1.India-ASEAN Business & Investment Conference Held in New Delhi


India-ASEAN business and investment conference held in New Delhi ahead of the landmark commemorative summit meeting on the 25th of January. In the conference, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu stresses enhanced connectivity via land to strengthen trade ties. 
Silver jubilee of India-ASEAN partnership is being celebrated in New Delhi on the 25th January with an unprecedented summit meet.

ASEAN Secretariat- Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Secretary General of ASEAN 2018 -2022 is H.E. Lim Jock Hoi. 

2.AYUSH Minister Lays Foundation Stone for Homeopathy Research Institute in Jaipur



The Minister of State (IC), for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone for Central Research Institute (CRI) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This will be the third CRI under the aegis of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH).

In his address during the stone laying ceremony, Sh. Naik stated that Ministry of AYUSH is determined towards a focused infrastructural push to Homoeopathy and other systems of AYUSH.
AYUSH- Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November 2014.

3. India to Grow at 7.4% in 2018: IMF

 According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India is projected to grow at 7.4% in 2018 as against China’s 6.8%, making it the fastest growing country among the emerging economies.
Managing Director of IMF- Christine Lagarde, Headquarters in- Washington DC, USA.

4.Andhra Pradesh-Zurich Sign Sister State Agreement

The Andhra Pradesh Government and the Canton of Zurich signed a letter of intent, to promote mutual prosperity and development.

This will bring the State of Andhra Pradesh and Canton of Zurich closer and ensure that a framework is created, which supports the exchange between both the parties.

Andhra Pradesh Governor- ESL Narasimhan.

Zurich is the capital of Canton of Zurich  

5.FICCI Appoints Dilip Chenoy as Director General

Industry Chamber Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has appointed Dilip Chenoy as its Director General.
He was awarded the Game Changer Award in 2015 and the Rashtriya Media Ratan Award in 2013.
Sanjaya Baru is the Secretary General of FICCI.FICCI was established in 1927.

6.Shah Rukh Khan Honoured with Crystal Award at World Economic Forum

 Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
According to the WEF, Shah Rukh Khan received Award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India". Shahrukh received the award alongside Elton John and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett.


1.West Indies to Host 2018 Women’s World T20

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced, the 2018 edition of the Women’s World T20 will be hosted by West Indies in November 2018.
The three venues were selected by Cricket West Indies through a bidding process and have been ratified by the ICC.
ICC Chief Executive- David Richardson, Headquarters- Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


2. Shuttler Siddharth Singh Wins Swedish Open Junior Badminton Title

Young Indian shuttler Siddharth Pratap Singh secured his maiden international title, bagging the Swedish Open Junior International Series with a straight-game victory over Denmark’s Mads Christophersen in the finals in Uppsala in Sweden.
Playing his first career final, Siddharth defeated Christophersen in a 33-minute match to claim the men’s singles title.
Sweden Capital- Stockholm, Currency- Swedish krona.


1. India, 5th Most Attractive Market for Investments: PwC Survey

 India has emerged as the fifth most attractive market for investments and the optimism over global economic growth is at a record level, as per the survey of CEOs by global consultancy PwC.
The US remains the top spot for global investment. Around 46% of global CEOs consider the US as one of the three most important countries for growth, followed by China (33%) and Germany (20%) at second and third places, respectively.

2. ONGC Acquires 51.11% Stake in HPCL


The Public Sector exploration giant Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has got the consent for acquiring controlling stake in fellow PSU Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL). The transaction will be for Rs36,915 crore.
According to a statement issued by ONGC, it has entered into a share purchase agreement with the President of India for acquiring the shares of HPCL (representing 51.11% of HPCL).
Chairman & Managing Director of ONGC- Shashi Shanker, Headquarters- Uttarakhand.
Chairman and Managing Director HPCL- M.K.Surana, Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra.