Daily News Update and CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 DECEMBER 2017
- LOK SABHA PASSES THE BILL TO BAN THE INSTANT TRIPLE TALAQ
The Lok sabha on Thursday made a history by passing a law criminalising instant triple talaq in a move that empowers muslim women. Bill sails through via voice vote, rejecting several proposed amendments, passage in Rajya Sabha to hinge on support from congress
- NATIONAL CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CONGRESS HELD IN GUJARAT
25th National Children’s Science Congress 2017 is being held between 27th to 31st December, 2017 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat
- INDIA PROVIDED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO YEMEN
India provided medical assistance worth about $1 million to Yemen. It was signed in response to a request from the Yemeni government.
Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar presented a box of anti-cholera medicines to Yemeni Ambassador Abdulmalik Abdullah Al-Eryani.
- SOFTBANK SEALS DEAL FOR LARGE UBER STAKE
Uber and SoftBank announced a deal allowing the Japanese tech titan to take a large stake in the US ridesharing giant, making a hefty cut in the valuation of the biggest venture-backed startup. SoftBank will acquire 15% of Uber’s equity at a discount of 30 per cent from its most recent value, according to a source familiar with the terms of the deal.
Business And Economy
- RELIANCE JIO INKS DEAL TO ACQUIRE RCOM’S ASSETS
Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd will buy a majority of the wireless assets of Reliance Communications Ltd in a deal that will give Mukesh Ambani’s telecom operator access to 4G spectrum and help his younger brother Anil repay lenders.
- PLUTO EXCHANGE LAUNCHES INDIA’S FIRST BITCOIN TRADING APP
The Cryptocurrency dealer Pluto Exchange announced the launch of India’s first mobile application for transacting in virtual currencies.
The country’s first app-based wallet will enable bitcoin transactions using a mobile number. By using a four-digit personal identification number
(PIN), users can now buy, sell, store and spend bitcoins via a mobile number.