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Daily Current Affairs 6 January 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 6 January 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 6 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 6 January 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Kerala police to wear body cams to improve security

  • The cameras will be a part of the uniform and have features such as live streaming, infrared facilities and 8 hrs of battery backup.
  • This would also help to record behaviour and conduct of police officers.

2. Lalu sentenced to 3.5 yrs in Jail

  • Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and fined Rs 5 lakh in the Rs.89 lakh fodder scam case.
  • The scam was exposed in 1996, leading to Yadav’s resignation as the Bihar CM.

3. Mamata Banerjee unveils official emblem of West Bengal govt

  • The emblem featuring the ‘Biswa Bangla’ logo has been designed by the chief minister herself.
  • She said that a proposal seeking to change the name of the state has also been sent to the Centre.

4. Maharashtra to form its own international school board

  • The Maharashtra International Education Board will be an autonomous body which will design curriculum for schools and conduct examinations.
  • The board will help students who can’t afford an international-level education at private schools.

International News

1. China may deploy naval destroyer in Indian Ocean

  • The 10,000 tonne naval destroyer is equipped with anti-missile and anti-submarine weapons.
  • This comes after reports suggested that China has built an underwater surveillance network in the Indian Ocean.

2. ISIS declares war on terrorist organisation Hamas

  • ISIS declared a war on Hamas for failing to stop US’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • The Egyptian wing of ISIS also accused Hamas of fighting its supporters in Gaza and called on its followers to carry out attacks against the militant group.

3. Handshake ban in churches in Northern Ireland

  • A Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has banned handshake in its masses due to the risk of infection from the flu that has spread across the UK and Ireland.
  • The flu was first discovered in Australia and has claimed 72 lives.

Business News

1. GDP growth to be more robust in next fiscal : NITI Aayog

  • NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar said that India’s economic activity has been picking up for the last three quarters.
  • The Indian economy grew at 7.1% in 2016-17.

2. TRON surges 13,800% in one month

  • TRON has become the world’s sixth largest cryptocurrency.
  • The market capitalisation of TRON has increased from $139 mn to $19.7 bn in the last one month.

3. SBI may cut minimum balance limit in savings accounts

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  • SBI is planning to bring down the limit from Rs.3000 to Rs.1000.
  • This comes after a Finance Ministry report that showed SBI collected Rs.1771 cr as charges from customers who didn’t maintain the minimum balance.

Sports News
1. Simona Halep wins Shenzen Open

  • Simona Halep beat defending champion Katerina Siniakova in the final of the Shenzhen Open.
  • Halep broke her opponent three times in the final set to seal the win.

2. Hockey Indian names players for junior men’s national camp

  • Hockey India named 33 members for junior men’s national camp, to be held from January 7 to March 15.
  • The camp will be held in Bengaluru.

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