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Current Affairs of 30 Jan 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:30-Jan-2018



1.        Economic Survey expects growth to 7-7.5%

• The Economic survey 2017-18 has expected a growth rate of 7-7.5% for financial year 2018-19.

• It cleared that the effects of note ban and GST have receded and for 2017-18 the growth rate can be 6.5%.

• It has shown that the tax base is increased and there are approx 3 million new registrations in the new indirect taxation system.          

• The survey has also feared about to upward trend of oil prices which may reduce the GDP growth rate by 0.2-0.4%.


2.       Martyr’s Day: 30th January

• National Martyr’s Day is celebrated on 30th January every year as on this very day the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.

• Mahatma Gandhi started his journey of freedom struggle by “Champaran Satyagrah” in 1917 and he used his unique tool of truth and non-violence to force British to leave India.  

• Mahatma Gandhi edited Young India, Navjeevan and Harijan Journal.


3.       VINBAX: Military Exercise between India and Vietnam

• The first military exercise between India and Vietnam VINBAX is conducting at Jabalpur in M.P (from Jan 29 to Feb. 3, 2018).

• The joint exercise is mutual attraction and shared experience among both armies and also strengthens cultural and historical ties between two nations.

• This exercise is especially designed to enable and train officers from Vietnam in United Nations Peace Keeping Operations.

• There is comprehensive strategic partnership in defense between two countries since September 2016.


4.        Grammy Awards 2018: Bruno Mars rocked the show

• Bruno Mars won Grammy Award ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’ for “24K Magic”.

• Song of the year is Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like”.

• Grammy Award or Gramophone award, is an award presented by “The Recording Academy” to recognize achievement in the mainly English –language music industry.


5.     Green leafy vegetable may reduce stroke risk   

• In a study, it is found that consumption of green leafy vegetables may be a novel way to reduce stress and lower the risk of experiencing a stroke.

• It is seen that people who ate more green leafy vegetables had 64 percent lower risk of experiencing a stroke.

• In general, bleeding stroke accounted for 32.2% of all strokes and out of bleeding strokes 93.9% were related to high blood pressure.


 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express













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