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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 FEB 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 FEB 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      INDIA ACHIEVES 20 GW OF INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY WITHIN EIGHT YEARS
i. According to the latest India research report by green energy market tracker Mercom Capital, India has achieved 20 GW cumulative solar power capacity. Out of 20 GW, utility-scale cumulative installations stand at approximately 18.4 GW, while rooftop solar accounts for another 1.6 GW.
ii.  20 GW capacity has been attained 4 years ahead of the 2022 target set under National Solar Mission. Solar Power was the top source of new power capacity additions in India during the calendar year 2017. During 2017, Solar power accounted for 45% of total capacity additions.
iii. After coming to power in 2014, Modi Government revised the target under National Solar Mission to 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022.

2.      IWAI SIGNS PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH WORLD BANK FOR JAL MARG VIKAS PROJECT
i. Inland Waterways Authority of India has signed a project agreement with the World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project on river Ganga.
ii. The World Bank entered into a USD 375 million loan agreement with the Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance for Jal Marg Vikas Project.


3.      'EXAM WARRIORS'- A BOOK PENNED DOWN BY PM MODI RELEASED
i. The book penned down by PM Narendra Modi named 'Exam Warriors' was launched to reach out to the students across the country ahead of their exams. The book was released by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
ii. The book has been written to inspire youths to face the difficult moments of examinations and life, with fresh and new energy. 'Exam Warriors' is published by Penguin India, which runs into 208 pages.

4.      JAPAN LAUNCHES SMALLEST ROCKET EVER TO CARRY TINY SATELLITE INTO ORBIT
i. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the world’s smallest rocket with the ability to put a tiny satellite into orbit. The rocket lifted off from the Uchinoura Space Center.
ii. It carried a microsatellite TRICOM-1R, a three-unit CubeSat weighing about 3 kilograms. This satellite launch was a re-flight of the TRICOM-1 mission, which was lost in SS-520’s failure in 2017.

5.      MAHMUD HOSSAIN APPOINTED NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF BANGLADESH
i. The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid appointed Syed Mahmud Hossain as the new Chief Justice of the country.
ii. Justice Hossain is the 22nd chief justice of Bangladesh. President administered the oath of office to Justice Hossain.

6.      SRI LANKA CELEBRATES 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY
i. Sri Lanka celebrated the 70th Independence Day in a grand ceremony at the Galle Face Green in Colombo. The theme of the ceremony was "One Nation".
ii. It was on this day in 1948 that country achieved freedom from British rule. Representing Britain's Queen, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex participated in the celebrations as Chief Guests.

7.      CYPRUS PRESIDENT NICOS ANASTASIADES WINS RE-ELECTION FOR 2ND TERM
i. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has won re-election for a second term. The official final result after a second-round run-off put the conservative incumbent on 55.99% of the vote, ahead of Communist-backed Stavros Malas on 44%.
ii. Anastasiades has taken credit for steering the economy of Cyprus to recovery after it was plunged into crisis in 2013 by its exposure to debt-wracked Greece and fiscal slippage under a former left-wing administration.

8.      INDIA OPEN 2018- COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
i. India Open is a badminton event held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi.
ii. In women's singles Defending champion P V Sindhu was defeated by American Beiwen Zhang to finish runner-up at the India Open Super 500 tournament.

9.      JASPRIT BUMRAH, HARMANPREET KAUR IN FORBES INDIA 30 UNDER 30 LIST
i. Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Harmanpreet Kaur as well India women’s hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia and shooter Heena Sidhu are among Forbes India 30 under 30 list.
ii. Bumrah finished the year 2017 as the third highest wicket-taker in ODIs with 39 scalps in 23 matches, whereas in T20Is he grabbed 12 wickets in 11 outings.
iii. In December 2016, Harmanpreet became the first Indian woman cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League.

10.  WORLD CANCER DAY: 04TH FEBRUARY
i. The World Cancer Day is observed on 4th February every year to raise awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention. The theme for WCD 2016-18 is 'We can, I Can'.
ii. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a medical camp at Swarna Bharat Trust, Atkur in Andhra Pradesh organised on the occasion of World Cancer Day.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. FOR 2016-2018, THE THEME FOR OBSERVING WORLD CANCER DAY IS?
a)  We Can, I can 
b)  Yes You Can, We Can
c)  Say No to Cancer   
d)  Cancer- Lets Eliminate it
Q2.  THE FORBES HAS RECENTLY RELEASED THE "INDIA 30 UNDER 30 LIST". WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING SPORTS PERSON IS NOT AMONG THEM?
a)  Savita Punia
b)  Jasprit Bumrah
c)  Heena Sidhu
d)  Jitu Rai
Q3. THE BOOK PENNED DOWN BY PM NARENDRA MODI NAMED __________ WAS LAUNCHED TO REACH OUT TO THE STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AHEAD OF THEIR EXAMS?
a)  Desh Ke Bacche
b)  Taiyariyan
c)  Exam Warriors
d)  Exam Yoddha
Q4. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CYPRUS PRESIDENT HAS WON RE-ELECTION FOR A SECOND TERM?
a)  Tassos Papadopoulos
b)  Nicos Anastasiades
c)  Demetris Christofias
d)  Spyros Kyprianou
Q5. INLAND WATERWAYS AUTHORITY OF INDIA HAS SIGNED A PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH THE WORLD BANK FOR JMVP ON RIVER GANGA. JMVP STANDS FOR?
a)  Jal Market Vikas Project
b)  Jaliya Marg Vaibhav Project
c)  Jal Marg Vaibhav Project
d)  Jal Marg Vikas Project

ANSWERS: 
1 - A    2 - D    3 - C    4 - B    5 - D


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