English Current Affairs 10th January 2018

National News
1.     Central Government has sanctioned the raising of a Territorial army battalion for cleaning river Ganga
2.     Bihar State Government has imposed a ban on manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, display and advertisement of electronic cigarettes (e – cigarettes) across the state
3.     Mankidia a tribe of Odisha was denied habitat right inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha under the historic scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers
4.     Union Minister of Earth Science Dr. Harshvardhan dedicated India’s Fastest and First 'multi-petaflops’ Supercomputer to the nation in Pune.
5.     Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the first persons of Indian origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
6.     Gujarat has topped a perception based index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain closely followed by Punjab and Andhra Pradesh
7.     Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches a common card for rides on public buses and the Metro Delhi is the first city in the country to have a common mobility card
8.     The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare is going rollout National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis a new scheme free treatment of Hepatitis c from 2018 – 19 Financial year.
International Affairs
9.     Turkish Government announced plans to extend the ongoing State of emergency for the sixth time
10.  The goal to cut the carbon emission by 2020 may be missed by Germany as the chancellor Angela Market and her party has denied achieving the goal in next two years.
11.  World’s largest Ice Festival ‘International Ice and Snow Festival’ held in China
12.    Iran banned the teaching of English in primary schools after Islamic leaders warned the learning the language opened the way to a western ‘Cultural Invasion’
13.    According to the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Saudi Arabia given the green signal for India’s decision to revive the option of sending Haj Pilgrims through sea route
Banking and Finance
14.   Cab hailing app ola has partnered with ICICI Bank to offer a range of integrated service to customers and driver – partners.
15.    Punjab National Bank(PNB) and National scheduled castes Finance and development corporation(NSFDC) have signed a MOU to provide Financial Association to SC families living below Double poverty line
16.  Flipkart –owned payments platform phonepe announced a strategic tie – up with leading Wallet player Freecharge to enable over 45 million users to link their existing Freecharge Wallets to the Phonepe App.

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