Current Affairs Daily Digest: February 4, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for February 4, 2017 with important tid-bits on current affairs.

National Current Affairs

SC asks Government to prepare plan for eradication of leprosy

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President Pranab Mukherjee opens annual Udyanotsav of Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Railway Ministry, Italy’s FS group sign MOU for technical cooperation

The Union Ministry of Railways and Italy’s public sector rail company Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Group (FS Group) has signed MoU for technical cooperation in rail sector especially in the area of safety and modernisation. The MoU comes in the backdrop of emphasis given Railway Ministry on safety in railway operation. Read more

International Current Affairs

US imposes new sanctions on Iran

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February 4: World Cancer Day

The World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed every year on 4 February across the world to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The theme (tagline) between 2016 and 2018 WCD is “We can. I can”. Read more

Science and Technology Current Affairs

NASA’s Juno spacecraft completes fourth flyby of Jupiter

NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft completed closest flyby of Jupiter mysterious cloud tops for the fourth time. All eight of Juno’s science instruments were switched on during the flyby. During its closest approach it was roughly 4,300 km above Jupiter’s cloud tops and travelled at a speed of about 208,000 kmph. Currently, Juno is locked in a 53-day orbit around Jupiter. Read more

Single-dose Zika vaccine works in animals: study

According to recent study, an innovative vaccine made from genetic material protected lab animals from the Zika virus in experiments. A single, low dose of the vaccine shielded mice exposed to Zika five months after the shot. Even monkeys exposed five weeks after they were innoculated were also not affected by the virus. Read more

Persons in News

Vikram Limaye appointed as MD of NSE

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Veteran theatre personality Asim Basu passes away

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Anand Kumar Gupta appointed new Director of NTPC

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Former CBI chief Joginder Singh passes away

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