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Daily Current Affairs 6 February 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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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.

National News

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.

International News

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.

Business News

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.

Sports News
1. Indian women’s team beat SA to take 1-0 lead in SA ODI series

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  • 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.

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