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Current Affairs 2nd Feburary 2018 (today’s current affairs). Below are the current affairs of 2nd Feburary of this year-

  1. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) cannot have benches comprising of a single judge.
  2. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that India is expected to register a growth rate of 7.2-7.5% in the second half of the current fiscal.
  3. Arun Jaitely said that this year’s Budget will focus on strengthening agriculture and the rural economy.
  4. Finance minister said government will focus on strengthening rural, agriculture economy.
  5. The government is targeting to construct two crore new toilets in the next financial year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced during his budget speech.
  6. Arun Jaitley announced ₹56,619 crore for SC welfare and ₹39,135 crore for ST welfare.
  7. Arun Jaitley said that the government has allocated ₹14.3 lakh crore to be spent for rural infrastructure.
  8. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced ₹10,000 crore for the fisheries and aqua-culture and animal husbandry fund, during his Budget speech.
  9. While presenting the Union Budget 2018 in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that eight crore poor women will be provided with free LPG connections under the Ujjwala scheme.
  10. Government will now contribute 12% of employee provident fund to the new employees in all sections for the next 3 years.
  11. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s delivered his fifth and last full Budget.
  12. Private sector Axis Bank launched the fourth edition of ‘Evolve’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
  13. Central Statistics Office revised the GDP growth rate for 2015-16 to 8.2% from the earlier estimates of 8% and kept the 2016-17 growth unchanged at 7.1%.


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