English Current Affairs 05th January 2018

National News
1.     Cabinet committee on Economic affairs gave its approval for implementation of the Jal Marg Vikas Project at a cost of Rs.5369 crore.
2.     Hyderabad was declared an Open Defecation Free city by centre and thereby became second major city after Mumbai with over 1 crore population to attain its status.
3.     Indian Government Commenced Swachh Survekshan – 2018. It’s being bugged as world’s largest cleanliness survey.
International News
4.     India has excluded Pakistan from the list of South Asian Association for Regional co-operation (SAARC) member countries with which it will be connecting its State of the art National Knowledge Network.
5.     Sushma Swaraj left on a 5 day visit to three South East Asian countries Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
6.     PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have vowed to strengthen Indo-Russia strategic ties.
Banking and Finance
7.     RBI has initiated prompt corrective action against Allahabad Bank owing to its high net non – performing assets and a Negative Return on Assets for two years in a ROW.
8.     India bulls Housing Finance has Raised Rs.1000 crore by selling the India’s first “Social bonds”
9.     Madhya Pradesh Government decided to impose 50 paisa cess on per litre of petrol and diesel for developing and strengthening road infrastructure across Madhya Pradesh
10.    Bharat Biotech an Indian Biotechnology has received pre-qualification Tag from the WHO for Typbar TCV or Typhoid conjugate vaccine
11.    Kookhyan shim was appointed as MD and CEO of Kia Motors India.
12.      Tata Motors has appointed Hanne Birgitte Sorensen as an additional and Independent Director.
Science and Technology
13.    Government has launched My GOV platform to get suggestion from citizen of India from all Walks of life.
14.    Pakistan successfully tests Harba Missile a naval cruise missile in Arabian Sea.
15.     A new endangered flowering plant species ‘Primula Zhui’ has discovered in China
16.    Meghalaya signs host city contract for 39th National Games in 2022.
17.    Colin Munro became the first batsman to score 300’s in T20 internationals
18.     Carnatic vocalist Radha Vishwanathan daughter of M.S. Subbulakshmi passed away

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