06th January 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Tamil Nadu has emerged as the leader in the country in terms of Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education.
2.Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 45th World Book Fair in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
3.India’s High Commissioner to Kuala Lumpur T S Tirumurti was appointed the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry.
4.Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd (TIHCL) has got RBI clearance to register and function as a non-banking finance company (NBFC).
5.The US has placed Pakistan on a watch list for “severe violations” of religious freedom.
6.Defence Ministry has cleared contracts worth Rs.2,420 crore for Navy and Army, which includes the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low-Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS).
7.The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 kicked off at Kathmandu, Nepal.
8.Paytm Payments Bank has partnered with IndusInd Bank to introduce a facility to create a fixed deposit when the customer balance exceeds Rs.1 lakh at the end of the day.
9.An Indian-origin banker in Singapore, Ravi Menon, Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018.
10.Iceland has become the first country in the world to legalize equal pay between men and women.
11.Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu will chair the 3rd meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 8th January 2018.