1.  PM Narendra Modi & Netanyahu hold delegation-level talks in New Delhi

Benjamin Netanyahu, is the second Israeli PM to visit India after Ariel Sharon,. 

Nine Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), including in the fields of cybersecurity, oil and gas, space and science and technology, civil        aviation, information and broadcasting and health, were signed after the talks.

Mr. Netanyahu will inaugurate the third edition of the annual Raisina Dialogue in Delhi tomorrow and also visit Agra, Ahmedabad & Mumbai.

Capital of Israel- Jerusalem

Currency of Israel- Israeli new shek

2. 15th January 2018: 70th Army Day

Every year on this day, the ‘Army Day’ is celebrated to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa tookover the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.

Chief of the Army Staff- General Bipin Rawat. 

The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces.

The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army.


3.  Veteran Actress Charu Rohatgi Passes Away

TV actress Charu Rohatgi, known for her roles in serials like 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?' and 'Uttaran', passed away. 

She reportedly passed away after a cardiac arrest. While Charu had played Parineeti Chopra's mother in the film 'Ishaqzaade', she had        also starred in films like '1920: London'.

4Former Union minister Raghunath Jha passes away

He is a sitting MLA from Sheohar and six consecutive times MP from Gopalganj and Betiya, respectively.

His career included stints with several different political parties, including the Socialist Party, Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, and Samajwadi Party.

5. Veteran journalist and writer Gnani Sankaran passes away

Veteran Tamil writer, journalist and theatre personality, Gnani Sankaran (64-year) passed away at his residence in Chennai.

Gnani was seen joining AAP and unsuccessfully contesting from Alandur constituency in 2014 Lok Sabha polls



1.Sanjay Manjrekar launches autobiography, titled ‘Imperfect’

Indian Cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has launched Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar’s  autobiography named ‘Imperfect’, in Mumbai.

the book was published by Harper Collins.

2. Australian Open: first Grand Slam of season begins in Melbourne

Today, the first Grand Slam of the season 106th edition "Australian Open-2018" kicked off in Melbourne, Australia.

The men's draw features defending champ Roger Federer, 2017 runner-up Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka. while the           women’s draw is wide open, with just two former champions in action.

From the Indian side, Yuki Bhambri (25-year) is a lone qualifier in the Men's Singles event.

The "2018 Australian Open" is a tennis tournament that will take place at Melbourne Park between 15–28th January 2018.


1.New moth species ‘Elcysma Ziroensis’ discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

In the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, a new moth species ‘Elcysma Ziroensis’ has been discovered.

This discovery has been published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa.

This new species has been scientifically named Elcysma Ziroensis.


1.Anil Khanna to head IOA finance commission

Senior sports administrator Anil Khanna has been named Chairman of the Finance Commission of the Indian Olympic Association, which also formed a four-member advisory committee.

2.Vijay Kumar appointed NCDEX MD and CEO

Vijay Kumar has been appointed as the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of the country’s largest agri- commodity bourse NCDEX.

He is an agro-industry veteran, having worked for Cargill and National Bulk Handling Corporation.

He will replace Samir Shah.