07th & 08th January 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Haryana has become the first State in the country to launch High-Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal.
2.Gilles Simon of France has lifted the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis trophy by defeating second seed Kevin Anderson.
3.Switzerland won their third Hopman Cup on Saturday as Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber in the final at the Perth Arena.
4.Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the union government. This would be the second such one in the country.
5.The Jammu and Kashmir government is set to launch the scheme named “Muhafiz”, a major welfare initiative for workers in the unorganized sector to provide them institutionalized socio-economic security.
6.Legendary astronaut John Young has passed away.
7.Sterling K. Brown become the first African-American actor to win the Best Actor in a drama television series at the Golden Globes Awards.
8.Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina secured her first WTA title in Australia with a straight-sets victory in the Brisbane International final.
9.Philippe Coutinho has joined Barcelona from Liverpool for the second-highest fee (£106.4m) in football history.
10.Bollywood actor Shrivallabh Vyas has passed away.
11.Former World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Peter Sutherland was passed away.
12.Indian Navy has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) towards leasing of 228 meters of berths, Q2 and Q3 at Mattancherry Wharf for a period of five years for Naval ships.
13.The International Kite festival was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
14.Actor Akshay Kumar has agreed to partner with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to promote cleanliness in Mumbai as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2018.
15.Julia Goerges has won the WTA Tour’s ASB Classic title in Auckland, New Zealand.
16.The world’s largest ice festival, ‘The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival’ opened in Harbin, China.
17.China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is planning to issue its first US dollar-denominated bond by June 2018.
18.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has conferred the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life.
19.England’s Sam Todd defeated an India’s Neel Joshi to win the U-15 British Junior Open squash in Birmingham, England.
20.Senior sports journalist Shashikant Bhagwat passed away.