Daily Current Affairs – 2nd February 2017

  1. Union budget 2017-18: All railway coaches to be equipped with bio-toilets by 2019
  2.  Tax for Income ranging Rs.3-5 lakh is halved to 5%
  3. Senior citizens of the country to get Aadhaar-based smart health cards
  4. All railway firms to be listed on stock exchange: Budget 2017 
  5. Over next 5 years rail safety fund of Rs.1 lakh crore to be created
  6. 1 crore houses to be build by government for homeless by 2019 
  7. Govt aims to achieve 100% rural electrification by May 2018: Budget
  8. Fiscal Deficit target of 3.2% sets by Govt in 2017-18 
  9. Service charge on e-rail tickets booking through IRCTC withdrawn
  10. Rs.4K cr alloted for youth training on Skill knowledge awareness
  11. Allocation for infrastructure sector raised to Rs.3.96L cr by Govt
  12. MGNREGA got highest allocation of fund of Rs.48,000cr for 2017-18 
  13. Defence Budget got hike by 10% to Rs.2,74,000 crore
  14. To provide high-speed broadband at villages, govt allocates Rs.10,000 crore fund
  15. Transactions through cash get limited to Rs.3 lakh :
  16. Govt Water taxi services on Yamuna to start by June
  17. Target for Agri loan to farmers set about Rs.10 lakh crore
  18. Donations for political parties got limited to Rs.2,000 per donor in cash mode
  19. Tax for firms with turnover of up to Rs.50 crore reduced to 25%
  20. Two new AIIMS to be constructed in Jharkhand & Gujarat
  21. NEET exam for medical seats in colleges CBSE to conduct on 7th May
  22. India to participate in International Economic Forum at St. Petersburg as Guest of Honour
  23. High-level consultations on counter-terrorism between India and Russia
  24. 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela to start today
  25. All India Radio launched special FM radio station at Sainagar Shirdi, Maharashtra
  26. Security checks for passengers abolished in Scotland airports
  27. US products boycotted by Mexicans to protest Trump’s wall tax
  28. SAARC programming committee meeting starts today in Kathmandu
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