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Daily Current Affairs 25 January 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25 January 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25 January 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 25 January 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Karnataka Bandh over Mahadayi water issue

  • The bandh has been called in demand of Centre’s intervention into the Mahadayi water-sharing issue with Goa.
  • A separate Bengaluru bandh has been announced for Feb 4th .

2. 15,000 students set record for 1.46 cr Surya Namaskars

  • The students at institutes run by Nashik Shikshan Prasarak Manda in Maharashtra have created a record of completing 1,45,95,786 Surya Namaskars within a year.
  • The record was registered by the World Amazing Records and Wonder Book of Records at the ‘Surya Namaskar-Ek Avishkar’ event.

3. Technical courses syllabus revamped to meet industry demands

  • The AICTE has revamped curriculum for engineering and technical courses to meet industry demands.
  • The credits required for theory have been reduced from 220 to 160, out of which 14 credits have been made mandatory for summer internships.

International News

1. US city to give poor residents over Rs.30,000 a month

  • The US city of Stockton will give several hundred of its low income residents $500 a month as part of an experimental program hoping it will eliminate the city’s economic burden
  • Stockton had filed for bankruptcy in 2012.

2. UK govt announces dedicated unit to combat fake news

  • The unit, which will be headed by the UK Cabinet office, will consistently flag false information on social media platforms.
  • It will systematically deter adversaries and help deliver on national security priorities.

3. Pak-made explosives used in Kabul attack : Afghanistan

  • The spy agency recovered a van full of explosives which the militants failed to detonate.
  • At least 22 people, including 14 foreigners were killed in the 13-hr siege.

Business News

1. TCS overtakes Reliance as India’s most valued firm

  • TCS also became the 2nd Indian company to cross a market value of Rs.6 tn
  • TCS’ market capitalisation reached as high as Rs.6.24 tn while Reliance has a market value of Rs.6.12 tn

2. Govt to infuse Rs.88,000 cr in 20 state-run banks

  • IDBI Bank will get the most at Rs.10,610 cr followed by Bank of India and SBI.
  • This is the first batch of the Rs.2.11 lakh cr recapitalisation plan announced last year.

3. Banks don’t penalise poor over low balance : Ex-SBI Chief

  • SBI collected Rs.1,771 cr during April-November 2017 as fine from customers who didn’t maintain monthly average balance in their accounts.
  • She also clarified that Jan Dhan Yojna account holders are exempted from maintaining minimum average balance.

Sports News
1. Afghanistan thrash NZ to enter U-19 WC semis

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  • Afghanistan will face Australia in the semi-final.
  • Pakistan will face winner of the quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh.

2. Bopanna enters maiden Australian Open mixed doubles semis

  • Rohan Bopanna has entered the Australian Open mixed doubles semi-finals for the first time in his career.
  • Bopanna has won one Grand Slam mixed doubles title so far.

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