Today’s Latest Current Affairs – 16 Jan 2018

By | January 17, 2018

Today’s Latest Tiding !!*

♦ Spain international tourism breaks records for fifth straight year. The number of international tourists visiting Spain broke records for a fifth straight year in 2017, despite Islamist militant attacks in Catalonia and political uncertainty over its independence movement, government statistics showed.

♦ Intel Corp said that recently issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that Intel may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches.

♦ A new report today highlights that international students from countries like India add 22.6- billion-pounds to the UK economy annually, indicating an overall benefit to the country 10 times greater than costs.

♦ International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter will move to a new role and will be replaced by company veteran James Kavanaugh.

♦ Ashleigh Barty beats Daria Gavrilova to book place in Sydney International final. Ashleigh Barty prevailed in the battle of the Aussies at the Sydney International, fighting back from a set down to overcome Daria Gavrilova and advance to a fourth career singles final.

♦ Uniqlo operator reports strong profits from international sales. Japan’s Fast Retailing said Thursday that sales at its Uniqlo stores abroad had outstripped domestic demand for the first time, as Asia’s biggest retailer delivered quarterly earnings that beat market expectations.

♦ Perth Stadium is set to take over hosting duties from the historic WACA ground after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the newly-built venue to host all international formats, Cricket Australia (CA).

♦ Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, to be inducted into International Sports Hall of Fame.

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