Current Affairs Weekly Updates – February First Week (1st Feb to 7th Feb)

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Current Affairs Weekly Updates – February First Week (1st Feb to 7th Feb)

1. Who has been sworn-in as the new President of the Republic of Honduras: Juan Orlando Hernandez.
2. What is the India’s GDP growth prediction for FY19, according to 2018 Economic Survey of India: 7 to 7.5%.
3. Who has taken charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India: Vijay Keshav Gokhle.
4. Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat, the noted Indian agricultural scientist has passed away. He hailed from which state: Punjab.
5. Who has been chosen for 5th edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award 2018: Asha Bhosle.
6. India’s first ever ‘Khadi Haat’ has launched in which city: New Delhi.
7. Who has won the 2018 women’s singles title in the Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniaki.
8. Who has won the 2018 women’s singles Indonesia Masters badminton tournament: Tai Tzu Ying.
9. Who has been appointed the Chef-de-Mission for the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018: Vikram Singh Sisodia.
10. The first-ever India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise (VINBAX-2018) has started in which state: Madhya Pradesh.
11. The 2018 International Bird Festival will be held in which National park of India: Dudhwa National Park.
12. Sandeep Lamichhane has become the first Nepal cricketer to get IPL contract. He will play under which IPL team: Delhi Daredevils.
13. Which state government has launched ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state: Himachal Pradesh.
14. Which state is hosting the 2018 National Handloom Expo (NHE): Assam.
15. Which union minitry has launched “Stree Swabhiman” initiative: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
16. Which Indian-American personality has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF): Shantanu Nrayen.
17. India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with ADB for construction of over 6,200-kilometre rural roads in five states: 250 Million $.
18. Kalamandalam Geethanandan, the acclaimed Ottanthullal artist has passed away. He hailed from which state: Kerala.
19. Dharmasena Pathiraja, the renowned filmmaker has passed away. He hailed from which country: Sri Lanka.
20. Who has been elected as the new President of Finland: Sauli Niinisto.




21. What is the India’s rank in the list of wealthiest countries, according to a new report by New World Wealth: 6th.
22. The Anti-Leprosy Day is observed on which date in India: January 30.
23. Which state government has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming: Himachal Pradesh.
24. Who has been appointed the new director general of the Sports Authority of India (SAI): Neelam Kapoor.
25. The 2018 Data Privacy Day (DPD) is observed on which date: January 28.
26. Which country has become the world’s largest steel producer in 2017, as per latest report published by World Steel Association (WSA): China.
27. What is the India’s rank in the 2017 EIU Global Democracy Index: 42nd.
28. Which city is hosting the 7th India Energy Congress (IEC) 2018: New Delhi.
29. Anu Kumar has grabbed the first gold medal of the Khelo India School Games in 1500 metres. He hails from which state: Uttrakhand.
30. In the Union Budget 2018, the Union government has announced to build a tunnel through the Sela Pass. The Sela pass is located in which state: Arunachal Pradesh.
31. Which country is the partner country at the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2018: Kyrgyzstan.
32. Which country has recently joined Ashgabat agreement: India.
33. Which state government has won the 2018 Geospatial World Excellence Award: Odisha.
34. Who has taken charge as the new Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army: Anil Chauhan.
35. Which city is hosting the 2nd edition of Nobel Prize Series-India 2018: Panaji.
36. Who has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU): B A Chopade.
37. Who has been bestowed with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award 2018: Shyam Benegal.
38. The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has recently signed a project agreement with World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). It is signed for which river: Ganga.
39.The Assam Government has signed an MoU with National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) for construction of Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati. Where is the headquarters of NBCC is located: New Delhi.




40.Which country’s team has won the 12th edition of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018: INDIA.
41.Which union minister has launched India’s first sentiment index “CriSidEx”: ArunJaitley.
42.Which country has launched the world’s longest zip line: UAE.
43.Which task force has been constituted by the Union government to study use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in military: Natarajan Chandrasekaran task force.