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 January 28, 2018 (Day by Day Current Affairs)

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  1. Ambulance bomb kills 95 in Kabul
    • An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on January 27, 2018, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years
    • The Taliban-claimed assault – the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in a week – triggered chaotic scenes as terrified survivors fled the area scattered with body parts, blood and debris, and hospitals were overwhelmed by the large number of wounded
    • It came as both the insurgents and the Islamic State group have escalated their attacks on Kabul, one of the deadliest places in Afghanistan for civilians
    • Pakistan strongly condemned the dastardly terrorist attack in Kabul
  2. Pakistan not to block US supply routes
    • Prime Minister Shahid Khagan Abbasi has assured the United States that Pakistan will not block ground and air supply routes to Afghanistan, despite Washington`s decision to suspend its security assistance to Islamabad
    • The prime minister warned that Afghanistan could become another Vietnam for the United States if it tried to resolve the Afghan disputethrough military means
  3. BISP starts child protection drive
    • Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) on January 27, 2018 launched a country wide ‘Child Protection Campaign’ in 40 districts to sensitize general public through training on issues of child protection, children’s rights and ways to ensure security of children
    • Current BISP Chairperson: Marvi Memon
    • The BISP on behalf of the federal government has initiated this campaign for the safety of the children and as a next step these training would be imparted to 60,000 BISP beneficiary committees across the country
    • The BISP has set up a hotline 0800-26477 for entertaining complaints about child abuse and to them up with relevant agencies for action
  4. Pakistan, Indonesia to boost anti-terrorism cooperation
    • Pakistan and Indonesia agreed on January 27, 2018 to redress their trade imbalance and revitalise their defence and counterterrorism cooperation
    • The agreements were reached during Indonesian President Joko Widodo`s two day visit to Pakistan that concluded on January 27, 2018
    • The presidential visit from Indonesia took place after five years. Earlier, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited Islamabad in 2012 to attend the D8 summit
  5. Pakistani doctor wins prestigious award
    • A Pakistani surgeon has won the prestigious Young Investigators Award given by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    • Dr Jaffar Khan, 34, was educated at Cambridge and Oxford and initially worked at St Thomas Hospital in London before going for his PhD at the National Institute of Health (NIH)in Washington DC
    • He has developed a procedure that allows some types of heart surgery to be conducted with minimal invasive procedures. The technique has been dubbed `Lampoon` from its medical acronym. It is a `keyhole` cardiac surgery technique that resects heart tissue for the first time using minimally invasive techniques
  6. Pro-Russian Zeman re-elected Czech president
    • Pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman was re-elected Czech president on January 27, 2018
    • The populist ex-communist Zeman took 51.55 percent of the vote against 48.44 percent for Drahos, with 99.32 percent of ballots counted, Czech Television reported quoting official results
  7. UK to launch new radar against ‘severe’ Russian threat
    • Britain’s defence minister Gavin Williamson said a new radar off Scotland’s Shetland Islands would help tackle the “severe and real” threat from Moscow
    • In a return to the Cold War days when Shetland had hosted an early warning radar, the new Royal Air Force facility is being built to track unidentified military or civilian aircraft
  8. Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed released
    • Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed was released on January 27, 2018 after nearly three months in detention, as a sweeping anti-corruption campaign targeting the kingdom’s elite winds down
    • Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was the most high-profile detainee among 350 suspects rounded up since November 4, including business tycoons and ministers, who were held in Riyadh’s luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel
  9. In daring mission, climber rescued from Nanga Parbat
    • French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol was rescued from Nanga Parbat, the world`s ninth highest peak, in extreme weather by volunteers from a Polish expedition with the help of Pakistan army
    • Her Polish climbing partner Tomasz Mackiewicz was, however, not as lucky as the rescuers had to call off the search due tothe harsh weather conditions with temperature at 60 degrees below freezing point
  10. Wozniacki wins first major at Australian Open
    • An emotional Caroline Wozniacki finally lifted her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt as she beat Simona Halep in three energy-sapping sets to win the Australian Open on January 27, 2018
    • The Dane, who will become the new world number one, burst into tears as she secured the championship 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 against the battling Romanian top seed on her first match point of a gruelling, epic encounter

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