Daily Current Affairs 6 February 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation
This post contains important current affairs of 06 February 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 6 February 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 6 February 2018 Current affairs test.
1. Details of Rafale jet deal are classified : Defence Min
- The details of the Rafale jet deal with France are classified and cannot be disclosed, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.
- She added that no public sector undertaking or private industry were part of the deal.
2. India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-1 missile
- India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-1 ballistic missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.
- The missile has a specialised navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
3. Karnataka HC lawyers go on hunger strike over judicial vacancy
- K’taka HC lawyers launched a week-long hunger strike over the delay in appointment of judges.
- Karnataka’s former Advocate General BV Acharya has claimed that out of a total sanctioned strength of 62 judges, there are only 24 appointed judges in the HC.
1. Ex-Maldives Prez seeks Indian military action amid Emergency
- Mohamed Nasheed urged India to send its envoy, backed by the Army, to help release political detainees and judges amid the ongoing political crisis.
- This comes after the govt arrested two SC judges and Opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
2. UK visa cost to increase as health surcharge doubled
- The UK govt has announced that it’ll double the health surcharge on visas from 200 to 400 pounds.
- The surcharge is paid by all the visitors from outside EU, seeking to live in the UK for 6 months or more for availing UK national healthcare system’s services.
3. US begins withdrawing troops from Iraq after ISIS defeat
- Over 5,500 US troops were present in Iraq at the height of fight against ISIS last year.
- The US will reportedly shift the forces to Afghanistan where there has been a rise in the number of ISIS militants.
1. Rs.5.4 lakh cr wiped off Indian stocks today
- The stock market crash in India wiped out Rs.5.4 lakh crore from the market capitalisation of all listed companies in seconds.
- Benchmark index Sensex plunged over 1,274 points to hit a low of 33,482 during morning trade before making a rebound.
2. States not in favour of including petrol, diesel in GST : FM
- Petroleum products currently attract duties like central excise and VAT.
- Jaitley added that rationalisation of tax rates will continue as revenues rise and eventually the 28% tax slab would be restricted to demerit and luxury goods.
3. Govt proposes hike in sugar import duty to 100%
- A recommendation has been made to the Finance Ministry to hike the duty from the current 50% to protect domestic sugarcane farmers
- Sugar industry bodes had sought intervention as ex-factory prices of sugar have fallen below the production cost.
1. Indian women’s team beat SA to take 1-0 lead in SA ODI series
- Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami picked up 4 wickets while Shikha Pandey took 3 of her own.
- The series is a part of ICC Women’s Championship.
2. Formula One to replace ‘grid girls’ with ‘grid kids’
- The ‘grid kids’ will be chosen by their motorsport clubs on merit or by lottery and will already be competing in karting or junior formulae.
- The will be accompanied by their immediate family who will have paddock access during race day.