Daily News Update and CURRENT AFFAIRS 5 JANUARY 2018
- A TOURISM PLAN WORTH RS. 100 CRORE INTRODUCED BY MADHYA PRADESH
Government introduces a scheme worth Rs. 100 crore to ensure better facilities for the tourists visiting the state announced by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Minister Surendra Patwa.
The plan is aimed at providing better facilities for the people visiting the state. Religious tourism is increasing in the state and first priority will be given to all the religious places in the state.
- CABINET APPROVED THE SETTING UP OF AIIMS IN BILASPUR
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS in Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
- INDIA CANCELS ISRAEL’S $500 MILLION DEAL
India has cancelled a $ 500 million deal to buy 1,600 Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, the state-owned defence contractor Rafael Advanced Defence Systems announced.
- INDIA – AFRICA TEST SERIES NAMED AS ‘FRIEND SERIES’
The upcoming three-Test series between India and hosts South Africa has been named as “Freedom Series.” A specially designed Freedom Series Trophy Podium will also commemorate the landmark series.
Business And Economy
- HDFC BANK JOINED WITH THE RAJASTHAN GOVERNMENT
HDFC Bank has announced a partnership with Rajasthan Government to promote startups in the state. Under this partnership, HDFC Bank will join with the state government to provide end-to-end solutions like current accounts, credit cards and other solutions to startups.
- SCIENTISTS DISCOVER FOUR NEW BALSAM SPECIES IN AP
Scientists have discovered four new balsam species from various locations in Eastern Himalayas in northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. They are Impatiens haridasanii, Impatiens pseudocitrina, Impatiens nilalohitae and Impatiens roingensis.