GK Update: Current Affairs 9 & 10 January 2018 for IBPS Clerk, Syndicate Bank, SSC CHSL

Current Affairs 18 January 2018

GK Update: Current Affairs 9 & 10 January 2018 for IBPS Clerk, Syndicate Bank, SSC CHSL

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Dilip Asbe its managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO).

Music maestro AR Rahman has been officially appointed as the brand ambassador of Sikkim.

Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan has dedicated India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops supercomputer ‘Pratyush’ to the nation in Pune.

Rating agency Crisil has projected India’s economic growth rate to be 7.6 percent in the coming fiscal year 2018-19.

Punjab National Bank (PNB) and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) have tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) families living below Double Poverty Line (DPL).

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected four Indians to represent the voice of youth at the forthcoming annual meeting at Davos in Switzerland. They include Kanika Kumar, associate vice-president at Intellecap; Dipika Prasad, co-founder Lakeer; Jaideep Bansal, Leader, Energy Access, Global Himalayan Expedition and Karanvir Singh, Chairman, Visionum group.

Gujarat has topped the Logistics Ease across Different States (LEADS) index developed by the commerce and industry ministry along with Deloitte. It has been followed by Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been awarded with the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Public Life in Jammu.

According to Tourism Australia, India has emerged as the fastest growing market for Australian tourism.

The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway (CR) has found its way into the Limca Book of Records for having an all-woman staff.

Paytm has set up a new entity called Paytm Money Ltd that will offer investment and wealth management products and will invest close to $10 million upfront in the new entity.

Flipkart’s payments arm PhonePe has partnered mobile wallet company FreeCharge to allow the latter’s customers pay for transactions at PhonePe’s partner merchants.

Punjab National Bank (PNB) and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) have tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) families living below Double Poverty Line (DPL).

World Bank has projected India’s growth rate at 7.3 percent in 2018 and 7.5 for the next two years.

Professional player Aditya Mehta won the Kolkata Open 2018 International Invitation Snooker Championship in the capital city of West Bengal Kolkata.

Aanchal Thakur made history as she won India’s first ever international medal in skiing. The 21-year-old Manali resident clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup.

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