Search your Topic HERE....

January 06, 2018

6th January 2018 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

sponsored links

Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (6th January 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 6th January 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (6th January 2017) is World Day for War Orphans.
    • This day was initiated by the French organisation, SOS Enfants en Detresses.
    • Held on 6th January each year, this special day enables the International Community to recognise the plight of a particularly vulnerable group.
  • China is planning to build its second overseas military base in Pakistan near the Gwadar port. 
    • The base would be used to dock and maintain naval vessels, as well as provide other logistical support services.
National Current Affairs
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today unveiled the Official emblem of the West Bengal State government
    • The logo, designed by the Chif Minister herself, highlights the Ashoka emblem on the top with the theme of "Biswa Bangla" at the centre.
  • A special CBI court today sentenced Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav along with other convicts to 3.5 years in jail in the ₹89-lakh fodder scam case
    • The scam was exposed in 1996, leading to Yadav's resignation as the Bihar CM.
  • India's 1st park for people with special needs was inaugurated by Telangana Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao in Hyderabad.
    • The park has a speech therapist, a physiotherapist, and vocational training instructors for differently-abled children. 
  • The 26th edition of annual World Book Fair was began in New Delhi today. 
    • This festival has been jointly organised by National Book Trust (NBT) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation.
    • Theme of World Book Fair 2018 : ‘Environment and Climate Change’. 
    • Focus Areas : Environment issues like climate change, global warming, and water pollution. 
    • Guest of Honor Country for 2018 : European Union
  • The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) run by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has reached a subscriber base of 80 lakh.
    • Uttar Pradesh is the highest contributing state at 11.41 lakh APY subscribers, followed by Bihar and Tamil Nadu at 8.87 lakh and 6.60 lakh respectively.
    • Note : The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) became operational on 1st June 2015 and is available to all citizens of India in the age group of 18-40 years. 
Science & Technology
  • Micro-blogging website Twitter has announced it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are “controversial,” citing a need to promote a “public conversation” on political issues. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced issuance of over $5.9 billion (₹37,000 crore) in the country's new oil-backed cryptocurrency in coming days to fight the ongoing economic crisis. 
    • Every unit of the cryptocurrency will be equal in value to Venezuela's one oil barrel. 
    • Note : Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves and generates around 95% of its export revenue from oil.
  • Income Tax (IT) Department under the Union Finance Ministry has launched an on-line chat service on its national website www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
  • According to a recently released data by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves have scaled to fresh record high of $409.366 billion as on December 29, 2017. 
    • The surge was due to massive spike in foreign currency assets, which is key component of the reserves.
Monthly Current Affairs PDF Downloads
      sponsored links

      Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...