CURRENT AFFAIRS 6 JANUARY 2018
- A HIKE IN THE SALARY OF JUDGES BILL PASSED BY LOK SABHA
A bill passed by the Lok Sabha for the hike of the salary of the judges of High Court and Supreme Court under the SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE amendment bill, 2017 to hike the salaries of the judges of SC and HC.
- SWACHH SURVEKSHAN 2018 LAUNCHED BY GOVERNMENT
Government launched a cleanliness survey named Swachh Survekshan 2018 for this year as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission. It will rank about 500 cities on the national level which have more than 1 lakh population while other 3,541 cities with less than 1 lakh population will have state and regional ranking.
- NORTH KOREA MISSILE BACKFIRES, CRASHES INSIDE THE COUNTRY
North Korea launched Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile which was initially thought to have disintegrated. The missile landed in Tokchon which has a population of around 200,000 people
Business And Economy
- 29% OF THE STAKE PLANNED TO BE SOLD BY UBER CO- FOUNDER
Travis Kalanick Uber technologies co- founder who was ousted as chief executive in june is planned to sell nearly one third of his shares in the ride services company which worth for about $1.4 billion. Kalanick’s sale is part of a deal with a group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp, which is taking a 17.5 percent stake in Uber, mostly by buying shares from early investors and employees. SoftBank last week secured agreements from shareholders who were willing to sell, and the deal will close early this year, Uber said.
- RBI BEGINS PCA AGAINST ALLAHABAD BANK
Reserve Bank of India has initiated the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) against public sector lender Allahabad Bank. The bank has high net non-performing assets (NPAs) and negative return on assets (RoA) for two consecutive years.
- MEGHALAYA TO HOST THE 39th NATIONAL GAMES
Meghalaya signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022.
Meghalaya had made the bid to host the 39th National Games after successfully co-hosting the South Asian Games in 2017.
- NASA TO LAUNCH GOLD AND ICON MISSIONS TO EXPLORE THE IONOSPHERE
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch two missions- GOLD and ICON. They are set to explore the ionosphere located 96 km above the Earth’s surface. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched in January 2018 and Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched later this year.
6 January – World War Orphans Day
International community celebrates the world day for war orphans on 6 January in order to voice out the predicament of war orphans. In worldwide fortunately there may be places for them to stay, but sadly, they rarely receive the time, attention and love for optimal social and personal development.
Many researches done with regard to war orphans highlight that children growing up in orphanage experience emotional, social and physical handicaps. It is crystal clear; the best place for a child to grow up is in a stable family with a loving father and mother.
The usual definition of an orphan is a child who has no surviving parent to care for him or her, having lost both parents, either as a result of bereavement or by being abandoned.
Civilians bear the brunt of the suffering in war. Of the big number of war victims, the most often neglected are children.
Orphans throughout the world face many challenges: Malnutrition, starvation, disease, and decreased social attention. As the most vulnerable population on planet Earth, they have no one to protect them and are most likely to suffer from hunger, disease, and many other problems.