March 01, 2018

Current affairs for SBI, IBPS, SSC, RBI, UPSC exams - 1 Feb 2018

1st February 2018 - current affairs for SBI, IBPS, SSC, RBI, UPSC exams

Current affairs for SBI, IBPS, SSC, RBI, UPSC exams - 1 Feb 2018

India has slipped to 42nd place on The Economist intelligence unit annual Global democracy index. Norway has stopped this list followed by Iceland and Sweden.

Maharashtra government to give sanitary pad to 700000 girls at rupees 5 a pack. It intends to increase the percentage of usage of sanitary pads to 75% from the current 17% in rural Maharashtra.

The supreme court directed that single judge benches shall not be constituted to hear matters in National green tribunal.

NASA named Seven Hills on planet Mars after the seven crew members, including India-born astronaut kalpana Chawla, of Space shuttle Columbia who lost their lives while returning from their mission.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said in his Union budget 2018 speech that India is expected to register a growth rate of 7.2 to 7.5% in the second half of the current fiscal and is on way to becoming the fifth largest economy in the world.

Indian Navy launched INS karanj, III of the six indigenous scorpene class submarine.

Axis Bank launches the 4th edition of evolve in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is an annual multi city knowledge series for the banks SME customers.

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Union budget 2018 was presented by finance minister arun Jaitley, agriculture got Prime attention in the union budget.

In the union budget 2018 to 19, Arun Jaitley announced that no change has been made in the personal income tax rates.

In the budget, he also announced that the president's monthly salary will be increased to rupees 5 lacs from the earlier rupees 1.5 Lakh. S

In the union budget Arun Jaitley announced at the world's largest government funded Healthcare program with rupees 5 lakh annual cover for family for 10 crore poor families.

Government will pay the 12% of wages to Employees Provident Fund contribution on behalf of new employees in all sections for the next 3 years.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley in the union budget 2018 announced that 8 crore poor woman will be provided with free LPG connections under Ujjwala scheme.

Saubhagya scheme will provide power to 4 crore families and that the government will spend rupees 16000 crore on the scheme.

He said that every block with more than 50% St population and at least 20000 tribal people will have an Ekalavya model Residential School by 2022.

Social security will be provided to aged, widows and orphanage children.

Government is targeting to construct 2 crore new toilets in the next financial year.

Mr Jaitley has allocated rupees 22356.6 crore for swachh Bharat mission.

He said government will focus on strengthening rural, cultural economy.

The government will develop 22000 gramin agricultural markets.

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