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  • Ecuador has granted citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

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  • The 4th edition of International Dharma Dhamma conference was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind in Rajgir, Bihar.

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  • The Punjab government has rolled out e-Raktkosh web portal in all the 45 government blood banks. 

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  • The Punjab National Bank (PNB) and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) have tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste.

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  • Dilip Asbe has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India.

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  • Aditya Mehta, an Indian professional snooker player, has won the 2018 Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship. 

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  • Aanchal Thakur has created history by becoming the first Indian to register an international medal in skiing. 

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  • The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway (CR) of Mumbai division has figured in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for having an all-woman staff. 

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  • Delhi has launched a common mobility card scheme to aid seamless travel between the city’s bus transport and the Metro system on January 8, 2018. 

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  • Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has become the official brand ambassador of Sikkim.

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  • The World Hindi Day (WHD) is observed every year on January 10 to mark the first anniversary of World Hindi Conference (WHC) which was held in 1975. 

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  • Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister of Earth Sciences (MoES), has dedicated India’s fastest and first multi-peta-flops supercomputer “Pratyush’ to the nation in Pune on January 8, 2018. 

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  • Soumitra Chattopadhyay (82), the legendary film and theatre actor, will be conferred with the France’s highest order of merit ‘Legion of Honour at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair 2018. 

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  • Sunny Verghese, the Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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  • India’s second Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will be set up by the Union Government in Arunachal Pradesh.

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  • John Watts Young (87), the legendary astronaut who walked on the Moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has passed away at Houston, United States.

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  • Gujarat has topped the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index.

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first-ever Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra (PBK) in Delhi on January 9, 2018. 

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  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated every year on January 9.

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  • Actor Sterling K Brown has created history by becoming the first African-American to win Golden Globe for best actor in a drama television series

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  • Peter Denis Sutherland (71), the former Director General (DG) of World Trade Organization (WTO), has passed away in Dublin, Ireland. Sutherland became the WTO’s first chief in 1995.

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  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been bestowed with the 1st Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Probity in Politics and Public Life Award for his works.

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  • Switzerland has won the 30th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament 2018 in Perth, Australia.

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  • Saksham Yadav (28), an international-level powerlifter, has passed away in the trauma centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi

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  • Maharashtra Government has announced a spot fine of 500 rupees for open defecation. 

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  • The Supreme Court today allowed Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) to participate in Ranji Trophy and similar other national-level cricket championships. 

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  • India’s Premier Container Port, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won the “Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year” award.  The award instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping aims to fuel healthy competition in the maritime sector. 

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  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing.

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  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Belgium on Cooperation in the field of  Information Communication Technology and Electronics (ICT&E). 

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  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on India-Italy Cooperation in Renewable Energy between India and Italy.

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  • 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). The cost of the project is Rs.1351 crore.

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  • Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today inaugurated an online portal NARI in New Delhi for the empowerment of women. The portal will provide easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women. 

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  • Prominent Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Bhagwad Geeta into Urdu, passed away in Lucknow .

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  • The 171st Araadhanai Music Festival of one of the Trinities of Carnatic music Saint Thyagaraja begins in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu.

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  • Karnataka has received the approval for purchase of electric vehicles from the Department of Heavy Industries of the Union Government under FAME India Scheme.

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  • G Sathiyan has become India's highest- ranked player in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings.

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  • The upcoming three-Test series between India and hosts South Africa has been named as “Freedom Series”.

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  • State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd today said it has commissioned the country's second largest rooftop solar power plant. A company statement says that firm has installed a 5.76 MWp (Mega Watt peak) solar plant at its petrochemical complex at Pata in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Arunachal Pradesh has been declared Open Defecation Free. It has become the second state in the North East after Sikkim to achieve the status with the declaration of Upper Subansiri, Siang, and Changlang districts as officially Open Defecation Free. 

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  • Vidarbha have created history by winning the Ranji Trophy for the first time with a thumping nine-wicket win over Delhi at the Holkar stadium in Indore.

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