English Current Affairs 11th January 2018

World News
  1. The United States has said that the H1-B visa of Indians living in the United States has been extended.
  2. The world has stated that India's growth rate will be 3% in 2018.
  3. In the past year, China has frozen over 1 lakh and 28 thousand websites with porn films and information.
  4. Russia has welcomed negotiations between North Korea and South Korea.
  5. North Korea has announced that it will send a team of North Korea's 2018 Winter Olympic Games to be held in South Korea.
  6. The Pakistani government has deployed security cooperation with the US in Afghanistan.
National News
  1. The government is planning to bring a virtual ID instead of 16 digit of Aadhaar number.
  2. A new ID card is introduced instead of Aadhaar card to protect individual privacy.
  3. A 48-member Governors Conference has been constituted to examine the contribution of state governors to the development work.
  4. 12 per cent GST has been imposed for Napkins in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
  5. Income tax benefits for monthly payers in the central budget
  1. ISRO's appoints K.Sivan as new chairman.
  2. Former captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as co-coach of Australia's 20-over cricket team.
  3. Mathews was appointed to captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team.
  4. Mithali Raj has been appointed as the captain of the Indian women's team in a one-day series against South Africa.
Business News
  1. The Union Cabinet has approved 100 percent FDI in single brand retail.
  2. The Federal Cabinet has decided to liberalize foreign direct investment policy.
Sports news
  1. Bhagir Shah, a 19-year-old cricketer from Afghanistan, has broken the batting average record of Dan Bradman.
  2. Kerala topped the list of IPL football tournaments.
  3. Ian Hume scored a hat-trick in the IPL football tournament.
  4. ICC for Test cricket matches India captain Virat Kohli was ranked 3rd in the rankings list chart.
  1. Vishnu, a student of Vellore, won gold in the international Boating tournament.
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