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18th January Current Affairs 2017 – Current Affairs Quiz
India among top 6 promising markets
India has got its place among the for global executives when it comes to overall growth prospects over the next 12 months. As per the annual global CEO survey from consultancy giant PwC, the top two markets from the growth point of view are the US and China.
South Korea ranked world’s most innovative economy
According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is the word’s most innovative economy. The list is followed by Germany, Sweden, Japan and Switzerland. South Korea has got this place for manufacturing value-added as well as for tertiary efficiency.
India becomes Associate member of CERN
CERN Member: India has become the Associate member of CERN. Completing the internal approval procedures in respect of the agreement, India has signed with CERN. Since india becomes the Associate member, it will have full access to all data generated at CERN.
Manipur’s Karang is India’s first cashless island
Karang has become the country’s first cashless island. It is a small lake island in Manipur. The Karang island is located in the middle of Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. “Karang Island Boat Association and Panthoibi Khoyol Standard Association extended help in holding campaigns on cashless transactions”.
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Yes Bank launched “Yes Fintech”, a business accelerator program
In collaboration with T-Hub, Yes Bank has launched ‘Yes Fintech’. It is a business accelerator program. Telengana government and Anthil has set up this T-hub is a startup incubator. The Anthil is a speed scaling platform for early growth stage start-ups.
2016 TS Eliot Prize for Jackself, ‘a firework of a book’
Jacob Polley has won the 2016 TS Eliot Prize for poetry. The list also includes the previous winners including Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and Carol Ann Duffy. Polley has won the coveted £20,000 award with his fourth collection.
India 60th in inclusive development index
In the inclusive development index, according to a WEF report, India ranks 60th position among 79 developing economies. It has won the position below the neighboring China and Pakistan. The Inclusive Development Index (IDI) is based on 12 performance indicators.
Yes Bank launches customizable savings account
Medium Private sector lender Yes Bank has launched the industry’s first customizable savings account. This account will protect customers from “unwanted charges”. Customers can choose the options like debit cards, alternatives to minimum balance requirements.
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Saksham 2017 launched in Nagaland
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas every year conduct mass awareness drive on oil and gas conservation. From this year 2017 onwards the theme is redesigned as Saksham – 2017. This program will be for 1 month.
170th Sadguru Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana festival
The 170th Sadguru Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana festival has begun in Tiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu. The Aradhana festival was inaugurated on 13th January 2017 and it will be a good treat to the Carnatic music lovers. Sadguru Thyagaraja is one of the great musical trinity.