Daily Current Affairs: 1st and 2nd January 2018

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Daily Current Affairs:2nd January 2018



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Arunachal Pradesh is declared open defecation Free State


Arunachal Pradesh declared open defecation Free State

  • Arunachal Pradesh has been declared open defecation Free State. 
  • Sikkim was the first open defecation Free State. 
  • Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Haryana were declared open defecation free states in October 2017. 
  • Arunachal Pradesh has 21 districts and most cleanliness state under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with incentive of Rs 8,000 per toilet.

ICCR appoints Vinay Sahasrabuddhe as its new President


ICCR appoints Vinay Sahasrabuddhe as its new President

  • Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has been appointed as the New President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). 
  • He is member of Rajya Sabha. 
  • He will succeed Lokesh Chandra. 
  • Lokesh Chandra was appointed for this Post in October 2014 by NDA Government.  
  • Riva Ganguly Das is the Director General of Indian Council of Cultural Relations. 
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the founder and first President of ICCR. 
  • Indian Council of Cultural Relations was founded in 1950.

Nepal bans Solo Climbing on Mount Everest to reduce accidents

Nepal bans Solo Climbing on Mount Everest to reduce accidents


  • According to new safety regulations Nepal has banned Solo Climbing on Mount Everest. 
  • This initiative has been taken by the Government of Nepal to promote safety and reduce accidents occurs. 
  • Nepal has eight of 10 tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. 
  • Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak. 
  • During climbing on mountains many accidents occurs. 
  • According to new rules Solo Climbing on Mount Everest is prohibited in Nepal Now. 

ISRO announces to launch 31 satellites in Single Mission on 10th January 2018


ISRO announces to launch 31 satellites in Single Mission on 10th January 2018

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced to launch 31 satellites in Single Mission on 10th January 2018. 
  • This mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Mission. 
  • This mission was announced after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H. 
  • This Mission will be a combination of 28 nano satellites from abroad. 
  • These are the advanced remote sensing satellites.

Saudi Arabia and UAE becomes first Countries to introduce VAT for the first time


Saudi Arabia and UAE becomes first Countries to introduce VAT for the first time

  • Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become first Countries of Gulf Cooperation Council to introduce VAT Value Added Tax (VAT) for the first time. 
  • VAT of Rs. 05% is being applies on Goods and Services. 
  • This VAT will be applied on Phone, food, clothes, electronics and gasoline, hotel reservations, water and electricity bills. 
  • This VAT will start from 01st January in both the Countries. 
  • Value Added Tax is a type of consumption tax which is placed on Goods, Products and Services whenever value is added at a stage of production.


For the first time, India hosts leaders of 10 ASEAN countries as chief guests on 26th January 2018




For the first time India hosts leaders of 10 ASEAN countries as chief guests on 26th January 2018

  • For the first time India will host leaders of 10 Asean countries as chief guests on 26th January 2018. 
  • Republic day will be celebrated with leaders of all 10 (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) 
  • Asean countries as chief guests of the function. 
  • 2017 was special for both Asean and India as Southeast Asian bloc completed its 50 years of formation. 
  • Leaders from Asean comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam will be presented on 26th January 2018.  

Indian Golfer Shiv Kapur wins the Royal Cup 2017


Indian Golfer Shiv Kapur wins the Royal Cup 2017

  • Indian Golfer Shiv Kapur won the Royal Cup 2017. 
  • It is his third Asian Tour title of 2017. 
  • This Tournament was held at Pattaya. He was playing against Prom Meesawat of Thailand. 
  • He has won this tournament three times in eight months. 
  • He won the first Championship in his career at Asian Tour in December 2005. 
  • This was his sixth International Title. 
  • He is the multiple winners on the Asian Tour 2017.  



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