16th January 2018 Current Affairs in English

16th jan current affairs in english

16th January 2018 Current Affairs in English, Today GK Questions

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1. Jallikattu event begins, culture to be followed till May

Major Highlights:

  • Jallikattu, the bull taming event was organized in Tamil Nadu on the eve of Pongal where 447 bulls participated at the Suriyur village. while in Madurai 1000 bulls were registered.
  • It is customary traditional sport on the second day of the Tamil month ‘Thai’ when ‘Maatu Pongal’ is celebrated.
  • In year 2017 the TN assembly had passed the bill that defines jallikattu as an event involving bulls conducted with a view to following tradition and culture from January to May and it includes similar events like ’manjuviratu’, ‘vadamadu’ and ‘erudhuvidum’ festivals.
  • Now the whole event is being conducted under the monitoring of Animal Welfare Board.
2. IGIB discovers protein responsible for growth, pigmentation of melanoma

Major Highlights:

  • The Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi has identified a calcium sensor protein (STIM1) for the first time.
  • STIM1 has been known to cure the breast cancer and prostate cancer.
3. India UK inks pact on illegal migration

Major Highlights:

  • For the Indians who have been living in Britain illegaly, India and UK has signed pact sharing the criminal records and intelligence.
  • The memorandums of understanding (MOUs) were signed by UK’s minister of immigration Caroline Nokes and India’s minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju.
  • The agreement will also process on returns way quicker and more efficient process in documenting and returning Indian nationals.
4. Pankaj Advani unstoppable wins National billiards title

Major Highlights:

  • In the event of Senior National Men’s Billiards Championship Pankaj Advani defeated his opponent Dhvaj Haria.
  • With winning in the event, Pankaj has waltzed his Ninth senior National billiards title.
5. India U-19 Cricket Team streamroll PNG by 10 wickets

Major Highlights:

  • The Indian cricket team of U-19 in the event of World Cup conquered over Papua New Guinea PNG by 10 wickets.
  • Players Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra ensured that the team goes at top and gave best performances.

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