The daily current affairs updates posted here are aimed at IBPS PO, Bank clerk, SSC CGL and other similar kind of exams. Top gk and current affairs from 7 and 8 February 2015 are given below.
National Scene 8 February 2015
1. First meeting of governing council of NITI Ayog was chaired by Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
PM announced that it will consist three sub groups.
i) Sub-group to study the 66 Centrally Sponsored Schemes and recommend which to continue, which to transfer to states, and which to cut down.
ii) Sub-group to recommend how NITI Aayog can promote skill developmentand creation of skilled manpower within states.
iii) Sub-group to decide on institutional mechanisms to be evolved,and technological inputs, for ensuring that commitment to Swachh Bharat becomes a part of our life in perpetuity.
2. Maharashtra government signed an MoU worth Rs 949 crore with engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for setting up CCTV based surveillance in the city.
3. In Uttar Pradesh,Dashashwamedha and Sheetala, two main Ghats of Ganga in Varanasi have been equipped with WiFi facility.
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4. Veteran Marathi theatre artiste and film actor,Atmaram Bhende(91), considered the doyen of Marathi experimental theatre, passed away.
8 February 2015 – Business Diary
5. To boost capital and meeting global risk norms, Govt. will invest Rs. 6,990 crore in nine public sector banks including SBI, Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Punjab National Bank (PNB).
Among the beneficiaries, SBI leads the pack with a capitalization of Rs. 2,970 crore, followed by BoB Rs. 1,260, PNB Rs. 870 crore and Canara Bank Rs. 570 crore.
6. Singapore President Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam arrived in India for a four-day visit to India.
During his visit Dr Yam will inaugurate the Peranakan Exhibition at the National Museum.
7. UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon appointed Bulgarian diplomat Nickolay Mladenov as the new envoy for middle east.
8 February 2015 – Sports
8. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri defeated Austrian Bernd Wiesberger in the final to won the maiden Malaysian Open title. This is the first European tour title of Anirban Lahiri.