Here are all recent Current Affairs Today February 8 2018 updates. Information here is updated with important news for upcoming exams. Read for daily updates to improve your performance in government job exams.
Google and NCERT Will Jointly teach students digital safety
Tech giant Google and NCERT have joined hands to teach students about digital safety. A pact was signed between two to integrate a course on ‘Digital Citizenship and Safety’ in information and communication technology curriculum on Tuesday. As per the agreement, training will be provided to teachers on latest development that takes place in internet space. Read More
Bermuda becomes first nation to repeal same-sex marriage
Bermuda becomes first country of world to repeal same sex marriage laws. As per the rule, from now on gay marriage will be replaced with domestic partnerships. The gay partnership will be having same rights like marriage, but without the title.
Development of Solar Cities scheme: 60 Solar Cities to be developed
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to develop 60 cities under “Development of Solar Cities” scheme. The total 60 cities includes 13 Pilot and 5 Model Cities up to 12th Five-year Plan period (2012–2017). To make the scheme successful, master plans of 49 Solar Cities have bee made ready. Also in 21 cities, Stake-holders Committees have been constituted. Solar cells have been created in 37 solar cities.
Indian women cricket team pacer Jhulan Goswami becomes first female cricketer to take 200 ODI wickets. Goswami was playing an ODI match on Wednesday against south Africa when she dismissed south African opener batswoman Laura Wolvaardt to make it to 200 ODI wickets.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Lays Foundation Stone For Rhododendron Park
Chief Minster of Arunachal Pradesh Mr Pema Khandu has laid foundation stone of Rhododendron Park in Tawang on February 6, 2018. Speaking on the occasion, CM hoped that the new park will be helpful in conservation of rhodo species which is under serious threat because of road and land acquisition projects started by Army and Border Road Organizations.
The park will be spread over total area of 1.15 hectares. The funding for Rhododendron Park in Arunachal Pradesh will partially be provided under border area development programme (BADP). The park will be planted with more than 30 species of rhododendrons.
Fifth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference Held In New Delhi
South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference fifth edition was held in New Delhi. The conference was facilitated by Public Procurement Division (PPD) of Ministry of Finance and All India Management Association (AIMA). Agenda of the Conference was Public Procurement and Service Delivery.