Daily Current Affairs, 04th February 2018 - VISION

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Daily Current Affairs, 04th February 2018







1)  World Cancer Day: 04th February
•World Cancer Day is being observed today. The day is observed on 4th February every year to raise awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention. The primary goal of the day is to reduce the illness and related deaths by 2020.

•Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a medical camp at Swarna Bharat Trust, Atkur in Andhra Pradesh organised on the occasion of World Cancer Day. 

2)  PM Modi Inaugurates Investors' Summit In Assam
•One hundred and sixty MoUs with investment proposals of over 64,000 crore rupees were signed on the opening day of the first ever global investors summit at Guwahati in Assam. 

•The summit hosted by the Assam government is a new beginning and will open a new chapter in boosting the relationship with ASEAN countries. The MoUs were signed by hundreds of industry leaders for investment in the state.

3)  Mega healthcare scheme game changer, financing not a constraint: Niti Aayog
•Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar has said, the newly announced mega healthcare scheme is a game changer and revenue from the 1 per cent additional cess would be enough to meet the funding needs. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget for 2018-19 announced the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) announced to provide health insurance cover 5 lakh rupees to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

•Talking to PTI, Mr Kumar regretted that a completely baseless and false propaganda is being spread by the opposition leaders against the ambitious scheme of the Modi government. On funding of the scheme envisaging to cover about 50 crore people, the Niti Aayog vice-chairman said the allocation for the health sector has been raised by 6,000 crore rupees.
Moreover, there is an existing facility of 2,000 crore rupees for the ongoing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) scheme. 

4)  To preserve the ecosystem, the Uttar Pradesh government has inaugurated the state's 1st ever Butterfly Park in Kanpur

• A total of 100 species of flowers have been planted in order to attract the butterflies.

• By now, more than 50 species of butterflies have already been observed in the park.

5)  The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to send the Chandrayaan-2 on the world's first-ever mission to soft-land near the Moon's south pole

•The mission could take place either in the first quarter or second half of 2018. 

•The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II will carry the Chandrayaan-2.




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