CURRENT AFFAIRS 3 JANUARY 2018
‘NARI’ AN ONLINE PORTAL LAUNCHED BY UNION MINISTER MANEKA GANDHI
Maneka Gandhi the union minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated an online portal named ‘NARI’ for women empowerment in New Delhi. The portal provides women with the ease to access the information on government schemes and initiatives for women taken by the government. NARI summaries above 350 government schemes and other additional important information.
‘NABARD’ AMENDMENT BILL PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT,2017
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) bill passed by the parliament with the approval from Rajya Sabha. The bill was already passed by the Lok Sabha earlier in 2017 August. NABARD focuses on providing and regulating the facilities like credit for agriculture and other industrial development purposes in the rural areas. The bill allows the Union Government to increase the capital of NABARD from Rs.5000 cr to RS. 30,000 cr.
A WAR BETWEEN PAKISTAN-US AFTER DONALD TRUMP’S ANGRY TWEET
Pakistan summoned the US ambassador David Hale to explain US President Trump’s tweet about Pakistan’s “lies and deceit”, while Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt.David Hale was summoned by the Pakistan foreign office on Monday to explain Trump’s tweet, media said. A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Islamabad confirmed the meeting took place.
INDIAN SCIENTIST DEVELOPED THE MECHANISM TO REJUVENATE THE STEM CELLS
On january 2 Dr. Vaijayanti Kale developed the bone marrow transplantation involves transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells or those stem cells that give rise to other types of blood cells. In such cases, age of the donor is important as younger donor age results in better outcome. A group of Indian scientists have now developed a mechanism that can rejuvenate stem cells from older donors, making them useful for transplantation.
10m MEN’S AIR PISTOL GOLD WON BY SHAHZAR RIZVI
Shooter Shahzar Rizvi ended a brilliant 2017 by winning the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Gold at the 61st National Shooting Championship (NSCC), at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.
NORTH KOREA COULD SEND A DELEGATION TO SOUTH KOREA : WINTER OLYMPICS 2018
North Korea could send a delegation to the South for the 2018 Winter Olympics, in the first indication Pyongyang may participate in next month’s Games despite tensions over its nuclear weapons programme. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said in his new year’s address today said, “We are willing to take necessary measures including to dispatch our delegation” to the Pyeongchang Games which Seoul and organisers have billed as a “peace Olympics”. The Winter Olympics will take place from February 9 to 25, with the Paralympics scheduled to begin on March 9.
Business And Economy
SBI TO START INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST 12 DEFAULTERS.
State Bank of India (SBI) is set to initiate insolvency proceedings against at least a dozen defaulting companies including Videocon Industries after failing to recast their loans by the December deadline