Current Affairs Jan 2018 - Miscellaneous
The 1st PIO-Parliamentarian Conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Karnataka topped all states with investment intentions of Rs 1.49 lakh crore till October 2017, which was 43% of the country's total investment intentions.
Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic won the deciding Fast4 mixed doubles 4-3 (3), 4-2 over Germany to give Switzerland its third Hopman Cup title.
World’s largest Ice Festival 'International Ice and Snow Festival' was held in Harbin, China.
Ministry of Petroleum launched Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) 2018 Campaign which is an annual flagship event of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India.
North Korea and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single unified Korea flag at the Winter Olympics.
The rural sanitation coverage has reached up to 76% from 39% when the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched.
The Union Government would come out with EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) - Index for ranking of banks that would increase public accountability of PSBs as independent agencies to evaluate and rank PSBs annually on reforms.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated India-ASEAN Friendship Park (Bharat-ASEAN Maitri park) in New Delhi.
Young Indian shuttler Siddharth Pratap Singh won the Swedish Open Junior International Series with a straight-game victory over Denmark’s Mads Christophersen in the finals.
UP Diwas was celebrated on 24th January.
Prime Minister of Cambodia, Mr Hun Sen, was on a state visit to India.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film Padmaavat has been banned in Malaysia by the country's censor board as the film touches on the sensitivities of Islam.
Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga appointed as the Prime Minister of Mali -
Om Prakash Singh has been appointed as the Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh recently.
Indian origin scientist, Pratibha Laxman Gai, has been honoured with Damehood by Queen Elizabeth.
Maharashtra has decided to impose a spot fine of Rs 500 for open defecation.
Union Cabinet recently approved establishment of AIIMS under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at Bilaspur.
The United States has suspended security aid to Pakistan.
Maharashtra state government is going to form an education board for non-English medium schools.
Ricky Ponting has been appointed as the coach of the Delhi Daredevils franchise for the upcoming IPL 2018.
The Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Science & Technology signed a MoU for - Joint funding of Technology Mission for IndianRailways.
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved five projects worth - Rs 295.01crore
The Colour of new Rs 10 note to be issued by RBI is Chocolate Brown.
Focus country group in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 is European Union.
France would be conferring its highest order of merit, the 'Legion of Honour', on legendary film and theatre actor - Soumitra Chattopadhyay.
The output of wheat is expected to touch an all-time high of 100 million tonnes in 2017-18.
India has signed the bilateral annual Haj 2018 Agreement with Saudi Arabia.
Cricketer Yusuf Pathan was banned recently for five months for failing dope test.
US approved the sale of anti-ballistic missile worth USD 133 million to Japan.
Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel has been appointed as the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
Iran has lifted restrictions that were imposed on Internet use.
India signed four agreements for collaboration in ICT sector with Sri Lanka.
The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared procurement of small arms worth Rs 3547 Cr.
India and US will jointly conduct a military exercise called ‘Vajra Prahar’.
Microsoft has topped Thomson Reuters’ debut list of ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’.
Tata Consultancy Services has signed a deal worth over 690 mn dollars with M&G Prudential.
The Indian Coast Guard has begun its biennial search and rescue exercise with the Coast Guard of Japan.
The Union Government has sanctioned projects worth over Rs 10000 cr for North-East to enable better connectivity.
China has launched a new guided-missile frigate called 'Wuhai'.
China has built the world’s largest air purifier to fight pollution.
Virat Kohli has been named ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017.
Virat Kohli has been named as the captain of both ICC Test and ODI teams of the year 2017.
Madhya Pradesh has claimed to become the first in India to fully achieve door-to-door garbage collection target.
Steve Smith won the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award.
Maharashtra state cabinet has approved 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs.
The Indian football team climbed 3 places and ranked 102 in the first FIFA rankings of 2018.
Sri Lanka has become the first nation to be connected to India’s National Knowledge Network.
UP state cabinet has approved 'one district, one product' scheme - Uttar Pradesh.
George Weah was sworn-in as President of Liberia.
Researchers have discovered a new population of walking fish in Tasmania in Australia.