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Important Current Affairs 1st May April 2018

Important Current Affairs 1st May April 2018

Current Affairs 1st May  2018: NATIONAL  NEWS


NDMA will hold workshop on 'Disaster Risk Reduction Database'
●        National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is going to organize a two-day national workshop on the data requirements for the disaster risk reduction database here tomorrow.
●        This workshop is being organized in collaboration with the United Nations International Child Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Mitigation (UNISDR).
 

Jitendra Singh honored officials who got top position in the Civil Services Examination, 2017
●        A function organized by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (DOPT) organized by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions here today, Union Minister of State for Information and Public Enterprises (Independent Charge), Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh. In the Civil Services Examination (2017), honored officials who got top positions.
 
Internation relation 
9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue concludes in New Delhi
●        9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue concludes today in New Delhi Minister of State for Energy and New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) Shri R. K. Singh and Japan's Economic, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko signed a joint statement after the meeting was concluded.
●        The two countries also agreed to contribute to the issue of world energy security, access to energy and the issue of climate change.
 


14 of India's 15 most polluted cities
 
●        In Geneva, the list of the world's 15 most polluted cities has been released by the WHO for 2016, which includes 14 cities of India.
●        The top of this list is Kanpur.
●        In the list of most polluted cities, Delhi is number six.
 
 
The responsibility of monitoring bullet train project given to PMG
●        Project Monitoring Group (PMG) of the Prime Minister's Office has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor the Modi Government's ambitious bullet train scheme to be completed before the deadline of August 2022.
●        PMG will now work in collaboration with Central Government Ministries and other units along with Maharashtra and Gujarat government on this project of 1.08 lakh crore rupees.
 
 
New telecom policy drafted
 
●        The government released a new telecommunications policy titled National Digital Communication Policy -2018 on Wednesday, with the goal of creating 40 lakh jobs in the sector till 2022.
●        In the draft of the new telecom policy, the intention of providing 50 Mbps broadband services to every citizen of the country, attracting investment of $ 100 billion in the sector and providing 4 million jobs by 2022 has been expressed.
 

Subhash Chandra Khuntia, appointed as chairman of Indian Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
●        Subhash Chandra Khuntia has been appointed as the new chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.
●        He has been appointed for 3 years.
●        Khuntia is the former officer of the Indian Administrative Service.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: AWARDS

President will present tomorrow's Visitors Award for Research and Technology Development
●        During the meeting with Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities, President Shri Ramnath Kovind will present the Visitors Award for Research in the field of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences along with original and applied science.
●        President will also provide Visitors Award for Technology Development.
 
Major General Annakutibabu takes charge of ADG, MNS
●        Major General Annakutibabu took over as Additional Director General, Military Nursing Service (MNS) here today.
●        He took over from Major General Elizabeth John, who retired yesterday.
●        He is a resident of Koothattukulam in Kerala Ernakulam district.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: DAYS AND DATES

International Labor Day was celebrated all over the world
●        International Labor Day was observed around the world on 01 May 2018. Not only in India, around 80 countries in the world have a national holiday on this day.
●        It is also known as 'May Day'.
●        World Labor Day theme for the year 2018 is 'Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement'.
●        This day is celebrated by workers and workers of organized or unorganized sectors.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

International Buddhist Conference-2018 organized in Lumbini
●        The International Buddhist Conference was held in Lumbini, Nepal, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima of 2018.
●        During this period, 2562th Buddha Purnima Festival was also celebrated.
●        In this International Buddhist Conference, representatives of Buddhist associations, Buddhist scholars and more than 1000 Buddhists from various countries and regions including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Japan participated.
 

People will now be connected to the Public Drug Center
●        Viplav Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Prime Minister, Indian Jan Aushadhi Yojana said that the government is going to prepare a mass medical supply chain on the lines of Amazon and Flipkart for the easy availability of cheap medicines.
●        Chatterjee said that the government has made preparations for bringing the PDS network to the web-based app.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: DEFENSE

Tejas successfully tests BIR missile
●        The successfully developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has successfully tested the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile that flies in air.
●        Tejas displayed his full potential as an effective jockey jet.
●        Earlier, Tejas had been allowed to equip military missiles and other missiles.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: ECONOMY

Reliance Digital joins $ 2 billion club
 
●        By entering online retailing brands of smartphone brands Xiaomi and Motorola, Mukesh Ambani 's Consumer Electronics and Smartphone Retailing Business has helped increase sales.
●        In this way the business of Reliance Digital has now joined the $ 2 billion club.
●        In the financial year ending March 2018, the business of Reliance Digital rose 31% to Rs 15,100 crore, which was Rs 11,480 crore in 2016-17.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: RANKING

Shahware Rizvi tops in the 10 meter air pistol rankings
 
●        Indian shooter Shahware Rizvi, who won the silver medal in the recently concluded World Cup in Korea, has reached the top in the ISSF World Rankings.
●        Rizvi has 1654 rating points, which topped Russia's Arteem Cheranosov (1046) and Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda (803).
●        India's Jitu Rai Rath and Om Prakash Mitharwal are at 12th position.
 

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: SPORTS

Harendra Hockey Men Team New coach
●        In a surprise decision, Harendra Singh , coach of the women's hockey team, made the head coach of the Indian men team on Tuesday, while the men's team coach Shard Marin has been handed over to the women's team after poor performance in the Commonwealth Games.
●        Harendra has been the coach of Indian men team before 2009-2011.

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Important Current Affairs 30th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 30th April 2018

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Clean India summer training program will start tomorrow
●        The Prime Minister had called on October 2, 2014 to devote 100 hours to cleanliness for each person in one year.
●        Keeping this in mind, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the Swachh Bharat Summer Training Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Human Resource Development.
●        The training period has been scheduled from 01 May 2018 to 31 July 2018.
 

Government launches pilot project of 2,500 MW power purchase for three years
●        The government launched a pilot scheme for purchasing power of 2,500 MW of power for a period of three years under medium term.
●        This scheme is for those power producers whose projects have been started, but the energy purchase agreement has not been entered into with them.
●        Ministry of Power has recently released Model Bidding Form, Model PAPP and Model PPSA on 06th April, 2018.

Electricity reached in every village of the country
●        Under the Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, the goal of brightening every village was achieved on April 28, 2018.
●        India has now become a fully lighted country.
●        Along with light bulbs in the village of Liesang village of Manipur, India has achieved the goal of 100 percent electrification.
 

Pawan Chamling is the longest serving Chief Minister.
●        Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Chamling has become the first chief minister of any state in the history of India for the longest time.
●        Pawan Chamling completed the term of 25 years without any interruption on April 30, 2018.
●        Earlier, Jyoti Basu's record of being the longest chief minister was.
●        Jyoti Basu took over as Chief Minister of West Bengal for 23 years.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: DEFENSE

The first military exercise on Malaysia's land till now
●        Joint exercises between the Indian Army and the Malaysian Army began on April 30 in the Wardenbury camp in Kuala Lumpur with a brief and effective delivery of the Harimou Shakti-2018 military ceremony.
●        Take the Commanding Officer of the first Royal Ranger Regiment of Malaysia Army Colonel Irvan Ibrahim welcomed the Indian troop and wished Indian and Malaysian troops to succeed in a successful and mutually beneficial joint practice.


Brahmos will be the world's fastest missile
 
●        The world's fastest cruise missile Brahmos will be able to achieve hypersensitive capability in ten years with the engine of much better technology and cross the Mac-7.
●        This missile has been developed jointly by India and Russia.
●        DRDO, IIT and Indian Science Institute are working together to achieve this target.


Defense Purchase Council approves arms purchase of 3687 crores
●        Defense Purchase Council sanctioned the purchase of weapons worth Rs. 3687 crores.
●        These weapons include guns used on warships for the country's anti-tank nag missiles and navy for the army.
●        Defense Purchase Council headed by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave its approval for the procurement of 300 Naga anti-tank missile systems for the army at a cost of 524 crore.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Pakistan announces the launch of space programs
●        Pakistan is in the process of starting its space program in the next financial year (2018-19).
●        Rs. 470 crores will be spent on this program by the Pakistan Government.
●        Its purpose is to eliminate dependence on foreign aid for satellite programs.

India-Pakistan will take part in military exercises for the first time
●        India and Pakistan will be together for the first time in a multinational military exercise to be held in Russia in September 2018.
●        In this military exercise organized to curb terrorist activities, China and many other countries will also be involved.
●        This military exercise will be done under the scope of SCO.
 

 Accusation of data theft on Prok Shaw
●         
●        Indigo Airlines Company's new Chief Operating Officer Wolfgang Prok Shawar has been charged with data theft.
●        Prok was earlier managing director in GoAir and joined Indigo in February 2018.
●        At the peak, his former company has accused theft of confidential data.
●        A case has been filed against them in the Bombay High Court.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: AWARDS

Reputed NSCI Safety Awards were awarded
●        Union Minister of Labor and Employment (Independent Charge) Santosh Gangwar recently presented the NSCI Best Safety Award.
●        This award is given by the Ministry of Labor and Employment.
●        This Ministry is committed to providing employment security, wage security, social security and security and health.

UK Home Minister resigns over immigration scam
●        Britain's Home Minister Amber Rudd has resigned from the post because of the increased pressure on officials who have long been a citizen of British citizens for making illegal illegal immigrants scam .
●        Rud had to give a statement in the House of Commons. There was a lot of pressure on him to resign on the scam.
●        This matter was related to the Caribbean immigrants who were brought to the UK by the so-called Windshield Generation of the 1940s.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: ECONOMY

Snapdeal faced Rs.4,647 crores loss
 
●        E-commerce company Snapdeal suffered a loss of Rs 4,647 crore in the financial year 2016-17.
●        Jaspar Infotech, a company operating in Snapdeal, told the corporate affairs ministry that it had lost Rs 3,340 crore in 2015-16.
●        During the financial year ending March 31, 2017, the total income of the company fell by 12.6 percent to Rs. 1,291.30 crore compared to Rs. 1,478.20 crore.
 
SoftBank will invest more than $ 10 billion target
 
●        Japan's Softbank Group connected to the business of telecom and Internet will complete its target of investing $ 10 billion in 10 years in India, much before the time.
●        Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son told that he has invested more than $ 7 billion in India in the last four years.
●        Softbank, which holds investments in large companies like Flipkart and Ola in India, has a fund of $ 100 billion.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: SPORTS

Indian junior hockey team wins gold in Youth Olympics qualifiers
 
●        India's junior men's hockey team defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the Youth Olympics qualifiers in a shootout.
●        With this win, India will get an opportunity to participate in the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires in August.
●        This tournament was played in the format of Hockey Five. Match tied 4-4 at the scheduled time.
 
Barcelona won Spanish league title
●        Along with Lionel Messi's hat-trick, Barcelona defeated Deportiva Club 4-2 to win the Spanish League title.
●        Earlier this week Barcelona had named Spain's Copa del Rey as their name.
 

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Important Current Affairs 29th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 29th April 2018

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

3D model of 20 historical monuments of the country will be made
 

●        In order to give better information to the tourists coming to India about the historic monuments of the country, 20 monuments will be built in Delhi by the help of 3D technology in the coming two years by the Center.
●        The tourists will be able to decide to go to see the digital form of their favorite monuments.
●        During Friday's International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, this was done by Secretary of Science and Technology Department. Ashutosh Sharma said

Dalmia Group adopted red fort


●        Dalmia Group has adopted her for beautifying red fort.
●        Dalmia Group has made a deal of 25 crores for the sake of decorating this historic heritage of the country.


Boys may also be subjected to sexual harassment, government preparing for change in law
●        The Modi government recently cleared the way for the execution of the accused by raping a 12 year-old girl with a major change in the Pocso Act.
●        Now the government is planning to revise it once again.
●        After this, the accused can be hanged even after sexual harassment from the boys.
 

UPSC: 51 Muslim passed for the first time
 
●        UPSC announced results on Friday based on the written examination of Civil Services Examination in 2017 and on the basis of interview in 2018.
●        There are 51 Muslims in this 990 pass this time. This is the largest figure ever so far.
●        Earlier, in the year 2016, 37 candidates were elected in 2016, 40 in 2014 and 34 candidates in 2013 were successful in the Civil Services examination.
 

62% drug companies fail on standards,
●        There is a big question about the quality of the medicines that the companies are making in the country.
●        Companies are not meeting the standards.
●        The drug that is coming into the market is confident of checking private companies.
●        According to government rules, samples of two lakh 40 thousand medicines each year should be examined.

 
3479 unmanned railway crossings

 
●        Despite the claims of railways, there are 3479 unmanned railway crossings so far, which need to be closed.
●        If the Railways creates an over bridge or under bridge on these unmanned crossings, then it requires 30 to 40 thousand crores rupees.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

550 years old relics of 140 children found in Peru


●        Archaeologists have claimed to be the world's largest sacrificial site in Peru.
●        The name of this place is Las Lamas, near the town of Trujillo, 500 kilometers away from the capital Lima.
●        Researchers from the National Geographic Society found the remains of 140 children here.
●        There was ever a Chinese civilization here.
 

The world's first villa built inside the sea
●        A two-storey resort villa is being built at a cost of 100 crores at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.
●        One part of it will be on the surface of the Indian Ocean below 16.4 feet in the ocean.
●        It is believed to be the world's first ocean villa. Its construction is still going on, which will be completed in November this year.


Castro family's rule ends in Cuba after 59 years
 
●        After 59 years in Cuba, the Castro family left the country's power.
●        Miguel Diaz-Kennell took the oath of President of the country on Thursday.
●        He received this post after the resignation of Raúl Castro.
●        This is the first time since 1959 that there will be no Castro family in the presidential post.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


Scientists made enzyme that will eliminate plastic
●        UK scientists have developed an enzyme that will eliminate plastic and finish it.
●        This enzyme was accidentally detected by scientists working in the lab.
●        The UK's University of Portsmouth researcher was actually studying bacterial studies in the college lab.


N. Korea will stop its nuclear test site in May
●        North Korea will close its Nuclear Test site next month or May.
●        South Korea's President Moon J-In's office informed about this on Sunday.
●        North Korean dictator Kim Jong-ins had said to close the site during the summit.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: RANKING

Anupeep topped IAS exam
 
●        UPSC announced results on Friday based on the written examination of Civil Services Examination in 2017 and on the basis of interview in 2018.
●        In this, Anupeep Durrisetty of Hyderabad topped the list.
●        Anu Kumari second and Sachin Gupta got third position.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: ECONOMY


Gram farmers will face a loss of Rs 6000 crore
 
●        Gram Bumper Production has brought great trouble to farmers this time.
●        Compared to last year, farmers are getting less than 42% of gram.
●        In the second week of April, in the second week of April, the average price of gram in Madhya Pradesh mandis was Rs 5931 per quintal, which fell to Rs 3446 in 2018.
●        This fall is 41.9%.
 
 
India's growth rate will be 7.5 percent in the current financial year: Deutsche Bank
●        The Indian economy is growing on the path of growth and the economic growth rate in the current financial year is estimated to reach 7.5 percent.
●        Deutsche Bank, the global financial services provider firm, said this in its report. The bank said that the economic growth rate for 2018-19 is estimated at 7.5 percent.
 
 
Car sales decline in big cities
●        Car sales have declined in large cities due to traffic jams, parking problems, app-based cables, online shopping and rapidly growing network of Metro.
●        According to the data from sources of auto industry, sales of cars in Mumbai have dropped by 20 percent.
●        In the year 2017-18, a total of 97,274 cars were sold, compared to 1.22 lakh units in the previous year.
 
Current Affairs 29th April 2018: SPORTS

Sardar Singh joins 55 selected for National Camp


●        Former captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday by Hockey India for the men's national camp began in SAI chosen here Friday among the 55-member probables.
●        Sardar was excluded from the Indian Hockey team led by Manpreet Singh for the Commonwealth Games, he has been included in the list of probables, which will be reduced to 48 players after the trim.

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Important Current Affairs 28th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 28th April 2018

Current Affairs 28th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Aditya Ghosh to resign from IndiGo's CEOpost


●        Indigo said on Friday in an unexpected announcement that its chairman and full time director Aditya Ghosh would step down from his post.
●        The company is considering making Gregory Taylor the President and CEO.
●        Prior to the appointment of Taylor, the company promoter Rahul Bhatia will be responsible for its interim CEO.

Future Group Will Now Deliver Vegetables
 
●        Future Group, which started Modern Retailing in India, is now launching e-commerce application for eGid's members on the lines of Amazon's Paid Subscription Service, Amazon Prime.
●        Kishore Biyani's Future Group will now target the everyday needs of the Consumers, from which fresh fruits to green vegetables, dairy products and other items of grocery are included.
●        Through this, the aim of the Future Group is to fight against big basket, from grofers to online grocery firms such as Amazon Now and Amazon Pantry.
 
Maruti Suzuki raises 10% profit in fourth quarter
●        The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki on Friday presented the fourth quarter figure for the fiscal year 2017-18.
●        The company said that its profit increased 10% to Rs. 1,882.10 crore in the January-March 2018 quarter.
 

Reliance Jio will have 80 thousand recruits this year
 
●        Reliance Jio will make 75 thousand to 80 thousand new recruitments for the financial year 2018-19.
●        The company has partnerships with 6000 colleges including technical institutions across the country.
 

New provision of NPA is harsh for small industries: Policy Commission Vice President
●        Policy Commission Deputy Chairman Rajiv Kumar termed the new provision of the Reserve Bank on NPA as rigid for small and medium industries.
●        RBI has made provision to inform the loan within one day within a day of delay.


Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and São Tomé and Príncipe for cooperation in the field of traditional medicine and homeopathy
●        In the field of traditional medicine and homeopathy, for the sake of cooperation, between India and São Tomé and the Princepace, the MoU was approved with prior approval.
●        The memorandum of understanding was signed in March 2018.


National workshop on rejuvenation of rural areas by Panchayat in Jabalpur
●        On the first day of the two-day National Panchayati Raj Day program, on 23 April, a National Workshop on rejuvenation of rural areas was organized by Panchayat in Jabalpur on 23 April.
●        It was inaugurated by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines.


New government policy to prevent leftist extremism
●        The Union Home Ministry has been implementing 'National Policy and Action Plan' for the prevention of Left Extremism (LWE) from 2015.
●        In this, multi-dimensional policy has been prepared including measures related to safety and development.

Current Affairs 28th April 2018: ECONOMY

RIL's earned profit of Rs 9,435 crore


●        Mukesh Ambani's Proprietary Rights of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has declared results for the fourth quarter.
●        In the fourth quarter ended March 31, the company has earned a net profit of 9,435 crore.
●        On Friday, the company gave information on this issue to the stock exchanges by issuing notifications.
●        In the financial year 2017-18, the company has a net profit of 36,075 crores.


Idea Cellular's loss tripled to 930.6 million rupees
●        Due to the price war, the financial condition of other telecom companies, except for Geo, is constantly getting worse.
●        In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018, Idea Cellular's loss has increased threefold to 930.6 crore rupees.
●        Operating revenues of Rs 6,137.3 crores with a 24% decrease.
 
 
RBI takes back ban on foreign investors in bond market
 
●        Due to the restrictions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), foreign investors could still invest only in those government and corporate bonds, which are 3 years of age or more, but now RBI has withdrawn its restrictions imposed on foreign investors. Has decided.
●        With the withdrawal of this ban, the domestic bond market can become stronger.

Approval of minimum support prices of raw jute for 2018-19 season
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval to increase the minimum support price of raw jute for the year 2018-19.
●        The minimum support price of raw jute of net average quality (FAQ) for the 2018-19 season has been increased to Rs 3,700 per quintal.
●        The price was 3,500 rupees per quintal in the 2017-18 season.
 

India signed a $ 48 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the Meghalaya Community-Lead Landscape Management Project
●        India today signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for the USD 48 million IBRD loan for the Meghalaya Community-Lead Landscape Management Project.
●        On behalf of the Government of India, the loan agreement was signed by Joint Secretary (MI), Department of Economic Affairs, Shri Sameer Kumar Khare and World Bank's Mr. Hisham A Abdo Saman, Acting Country Director, World Bank (India).

Current Affairs 28th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS


China will not put pressure on India for OBOR
●        China's Foreign Minister Kong Shawneu said that it does not matter whether India accepts its 'Belt and Road' project or not.
●        He said that China will not pressurize China to accept belt and road projects.
●        Referring to meeting PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Chenfing, Kong said that both leaders believe that India and China are neighbors, friends and partners.


Approval of MoU among medical regulatory agencies of BRICS countries to help in regulating therapeutic products
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between Medical Regulatory Agencies of BRICS countries (MoU) for cooperation in the field of regulation of therapeutic products for human use.
●        It will be easier to develop a better understanding of the regulatory aspects among the parties related to above mentioned MOU, and at the same time, BRICS countries from India can be helped to export therapeutic products.

Current Affairs 28th April 2018: DEFENSE


Third ship of landing craft utility MK-4 project included in Navy
●        The third ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-4 project was today included in the Indian Navy in Port Blair.
●        Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander in Chief - A & N Command added this vessel to INS Navy as INLSU L53.

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Important Current Affairs 27th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th April 2018

Current Affairs 27th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Union minister PP Chaudhary reached Barbados


●        The Union Law and Justice and Corporate Affairs Minister of State, Shri P. P. Choudhary, started the second phase of their tour of the two countries as part of the broad contact plan launched by the Ministry of External Affairs.
●        Chaudhary reached Barbados on April 25, 2018.
●        He started his tour with the interaction with NRI families, in which he talked mainly to the medical professionals who contributed to the health administration and medical education institutions of Barbados.
 
During the period from August, 2017 to March 2018, total revenues of Rs 7.19 lakh crore were collected under GST


●        In the period between August, 2017 and March 2018, during the financial year 2017-18, collection of revenue amounting to Rs 7.19 lakh crore has been collected under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
●        It includes CGST of 1.19 lakh crore, SGST of Rs 1.72 lakh crore, IGST of Rs 3.66 lakh crore and a cess of 62,021 crore or cess.
●        The average monthly collection during this period of eight months has been Rs 89,885 crore.

Tourism Minister inaugurates Noida campus of Indian Cooking Institute


●        Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Shri K.J. Alfonso today inaugurated the Noida campus of Indian Cooking Institute (ICI).
●        This institute is in line with the resolution of creating expert skilled manpower in the hospitality sector and promoting research and development in cooking.
●        Inaugurating the institute, Shri K.J. Alfons said that in the last years tourism sector has grown rapidly.
 
Policy Commission announces launch of Atal New India Challenge


●        The Atal Innovation Mission of the Policy Commission announced the launch of the Atal New India Challenge on April 26, 2018, which came into being after the call for the Prime Minister's innovations and technologies to make them relevant to the people.
●        A grant of up to one crore rupees will be given to the applicants, who demonstrate their ability to provide strength, purpose and technologies to the product.
●        Apart from this grant assistance, additional support will be provided in various consultations, handholding, incubation and various steps of commercialization and will also create comprehensive deployment.

Hyderabad's top cop in Civil Services Examination


●        UPSC has announced the results of the Civil Services Examination 2017.
●        Durrishty Adideep of Hyderabad has topped the Civil Services Examination of the Union Public Service Commission, while the second is Anu Kumari and the third is the name of Sachin Gupta.
●        The pre-examination of the UPSC Civil Service was held on 18 June 2017, the main examination was held on October 28, 2017.

Current Affairs 27th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Irani inaugurated the National Media Faculty Development Center


●        Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smt. Zubin Irani addressed the 69th Conclave session of the Development Journalism Course of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi today.
●        On this occasion, he announced a scholarship of Rs 25,000 in memory of Deen Dayal Upadhyay for the people of Indian origin who have done exemplary work for development journalism.
●        He also gave certificates to 25 students associated with development journalism of 16 countries.

Mike Pompey sworn in as America's Foreign Minister
 
●        Mike Pompey took oath as the US 70th Foreign Minister on April 27, 2018.
●        Earlier the US Senate confirmed his nomination.
●        Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, the US State Department announced that Pompey would travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem and Amman from April 26 to April 30.

Current Affairs 27th April 2018: AWARDS

Santosh Gangwar provided NSCI Security Award - 2017


●        Minister of State for Labor and Employment (Independent Charge) Mr. Santosh Gangwar has said that his Ministry is committed to providing employment security, wage security, social security and security and health to every worker of the country.
●        In addition, the Ministry has taken steps for simplification, amalgamation and discrimination of central labor laws.

Virat Kohli Nominated for Sports Ratna, Dravid Dronacharya and Gavaskar Dhyan Chand Award
 
●        Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna was recommended by the Cricket Board of Cricket (BCCI) to Captain Virat Kohli of the national team.
●        Along with this, Indian A team coach Rahul Dravid was nominated for Dronacharya and former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.
●        All three formats of the Indian cricket team have been recommended to captain Virat Kohli to receive the highest sports award in the game Ratna.


Shetanshu Yashchandra was selected for the Saraswati award
 
●        The prominent poet, dramatist and scholar of Gujarati, Sheetanshu Yash Chandra was announced to be given the 27th Saraswati award on April 27, 2018.
●        The 13-member selection committee chaired by former Lok Sabha Secretary Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap decided to honor Yashchandra with the Saraswati Award for the year 2017 for his poetry book 'Vakhar'.
●        The award includes a sum of 15 lakh rupees, a copper letter and a citation.

Current Affairs 27th April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

May Day celebrations organized by the Ministry of Labor and Employment


●        International Labor Day is also known as May Day.
●        May Day is celebrated internationally to encourage healthy dialogue between social partners.
●        International Labor Day is a big celebration globally and it is organized in Chicago on May 4, 1886, in memory of the Haymarket massacre.

Current Affairs 27th April 2018: SPORTS

World T20 will be played instead of Champions Trophy
 
●        The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to convert the Champions Trophy to World T20 in the year 2021 in India.
●        This cricket format, played by eight teams by the ICC, has been eliminated in a way.

Current Affairs 27th April 2018: ECONOMY

India signs legal agreement with National Bank for National Biopharma Mission
 
●        The Central Government has recently signed an agreement with the World Bank for financing arrangements to accelerate the research towards the initial development of biopharmaceuticals under the National Biopharma Mission.
●        The National Biopharma Mission has been approved for a period of five years at a cost of US $ 250 million.


9 candidates shortlisted for Deputy Governor's post of Reserve Bank
 
●        The search panel headed by the Cabinet Secretary , Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank , S. s. On May 10, candidates will be interviewed for the selection of Mundra's successor.
●        Mundra's 3-year term has been completed in July last year.
●        Of the nearly 40 applications received, the Financial Sector Regulatory Appointment Committee (FSRAAC) has shortlisted 9 names.
 

Indian Oil Corporation Approves Project Of Rs 4,221 Crore In Odisha
 
●        Board of Directors of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), a public sector company, has sanctioned Rs 4,221 crore for setting up a petrochemical project in Paradip in Odisha.
●        The company gave this information in regulatory information.
●        The company said that in the meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday, approved the setting up of 357 kilograms of annual capacity with ethylene glycol project to Paradip.

Current Affairs 27th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Nuclear disarmament between Korean leaders
 
●        After 65 years, a ruler from North Korea visited South Korea and Kim Jong-he became the first ruler to do this.
●        This incident is also significant because the leaders of both the countries expressed their desire to move forward towards permanent peace and complete disarmament in the divided peninsula after the historic summit.

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Important Current Affairs 26th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th April 2018

Current Affairs 26th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Nafed performs impressive
 

●        Until recently, the Indian National Agricultural Co-operation Marketing Federation (NAFED), a financial crisis and bank littered in debt, has performed impressively with record profits for the financial year 2017-18.
●        With this, Nafed has been able to give a loan of Rs. 220 crores as cash payment to the lending bank while completing a portion of the agreement to pay Rs. 478 crores.
●        Nafed had signed a debt settlement mortgage letter at its headquarters in New Delhi on March 27, 2018.
 
Indian Bureau of Standards issued the first license for liquid chlorine on All India basis
 
●        Indian Bureau of Standards (BIS) has given first license to liquid crystal alloy to Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited on All India basis.
●        This is the first license given on All India basis.
●        License will be effective for a period of one year from April 12, 2018.
 
Ashwini Kumar Handbook on Awareness of Chaosabase Accident
●        Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, released a booklet under 'Road Safety Week' today.
●        On this occasion, he said that in the year 2016, there were 480562 road accidents in our country, in which 494624 persons were injured and 150785 of them died.
 
Rajnath Singh chaired the 23rd meeting of the Western Zonal Council in Gandhinagar
●        In the chairmanship of the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, 23rd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today.
●        Apart from Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Gujarat, in the meeting, senior officials of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Union Territory of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and senior officers of the Central and State Governments joined the meeting.
●        Mr. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat emphasized the need for coordination and cooperation of Western zonal states on the issue of maritime security in his welcome speech.
 
National Foreign Trade Directory Issued


●        Mr. Giriraj Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSSME) and Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, MSME Secretary, issued a directory for promoting exporters during the recently concluded International SME Summit in New Delhi.
●        In this directory, there will be information about export-import offices, policy makers, controllers, coordinators and all Export Promotion Councils, commodity boards, development authorities, trade and industry organizations, established, approved or sponsored by MSME.
 
Ministry of Tourism launches 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) video on Incredible India


●        The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, launched 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) Experience Video on Incredible India today with the help of Google India.
●        Describing India as a destination for various experiences, Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Mr. K.J. Alfonso said "India is a prestigious destination, which offers unique experiences of climate, geography, culture, art, literature and food."
 
Cabinet approves declaration of scheduled areas of Rajasthan


●        The Cabinet approved the declaration of scheduled areas in relation to Rajasthan under the 5th schedule of the Constitution of India.
●        As a result this area will be able to take advantage of the facilities given to the scheduled areas.
●        In this, 33 villages of nine villages of Panchmahals of Bali Tehsil of Pali district have been included.

HRD launches 2nd edition of Advanced India Campaign
 
●        The Human Resource Development Ministry launched the second edition of the Advanced India Campaign on April 25, 2018.
●        Under this, students of 750 higher educational institutions of the country will adopt the villages.
 
India is the fourth most tolerant country in the world
 
●        Recently, a survey was conducted to measure the scale of tolerance in the world, according to which various countries have been ranked.
●        India is at fourth place on the scale of tolerance on the world panel.
●        Canada in the first place, China and Malaysia in second and third positions.
 
 
Indu Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer to become judge in the Supreme Court
 
●        Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer of the country to become a judge directly in the Supreme Court.
●        About three months ago, the Supreme Court Collegium sent her name to the Supreme Court Judge.
●        The central government has accepted the recommendation of the college.
●        At this time there are 24 judges in the Supreme Court, in which only one woman is judge Justice R Banumathi.
●        Since assuming charge of Indu she will be the second woman judge.

Current Affairs 26th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

India-Malaysia military Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 started
 
●        The armies of India and Malaysia will be conducting a joint training exercise 'Harimao Shakti' in the dense forests of Sengai Paddik located in Halu Lunat of Malaysia from April 30, 2018 to May 13, 2018.
●        The objective of this exercise is to increase mutual cooperation and coordination between the two countries' armies and to share expertise in the operation of chaos prevention operations in dense forests.
●        As part of the exercise, both countries will share expertise of each other's parties to conduct a joint training exercise in the dense forests of Sengai Purdik located in Hulu Lunat of Malaysia.

Current Affairs 26th April 2018: RANKING

India ranked 138th in World Press Freedom Index
 
●        The World Press Freedom Index-2012 report was released by the International Organization, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on April 25, 2018.
●        In this report, India's ranking has dropped two places to 138th place compared to last year.
●        In India, social media networks are spreading hatred against journalists and violent incidents are being promoted against them.

Current Affairs 26th April 2018: ECONOMY

Generation of 31 lakh jobs in six months: Policy commission report
●        For the first time, the central government has estimated payroll jobs, according to which 31 lakh workers are involved in the formal sector in the last 6 months.
●        Based on the number of contributors to EPFO, the government has estimated this.
●        According to the statement released by the Commission , 31.1 lakh new people have been added in the payroll from September 2017 to February 2018 on the basis of data of EPFO, which are of all age group.
 
Government will buy stake in National Housing Bank
●        The central government will soon acquire the stake of the Reserve Bank of India in the National Housing Bank .
●        Cash transfers will not take place in the transfer of the stake, this cash will be a neutral deal.
●        Currently, the Reserve Bank of India has a 100 percent stake in the NHB.
 
Government targets record foodgrain production of 28.37 million tonnes
●        The agriculture ministry has set a record production target of 28.37 million tonnes for the new crop year starting from July this year.
●        Out of this, the government has planned to achieve 14.02 million tonnes of foodgrain production from summer crop sown crop.
●        For this, forecast of normal stay of monsoon season between June to September has been laid.
 
HDFC Bank raises interest rates on fixed deposits
●        HDFC Bank has increased the interest rate on fixed deposit (term deposit) to 100 basis points (1 percent) to motivate customers to deposit money .
●        Now, customers of HDFC Bank will get 7 percent interest on deposits for a period of more than 1 year and 7.5 percent for senior citizens, while those who deposit above Rs 1 crore will be able to get even more returns.

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Important Current Affairs 25th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th April 2018

Current Affairs 25th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister released a commemorative postage stamp on Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna


●        Narendra Modi today released a commemorative postage stamp on former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, late Shri Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna.
●        On this occasion, the Prime Minister described Mr. Bahuguna as a committed leader of democratic values.
●        He said that Mr Bahuguna was motivated by different leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Acharya Narendra Dev, Ram Manohar Lohia and Chandrasekhar Azad.
 
 
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Sao Tome and Principe for cooperation in the field of traditional medicine and homeopathy


●        The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the MoU between India and São Tomé and the Prince Pace for prior cooperation in the field of traditional medicine and homeopathy.
●        The memorandum of understanding was signed in March 2018.
●        The Memorandum of Understanding will increase bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of traditional medicine.
●        Given this common cultural heritage, it will be very beneficial for both the countries.
 
Approval of MOU between India and Sao Tome and Principe for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants
●        The Union Cabinet has given its retrospective approval for the MoU between India and Sao Tome and Principe for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants.
●        This MoU was signed on March 14, 2018.
●        India is one of the world's most prosperous countries in terms of biodiversity, where there are 15 agro-climatic zones.

Approval of MoU between medical regulatory agencies of BRICS countries to help in regulating therapeutic products for human use


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between medical regulatory agencies of BRICS countries (MoU) to help in regulating therapeutic products for human use.
●        It will be easier to develop a better understanding of the regulatory aspects among the parties related to above mentioned MOU, and at the same time, BRICS countries from India can be helped to export therapeutic products.
 
Approval of declaration of scheduled areas in relation to Rajasthan under 5th article of India's Constitution
●        The Union Cabinet has approved its declaration of scheduled areas in relation to Rajasthan under the 5th Schedule of the Constitution of India by canceling the Constitution Order (CO) 114 dated 12 February 1981, and by applying a new constitution order.
●        With the implementation of the new constitution order, people of Scheduled Tribes of Rajasthan will be ensured the benefits of the safeguards available under the 5th schedule of the Constitution of India.
 
Cabinet approves minimum support prices of raw jute for 2018-19 season


●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval to increase the minimum support price of raw jute for the year 2018-19 season.
●        The minimum support price of raw jute of net average quality (FAQ) for the 2018-19 season has been increased to Rs 3,700 per quintal.
●        The price was 3,500 rupees per quintal in the 2017-18 season.


Reconstitution of National Bamboo Mission Approval
●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the centrally sponsored National Bamboo Mission under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture during the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission.
●        The mission will ensure the entire development of the bamboo sector by creating a complete value chain and establishing effective interaction with the industry of the growers (farmers).

The Union Home Minister will chair the 23rd meeting of the Western Regional Council in Gandhinagar tomorrow
●        The 23rd meeting of the Western Regional Council will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
●        The Western Regional (Zonal) Council includes many states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa and many Union Territories like Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
●        Gujarat Chief Minister is its Vice President and host

'Digital Trade Desk' will be established by the MSME Ministry

 
●        The first International SME Conference organized by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) was concluded on 24th April, 2018 in New Delhi.
●        In this three-day conference, 160 SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) from 39 countries participated.
●        Poland's delegation was the largest with 15 SMEs in this conference.
 
 
Government allows foreign nationals to travel to Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur
●        The Union Home Ministry approved foreign nationals to travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur without permission.
●        The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the ban imposed for six decades.
●        Under the exemption given for one April to five years, foreign citizens can go to Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur.
●        The government has not only given this exemption to the citizens of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan.

Current Affairs 25th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS


Approval of long-term agreements for supply of iron ore to Japan and South Korea via MMTC Limited
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the long-term agreements (LTA) for the supply of iron ore (ammunition and fine) of iron ore (shell and granular) of iron content of Japan's steel mills (JSM) and South Korea's POSCO to more than 64 percent of iron content type, Has renewed the renewal.
●        The current LTAs are valid till March 31, 2018. Renewed LTA with Japan's steel mills and POSCO of South Korea will be valid until April 1, 2018 to 31 March, 2023.

US banned export of Russian military goods
 
●        The US has recently banned the export of Russian military equipment.
●        This decision could prevent the purchase of arms of other US allies around Asia.
●        According to this, if any country works with Russia in defense and intelligence, then it will also have to bear the restrictions.

Current Affairs 25th April 2018: DEFENSE

Third ship of landing craft utility MK-4 project included in Navy

●        The third ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-4 project was today included in the Indian Navy in Port Blair.
●        Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander in Chief - A & N Command added this vessel to INS Navy as INLSU L53.

Current Affairs 25th April 2018: ECONOMY

India signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for US $ 125 million


●        An agreement with the World Bank was signed in New Delhi on April 24, 2018 for IBRD loan of 125 million US dollars (equivalent) for 'Innovation in India for Inclusive Project'.
●        On behalf of the Government of India, this loan agreement was signed by Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Shri Sameer Kumar Khare and on behalf of World Bank, Mr. Hisham Abdo, Acting Country Director, World Bank (India).

Current Affairs 25th April 2018: AWARDS

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina selected for Global Women's Leadership Award
●        Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be honored with the prestigious Global Women's Leadership Award on April 27 in Australia.
●        Sheikh Hasina will be on a tour of Australia from 26 to 28 April.

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Important Current Affairs 24th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th April 2018

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

PM launches National Rural Swaraj campaign


●         Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today launched the National Rural Swaraj campaign in a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh Mandla.
●         During the next five years, he unveiled a roadmap for the entire development of the tribes.
●         The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of an LPG bottling plant of Indian Railway Corporation in Maneri of Mandla district.

Development projects will be started in Andaman and Nicobar and 26 islands of Lakshadweep

●         Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh today presided over the third meeting of the Island Development Agency (IDA) in Delhi today.
●         Island Development Agency marked the preparation of development plans in the islands (five islands-Minicoy, Bangaram, Thininkar, Cheriyam, Suheli) in four islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-Smith, Ross, Long, Aivis and Lakshadweep. Review progress.
 
Tourism Minister has given the letter of intent to 9 agencies for 22 monuments under the project adopt heritage.


●         In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the States / Union Territories, the Tourism Ministry organized the third award ceremony of the project to adopt heritage in New Delhi today.
●         The letter of intent was given to the agencies selected under the fourth phase of the project.
●         Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri K. J. Alfons provided the letter of intent to 9 agencies for 22 monuments.

S. Jaishankar joins Tata Global as Global Officer


●         Tata Sons has appointed former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar as the Chairman of Global Corporate Affairs of Tata Group.
●         In a release issued by Tata, it was said that Jaishankar will report to Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran.
●         In the new role, S. Jaishankar will see the Tata Group's global corporate affairs and international strategy development.
●         The International Office of Tata Sons will report them.

AFSPA removed after 27 years from Meghalaya


●         The Armed Forces (Privilege) law was completely withdrawn from Meghalaya, while in Arunachal Pradesh it will be applicable in eight districts and neighboring Myanmar in the eight districts of Assam border.
●         According to the information released by the Home Ministry, the lowest incidents of insurgency have taken place in Meghalaya in the year 2017.
●         There has been continuous decline in violence for four years.

one-third of online shoppers get fake products: survey
 
●        Sales of counterfeit goods have emerged as a large number for online shoppers.
●        Most of the e-commerce sites are getting imitation goods.
●        In a recent survey, it has been revealed that one-third of the people had to face the problem related to counterfeit goods.
 

Center approved airport for Javar airport
 
●         The Civil Aviation Ministry has given in-principle approval to the construction of the Javar airport in the meeting held on Monday .
●         Nodal Agency will now issue a bid document and issue global tenders in June. Tender process is to be completed in three months.
●         After this, the goal of the shilanyas has been kept in October.
 
 
Sita Temple will be built in Sitamarhi
 
●         To give a grand look to the birthplace of Mother Sita in Sitamarhi of Bihar, the state government is going to start a big plan.
●         Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday announced it in a program organized at the Thaura Dham Sitamarhi, the birthplace of Sita.Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi was also present in the program.
●         The Bihar government has given 20 acres of land for the restoration of Sita Temple .
 
 
Airtel's profit is at 15-year low
 
●         During the quarter ended March, 2018, the company's profit fell by 88 per cent to Rs 82.90 crore during the quarter, as compared to Rs 373 crore during the same quarter last year.
●         The company had a profit of Rs 305 crores during the quarter ended December, 2017.

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

Record growth in Dolphin population for the first time in the Mekong River


●         A report released by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) and Cambodia Government said that the population of endangered dolphin species has been recorded for the first time in the Mekong River.
●         This increase has been seen for the first time in the last 20 years.
●         In the Mekong river, there has been an increase in the population of dolphins during the census which has increased from 80 to 92.
●         During the first census in 1997, its population was 200.
●         According to the census conducted in 2015, the number had decreased to just 80.

Spouse of H-1B visa holders will not get work permits
 
●         In the United States, the Trump Government is planning to end work permit for the life spouses of H-1B visa holders.
●         The Trump Administration is going to end the previous President Obama's term under which the work permit was issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders.
●         That is, now the husband has an H-1B visa, the wife will not be allowed to work.
●         In the same way, if the wife has a visa, her husband will not get a work permit.

Apple's share dropped by 7%
 
●        IPhone maker Apple's market cap decreased by Rs 4 lakh crore in 2 days.
●        The shares of the company fell to 7% on Thursday and Friday amid reports of the demand for smartphones falling this year.
●        Apple's largest supplier company, Taiwan Semiconductor has said that due to weak demand from the mobile sector, its revenue will be affected in the second quarter.

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: ECONOMY

Indians top in sending money back from abroad: World Bank Report


 ●         The World Bank said in the report released on April 23, 2018 that in the year 2017, Indians settled abroad sent 69 billion dollars to their families, which is 9.9 percent more than the previous year.
●         The amount sent in India is higher than the previous year but less than the $ 70.4 billion received in 2014.
●         China is at the second place after India, which has a remittance of $ 64 billion.
 

Reliance Jio's market share crosses 15 per cent
 
●         Reliance Jio added 80 lakh 74 thousand new customers in February.
●         With the addition of new customers, the company's market share crossed the 15 per cent mark.
●         In the month of February, Airtel had 40 lakhs 10 thousand, Vodafone 30 lakh 20 thousand and Idea added 40 lakh 40 thousand new customers.
 

Crude oil imports bill reach $ 105 billion
 
●         With the rise in crude oil prices, India's oil import bill could reach $ 105 billion with the increase of 20% in this financial year.
●         The idea is set by the Petroleum Ministry.
●         In this, the average price of crude is considered to be $ 65 a barrel, which is less than 9 dollars from now.
●         In the financial year 2017-18, the import bill of crude was $ 88 billion.
 

 Government to create separate policy for e-commerce sector
 
●         The Government has decided to create a separate policy for the fast-growing e-commerce sector in the country.
●         Thinktank made to fix the framework of National Policy on E-Commerce has decided to set up a task force to finalize the policy.
●         The first meeting of Think Tank was on Tuesday.
●         In the interaction with the reporters after the meeting, Rita Teaotia said that many issues related to e-commerce, including Taxation, Infrastructure, Investment, Technology Transfer, Data Protection, Regulation and Competition, were discussed. 

1800 companies did not pay penalty to SEBI
 
●         Market regulator SEBI has imposed penalties for more than 1800 companies and many cases on people, but they have not even paid it till date.
●         SEBI has now released their list.
●         These companies and people are charged with breaking the rules of the stock market, in exchange for which the penalty was imposed.

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Scientists have accidentally made an enzyme that will eliminate plastic
 
●        UK scientists have developed an enzyme that will eliminate plastic and finish it.
●        This enzyme was accidentally detected by scientists working in the lab.
●        The UK's University of Portsmouth researcher was actually studying bacterial studies in the college lab.

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Important Current Affairs 23rd April 2018

Important Current Affairs 23rd April 2018

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister will launch National Rural Swaraj campaign in Madhya Pradesh on Panchayati Raj Day tomorrow


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will go to Madi on 24th April, 2018 on National Panchayati Raj Din in Madhya Pradesh.
●        The Prime Minister will inaugurate the National Rural Swaraj Abhiyan in a public meeting and will address the representatives of the Panchayati Raj from Mandla across the country.
●        The Prime Minister will present a road map for the overall development of the tribal people in the next five years on this occasion.
 
Suresh Prabhu will preside over the first meeting of the think tank on the framework for national policy on e-commerce
●        Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu will preside over the first meeting of the think tank on the e-commerce framework for national policy on April 24, 2018.
●        To participate in the meeting, senior executives of the ministries / departments of Government of India, representatives of industry organizations, e-commerce companies, telecom and IT companies involved in various aspects of e-commerce,
 
NDMA launches training program on CBRN emergency at Patna Airport


●        National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is running a basic training program at Patna's Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Airport.
●        The purpose of the five-day training program is to increase the preparation of CRBN, which is the chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear material generated from the emergencies.
 
Diu Smart City is the first city, which will be powered by 100% renewable energy during the day.


●        Diu Smart City has become India's first city, which operates 100 percent renewable energy during the day.
●        To keep green and clean, this city has set an example for other cities.
●        Until last year, Diu imported 73 percent of its energy requirements from Gujarat.

National workshop on rejuvenation of rural areas by Panchayat in Jabalpur


●        National workshop on rejuvenation of rural areas was organized by the Panchayat on 23 rd in Jabalpur on the first day of the National Day of the two-day National Day.
●        It was inaugurated by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines.

Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment motion against Chief Justice


●        Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the impeachment motion against Supreme Court Chief Justice Deepak Mishra.
●        In the lead of the Congress, seven opposition parties had submitted this proposal to the vice-president, but after legal advice, Venkaiah Naidu has rejected this proposal.
●        The Vice President took the case of the Attorney General K. After taking a decision with the constitutionalists and legal experts, including Venugopal, after taking a decision on this proposal.
 
Central Government Approves Reconstruction of National Rural Swaraj Campaign


●        The Central Government has approved the reconstitution of National Rural Swaraj campaign to strengthen the structure of the villages.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this new scheme prepared after restructuring from Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh.
●        The Prime Minister will also address the gram sabhas across the country on this day.
●        Under this, more than 7255 crores will be spent on the development of villages in the next four years.

Raghuram Rajan and Shrishti Vadera's name in the Financial Times list of Candidates of Bank of England's post


●        The prestigious newspaper Financial Times, published from London, has named Raghuram Rajan and Shrishti Vadera on the list which can be considered for the Governor's post of the Bank of England .
●        United Kingdom Chancellor Philip Hammond is introducing the selection process for the next governor of the Bank of England.
●        The current tenure of current central bank governor Mark Carney of England is coming to an end next year.

The Prime Minister's Office has approved the proposal of the Labor Ministry attached to Universal Social Security
 
●        The Prime Minister's Office has approved the proposal of the Labor Ministry attached to Universal Social Security for more than 50 million workers.
●        The workers who work in the agriculture sector will also come under the scope of this security.
●        The ministry wants to implement this scheme before the next general elections .
●        Ministry of Finance and Labor will work on the details of this scheme.
 

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

French National Assembly passed controversial immigration law


●        The French National Assembly passed a controversial immigration law on April 22, 2018, which led to political turmoil in the country.
●        By passing the controversial immigration law, President Emmanuel Macro's party was unkempt in two parts.
●        The debate lasted for 61 hours, after which it was passed yesterday.
●        This law has 228 votes and 139 votes against it and 24 are absent.

CEO of Google CEO Sundar Pichai will get 2.5 billion rupees this week


●        On Wednesday, Pichai will be able to get westwards of 3,53,939 rescheduled shares before the promotion in 2014.
●        Google's parent company Alphabet Ink will now be able to sell Pichai to the shares that were received before the promotion.
●        Restricted shares can be sold only after one time.
●        At the end of last week, the price of these shares was close to $ 380 million (2.5 thousand crore).

International SME Conference -2018 commences in New Delhi
 
●        Delegations from 37 countries are participating in the first International SME Conference - 2012, being organized from 22nd to 24th April, 2018 in New Delhi.
●        Major participating countries include Australia, Austria, France, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Africa and UAE.
●        Delegations of these countries are representing small enterprises of their countries in the areas of agriculture, health care, strategic defense training, education, logistics, digital entertainment and waste management.

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: ECONOMY

RBI issues new rules related to bank KYC


●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made the Aadhaar card necessary for opening an account in banks.
●        Although it will be implemented only after the verdict of the Supreme Court, till the Supreme Court's decision comes, then only this guideline will have to be followed.
●        It has been said in the notification issued by the Reserve Bank of India that this step is essential for the financial security of the consumers and service providers of the bank.

TCS created history as the country's first 100 billion dollar company


●        Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) made history by securing the award of $ 100 billion market cap, the country's first company.
●        On Monday, TCS increased 4% to open and the price per share rose to Rs 3,541.
●        Consequently, the market capitalization of this Tata group company of the IT sector went up to Rs 6,78,002 crore.
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Walmart to buy large stake in Flipkart for 12 billion dollars


●        American retail company Walmart is very close to buying large stake in Flipkart , India's largest e-commerce company .
●        According to sources familiar with the matter, this deal of about $ 12 billion (about Rs 79,452 crore) could be final in the next two weeks.
●        Along with signing a draft to buy a stake in Flipkart, Walmart will indirectly become India's largest e-commerce company.
 

Indians living overseas tops in sending money home


●        The World Bank said on Monday that in the year 2017, Indians settled abroad sent around 4,485 billion rupees to their households, which is 9.9 percent more than the previous year.
●        The World Bank report states that in 2017, Indians settled abroad sent approximately 4,485 billion rupees to the country.
●        This is more than the previous year, but less than 4,576 billion rupees received in 2014 is less than the remittance .
 
Air India loses Rs 250 crore every month


●        Government airline Air India is not able to purchase spare parts for its aircraft.
●        The company is facing trouble in the maintenance of its aircraft due to lack of funds.
●        The Civil Aviation Ministry has informed the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee that Air India is facing cash deficit of Rs 200-250 crore every month.

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IIT Delhi  startups are working on Innovative Idea
 
●        Some startups getting ready in the Technology Business Incubator of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, can turn into a larger company in the future.
●        The Institute is now training approximately 20 startups.
●        These startups have received patents or have applied for a patent.
●        ET is giving some information about some of these startups that have introduced innovative business ideas.

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Current Affairs 22th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Record 1,75,025 pilgrims from India this year will go to Hajj


●        Union Minority Affairs Minister Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that for the first time since Independence this year, 1,75,025 Muslim pilgrims from India will go to Hajj and that too without any subsidy.
●        He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the government has managed to increase the Haj quota of India for the second consecutive year and for the first time since independence this year, 1,75,025 pilgrims from India will go to Hajj 2018.

President Kovind approves fugitive economic offender ordinance
 
●        President Ram Nath Kovind has given his approval to the Fugitive Economic Offenses Ordinance, 2018
●        With this, officials have now got the right to take action against seizure of properties of people fleeing the country by making economic offenses like cheating and deliberately not paying loans to the banks.

50 alumni of IIT created political party


●        In order to raise voice of the backward castes in the country, 50 alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have quit their job and formed a political party.
●        The group, which is waiting for approval from the Election Commission, has named its party 'Bahujan Azad Party' (BAP).
●        Naveen Kumar, the party's chief, says that all the people in our party are graduates from different IITs of the country and all have left their jobs.

Haryana's allowance doubles up  


●        On Saturday, the state government has increased the allowance of employees to 66 percent on the 12th Lok Seva Divas.
●        Enhanced allowances will be applicable from May 2018.
●        This will increase the burden of Rs.840 crore annually on the public exchequer.
●        CM Manohar Lal announced this in Panchkula auditorium.
 
70 judges got new post post-retirement in 66 years


●        After the retirement of the Supreme Court judges, the Congress and the BJP-ruled Governments have been appointed from time to time in new posts.
●        In this regard, the facts of the legal cases, legal system of the Law Center for Legal Policy, have revealed surprising facts.
●        It has been stated that from 1950 to 2016, 70 retired judges of 100 Supreme Court have accepted new posts after the retirement of the Central Government.
●        These include 44 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
 
For the first time in the country, girl students got admission in Sainik School of UP
 
●        For the first time in the country, the doors of Sainik School have been opened for girls.
●        Captain Manoj Pandey, Uttar Pradesh Sainik School, located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, has been given admission to girl students.
●        In the academic session 2018-19, 15 students from different classes of 2,500 students have been selected for Class 9.

Veterinary Federation's website launched by Secretary of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries


●        In the Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department, Mr. Tarun Shridhar, launched the website of Veterinary Federation, veterinary doctor for these veterinary doctors.
●        This website is specially designed for veterinarians.
●        On this occasion, Tarun Shridhar requested veterinarians to develop this website as an effective platform for sharing information and preparing the database.
 
India signed a deal with the Republic of Korea to recognize the power of each other's sailors in Busan


●        India signed a deal with the Republic of Korea on mutual recognition of the power of each other's sailors today.
●        This agreement will pave the way for the equal importance of the certificates issued by governments of both countries to their sailors, about the education of the community, training and their capabilities.
 
Currency Notes are printed at four places in the country


●        The printing press workers' association in Nashik claimed to have stopped printing the notes due to the finished ink .
●        Confederation president Jagdish Godse says that imported ink is used in printing of notes.
●        In India, 50 percent of the ink used in printing the note is imported.
●        After the next three to five years, the note is expected to be India's self-reliant in printing ink production.
 
Rajinder Sachar, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court dies
 
●        Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajinder Sachar died on Friday.
●        He was 94 years old.
●        Under the leadership of the UPA government, he created a committee to prepare the report on the situation of Muslims in the country, which was named Sachchar Committee.
●        He was Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court from August 6, 1985 to December 22, 1985.
 
Mukesh Ambani got into list of Fortune Top-50 Greatest Leaders
 
●        Mukesh Ambani , India's richest businessman , has been included in the list of Fortune Magazine's Top 50 Great Leaders for Xiao.
●        Apart from him, the well-known lawyer and human rights activist Indira Jaisingh and architect Balkrishna Doshi have been given the place in this list.
●        The list released on Ambani's birthday has given him the 24th position.

Current Affairs 22th April 2018: DEFENSE

Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba to attend Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) -2018 on Tehran, Iran


●        The sixth edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IOS) and Conclave of Chiefs is being hosted by Iran in Tehran from 23 to 25 April 2018.
●        The Naval Chief is leading a four-member Indian delegation to this ceremony.
●        The concept of IONS was done by the Indian Navy in 2008.

Inauguration of Sixth Corps, ITBP Headquarter, Jalalpur (Chhapra)


●        Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister and Mr. Nitish Kumar, Chief Vigilance Officer (Bihar), ITSBP, Jalalpur (Chhapra). The newly constructed headquarters of the city was inaugurated.
●        ITBP. KDG Mr. RK Pachnanda welcomed all the dignitaries in this function and I.T.P.P. Mentioned the efforts being made by the Home Ministry for modernization and better working conditions.

Current Affairs 22th April 2018: ECONOMY

Walmart Bought 51% stake in Flipkart


●        Walmart, the US retail company, can become India's largest e-commerce company.
●        Walmart is going to buy 51 percent stake in Flipkart , the country's largest e-commerce company .
●        Along with signing a draft to buy a stake in Flipkart, Walmart will indirectly be India's largest e-commerce company.
 

Amount deposited in public money accounts exceeded Rs 80,000 crore


●        The total deposits in accounts of 'Jhandhan Yojana' which have been started to connect all the families of the country with banking services have reached more than Rs 80,000 crore.
●        With the addition of more people after this financial inclusion program, the accumulation of these accounts has accelerated.
●        According to the Finance Ministry data, the total deposits in the Jandhan account increased to Rs 80,545.70 crore on April 11, 2018.
 
HDFC Bank earned net profit of Rs 17,486 crore
 
●        For the private sector Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), the last financial year has been very good, in which it has received a net profit of Rs 17,486.75 crore.
●        Their profits increased to 20 percent in the quarter of March 2018.
●        HDFC Bank 's board of directors has recommended a dividend of Rs 13 per share on the face value of two rupees for the financial year ending March 31, 2018 in its Saturday meeting.

Current Affairs 22th April 2018: GLOBAL

Modi and Xi Jinping will be in China on April 27-28, informal summit


●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in China next week
●        Addressing the Joint Conference with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in Beijing , Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that between President Xi Jinping and PM Modi, there will be an informal summit in Wuhan on 27-28 April.
●        This meeting of the two heads of the two countries is being considered very important after the long deadlock between the two countries in Dokalm last year.

India signed Memorandum of Understanding with 'World Expo 2020 Dubai'


●        India and World Expo 2020 today signed a partnership agreement for the installation of Indian Pavilion at the exhibition here.
●        This prestigious World Expo 2020 is organized once in five years.
●        Mr. Manoj K., Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, on behalf of India on contract. Mr. Najib Mohammad Al-Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, from Dwivedi and Expo 2020 signed the expo site.

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