31st January 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
2.The Indian Navy launched the third Scorpene class submarine, ‘Karanj’ at the Mazagaon dock in Mumbai.
3.Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the high-performance computer system ‘Mihir’, country’s largest HPC facility in terms of peak capacity and performance in Noida.
4.According to a report by New World Wealth, India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion, topped by the US.
5.Sharath Kamal has lifted the National men’s singles title for the eighth time at the Senior Table Tennis Nationals in Ranchi.
6.India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction of 6,254 km of all-weather rural roads in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Programme (PMGSY).
7.Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award to 1983 World Championship medallist Prakash Padukone.
8.NITI Aayog member Dr. Vinod Paul was awarded the prestigious Ihsan Dogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize by the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO).
9.Uttar Pradesh is India’s most polluted state and New Delhi most polluted city, says a Greenpeace India report.
10.Google has introduced a new app named “Bulletin” that allows anybody to submit stories for and about their communities.