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Current Affairs 7th January 2018 (today’s current affairs). Below are the current affairs of 7th January of this year-

  1. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the fifth meeting of the India-Indonesia Joint Commission with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.
  2. Iceland has become the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women.
  3. Carnatic vocalist Radha Vishwanathan, daughter of legendary classical singer M S Subbulakshmi, passed away.
  4. Scientists have discovered a new endangered species of flowering plants in China.
  5. New Zealand’s Colin Munro slammed a belligerent century in the T20 international against the West Indians.
  6. The Food Safety and Standards Authority has issued regulations that required food companies selling organic produce to get certified with one of the two authorities – National Prog. for Organic Production or the Participatory Guarantee System for India.
  7. This year’s Union budget will be presented on 1 February.
  8. The Indian economy is forecast to grow at its slowest in four years in FY18 but is expected to pick up pace in the second half of the year.
  9. The Pakistan Navy said it successfully test-fired the indigenously developed ‘Harba’ naval cruise missile.
  10. Bharat Biotech, a vaccine company, has received Pre-Qualification tag from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Typbar TCV or Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine.
  11. The government has launched MyGov platform where interested people can give their considered view on the subject.
  12. Three Union ministries have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the co-financing of ‘Technology Mission for Indian Railways’, says Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board.
  13. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for implementation of the Jal Marg Vikas Project at a cost of Rs 5369 crore.
  14. The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 kicked off at Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
  15. The World Book Fair started in New Delhi. Environment issues like climate change, global warming, and water pollution will be the main theme for this year’s Fair.
  16. Telangana government formed Minorities Commission with Mohammed Qamaruddin as its Chairman.
  17. Government has announced that cruise tourists with e-visas will be exempted from the biometric enrolment till Dec 31, 2020.
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