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Current Affairs 20th January 2018

Current Affairs 20th January 2018 (today’s current affairs). Below are the current affairs of 20th January of this year-

  1. The commerce ministry has allowed imports of non-standard steel products through Nhava Sheva, Mumbai and ICD-Tughlakabad in the national capital.
  2. A second passenger bus to Kolkata via Dhaka was started from Agartala, Tripura, to give a boost to the trans-border relationship between India and Bangladesh.
  3. The Jewish community has markd Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Mumbai visit with the launch of ‘Namaste Shalom’, a regular monthly magazine on bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.
  4. Britain has announced the world’s first public register that requires overseas companies that own or buy property in the country to provide details of their ultimate owners.
  5. India has joined the Australia Group export control regime, an informal forum which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to development of chemical or biological weapons.
  6. Amplus Energy Solutions announced entering into a pact with private sector lender Yes Bank for strategic tie-up to co-finance projects in the solar energy space in India.
  7. India’s most-valued lender HDFC Bank Ltd crossed Rs5 trillion market capitalisation for the first time, making it only the third Indian company to achieve this milestone.
  8. Thomson Reuters Corp has published its debut “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” list with Microsoft Corp in the no. 1 spot.
  9. Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died.
  10. Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldo has retired from professional football.
  11. GST Council has reduced the tax rate on 29 goods and 53 categories of services by bringing them in lower category.
  12. Tata Steel has raised $1.3 billion by issuance of unsecured bonds in the international markets.

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