10th January 2018 Current Affairs in English

10th january 2018 current affairs in english

10th January 2018 Current Affairs in English, Today GK News

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1. Two Indian-origin MPs join Theresa May’s Cabinet

Major Highlights:

  • Two Indian Origin MPs joined the ranks of Conservative Government.
  • Rishi Sunak, the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Northern English constituency of Richmond (Yorkshire) and Suella Fernandes, a Goan-origin MP for the southern constituency of Fareham were made ministers after the ministerial reshuffle conducted by Prime Minister Theresa May.
  • Also the Indian-origin MP Alok Sharma was changed from being the Minister for Housing to the Minister for Employment.
2. India positions itself as the China alternative for the ASEAN Summit

Major Highlights:

  • The ASEAN-India summit, to mark 25 years of a partnership with connected countries will be an occasion for India to showcase itself as an attractive alternative to China.
  • Indian government is setting up multiple connection points with Asean countries to strengthen the power.
  • Also the connection will be the preparation for Asean-India commemorative summit and biggest ever group of chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations.
  • The new chair of Asean is Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore.
3. Narinder Batra to become IOA president

Major Highlights:

  • For the president position in Indian Olympic Association, Narinder Batra who accepted the position declaring his agreement through letter.
  • Batra was earlier the president of International Hockey Association.
4. Akash Missile satisfies Army with its performance

Major Highlights:

  • Akash is the short-range surface-to-air missile (SR SAM) system developed by DRDO and manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL).
  • The Akash missile trials have been carried out by the Army Air Defence (AAD) as the celebrated its 25th year of raising.
  • Akash has a range of 25 km and can engage multiple targets in all weather conditions.
5. AR Rahman becomes the official brand ambassador of Sikkim

Major Highlights:

  • In the event of opening ceremony of the Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival, Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamlin announced AR Rahman as the official brand ambassador.
  • Rahman is known as Mozart of Madras.

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