Current Affairs January 2018 First Week

Current Affairs January 2018 First Week

HEALTHCARE

Arunachal Pradesh declared open defecation-free state

DATE: 1st January,2018

AGENDA/ ISSUE: To improve cleanliness and sanitary conditions in the country

Indian typhoid vaccine approved for global use

DATE: 4th January, 2018

ECONOMY

Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT

DATE: 1st January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To increase revenue in Gulf countries

SOCIAL

Iceland legalises equal pay at workplace

DATE: 2nd January,2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To legalise equal pay to men and women

Swach Survekshan’ launched

DATE: 4th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To improve the conditions of urban sanitation

Govt announces ‘Muhafiz’ for workers

DATE: 6th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To bring welfare programmes for the unorganized sector of the society

24×7 helpline to check crime against women

DATE: 6th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To provide healthy and safe environment to women

SPACE

NASA launches two missions – Gold and Icon

DATE: 5th January, 2018

AGENDA/ ISSUE: To study the upper atmosphere

NABARD

NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017

DATE: 2nd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To increase the authorized capital of NABARD

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017

DATE: 2nd January, 2017

AGENDA/ISSUE: To enable government to take up infrastructure projects near monuments

FINAL NOD FOR BARRACK MISSILES, PGM BOMBS

DATE: 2nd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: Barak missiles to be procured by defence ministry

Electoral bond scheme

DATE: 2nd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To bring transparency in electoral funding

Zojila tunnel in J&K

DATE: 3rd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To increase connectivity in Jammu & Kashmir

JNPT wins ‘samudra manthan –caring organisation of the year’ award DATE: 4th January,2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To fuel healthy competition in the maritime sector and impart an impetus to the industry

.CCEA approves Jal Marg Vikas Project

DATE: 4th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To increase the capacity of National Waterways

Lok Sabha passes bill to hike salaries of judges DATE: 4th January,2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To increase the salaries of judges of Supreme Court and High court

Railways, HRD and S&T Ministry ink MoU

DATE: 4th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To improve the technology in railways

Five Namami Gange Projects approved

DATE: 5th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To improve the conditions of Ghats

Rupee-10 bank note in Mahatama Gandhi Series introduced

DATE: 5th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To introduce new rupee-10 bank note by RBI

note to be overhauled, will also get design changes next year.

26th World Book Fair

DATE: 6th January, 2018

AGENDA/ ISSUE: To increase the awareness of environment issues like climate change, global warming, and water pollution

All India Higher Education Survey released

DATE: 6th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To issue latest report on higher education in India

CBDT relaxes norms for MAT

DATE: 6th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To make Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code effective for insolvent companies

Khelo India Logo launched

DATE: 6th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To achieve the objectives of mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports

National Park for differently abled people inaugurated

DATE: 6th January,2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To provide benefits to differently abled people

Annual DGP Conference at BSF Academy

DATE: 7th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To discuss issue of cross border terrorism

Defence innovation centre to be set up

DATE: 7th January,2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To help small industries in defence sector

of micro units engaged in supply of components to the sector would converge and bring to the table the patented products for display.

Amendments to Companies Act

DATE: 7th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To make insolvency process more effective

SPORTS

Vidarbha wins 2017 Ranji Trophy

DATE: 1st January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To win Ranji Trophy Tournament

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Allied and healthcare professional database launched

DATE: 2nd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To launch a web portal for health professionals

NARI & e-Samvad portals Launched

DATE: 2nd January,2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To empower women by providing information on all govt. schemes

High Risk Pregnancy portal launched

DATE: 7th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To help in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases and their timely referral to the civil hospitals

ECONOMY

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Bill, 2017 DATE: 2nd January, 2018

Govt. forecasts GDP growth at 6.5% in current financial year DATE: 5th January,2018

NTERNATIONAL

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear sites

DATE: 1st January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To exchange list of nuclear installations to maintain transparency and avoid attacking each other’s nuclear facilities

China develops underwater surveillance networks DATE: 3rd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To develop underwater surveillance in Indian and south-china sea

MOU between India & UK to improve public transport

DATE: 3rd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: to improve public transport in India

Agreement between India & Myanmar on Land Border crossing

DATE: 3rd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To facilitate the movement on border areas of India and Myanmar

MoU between India & Sri Lanka on medicine DATE: 3rd January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To sign MoU between India and Sri Lanka on medicine and homeopathy

Scheme for promotion of International Cooperation in AYUSH.

Pakistan on US ‘Special Watch List’

DATE: 4th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: Listing nations which are violating religious freedom

World’s largest ice festival in China

DATE: 5th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To celebrate winters in ice and snow festival

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

DATE: 7th January, 2018

AGENDA/ISSUE: To give recognition to people in entertainment industry

Saudi Arabia approves ferrying Haj pilgrims via sea route DATE: 7th January,2018

AGENDS/ISSUE: To open the waterways for Haj pilgrims

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