Daily Current Affairs 17th January, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 17 January 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Centre sanctions projects over Rs. 10,000 cr in North East for better network connectivity

The Centre has sanctioned projects over 10,000 crore rupees in the North East for better network connectivity. 2 MoUs have been signed to cover the uncovered areas in the North East including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

PM Modi, Netanyahu inaugurate iCreate centre in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a visit to India, have inaugurated the iCreate centre in Ahmedabad’s Deo Dholera Village.

  • iCreate will provide a safe landing pad for Israeli entrepreneurs for exploring the Indian market

Israeli PM Netanyahu Inaugurate 3rd edition of Geo-Political Conference Raisina Dialogue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated the 3rd edition of the geo-political conference, ‘Raisina Dialogue’ in New Delhi. PM Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the inaugural session of the three-day event.

  • This year’s topic of Raisina Dialogue is ‘Managing Disruptive Transitions – Ideas, Institutions and Idioms.’ This is the first time when any foreign head of state has participated in this dialogue.

65th Meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) Held in New Delhi

The 65th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held under the chairmanship of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. The meeting’ agenda was focused on issues related to school education and literacy.

Odisha CM Launches Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana’ (MMKSJ) – an assistance scheme for Artists in the state. Around 50,000 artists will be benefited from this.

  • The government has decided to give Rs 1,200 per month as artist assistance. Earlier, only 4,000 artists were being given Rs 1,000 per month.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’

In an attempt to fight air pollution, China has constructed an experimental air purifying tower, touted to be the world’s biggest at a height of over 100 meters (328 feet).

  • Launched in 2015, the Xian smog tower was announced to find a low-cost method to artificially remove pollutants from the atmosphere. The polluted air is sucked into the glasshouses of the tower and is then heated up by the solar energy. The hot air then moves through multiple cleaning filters and helps in reducing the pollution.


BOOK LAUNCH

Sanjay Manjrekar Launches Autobiography, Titled ‘Imperfect’

Sanjay Manjrekar has launched his autobiography named ‘Imperfect’. The book ‘Imperfect’ was released by Dilip Vengsarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar’s first international captain. The book was published by Harper Collins. Sanjay Manjrekar has played 37 Test matches.



OBITUARY

Devdas actress Ava Mukherjee passes away at 88

Actor Ava Mukherjee, who played a beloved grandma in numerous commercials, TV series and films, has passed away.

Renowned Khasi author Pde passes away

Former Meghalaya bureaucrat and renowned Khasi author Leslie Harding Pde has passed away following a brief illness.



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