Current Affairs 17th January 2018 (today’s current affairs). Below are the current affairs of 17th January of this year-

  1. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position on a global manufacturing index.
  2. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to promise help to develop a 143-year-old Jewish cemetery in Vadodara into a memorial and tourist attraction.
  3. Chhattisgarh High Court has issued a directive to all trial courts in the state to mandatorily obtain Aadhaar Cards of accused persons.
  4. The ‘I4Fund Call for Proposal’ was announced with the joint launch of the website and the unveiling of the brochure by the two PMs.
  5. Brazil’s securities regulator prohibited local investment funds from buying cryptocurrencies.
  6. The Bombay Stock Exchange’s India International Exchange listed the first bond on its Global Securities Market.
  7. A new moth species named ‘Elcysma Ziroensis’ has been discovered in the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.
  8. On 15th January 2018, Sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta passed away following a cardiac arrest at his home in south Kolkata.
  9. Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria announced that the country has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
  10. The first joint estimation of tigers in the Sunderbans, spread across India and Bangladesh, began on Monday, with a training workshop.
  11. Maharashtra’s mine workers who face an increased risk of tuberculosis will be part of awareness programmes on the illness.
  12. NASA scientists have spotted the farthest known galaxy in the universe.
  13. Sudhir Dalvi has presented the Janakavi P Sawlaram award at a function in Thane, Maharashtra.
  14. TV actress Charu Rohatgi, known for her roles in serials like ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’ and ‘Uttaran’, passed away.
  15. prime minister narendra modi arrived in rajasthan’s barmer where he will inaugurate the commencement of work of an oil refinery at pachpadra.
  16. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘Economic Democracy Conclave’ at Thane, Maharashtra.
  17. Punjab State Government signed a MoU with the Indian Oil Corporation to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state.
  18. Indian peacekeepers in UN Mission in South Sudan have re-built a key bridge in record time in strife-torn South Sudan’s Akoka village.


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