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Daily Current Affairs 30 January 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 30 January 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30 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 30 January 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Amazon Alexa can now play PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat

  • The segments of PM Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ are now supported on Amazon voice assistant software Alexa Skill.
  • Users can listen to all previous episodes that have been aired since January 2015.

2. No Indian city meets WHO air quality standards : Study

  • A report by Greenpeace studied around 630 million Indians .
  • It revealed that close to 550 million people including 47 million children below 5 years of age, lived in areas where PM10 is above national standards.

3. India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls : Economic Survey

  • There are unwanted girls because couples keep having children until they produce a desired number of sons.
  • The survey further acknowledged that the government’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana scheme are all steps in the right direction.

International News

1. Russia accuses US of meddling in presidential elections

  • Russia accused US of trying to influence its upcoming presidential election by releasing a sanctions report.
  • The document will list names of senior Russian political figures having close links to President Vladimir Putin, who is standing for re-election.

2. N Korea cancels performance with S Korea ahead of Olympics

  • N Korea has cancelled a joint cultural performance with S Korea ahead of the Winter Olympic Games.
  • S Korea’s Ministry of Unification said the decision to cancel the joint performance was regrettable.

3. Iran wants to turn Lebanon into a giant missile site : Israel

  • Earlier, Israel PM Netanyahu had accused Iran of building military bases in Syria and Lebanon to eradicate Israel.
  • Iran’s support to the Lebanese militant group has been a major cause of its strained relations with Israel.

Business News

1. 50% increase in indirect taxpayers post GST : Economic Survey

  • There were 98 lakh unique GST registrants as of Dec 2017.
  • Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are the states with most GST registrants.

2. Jio to raise up to Rs.14,000 cr to fund RCom deal

  • Reliance Jio will raise the amount in debt to fund the purchase of RCom wireless assets.
  • In Dec, Jio agreed to purchase RCom’s wireless assets that include 43,000 towers and fibre optic network for an undisclosed sum.

3. Tencent leads $5.4 billion investment in Wanda Commercial

  • Tencent along with Suning Holdings, Sunac China Holdings, and, will acquire 14% stake in the company.
  • Wanda Commercial will utilise the online resources owned by Tencent and other investors.

Sports News
1. Prakash Padukone given BAI’s 1st Lifetime Achievement Award

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  • Former world number 1 badminton player Prakash Padukone was conferred BAI’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the sport.
  • He was conferred the award in the presence of his family and several top badminton players.

2. India thrash Pak in Cricket U-19 World Cup semis

  • India thrashed Pakistan to enter ICC U-19 WC final.
  • Indian team beat the opponents by 203 runs.

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