.Annual Army seminar for 2017-18 on ‘Contribution of the Army Towards Nation Building’ was held at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi.
8.An Indian-American scientist has been awarded a grant of over $1.1 million for his groundbreaking research on cancer.
9.Rangarajan Raghavan has been appointed as a Director and the new Managing Director (MD) of the HCL Infosystems.
10.Vinesh Phogat has won a silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
11.The world’s largest solar park set up at an investment of Rs.16,500 crore at Pavagada in Karnataka’s Tumakuru district was launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.