One Liner GK Current Affairs: 6th February 2018
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CURRENT AFFAIRS BITES
First in World
New Appointments: National
- Sudeep Lakhtakia took charge as the new Director General of National Security Guard (NSG)
New Appointments: International
- Syed Mahmud Hossain has been appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh.
- Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades re-elected.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-day state visit to Palestine, Oman and the UAE during which he will hold talks with the leadership in the countries on "matters of mutual interest"
- India contributed additional 1 million dollar to India-UN Development Partnership Fund, earmarked for South-South cooperation to intensify its partnerships with other developing countries in the south.
- The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched Green Good Deeds campaign to sensitise people and students, in particular about climate change and global warming.
- Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency in the island nation after Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Judge Ali Hameed were arrested.
Defence & Railway News
- India successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-I with a strike range of over 700 km.
- US Air Force Chief of Staff General David L Goldfein flew the Indian Air Force's indigenous fighter aircraft Tejas from Air Force station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Agreements/ MoUs Signed
- The Assam government and cab aggregator Ola entered into a memorandum of understanding to pilot an app-based river taxi service in Guwahati.
- Sweden has singed Strategic Partnership Agreement with United Nations for committing record 370 million dollars to UN World Food Programme.
Awards & Honours: Sports
- Shubhankar Sharma emerged as the best Indian golfer in the world, grabbing the 72nd position in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) after his recent title triumph at Maybank Championship.
STATIC GK NOTE DOWN POINTS
- Japan's Capital: Tokyo
- Japan's Currency: Japanese Yen
- Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe
- Mumbai Airport also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
- National Security Guard Founded: 1984
- National Security Guard Headquarter: New Delhi
- Bangladesh's Capital: Dhaka
- Bangladesh's Currency: Bangladeshi Taka
- Bangladesh's Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina
- Cyprus' President: Nicos Anastasiades
- Cyprus' Capital: Nicosia
- Cyprus' Currency: Euro
- Palestine Capital: East Jerusalem
- Palestine President: Mahmoud Abbas
- Palestine Prime minister: Rami Hamdallah
- Palestine Currencies: Israeli New Shekel
- Oman Capital: Muscat
- Oman Currency: Omani rial
- UAE Capital: Abu Dhabi
- UAE Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
- Maldives President: Abdulla Yameen Trending
- Maldives Capital: Malé
- Maldives Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
- Sweden Capital: Stockholm
- Sweden Currency: Swedish krona