Current Affairs 4th January 2018 (today’s current affairs). Below are the current affairs of 4th January of this year-

  1. G Sathiyan has become India’s highest- ranked player in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings.
  2. Scientists have just discovered the “mewasinghi” Night frog, belonging to a genus endemic to the Western Ghats, from Kozhikode’s Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  3. Famous Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri died. He was 71.
  4. Rating agency Crisil launched an index to measure the performance of investments of foreign portfolio investors in the fixed-income market.
  5. Bitcoins or such crypto-currencies are not legal tender and those indulging in such transactions are doing it at their own risk, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
  6. Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank has operationalised it’s first desktop ATM at Kasibugga in Mandi Bazar of Warangal in Telangana.
  7. The unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
  8. The central bank of Pakistan gave its green signal to using the Chinese currency, Yuan for bilateral trade with China.
  9. State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd today said it has commissioned the country’s second-largest rooftop solar power plant.
  10. Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare launched the Allied and Healthcare Professionals’ database portal.
  11. Puducherry government has launched a special police force, with distinct blue-coloured head gears, to ensure the safety of visitors.
  12. Karnataka would obtain electric vehicles under the Centre’s FAME-India scheme.
  13. The Karnataka government announced that ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’ will be held here from February 28.
  14. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is scheduled for launch in 2018 to explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere.
  15. Venezuela is to raise its minimum wage by 40 percent.
  16. According to scientists, over a quarter of the world’s land could become significantly drier even if global warming is limited to the target of two degree Celsius.
  17. According to HSBC Report, India’s growth rate is expected to accelerate over the coming year and is likely to improve further to 7.6 percent by 2019-20.
  18. The 171st Araadhanai Music Festival of one of the Trinities of Carnatic music Saint Thyagaraja begins in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu.


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