Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Current Affairs- 18th January 2017

1- The Government of India, the Government of Nagaland and the World Bank have signed a massive 48 million dollars credit agreement for the 'Nagaland Health Project,' which aims to improve health services across the state.

2- British poet Jacob Polley has won the 2016 T.S. Eliot prize for his fourth collection, 'Jackself', a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria.

3- Global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday gave a Baa3 rating to State Bank of India's (SBI) proposed US dollar denominated senior unsecured notes.

4- The 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) will be held in New Delhi from January 18 - 20, 2017.

5- For supply to Defense and Paramilitary
Valiant Communications has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ITI (an undertaking of the Government of India) for its technology and product in Defense and Paramilitary.

6- IDFC Bank announced that the Bank acquired 100% equity stake in Grama Vidiyal Micro Finance ('GVMFL') on 13 October 2016, thereby making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank.

7- Ola partners with Apollo to train drivers for on-road medical emergencies.

8- Patanjali Ayurved, co-founded by yoga guru Ramdev and his deputy, Balkrishna, has got a rating upgrade. ICRA has revised its long-term rating upgrade for the company from the earlier 'A-' to one of 'A+'.

9- The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with NBCC (India) Limited, HSCC (India) Limited and with HITES HLL Life Care Ltd. to expand infrastructure and other facilities.

10- Mohan Lal Jharta was sworn-in as the new Chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission, Hamirpur, today.

11- Tajani elected president of European Parliament

12- Cricket icon Kapil Dev was today inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame' in presence of former India captains Ajit Wadekar, Sunil Gavaskar and Nari Contractor at the Cricket Club of India Mumbai.

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