04th & 05th February 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.World Cancer Day is observed on 4th February. This year theme is ‘We Can, I can’.
2.The first ever International Kala Mela inaugurated by the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi.
3.The Maharashtra government has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as a new wildlife sanctuary in the state.
4.President M Abdul Hamid appointed Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain as the 22nd chief justice of Bangladesh.
5.The International Conference on ‘Demetrios Galanos and His Legacy’ was inaugurated in New Delhi.
6.India has contributed an additional $1 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund earmarked for South-South cooperation.
7.Filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been honored with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2018.
8.President Ram Nath Kovind opened the annual “Udyanotsav” of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
9.Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades won a second five-year term.
10.2018 Indian Open (Badminton)
Men’s Singles: Shi Yuqi (Runner: Chou Tien Chen)
Women’s Singles: Zhang Beiwen (Runner: PV Sindhu)
Men’s Doubles: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Runner: Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen)
Women’s Doubles: Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu (Runner: Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai)
Mixed Doubles: Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen (Runner: Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti)
11.Indian athletes Jasprit Bumrah (Cricket), Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket), Savita Punia (Hockey) and Heena Sidhu (Shooting) made it to this year’s Forbes India 30 Under 30 list.
12.Central Reserve Police Force was crowned as champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (B Division).
13.Sweden and the United Nations World Food Programme have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement committing an unprecedented $370 million dollars to WFP over the next four years.
14.Uttar Pradesh State government in association with UNICEF has launched massive door to door campaign ‘DASTAK’, to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanise Encephalitis (JE) disease in the state.
15.Naba Kumar Nayak has been appointed as the State Election Commissioner in Odisha.