13th January 2018 Current Affairs in English

13th January 2018 Current Affairs in English

13th January 2018 Current Affairs in English, Daily GK Questions

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1. NSDC inks MoU with the Generation India Foundation

Major Highlights:

  • The National Skill Development Corporation signed memorandum of understanding with the Generation India Foundation for providing world class training to the Indian Youth.
  • The trainings would be funded through Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), under the Skill India Mission.
  • The Generation India Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the McKinsey & Company.
2. V J Mathew appointed new Maritime Board Chairman

Major Highlights:

  • The decision was taken by the Kerala cabinet for the Thiruvananthapuram Maritime Board.
  • VJ Mathew will be the egal consultant of Vizhinjam International container terminal company and Indian Maritime Association Co-President.
3. 150 Speakers from 90 countries to take part in Raisina Dialogue

Major Highlights:

  • For the third annual edition of Raisina Dialogue more than 150 speakers, more than 550 delegates of around 90 countries are expected to participate.
  • The event on geo-political issues will be inaugurated by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 16.
  • The theme for dialogue of this year is “Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms.”
  • For the three daylong event PM Narendra Modi and External Affair Minsiter Sushma Swaraj will also be participating.
4. India and ASEAN countries agree to tackle climate change

Major Highlights:

  • The India and ASEAN countries agreed cooperate in agriculture and forestry to tackle challenges of climate change and price volatility.
  • In the event of 4th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry focus was given on the intervention for livelihood opportunities, exchange of farm machinery and development of heterotic rice hybrids.

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