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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JAN 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      21ST INDIA INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD SHOW OPENS IN GOA
i. 21st India International Seafood Show opened in Margao, Goa. This event was inaugurated by Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. IISS is a biennial event which serves as a common meeting point for various stakeholders of marine products sector such as producers, processing machinery manufacturers, processors,  and technical experts.
ii. Focial theme of 21st IISS is ‘Safe & Sustainable Seafood from India’. It has been jointly organised by the Marine Products Export Development Authority and the Seafood Export Association of India. MPEDA is the nodal agency of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
iii. During the course of this 3-day event, leaders and experts of marine products sector will deliberate on policies, market trends, technology and action plan to achieving an export target of US$ 10 billion by 2022.

2.      AAI, LAO PDR SIGN CIVIL AVIATION COOPERATION AGREEMENT
i. Airports Authority of India signed an agreement with Department of Civil Aviation of Lao PDR, for providing SkyRev360. SkyRev360 is a comprehensive e-data gathering, invoicing and collection system which has been developed in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association under the Government of India’s Make in India initiative
ii. The agreement was signed in Laos in presence of Ravi Shankar Aisola – Ambassador of India in Laos. This agreement is expected to strengthen bilateral cooperation between India and Laos.


3.      WORLD BANK CHIEF ECONOMIST PAUL ROMER QUITS OVER CHILE COMMENTS
i. Paul Romer resigned from his poistion as the World Bank’s chief economist. Resignation of Paul Romer:
i .Paul Romer has resigned from the chief economist position of World Bank after he made a controversial statement on Chile’s rankings in ‘Doing Business’ annual report by World Bank.
ii .Chile ranks 55 out of 190 countries currently in the list. Paul Romer told a newspaper that, the downfall in Chile’s rank was due to methodological changes, and not from Chile’s business environment. He also said that it might even have resulted from the World Bank staff’s political motivations.
iii. He has resigned just 15 months after he assumed the position. He returns to New York University as economics professor.

4.     DELHI THRASH RAJASTHAN TO LIFT SYED MUSHTAQ ALI TROPHY IN STYLE
i. Delhi won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata. Delhi defeated Rajasthan by 41 runs in the finals and won their 1st Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
ii. Pradeep Sangwan of Delhi was declared Man of the Match. Unmukt Chand scored a half century and Delhi set a target of 154 runs for Rajasthan. But Rajasthan was dismissed at 112 runs.

5.      BOOK TITLED “DILLI MERI DILLI: BEFORE AND AFTER 1998″ BY SHEILA DIXIT RELEASED
“Dilli Meri Dilli: Before and After 1998″, a pictorial book, by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been released.
Dilli Meri Dilli: Before and After 1998:
i. “Dilli Meri Dilli: Before and After 1998″ has been published by Palimpsest Publishers. The book contains pictures of Delhi on subjects such as heritage, culture, law, gender equality, urban environment, education, sports and transport.
ii. The book contains comments from Mark Tully, E Sreedharan, Sunita Narain, etc.
iii. The book depicts the evolution of Delhi, its transformation from the beginning of the new millennium, etc.

6.      VETERAN KANNADA ACTOR CHANDRASHEKHAR PASSES AWAY
i. Chandrashekhar, Kannada actor, passed away following a massive heart attack, in Canada.  Chandrashekhar was 63 years old. He started his acting career as a child artist in 1969.
ii. His popular movie is Edakallu Guddadamele. After this movie people referred to him as ‘Edakallu’ Chandrashekhar.  After his marriage, he moved to Canada and worked as a visa officer at the Indian High Commission. In 2004, he re-entered the Kannada film industry as a director.

7.      VICE PRESIDENT RELEASES THE BOOK ‘STANIYA SVASASAN MEI ADDHI AABADHI’
i. Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book ‘Staniya Svasasan Mei Addhi Aabadhi’ in New Delhi. About ‘Staniya Svasasan Mei Addhi Aabadhi’:
i. This book has been authored by Dr. Sadhana Pandey. Mr. Naidu said that it is an empirical study that captures the voices of the rural women who are occupying positions of authority at the local level.
iii. He added that it can help the policy makers to understand the perspectives of women representatives and address the key issues of empowerment, health, education, nutrition, information sharing and economic independence.

8.      INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY – JANUARY 27
i. International Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed all over the world. Every year, 27 January is observed as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in remembrance of victims of Holocaust.
ii. UNESCO reassures its commitment to combat racism and all forms of intolerance that triggers group-targeted violence. The theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018 is: “Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility”.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH ORGANISATION SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION OF LAO PDR, FOR PROVIDING SKYREV360?
a)  Airports Authority of India
b)  Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
c)  Reserve Bank of India
d)  NITI Aayog
Q2. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT HOSTED THE 21ST INDIA INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD SHOW 2018?
a)  West Bengal
b)  Kerala
c)  Goa
d)  Tamil Nadu
Q3. WHO HAS RESIGNED FROM THE CHIEF ECONOMIST POSITION OF WORLD BANK AFTER HE MADE A CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENT ON CHILE’S RANKINGS IN ‘DOING BUSINESS’ ANNUAL REPORT BY WORLD BANK?
a)  Spektrum der Wissenschaft
b)  Paul Romer
c)  Edward Snowden
d)  Harald Lesch
Q4.  WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF THE PICTORIAL BOOK “DILLI MERI DILLI: BEFORE AND AFTER 1998″?
a)  Charles Shenoy
b)  Zadie Smith
c)  Julian Marles
d)  Sheila Dikshit
Q5. WHEN IS THE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY OBSERVED ALL OVER THE WORLD?
a)  25th January
b)  26th January
c)  27th January
d)  28th January

ANSWERS: 
1 - A    2 - C    3 - B    4 - D    5 - C


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