Current Affairs of 7 Feb 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:07-Feb-2018
1. #SecurityCheckKiya: Google’s campaign for Internet safety
• Google has launched ‘#SecurityCheckKiya’ campaign to create awareness around internet safety on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (6 Feb).
• It aims to protect first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious apps and secure all their personal data if they lose their device.
• It helps users to automatically scan for any vulnerability and guides them to keep their account safe in few minutes.
2. BBIN countries to be part of Tiger Census
• BBIN countries- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal will collectively take part in India’s tiger census which began last year.
• The census is conducted after every four years. In the last census of 2014, total number of tigers in India was 2226.
• Bhandhavgarh (MP), Pench (MP), Ranthambhore (Rajasthan), Kanha (MP), Tadoba-Andhari (MAH), Jim Corbett (Uttarakhand), Sundarban (West Bengal), Nagarhole (Karnataka), Bandipur (Karnataka) and Satpura (MP) are some prominent tiger reserves in India.
3. No change in repo rate is expected
• As the CPI inflation of December 2017 was 5.21%, so it is expected that the six-member monetary policy committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will maintain status quo for the third straight review meeting.
• The current repo rate is 6%, reverse repo rate is 5.75% and marginal standing facility is 6.25%.
• RBI is taking such decision as oil prices are in upward motion and government has relaxed its fiscal deficit target which will be inflationary further.
4. Pelican Bird Festival-2018 in Kolleru Lake
• Kolleru lake of Andhra Pradesh witnesses thousands of pelicans, painted storks, Siberian crane, ibis and other bird’s immigration in winter season.
• The Pelican Bird Festival -2018 was held in Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake.
• Kolleru Lake is one of the largest fresh water lake situated between Krishna and Godavari deltas.
• The Lake was declared wild life sanctuary in November 1999 under Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and designated wetland of International Importance in 2002 under Ramsar Convention.
5. India Open badminton men’s title goes to Shi Yuqi
• Chinese badminton player Shi Yuqi won India Open man tournament in two straight set by 21-18, 21-14.
• Shi Yuqi is number is currently at number eight in world ranking.
• The Women title was won by Beiwen Zhang.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express