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.