English Current Affairs 08th January 2018

National News
1.     Bengaluru has emerged as the most well read city in India, while Mumbai and Delhi stands at second and third position respectively.
2.     Arunachal Pradesh would get its first film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Government as part of tapping the potential of the North Eastern region.
3.     18th All India Whips conference to start from Jan 8 to the held in Udaipur.
4.     Telangana Government has inaugurated country’s first National park of people with special needs (differently abled people) in Hyderabad.
5.     PM Narendra Modi will attend the Annual Conference of DGPs and IGPs after at the BSF Academy at Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh
6.     Income Tax department launched an online chat service on its national website
WWW. Income tax India.gov.in
7.     The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India (PFRDA) announced that Atal Pension Yojana (APY) run by it has reached a subscriber base of 80 lakh
8.     Fin Tech startup Nearby Technologies has tied up with Yes Bank to provide Aadhaar – enabled card less and PIN-less ATM service by which customers can deposit or withdraw money at retailers place.
9.     Paytm payments Bank has partnered Induslnd Bank to introduce a facility to create a fixed deposit when the customer balance exceeds Rs.1 lakh at the end of day.
10.    India’s High Commissioner to Kuala Lumpur T S Tirumurti was appointed the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry
11.    Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber to win the Hopman cup for the first time since 2001.

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