Current Affairs of 25 Jan 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:25-Jan-2018
1. National Voter’s Day: 25th January
• Every year India Celebrates its Voter’s day on 25th January since 2011.
• The objective of this day is to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process.
• To enroll the new voters, Election Commission does a vigorous exercise to identify all eligible voters attaining the age of 18 years as of January 1 every year.
2. Artificial small intestine to study food and drug consumption
• The artificial small intestine is developed by Central Food Technological Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur.
• This intestine will test the level of absorption of micronutrients and other bioactive compounds from food.
• It requires just two hours analyzing the intestinal absorption which will be very beneficial as the current methods take large time.
3. National Girl Child Day: 24th January
• This day is celebrated to encourage the girl’s situation in the society, to offer more supports and new opportunities to the girls in the country.
• Its aim is to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in the country and also to promote awareness about rights that every girl in India is entitled to.
• Ministry of Women and Child Development has started “Dhanlakshmi Yojna” for cash transfer to the family of the girl child, to encourage girl’s education and to stop infanticide.
4. Bank recapitalization: A major step of bank reform
• The government has elaborated its Rs 2.11 lakh crore capital infusion plan for banking sector in two years, in which Rs. 80000 crore in financial year 2017-18 and rest in next financial year.
• The largest infusion of this financial year (2017-18) will be in IDBI bank followed by Bank of India and State Bank of India.
• The recapitalization of banking sector is part of “Mission Indradhanush” of banking sector reform.
5. Ganga Gram Project launched by Ministry of Drinking Water
• This project is for sanitation based integrated development of all 4470 villages along the River Ganga.
• Ganga Gram Swachhata Sammelan was attended by approx 1400 delegates including 500 village sarpanches.
• Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is the nodal agency for implementation of this project.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express