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January 07, 2018

7th January 2018 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (7th January 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 7th January 2018

International Current Affairs
  • The 1st US presidential election was held on this day (7th January) in the year 1789.
    • George Washington won the election and was sworn in as the first President of the United States on April 30, 1789. 
National Current Affairs
  • Union Minister (Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) Nitin Gadkari is on a visit to Singapore to inaugurate ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
  • Hyderabad became 2nd large city (above 1 crore population) to be declared open defecation free (ODF), after Mumbai.
Awards & Honors
  • The R.S Puram Police Station of Coimbatore declared as the Best Police Station in the country in category of SMART Police Stations, an initiative by Ministry of Home Affairs.
    • Top Ten Police Stations in India
      • R.S.Puram PS, Coimbatore
      • Panjagutta, Hyderabad
      • Gudamba, Lucknow
      • Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri
      • K4 PS, Anna Nagar, Chennai
      • Banbhoolpara, Nainital
      • Ghiror, Mainpuri
      • Rishikesh, Dehradun
      • Valapattanam, Kannur
      • Kirti Nagar, Delhi
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s Premier Container Port has won “Samudra Manthan-Caring Organisation of the Year” award.
    • The Samudra Manthan Award is a significant initiative instituted with an objective to fuel healthy competition in the maritime sector and impart an impetus to the industry to emerge stronger to work for the benefit of trade and the economy. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India's fifth largest private sector bank, Yes Bank and location-based social networking service Nearby tied up to provide Aadhaar- enabled cardless and pinless ATM service through which, customers can deposit or withdraw money at retailers’ place.
    • Using the PayNEARBY mobile application on a smart phone, a retailer can become an Aadhaar ATM/Aadhaar Bank branch for cash withdrawals and deposits by a customer, Yes Bank said in a release.
Recent Committees in News
  • The government tidat formed a 4 Member Ministerial committee to decide what to do with old, pre-existing projects in ports, which have become unviable.
    • Head of this Committee : Arun Jaitley (finance minister)
New Appointments
  • Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, a former defense and foreign minister and intelligence chief as the new Prime Minister
  • Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) appointed former captain Hasan Sardar as the new chief head coach of the national team ahead of three major tournaments this year.
  • Kia Motors India (KMI) has announced the appointment of Kookhyun Shim as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO).
    • Shim is responsible for driving Kia Motors’ expansion in the Indian market and will oversee the construction of Kia Motor’s first manufacturing facility in India.
  • Novelist and intellectual giant of Sri Lankan origin, Ambalavaner Sivanandan (94) has passed away. 
    • For his novel, 'When Memory Dies', Sivanandan won the 1998 Commonwealth Writers' Prize in the 'Best First Book category for Europe and South Asia'.
Sports Current Affairs
  • French professional tennis player Gilles Simon won the Maharashtra Open by defeating his Kevin Anderson (South Africa).
    • This is Simon's first major ATP Tour title since 2015.
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