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Current Affairs 22nd January 2018

Current Affairs 22nd January 2018 (today’s current affairs). Below are the current affairs of 22nd January of this year-

  1. IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia was appointed as the new director general of National Security Guard (NSG).
  2. In an initiative to empower Persons with Disabilities, 100 websites of various State Govts/UTs under Accessible India Campaign were launched.
  3. The environment ministry has placed restrictions on the use of imported petroleum coke in Delhi & its surrounding region to curb rising air pollution.
  4. Prime Minister Modi will lead the largest-ever Indian delegation to the 48th annual meeting of World Economic Forum when he leaves for Davos, Switzerland.
  5. President Kovind felicitated exceptional women achievers who are the first to set a milestone in their respective fields at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  6. After gaining entry into two export control regimes – MTCR and Wassenaar, India has joined the Australia Group (AG), which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.
  7. US govt has officially shutdown for the 1st time in 5 yrs after lawmakers failed to agree on a spending deal.
  8. UN special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee visited Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh’s coastal town of Cox’s Bazar.
  9. Axis Bank is partnering with NGO Srijan through an initiative called Buddha Fellowship Programme to help nurture talent for the development sector.
  10. Mauritius was the largest source of foreign investment in India, followed by the US and the UK, according to a census by the Reserve Bank.

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