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January 02, 2018

2nd January 2018 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (2nd January 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 2nd January 2018

International Current Affairs
  • To battle sexual harassment, 300 Hollywood celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, have launched a campaign named 'Time's Up'. 
    • The campaign already raised $13 million towards a legal defense fund to help survivors of sexual harassment. 
  • The US state of California today legalised the sale of recreational marijuana, over 20 years after legalising its medical use. 
    • With this, it has become the sixth US state to do so.
  • The 150-metre-high Dubai Frame has opened nearly a decade after it was first designed. 
    • The structure features a 93-metre-long glass observation deck and a neon-lit tunnel which leads visitors to an interactive exhibition on the future of Dubai. 
    • The structure was built at a cost of Dh160 million (approximately ₹280 crore).
National Current Affairs
  • The Rajya Sabha today created a record, completing all the issues and Special Mentions on the Zero Hour agenda for the first time
  • Kolkata is set to get its first floating market, named 'The Floating Market of Patuli', which is likely to be open for public in January.
  • The Karnataka state government is going to purchase 640 electric vehicles (40 buses, 100 cars and 500 three-wheelers) under the Central government's FAME India subsidised scheme.
  • The Home Ministry has declared Nagaland a "disturbed area" under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for six more months till June-end. 
    • Note : AFSPA empowers the security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without prior notice.
Science & Technology
  • The largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India, GAIL India Ltd has commissioned India’s second largest rooftop solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh
    • It is 5.76 MWp (Mega Watt peak) solar plant installed at GAIL’s petrochemical complex at Pata in UP.
    • Note : The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant of 11.5 Mw capacity was inaugurated in Amritsar (Punjab) on 19th May 2016.
New Appointments
  • Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale has been appointed Foreign Secretary for a two-year term.
    • He is going to replace S Jaishankar whose tenure ends on January 28. 
Deaths
  • Poet Anwar Jalalpuri (71), who translated Bhagavad Gita to Urdu, passed away. 
    • The Yash Bharti awardee is known for his literary works like 'Rahrau se Rahnuma Tak' and translation of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali
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