Current Affairs Today January 16 2018 latest Updates of important events from India. Give a quick reading to get knowledge of latest happenings in India Today form the fields.
Khelo India anthem Launched by Rajyavardhan Rathore
Sports Minister of India Rajyavardhan Rathore launched Khelo India anthem at a ceremony held in Delhi. The lyrics of song are “Aur khelna chahte hain hum…Khel mein hi masti hai….khel se abaad honge hum”.
“Khelo India” is an initiative of union ministry which will be launched on 31 January, 2018. Its aim is to scout for talent at the grassroots and provide it substantial long-term scholarship.
India and US join hands to enhance effectiveness of information exchange and transparency
With aim to enhance exchange information more effectively and transparently, India and USA have came up with an agreement under Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) under FATCA in 2015.
For a better cooperation between Indian army and US soldiers, a joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ will be held in the third month of January at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle. India will send a 45 member Special Forces team from Indian Army’s Southern Command to get trained along with US soldiers.
PM of Romania Mihai Tudose Resigned after Losing Party Support
The Prime Minister of Romanis from left-wing Mihai Tudose had to give resign from the position after he loses the party support. Internal power struggle is said to be the reason behind the issue. Mihai handed his resign after the Social Democrats (PSD) party senior members voted for taking back their support at leadership meeting.
India’s largest public sector aviation company Air India has given women a gift in new year 2018 by giving reservation for women in flight seats. The women reservation will be available in all domestic flights services of Air India. With this Air India has become India’s first airline company to provide reservation for women in flights.
India becoming a biggest tourism hub across the globe with over 11 lakh tourists arrived in December
Indian tourism sector has been achieving new heights as number of tourists arriving to India are increasing with the passage of every year. In a comparison done between last two year in terms of the number of tourists arrived, there has been an increase of 15.2% in December 2017. There is also a considerable amount of growth of 48.3% in tourists arriving through e-Tourist visa in December 2017 Over December 2016.
Iran Lifts Restrictions On Messaging App Telegram and Internet Use in country
Iran government has lifted the ban applied on messaging app Telegram as well as on use of internet in the country. The services were resumed on Saturday as per the information.
The Telegram messaging app is widely used in Iran with more than 40 million users in the country. The app allows users to send encrypted messages. The ban was imposed on the messaging app and internet due to the protests that were happening in Iran. But the decision impacted the economy of the Iran also, so the government took decision to remove the ban over internet and Messaging App Telegram.