Daily Current Affairs 27th January, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 27 January 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.


India, Vietnam Release First-Ever Commemorative Stamps

India and Vietnam released first ever set of commemorative postage stamps to mark the long-term friendly bilateral relationships between the two countries.

  • The stamp was released by AN Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts. The two set of stamps released carry picture of Sanchi Stupa and Thien Mu Pagoda.

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launches ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Shakti’ app, which comes with a panic button, for women’s safety here. The app was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government.

  • Once triggered, the app would automatically send a message to the nearest police control room and start recording audio and video after 20 seconds.

India to host informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March

Trade ministers from various countries including Australia, Japan and Switzerland met for an informal WTO ministerial gathering in Davos to discuss the way forward for the global trade organisation.

  • In this context, India announced that it will host an informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March. The meeting would be held in New Delhi on March 19-20.

21st India International Seafood Show opens in Goa

India’s best marine products will be showcased for buyers from around the world at the 21st edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS) in Goa from January 27-29, while industry leaders and experts will deliberate on policies, market trends, technology and roadmaps to achieving an export target of US$10 billion by 2022.

Rotovac: First India-designed vaccine passes WHO test

For the first time, a vaccine conceived and developed from scratch in India has been “pre-qualified” by the World Health Organisation.

  • The Rotavac vaccine, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited last year, was included in India’s national immunisation programme. To be “pre-qualified” means that the vaccine can be sold internationally to several countries in Africa and South America.
  • While several vaccines from India have been pre-qualified, this is the first that was entirely developed locally and, according to experts, is a sign that there is a credible industrial, scientific and regulatory process in place to develop vaccines in India.


ICICI Lombard General Insurance launches health insurance app – IL TakeCare

ICICI Lombard General Insurance has launched a health insurance app – ‘IL TakeCare’ in collaboration with Practo, the leading healthcare platform. This one-of-its-kind solutions covers Outpatient expenses of all its customers.

  • The ‘IL TakeCare’ application works in sync with Practo’s Trinity technology to allow customers to make cashless visits with doctors including those who operate stand alone clinics.

Crisil revises upwards outlook on 18 PSBs to stable from negative

Rating agency Crisil revised upwards the outlook on 18 state-run banks to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ and also reaffirmed their ratings following the Rs 88,139-crore capital infusion by government. The agency said the move will strengthen the balance sheets of these banks apart from improving their core capital. It also expects an improvement in the overall performance of these lenders with the uptick in credit demand.


Delhi thrash Rajasthan to lift Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in style

Delhi won their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after beating Rajasthan by 41 runs in the final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Australia Open: Wozniacki lifts her maiden Grand Slam title

Caroline Wozniacki lifted her first Grand Slam title as she beat Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open Tennis women’s singles title.


Book by Sheila Dixit “Dilli Meri Dilli: Before and After 1998” released

Book titled “Dilli Meri Dilli: Before and After 1998”, written by Sheila Dikshit, who was Chief Minister of Delhi for an uninterrupted 15 years, the book, with the help of rare and carefully curated photographs, offers an engrossing narrative about the journey of India’s capital city and its evolution over the centuries.


Kannada actor Chandrashekhar passes away

Noted Kannada actor Chandrashekhar popularly known as ‘Edakallu Guddada Mele’ Chandrashekhar, 63, has passed away.

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    Thanks Mam 🙂

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