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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 JAN 2018
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1.      INDIAN, VIETNAMESE ARMIES HOLD 1ST MILITARY EXERCISE- VINBAX
i. Armies of India and Vietnam have begun a 6-day-long military exercise in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The exercise named ‘VINBAX’ is the first military exercise between the two countries.
ii. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was in New Delhi to participate in the India-ASEAN Commemorative summit and attend the Republic Day celebrations.

2.      FIRST EVER 'KHADI HAAT' INAUGURATED IN DELHI
i. Marking the 69th Republic Day celebrations, Khadi and Village Industries Commission and New Delhi Municipal Council have launched the first ever 'Khadi Haat' in the country.
ii. The Khadi Haat was inaugurated by Union Minister of State Giriraj Singh in Connaught Place, New Delhi.

3.      AADHAAR IS OXFORD DICTIONARY’S HINDI WORD OF 2017
i. Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘Aadhaar’ as the Hindi word of 2017. The word gained popularity due to Aadhaar card, which was in news in 2017.
ii. The announcement was made in the Jaipur Literature Festival.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JAN 2018
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1.      INDIA AND CAMBODIA INK 4 AGREEMENTS
i. India and Cambodia signed four agreements in the field of cultural exchange, an exchange line of credit of $26.9 million, memorandum of understanding to cooperate in legal matter and an agreement on prevention of human trafficking.
ii. The documents were exchanged in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Cambodian PM Hun Sen following delegation-level talks between the two countries. New Delhi has agreed to set up a centre of IT excellence in Cambodia.

2.      INDIA TO HOST INFORMAL WTO MINISTERIAL GATHERING IN NEW DELHI
i. Trade ministers from various countries including Australia, Japan and Switzerland met for an informal WTO ministerial gathering in Davos, Switzerland. India was represented by Deepak Jagdish Saksena, ambassador and permanent representative to the WTO.
ii. India announced that it will host an informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March 2018. The meeting would be held in New Delhi on March 19-20.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JAN 2018
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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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JAN 2018
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1.      ASEAN-INDIA COMMEMORATIVE SUMMIT ISSUES DELHI DECLARATION
i. ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations was held in New Delhi.
i. Theme of this Summit was “Shared Values, Common Destiny”. A join statement, titled ‘Delhi Declaration’ was issued outlining the participating countries’ commitment to political, economic and socio-cultural cooperation. Indian PM Narendra Modi and leaders from 10 ASEAN member countries released commemorative postal stamps on Ramayana to mark 25 years of India-ASEAN relations

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JAN 2018
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1.      GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES 4 NEW SCHEMES TO PROMOTE YOUNG SCIENTISTS
i. Central Government launched 4 new schemes to promote young scientists and researchers in India. All the schemes focus on empowering, recognising and motivating youth. Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence Scheme will connect the educators to leading public funded institutions like Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science or national institutions like Council of Scientific & Industrial Research to pursue research.
ii. Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship scheme, support will be offered to 100 PhD scholars for training at foreign universities/laboratories up to 12 months during their doctoral research. Distinguished Investigator Award scheme, 100 fellowships will be offered to principal investigators of Science and Engineering Research Board/Department of Science and Technology projects.
iv. Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research scheme aims to encourage science writing.

2.      KOLKATA BECOMES 1ST INDIAN METRO TO GET A FLOATING MARKET
i. Kolkata has become the first Indian Metro to get a Floating Market. The market will be located on a water-body with boats doubling up as shops. The market, located on the eastern fringes of the city, was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
ii. The aim is to rehabilitate over 200 shopkeepers from a nearby market that was demolished for the widening of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The market will host at least 114 boats, each one accommodating two shops.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JAN 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JAN 2018
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1.      PM MODI HOLDS BILATERAL TALKS WITH 3 ASEAN LEADERS
i. On the eve of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to celebrate 25 years of India-ASEAN partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had separate bilateral meetings with leaders of three ASEAN nations - Myanmar, Vietnam and Philippines in New Delhi.
ii. The PM first met his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc and held talks with on issues of mutual interest. Next, he met the Philipino President Rodrigo Duterte and covered a wide range of subjects. Myanmar's State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi also met the PM later in the evening.

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