Daily Current Affairs Compilation for various Banking/Insurance/ SSC Exams – 2.2.2018
- Govt makes PAN mandatory for transactions over ₹2.5 lakh Adding that an Aadhaar-like identity number is being developed for enterprises, the government said PAN will also be used as a Unique Entity Number for non-individuals from April 1.
- Home Ministry allots ₹370 crore to strengthen border infrastructure Laying emphasis on building infrastructure along the Indo-Pak and Sino-India borders, the government has sanctioned nearly ₹370 crore to the BSF and the ITBP for construction of bunkers and special climate- controlled huts in forward areas.
- Railways to set up coach factory in Maharashtra Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced that the Railways will set up a coach factory in Maharashtra’s Latur district. The new coach plant will create an industrial ecosystem in the drought-prone region boosting shift from agriculture to industry.
- Surajkund Crafts Mela Begins In Haryana The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun in Haryana’s Surajkund city. It is to showcase richness and diversity of the handicrafts and cultural heritage of India. The mela has attained international stature with about 29 countries participating this year.
- UAE launches world’s longest zip line The United Arab Emirates has made a record by opening the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kms in length. Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah.
- India slips to 42nd place on EIU democracy Index India has slipped to 42nd place on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Democracy Index. Norway has again topped the list, followed by Iceland and Sweden, India has moved down from 32nd place last year
- Neelam Kapur Appointed DG Of Sports Authority Of India She is the senior-most Indian Information Service officer and had served as UPA government’s spokesperson. It is for the first time that an IIS officer has been appointed as SAI chief.
- Magahi writer Madhukar awarded Sahitya Akademi’s Bhasha Samman Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar, who has been working extensively for the development of the language, was honoured with this year’s Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award.
- NITI Aayog’s Vinod Paul becomes the first Indian to receive WHO’s prestigious prize In a first for an Indian, NITI Aayog Member Vinod Paul has been chosen to receive WHO’s prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize for his services in the field of family health.