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Current Affairs of 5 Feb 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:05-Feb-2018


1.                World Cancer Day: 4th Feb

• The day is observed across the world with an aim to raise awareness among people about the disease.

• The theme for 2016-18 is “We Can. I Can.”.

• It is expected that people, individually and collectively, understand and work towards listening the impact and harmful effects of the condition globally.


2.       CriSidEx: India’s first Sentiment Index

• The first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises has been launched by Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley.  

• This index is jointly developed by CRISIL & SIDBI.

• It is an index composed of 8 parameters and measures based on a scale of 0(extremely negative) to 200 (extremely positive).


3.       India’s first defense industrial corridor: Chennai to Bengaluru

• The first industrial corridor will link Chennai and Bengaluru through Coimbatore and several other industrial clusters.

• The Ministry of defense has decided two such corridors and the first one is between Chennai-Bengaluru and second one is yet to be announced.

• This corridor will provide impetus to the manufacturing industry in the country and it is also a good step to promote Make In India.


4.       Ashgabat Agreement: India is now a member country

• India formally joined Ashgabat agreement on 2nd Feb, 2018.

• It is a multimodal transport agreement between Oman, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and India for international transport and transit corridor facilitating transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.

• Ashgabat is the Capital of Turkmenistan.


5.       Global Investors Summit 2018 in Assam

• The Summit focused on promoting investments in the state and especially in North East.

• This is the first summit of this type which will be attended by Investor’s from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan and ASEAN countries.

• This summit highlights Power, Agriculture and Food Processing, IT, River Transport & Port Townships, Plastics & Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Equipment, Handloom, Textiles & Handicrafts, Tourism, Hospitality& Wellness, Civil Aviation and Petroleum and Natural Gas.


Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express
















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