Current Affairs January 2018

  • 16-Jan-2018
  • India and Israel ink nine pacts on cyber security

    India and Israel ink nine pacts in key areas, including cyber security and oil & gas sectors .PM Narendra Mod and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held extensive talks to strengthen ties in the strategic areas of defence and counter- terrorism. 

  • Rajyavardhan Rathore launches Khelo India anthem 

    Union Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has launched the Khelo India anthem.The union sports ministry’s ambitious programme, ‘Khelo India’ -- an initiative to scout for talent at the grassroots and provide it substantial long-term scholarship – will be launched on January 31.

  • Digital launch of 14fund call for proposal website in India -Isreal summit

    The digital launch of 14fund call for proposal website has been launched during the India-Israel summit .This will lead to the joint development of affordable technological innovations in focus areas of mutual interest to address societal challenges in identified areas such as water, agriculture, energy and digital technologies.

  • Exports rise 12.36% in December 

    The exports in engineering goods and petroleum products has risen and helped the country register a 12.36 per cent rise in overall goods exports (year-on-year) to $27.03 billion in December, 2017.

  • DIPP arm launches competion for college students 

    Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), under the  department of industrial policy and promotion, has launched a competition for college and university students to foster a culture of innovation and creativity in the youth. 

  • Romanian PM Mihai Tudose resigns 

    Romanian PM Mihai Tudose resigned from power as he lost the support of his own party ,Social Democrat Party .

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugrated Rajasthan's first oil refinery 

    PM Narendra Modi has inaugrated Rajasthan's first oil refinery .This is the first oil refinery in the state; an Rs 43,000-crore project is a joint venture between HPCL and Rajasthan Government.

  • Indian oil signs with 2 Isreali firms 

    Indian oil has signed Letters of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy, an Israeli start-up company, and YEDA, a technology spin-off company from Weizmann Research Institute, Israel.

  • 15-Jan-2018
  • Indian Army day celebrated 

    Indian Army celebrated the 70th anniversary on 15th January. The day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country. 

  • Isreali PM Benjamin Netanyahu in India 

    Isreali PM Benjamin Netanyahu has visited India and have agreed to enhance co-operation in the areas of agriculture, science and technology and security.

  • India contributes USD 50,000 to UN youth envoys' office

     India has contributed USD 50,000 to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres's Office of Envoy on Youth to help with its mission of involving young people in the world body's goals.

  • India ranks 30th on Global Manufacturing Index 

    India ranks 30th  on a global manufacturing index - below China’s 5th place but above other BRICS peers, Brazil, Russia and South Africa.

  • Federal bank to tie up with hedge equities 

    Federal bank has decided to tie up with hedge equities for providing Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) services to NRIs. A formal agreement was executed in which Jose K Mathew (EVP & Head Retail Business, Federal Bank) and Alex Babu (MD, Hedge Equities Ltd) exchanged the MoU announcing the tie-up.

  • IDFC bank and capital first to join in Share Swap Deal 

    IDFC bank and Capital first has approved a merger of Capital First with IDFC Bank. Pursuant to the merger which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, IDFC Bank will issue 139 shares for every 10 shares of Capital First.

  • BSE's India International Exchange list IRFC's green bond 

    BSE's India International Exchange has listed its first bond on its Global Securities Market.The bonds issued by Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC) are one of the highest credit rated bonds issued by an Indian corporate and has been IRFC's first foray into the green bond market.

  • Johnson and Johnson partners with Maharastra government 

    Johnson and Johnson has partnered wth Maharastra government to give awareness on on the illness, as part of a partnership that the Maharashtra Government recently formalized with Johnson & Johnson. Other interventions under the ambit of the agreement include hospital acquired infections and maternal and infant mortality.

  • Veteran actress Charu Rohatgi passes away 

    Veteran actress Charu Rohatgi passed away due to cardiac arrest. She has acted in films like Isaqzaade and 1920:London.

  • 14-Jan-2018
  • Vibrant Gujarat Summit concluded in Gandhinagar 

    Vibrant Gujarat Summit ended in Gandhinagar.The number of MoUs signed this summit was close to 3,000 more than the 2015 summit and the committed investment is likely to cross Rs 30 lakh crore.

  • 4th International Kite Festival begins in Delhi 

    The 4th International Kite Festival has started in Delhi.Professional kite flying experts from across India and the globe are taking part in the three-day festival, which will have an exhibition on the history of kites as well.

  • India signs mou with US to help third world war countries 

    India has signed an mou with US to help the third world war countries .The MoU has been signed between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Development Partnership Administration (DPA) of the ministry of external affairs of India.

  • Ken-Betwa river linking project gets green panel nod 

    Ken-Betwa project has recieved the green signal from the green panel and Tribal Affairs ministry. The ambitious Rs. 9,393 crore Ken-Betwa river interlinking project that will irrigate 6.35 lakh hectares and mitigate drinking water woes of Bundelkhand region.

  • Ecuador selected as chair for UN group of 77 

    Ecuador has been elected as the new chairman of the UN group of 77 countries which promotes the interests of the 134 developing countries it represents at the United Nations, including China.

  • India and Srilanka to construct rain water harvesting systems in Jaffna

    India and Srilanka will construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems at a cost of Rs.300 million in the Jaffna District.

  • SBI in pact with Oman's SGRF

    State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF), a Sovereign Wealth Fund and the State Bank of India will infuse $150 million and $50 million respectively in private equity fund OmanIndia Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF).

  • Government to sell 51 % stake in power hans 

    Government will sell 51% stake in power hans ltd.It is a National Helicopter Carrier in India.

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