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Current Affairs 12 January 2018 – Headlines
- Coins minting halted as the RBI is yet to pick up reserves of 250 crore coins. This halt will not create any insufficiency of coins as they are circulating in abundance.
- 49% of Air India shares are now open for FDI, announced the Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Ashok Gajapathi Raju.
- Kodak announced its own cryptocurrency. The stocks of the company show a surge of 220% making it a massive hit.
- Rishi Sunak, the son- in- law of Infosys’s founder Narayana Murthy is now the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Housing at UK.
Current Affairs Today – Current Affairs 12 January 2018
UIDAI introduced new facilities to improve Privacy
Among controversy on Aadhar data privacy, Unique Identification Authority of India announced that Aadhar body is going to have 16 digit ‘Virtual ID’ and restricted the Know Your Customer (KYC) service to improve privacy. So, people can use randomly generated 16-digit Virtual ID for authentication other than actual aadhar number. KYC service is used to eliminate third parties from using aadhar numbers of others.
Dell recycles Motherboards to create Golden Jewelry
Actress Nikki Reed and Dell collaborated to produce Golden Jewelry through recycling. Gold mining damages the environment as it involves depleting the earth to extract gold. Hence the Gold that is used in motherboards is upcycled to produce gold jewelry. Dell used all the motherboards it collected through its recycling initiatives for this purpose.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ officially renamed as ‘Padmaavat’
As per Censor Board suggestions, the makers of film ‘Padmavati’ changed the title as ‘Padmaavat’. A few modifications are also introduced in the film. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ is based on a poem ‘Padmavat’ which is written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
SUV Lamborghini launched the World’s Fastest Car at Rs. 3 Crores
Lamborghini needs no introduction! Recently, the automobile giant released the World’s fastest car in India. Named ‘Urus’ the car is priced at Rs. 3 Crores currently. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 at a mere 3.6 seconds. This beast can touch a speed of 305 KMPH. The fastest car is also the most spacious. It is the first car in the Lamborghini series to have five seats.
R. Madhavan in National Golf Finale Meet
The Guru star R.Madhavan is making more hearts throb. This time it is on the field. The dimpled hunk is qualified for the final round of Mercedes Trophy Golf tournament meet. The finals will be held in Pune from 4- 6 April 2017. He competed in the selection rounds from Mumbai. His net score was 69.6 at Mumbai. It will be interesting to see how he plays in the finale.
DC Marvel creator Stan Lee accused of Sexual Harassment
Stan Lee is in a legal tussle with his nursing Company. He is well known for being the co-creator of the superhero characters ‘Spiderman’ and ‘Iron Man’. The 95-year-old is facing allegations for misbehaving with the nurses who are providing care at his home.
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