05 February 2018 Current Affairs

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Mahmud Hossain appointed New Chief Justice of Bangladesh

The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid appointed Syed Mahmud Hossain as the new Chief Justice of the country. Justice Hossain is the 22nd chief justice of Bangladesh. President administered the oath of office to Justice Hossain.

‘Exam Warriors’- A Book penned down by PM Modi released

The book penned down by PM Narendra Modi named ‘Exam Warriors’ was launched to reach out to the students across the country ahead of their exams. The book was released by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The book has been written to inspire youths to face the difficult moments of examinations and life, with fresh and new energy. ‘Exam Warriors’ is published by Penguin India, which runs into 208 pages.

India contributes $1 mn to UN Development Partnership Fund

India has contributed additional $1 million to India-UN Development Partnership Fund, earmarked for South-South cooperation. The contribution aims to intensify its partnerships with other developing countries in south. India has pledged multi-year contribution of $100 million to the fund established in June 2017. India has already provided $6 million within the seven months since launch of fund.

India Open 2018- Complete list of Winners

India Open is a badminton event held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi. In women’s singles Defending champion P V Sindhu was defeated by American Beiwen Zhang to finish runner-up at the India Open Super 500 tournament.
Complete List of Winners-

S.No. Category Winner Runner-Up
1. Men’s Singles Shi Yuqi (China) Chou Tien Chen (Taiwan)
2. Women’s Singles Beiwen Zhang (America) P V Sindhu (India)
3. Men’s Doubles Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (Indonesia)
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia)
Kim Astrup (Denmark)
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Denmark)
4. Women’s Doubles Greysia Polii (Indonesia)
Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia)
Jongkolphan Kititharakul (Thailand)
Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand)
5. Mixed Doubles Mathias Christiansen (Denmark)
Christinna Pedersen (Denmark)
Praveen Jordan (Indonesia)
Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Indonesia)


After 154 years, Nepali tea receives international trademark

Nepalese tea has finally received an international trademark, over a century-and-a-half after cultivation began in the country. Nepali tea producers used to export tea with the respective companies’ names or logos. Now, the tea will be sold in the international market with a common logo, which represents the national identity.

Shubhankar Sharma won European Tour title

India’s Shubhankar Sharma came back from a four-stroke deficit to claim a two-shot win at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia for his second European Tour title. Sharma had won his maiden title at the Joburg Open in December last year. The Indian holed 10 birdies to claim the title ahead of Spain’s 31-year-old Jorge Campillo.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades wins re-election for second term

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has won re-election for a second term. The official final result after a second round run-off put the conservative incumbent on 55.99 per cent of the vote, ahead of Communist-backed Stavros Malas on 44 per cent. Anastasiades has taken credit for steering the economy of Cyprus to recovery after it was plunged into crisis in 2013 by its exposure to debt-wracked Greece and fiscal slippage under a former left-wing administration.

Jasprit Bumrah, Harmanpreet Kaur in Forbes India 30 under 30 List

Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Harmanpreet Kaur as well India women’s hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia and shooter Heena Sidhu are among Forbes India 30 Under 30 list. Bumrah finished the year 2017 as the third highest wicket-taker in ODIs with 39 scalps in 23 matches, whereas in T20Is he grabbed 12 wickets in 11 outings. In December 2016, Harmanpreet became the first Indian woman cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL).

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