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Friday, January 26, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JAN 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA TO HOST 16TH INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM MEET
i. The 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial meeting will be held in New Delhi in April 2018.
ii. According to the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, the meeting will be hosted by Government of India in New Delhi and co-hosted by the Government of China and South Korea.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JAN 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      AYUSH MINISTER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR HOMEOPATHY RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN JAIPUR
i. The Minister of State(/IC), for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone for Central Research Institute in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This will be the third CRI under the aegis of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy.
ii. In his address during the stone laying ceremony, Sh. Naik stated that Ministry of AYUSH is determined towards a focused infrastructural push to Homoeopathy and other systems of AYUSH.

2.      INDIA-ASEAN BUSINESS & INVESTMENT CONFERENCE HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. India-ASEAN business and investment conference held in New Delhi ahead of the landmark commemorative summit meeting on the 25th of January. In the conference, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu stresses enhanced connectivity via land to strengthen trade ties.
ii. Silver jubilee of India-ASEAN partnership is being celebrated in New Delhi on the 25th January with an unprecedented summit meet.

3.      ANDHRA PRADESH-ZURICH SIGN SISTER STATE AGREEMENT
i. The Andhra Pradesh Government and the Canton of Zurich signed a letter of intent, to promote mutual prosperity and development.
ii. This will bring the State of Andhra Pradesh and Canton of Zurich closer and ensure that a framework is created, which supports the exchange between both the parties.

4.      ONGC ACQUIRES 51.11% STAKE IN HPCL
i. The Public Sector exploration giant Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has got the consent for acquiring controlling stake in fellow PSU Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. The transaction will be for Rs36,915 cr.
ii. According to a statement issued by ONGC, it has entered into a share purchase agreement with the President of India for acquiring the shares of HPCL (representing 51.11% of HPCL).

5.      INDIA, 5TH MOST ATTRACTIVE MARKET FOR INVESTMENTS: PWC SURVEY
i. India has emerged as the fifth most attractive market for investments and the optimism over global economic growth is at a record level, as per the survey of CEOs by global consultancy PwC.
ii. The US remains the top spot for global investment. Around 46% of global CEOs consider the US as one of the three most important countries for growth, followed by China (33%) and Germany (20%) at second and third places, respectively.

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