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January 6, 2018 (Day by Day Current Affairs)

  1. Pakistan renews pledge to work for regional peace
    • In response to US suspension of security aid, Foreign Office says unilateral pronouncements and shifting goalposts are counterproductive
    • Pakistan was allocated $134 million under the security assistance head for 2018 in addition to around $900m in CSF reimbursements
    • Pakistan is currently the only and the first country to be placed in this newly constituted category in the annual report of US Commission on International Religious Freedoms
  2. First Pakistani air chief Asghar Khan passes away
    • Former chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and leading political figure of yesteryear retired Air Marshal Asghar Khan died at the Combined Military Hospital on January 5, 2018 morning after a long illness. He was 96
  3. Eminent poet Rasa Chughtai died on January 5, 2018
    • He was 89. Rasa was born in 1928 as Mirza Mohtashim Ali Baig in Sawai Madhupur district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. He was stuck in an Indian camp in 1950 and arrived in Karachi several months later in 1951 because of the volatile situation both in India and Pakistan.
  4. Russia accuses US of `interfering` in Iran
    • Russia accused the United States on January 5, 2018 of interfering in Iranian affairs as the UN Security Council prepared to hold a meeting at Washington`s request on deadly protests in Iran
    • `The United States continues to interfere both openly and covertly in the internal affairs of other countries
    • Russia`s Deputy Foreign Minister: Sergei Ryabkov
  5. Six airlines ready to take off in 2018
    • As many as six new private airlines have applied for regular public transport (RPT) licence to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and are likely to start their flight operations during the first half of this year
    • These airlines are Liberty Air, Go Green Airways, Askari Air Pakistan, Army Welfare Trust (AWT), United Airways Pakistan Limited, Air Sial, Afeef Zara Airways
  6. Trump faces new crisis with book questioning his fitness for office
    • US President Donald Trump faced a new public relations crisis Friday with the publication of a tell-all book that depicts him as mentally unstable and in over his head, after his lawyers failed to block its release
    • Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” said he spent three hours with Trump during the presidential campaign and in the White House, rebutting Trump’s claim he never spoke with the writer for the book
  7. Erdogan accuses US, Israel of ‘meddling’ in Pakistan, Iran
    • A total of 21 people died and hundreds were arrested in the week-long protests which were the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since the 2009 mass demonstrations
    • Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke in a call in which the Turkish leader gave his support for the return of “peace and stability” to Iran
  8. North, South Korea agree to first talks in two years
    • North and South Korea agreed on January 5, 2018 to hold their first talks in more than two years, hours after Seoul and Washington decided to defer joint military exercises which always infuriate Pyongyang until after the Winter Olympics
    • The meeting, the first since December 2015, will take place in Panmunjom, the truce village in the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula
  9. S Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel ballistic missile
    • Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2018 intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen into the kingdom’s south, as Riyadh and its allies said the attack “proved” Iran’s support for Yemen’s Huthi rebels
  10. Pak, China economic, defence ties to boost after Trump’s outburst
    • US President Donald Trump’s recent outburst on Pakistan will further boost economic and defence ties between Islamabad and Beijing, including China acquiring a Pakistani military base close to Iran’s Chabahar port
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