Current Affairs Today January 17 2018 latest Updates of important events from India. Give a quick reading to get knowledge of latest happenings in India Today form the fields.
Donald Trump awarded bravery medal for scolding Pak over terrorism
Current President of USA, Donald Trump has been awarded for scolding Pakistan over the terrorism issue. The award has been given to Trump by Afghanistan residents.
The fund for the award was collected by Afghans from the Logar province worth 45,000 Afghanis which is equivalent to $645. The award also contains 15 grams of gold. The medal will soon be handed over to US president soon as per the US Ambassador in Kabul John R Bass.
Haj Sabsidy In India Ended by Center Government
Narnendra Modi led government has taken decision related to Haj subsidy in India. The government has cancelled Haj Subsidy which was provided for Muslims to visit their pilgrimage. The withdrawn subsidy will be used to provide education to girl children of Muslim community as per the govt statement.
China has build world largest air purifier to tackle the problem of increasing air pollution issue in China. This is an experimental air purifier tower which has been installed by China in Xian in Shaanxi province and claimed to be largest air purifier of World. The height of tower is more than 100 meters (328 Feets).
The images captured by recently launched weather observation Cartosat-2 series satellite by ISRO have been available on the ISRO official website. The image shows a part of the Madhya Pradesh State’s Indore city with Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre.
Indian Oil in tie-ups with Two Israeli firms
Indian Oil corporation has signed agreements with two Israeli companies named Phinergy and YEDA. The letters of intent (LoI) were signed with both. Phinergy is an Israeli start-up and YEDA is technology spin-off from Weizmann Research Institute of Israel.
Agreement with Phinergy will help Indian Oil corporation to work on advanced technologies in energy systems for domestic markets both mobility and stationary industrial applications. The tie up can also lead to the creation of manufacturing units for these energy systems, in India.
In second LoI which is signed with YEDA will allow both firms to work in the field of solar to green fuel technologies using concentrated solar thermal route.
Ronaldinho retires: Ronaldinho announces retirement from Football
Brazilian star football player Ronaldinho announced retirement from the football on last Tuesday leaving his fans dissappointed. Ronaldinho was a key member of the Brazilian football team that won the Football World cup in 2012.
The 37 years old Ronaldinho has been an important part of many football teams including Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. His brother agent Roberto Assis announced that Ronaldinho will now only concentrate on tribute events.