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Sunday, January 7, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JAN 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GOA TO HOST 3RD EDITION OF SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL
i. Goa will be hosting the 3rd edition of the Science Film Festival of India in January 2018. The festival, titled SCI-FFI Goa, is being organised by the state-based Vidnyan Parishad, Goa Department of Science and Technology.
ii. The competition aims to boost the culture of science films, all the films submitted should be related to science and technology.

2.      2. SUSHMA SWARAJ EMBARKED ON TOUR OF 3 SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left on a 5-day visit to three South East Asian countries – Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. On the first leg of the visit, Ms Swaraj will reach Thailand and will hold an official meeting with Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai.
ii. During the visit to Indonesia, Ms Swaraj will co-chair the 5th meeting of India-Indonesia Joint Commission. In Singapore, the External Affairs Minister will inaugurate the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas of ASEAN countries. She will have bilateral meetings with the leaders in Singapore.

3.      WORLD'S BIGGEST CLEANLINESS SURVEY 'SWACHH SARVEKSHAN 2018' LAUNCHED
i. The world's biggest cleanliness survey 'Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2018' was launched in India by PM Narendra Modi. It will be conducted from the 4th of January to 10th of March.
ii. The cleanliness survey was launched in 2016 as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The main objective of Swachh Survekshan is to encourage large-scale citizen participation and create awareness towards making towns and cities a cleaner and better place to live in.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JAN 2018
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1.      CABINET APPROVALS ON JANUARY 2018
i. Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing, Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Italy on cooperation in the field of renewable energy.
ii. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Belgium on Cooperation in the field of ICT&E, Cabinet approves MoU between India and Israel on Cooperation in the Oil and Gas Sector.
iii. Cabinet approves MoU between India and ‘Transport for London’, Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Bilaspur and Cabinet approves Rs 6809-cr Zojila tunnel project in J&K.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 3 JAN 2018
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1.      CABINET NOD TO INDIA, UK PACT TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT
i. The Cabinet has approved the signing and implementation of the MoU between Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and ‘Transport for London’ to improve public transport in the country.
ii. The MoU is aimed at improving the overall public transport system, improve passenger services and promote the use of high capacity buses in India.

2.      CENTRE UNVEILED CONTOURS OF ‘ELECTORAL BONDS’ SCHEME
i. The Centre unveiled the contours of the ‘Electoral Bonds’ scheme, which seeks to ensure the flow of clean money to political parties, without revealing the donors’ names.
ii. As per the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the electoral bonds will be a bearer instrument in the nature of a Promissory Note and an interest-free banking instrument. A citizen of India or a body incorporated in India will be eligible to purchase the bond from specified branches of the State Bank of India.
iii. The bonds can be purchased for any value in multiples of Rs1,000; Rs10,000; Rs1 lakh; Rs10 lakh; and Rs1 cr.

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