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Important Current Affairs 21st April 2018

Important Current Affairs 21st April 2018

Current Affairs 21st April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

EC launches ERO and AERO certification program

●        The Indian Election Commission organized a three-day training and certification program for the State Level Master Trainers (SLMT) in New Delhi from April 19 to April 21, 2018.
●        Approximately 280 SLMTs across the country participated in the training, which would later be assigned to cad training to various officials of the State / Union Territory and conducting certification courses for the Voter Registration Officer (ERO) and Assistant Voter Registration Officer (AERO). 

 
Death punishment for child rape


●        The Union Cabinet approved the Ordinance on 21st April, 2018 for a change in the Pocso Act, under a major decision.
●        In this meeting, the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses i.e. Pocso Act was given a green signal.
●        Under this amendment, the convicts of Rape can be punished with imprisonment for 12 years or less in the country.
 
 
Notice of impeachment motion against Chief Justice for the first time in India
 
●        For the first time in the history of the judicial system of India, there has been a demand for impeachment against the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
●        If further notice is taken on this notice, impeachment motion may be brought against Chief Justice Deepak Mishra.
●        Over 60 MPs from seven political parties have given notice of impeachment against the Chief Justice of India.
 
Prince Charles will be next Chief of Commonwealth 
 
●        Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Charles will be the next chief of the Commonwealth countries.
●        All the leaders of Commonwealth countries have agreed on this.
●        Queen Elizabeth had expressed her wish that she wants to see her son one day in this post.
●        Queen Elizabeth had said that it is not hereditary, but her desire is that Prince became her successor.

200 years later, only cow will be the largest mammal: study


●        According to a recent research, the disappearance of animals that reached the brink of extinction from the earth and the disappearance of extinction would have been continued, then 200 years later, the cow would be the largest mammal of the species.
●        Studies conducted by researchers at the US-based University of New Mexico believe that in the coming years, species such as elephants, giraffes and hippopotamus will reach the brink of extinction and the cow will be the only organism that will survive extinction.
●        According to researchers, its biggest cause is not climate change but humans.
 
Punjab: Nine new cabinet ministers introduced


●        In Punjab, the Congress government's cabinet headed by Capt Amarinder Singh became the first expansion on Saturday.
●        The nine new ministers, who were included in the Cabinet, were sworn in in the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.
●        Minister of State Aruna Chaudhary and Razia Sultan were promoted as cabinet ministers.
 
Dam to be built between Himachal and Haryana to revive Saraswati river
 
●        To revive the legendary river Saraswati river , the scheme for making a dam on the Haryana-Himachal border is being finalized.
●        Himachal Pradesh will also give its land for this.
●        Dam is proposed to be constructed in tribal Mantra village on the border of Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
●        In this case meeting between Chief Secretaries of the two states was held on Thursday in Shimla.

Punjab National Bank reached Hong Kong High Court against Nirav Modi
 
●        Punjab National Bank has reached the Hong Kong High Court against Nirav Modi , the planner of thousands of crores of PNB scam .
●        Apart from this, the bank will initiate court proceedings in all the countries where there is property and business of Nirav Modi and Mehul Vigyan.
●        Meanwhile, the central cabinet has approved an ordinance on Saturday to tighten scams on the fugitives fleeing the country after committing an economic offense.

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha resigns from BJP
 
●        An angry senior BJP leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha has left the BJP for a long time.
●        Giving details of his decision in Patna, Sinha said that today democracy is in danger.
●        Yashwant Sinha's son Jayant Sinha is still a minister in the Modi government.

Current Affairs 21st April 2018: SCHEMES

Cabinet clears National Gram Swaraj campaign for reconstituted centrally sponsored scheme


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has today approved the reorganized centrally sponsored scheme National Rural Self Mission (RGSA).
●        This scheme will be implemented during the period from 1.4.2018 to 31.3.2022 with a total cost of Rs. 7255.50 crores.
●        The center's stake in the scheme will be Rs 4500 crore and the share of the state will be Rs 2755.50 crore.

Current Affairs 21st April 2018: ECONOMY

Government banks, pioneer in cancellation of RTI application


●        In Public Organizations, the government bank is at the forefront of canceling the Right to Information (RTI) application.
●        It was informed in the information released by the Commonwealth Human Rights Campaign that in the total RTI applications received by all government authorities, nine percent of the applications are received by 26 public banks, including the Reserve Bank.
 

TCS to become country's first 100 billion dollar company


●        Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is going to soon become the first company with $ 100 billion market capitalization .
●        It is now the most valuable company in the country whose market capitalization is 2.5 times more than its competitor Infosys.
●        The biggest country-wide provider of software services globally is only $ 1 billion away from touching the $ 100 billion magic figure.
 

Current Affairs 21st April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

35 years after the ban, theater opens for the first time in Saudi Arabia


●        The cinema opened in Saudi Arabia for the first time after 35 years of banishment.
●        During this time, the 'Black Panther' movie was shown to the people.
●        This was the first event in the series of test screening in Riyadh.
●        The first screening in the cinema was done privately where people were called on the basis of only invitation. After this it was opened to the common people.

More than 50 aircrafts given by China to countries linked to the Belt and Road Initiative


●        More than 50 Chinese planes have been supplied to eight countries linked to the trade route initiatives discussed in China's ' Belt and Road Initiative' which can be used in passenger and freight transport.
●        News Agency Xinhua has reported this by quoting the manufacturer of the aircraft, AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group.

Current Affairs 21st April 2018: AWARDS

Shahid Kapoor gets Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award for Best Actor
 
●        Shahid Kapoor was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award on Saturday for his strong acting in the film 'Padmavat'.
●        During this time, the lifetime achievement award was given for the famous actress Simi Garewal.
●        Apart from this, Shilpa Shetty was conferred the best reality show Judge, Divya Khosla for Outstanding Short Film 'Bulbul' and Karan Johar for Best TV Host for 'Coffee Withdrawal'.

Indian origin student wins 1 million dollar in Jeopardy College Quiz


●        An Indian teenager Dhruv Gaur has won a million dollar Jeopardy College Quiz Championship.
●        First year student of Ivy League Brown University won the final round of the two-day college edition of America's most popular quiz show, broadcast on TV on Friday.
●        In the semi-finals on Wednesday, he defeated another Indian student Rishabh Jain and entered the final.

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Important Current Affairs 20th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 20th April 2018

Current Affairs 20th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

The second session of the book reading series of National Archives of India organized


●        The Indian National Archives (NAI), organized by the second edition of the book reading series 'Archives Reads', was held here today.
●        Professor Deepak Kumar, a former writer and professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, in the program, read out his publication 'Hung Kum Nation-Memory, Self and Society in Contemporary India'.

SJVN signs MoU with Power Ministry


●        SJVN Ltd, which manages the 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric station, the country's largest hydro power plant, today signed an MoU with the power ministry for the year 2018-19.
●        On the agreement, Power Secretary Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla and SJVN Chairman and Managing Director Shri Nandlal Sharma signed.
●        Under the agreement, the target of generating 9200 million units of electricity has been fixed.

Mukesh Ambani, Acharya Balkrishna included in the list of the world's greatest pathfinder
 
●        Mukesh Ambani , the country's richest industrialist and human rights lawyer advocate Indira Jaising, has been included in the list of the greatest leaders of the world in 2018 by Fortune Magazine.
●        On Thursday, World's Greatest Leaders of 2018, the ranking list of 50 greatest publishers worldwide was released.
●        This list includes the names of Pritzker Prize winner of the year 2018, Balkrishna Doshi, Apple CEO Tim Cook, New Zealand's Prime Minister Zac Chanda Arden and Football Kochak Nick Saban.
 
Birla Group to raise 200 million by selling steak in Idea Payments Bank
 
●        Aditya Birla Group will raise around 200 million rupees by selling 15 to 20 per cent stake in its Idea Payments Bank.
●        Two people, who have a direct knowledge of the scheme, told that the group is putting the valuation of two months old venture in this minority stack cell at Rs 1,000 crore.
●        In this company, the two group companies - Idea Cellular and Aditya Birla Nuvo, have 51% and 49% respectively.

Current Affairs 20th April 2018: AWARDS

Prime Minister will present awards for excellence in public administration and will address administrative officials


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will award prizes to the districts / implementation units and Central / State Organizations for excellence in public administration for effective implementation of innovative primary programs and innovation in science building on 21st April.
●        On this occasion, he will also address the administrative officials.
●        The Prime Minister's Public Administration Excellence Award is being given to organizations and districts of Central and State Governments to do great work in the welfare of the citizens.
 

Defense Hospital Trophy for Best Service Hospital went to Command Hospital, Chandimandir


●        Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented Defense Minister's trophy and testimonial paper for the best service hospital of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS), Command Hospital (Western Command) Chandimandir, here today.
●        Major General Rashmi Dutta, Commandant, Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir gave away the award from the hospital on behalf of the Defense Minister.

Current Affairs 20th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Secretary of the Economic Affairs Shri Subhash Chandra Garg participated in the meetings of the Finance Ministers of the BRICS countries and governors of central banks in Washington


●        Washington DC. During the spring meetings of the IMF / World Bank on April 19, 2018, the first meeting of the Finance Ministers and Governors of BRICS countries was organized separately.
●        In this meeting, the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India was represented by Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (EA).

Swaziland changed his name


●        King Mswati III of South African country Swaziland has announced the name of his country as 'The Kingdom of Iswati'.
●        The King announced its official announcement on the celebration of 50 years of Swaziland's independence.
●        Isvatiini means 'Land of Swazis'

Amazon has most users in India: Jeff Bezos


●        Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has told how the e-commerce company Amazon is doing business in India.
●        According to Jeff Bezos, India is one of the fastest growing markets for them because their site is the most viewed here.
●        The 55-year-old Jeff Bezos, who has invested nearly 3 trillion in setting up his own market in India, said that Amazon is the most downloaded shopping app in 2017.

Current Affairs 20th April 2018: ECONOMY

Government bank pioneer in cancellation of RTI application: study
 
●        In Public Organizations, the government bank is at the forefront of canceling the Right to Information (RTI) application.
●        It was informed in the information released by the Commonwealth Human Rights Campaign that in the total RTI applications received by all government authorities, nine percent of the applications are received by 26 public banks, including the Reserve Bank.
●        It was found in the study that their share of RTI applications to be canceled was 33 percent.
●        In comparison to other public units, the government bank ranks RTI most often.

Rs.637 crore National Clean Air Program
 
●        To clear the air, the Modi government has given a clearance of Rs 637 crore National Clean Air Program .
●        In this 20-point program, emphasizing the responsibilities of fighting air pollution on the State Governments, the emphasis is on mobilizing authentic data on sources of pollution.
●        In addition, there is also a provision for creating a new institutional structure at the state and central level for monitoring pollution in rural areas and checking and preventing air quality.
 
Foreign exchange reserves at record $ 426.08 billion
 
●        The country's foreign exchange reserves rose to an all-time level of $ 426.08 billion .
●        In the week ending April 13, the foreign exchange reserves rose by $ 1.21 billion to $ 426.082 billion.
●        Increase in foreign currency assets has increased.
●        This information was received from RBI data.
 
55 percent of all new bank accounts in the world got opened in India
 
●        Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said that according to World Bank statistics, 55 percent of new bank accounts opened in the world have been opened in India.
●        He tweeted that efforts of financial inclusion of India have been recognized in the World Financial Report of the World Bank.
●        During the year 2014-17, 51.4 crore bank accounts were opened globally. Of these, 55 percent of bank accounts are open in India.
 
PNB aims to recover Rs 150 cr every month


●        The employees of Punjab National Bank have started the 'Gandhigiri' unique campaign for the recovery of immovable debt.
●        Under this, the employees of the bank sit in peacefully outside the offices and houses of the defaulter.
●        PNB hopes that by embarrassing old borrowers who do not pay in such a way, they will recover the old rupees loan of Rs 150 crore every month.
●        The mission of PNB will last for one year.

Current Affairs 20th April 2018: SPORTS

India will contribute double in Commonwealth Technical Cooperation Fund


●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his commitment to provide developmental cooperation to small island countries, with the announcement of doubling India's contribution to the Commonwealth Fund created for technical cooperation.
●        India is going to help in building capacity of these small island and coastal countries.
●        For this, the National Institute of Oceanography located in Goa will provide training to them.

Meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government
 
●        The meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government, ie Chogm, started on April 19, 2018 in London.
●        The formal introduction of the meeting was in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.
●        Representatives of 53 countries including India are participating in this meeting.
●        About 20 years later, Britain is hosting this meeting.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been in Britain to attend the meeting.

Wenger will resign from Arsenal's coach after 22 years
 
●        Arsene Wenger , coach of Arsenal Football Club, says that he will resign from the post of coach this season.
●        Wenger will leave Arsenal's coach after 22 years.
●        He was appointed to this post in 1996.
●        In the direction of Wenger, Arsenal did not lose a single match in their league season in 2004.
 
Super Cup: East Bengal defeated Bengaluru FC champions
 
●        With the help of two goals from Captain Sunil Chhetri , Bengaluru FC won the title of the first Super Cup football tournament by defeating East Bengal 4-1 and playing ten players on Friday.
●        Chhetri continued his excellent performance and scored 68th (on penalties) and scored in the 90th minute.
●        On the Bangalore side, Rahul Shekhar scored 39th and Nicholas Fadier i.e. Miku scored in the 71st minute.

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Important Current Affairs 19th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 19th April 2018

Current Affairs 19th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Parcel Directorate


●        Inaugurating the newly created Parcel Directorate in the Department of Posts, the Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said, "This is another important step taken by the Department of Posts in the journey of change.
●        There has been a decline in the correspondence globally and India is no exception, but this has resulted in huge increase in packets and parcels.
 
Environmental Forest and Climate Change Ministry formulated the new draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018


●        The Ministry of Environment and Forests has formulated the new draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018.
●        The draft notification has been uploaded on April 18, 2018 on the Ministry's website.
●        People have been asked to comment in 60 days from the date of uploading the draft notification.
 
J. P. Nadda provided rejuvenation prizes to public health facilities to maintain high standard of hygiene and cleanliness.


●        Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J. P. Nadda provided rejuvenation prizes to public health facilities to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
●        Minister of Health and Family Welfare Smt. Anupriya Patel, Secretary of Health Smt. Preity Sudan, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Bainan Iyer and DGHS Dr. Pramila Gupta were also present in the program.

Thawar Chand Gehlot has given knowledge to the well-known people Dr. BR Ambedkar International Foundation's annual prize


●        Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot today gave a speech to Dr. B.R.Ambedkar International Foundation's annual prize ceremony for the well-known people for excellence in fields such as social and economic empowerment, art and culture, sports and jumping, health and education, poverty alleviation. 

Sahara allowed to auction some portions of Aamby Valley
 
●        On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed the Sahara group to auctioned some parts of its main project Aamby Valley .
●        However, this auction will be under the supervision of Afsal Receiver and Liquidator, who has been made in-charge of the auction process.
●        The outstanding amount on Sahara Group has been more than Rs.7000 crores.
●        There is no interest involved in this.
●        Outstanding arrears from the auction will be done.
 
Partnership of Zoom TV & Myntra
 
●        Part of Times Network is that Zoom TV has partnered with the country's leading online fashion company, Mintara.
●        This partnership is one of the biggest brand partnerships in Indian television history.
●        At 9 p.m. on Thursday, Zoom launched its new avatar ' Zoom Style by Myntra '.
●        Zoom has become the only place for entertainment, not just a TV channel.

Dilip Shanghvi buys 3.8% stake in Unichem
 
●        Sun Pharma owner and billionaire promoter Dilip Shanghvi has bought 3.8% stake in Unichem Laboratories over the past few months.
●        He has done this investment through his companies Alrox Investment, Family Investment and Airborne Investments.
●        This information was received by Unichem's shareholding pattern.
●        By March 31, 2018, Alrox Investment and Finance had 1.46% share of Unichem, while Family Investment had 1.28% and Airborean had 1.02% stake.

Current Affairs 19th April 2018: AWARDS

Madhya Pradesh was awarded 'Most Film Friendly State' award


●        Most film-friendly state award was announced by Mr. Ramesh Sippy, President of Jury today.
●        Most movie-friendly state award will be given by the Honorable President of India on May 3, 2018 during the distribution of National Film Awards.
●        Given the efforts of Madhya Pradesh to ensure the convenience of filming here, this state has been awarded the 'Most Film Friendly State Award'.

Current Affairs 19th April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

Vice President will inaugurate Civil Service Day celebrations
 

●        The Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Department of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions will organize two day Civil Service Day celebrations on 20-21 April, 2018.
●        Deputy President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest in the inauguration ceremony (20th April, 2018).

Current Affairs 19th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Nine agreements between India and Britain


●        India and Britain signed nine agreements on April 18, 2018.
●        These include topics such as tech, business and investment.
●        This agreement was taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit.
●        During this time, Prime Minister Modi will also participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in London on April 19-20, 2018.

6 members resigns from Nobel Academy 


●        Another member of the Swedish Academy of Nobel Literature Prize has resigned, the number of board members who resign has increased to six.
●        One of Sweden's biggest newspapers, Dagens Nyheter, said that author Loreta Lottas officially announced Tuesday to leave the 18-member board.


India has highest growth rate in BRICS countries: report
 
●        India has the highest growth rate in BRICS countries.
●       KPMG said in the report 'India Source Higher,' that Indian economy is improving fast and its growth rate is much higher than BRICS countries like Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.
●        In the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, some reformative steps had slowed down the pace of development.

Current Affairs 19th April 2018: SCHEMES

Center launches 'Study in India' program


●        The Central Government initiated the 'Study in India' initiative on April 18, 2018, initiating initiatives to brand India as the best place for education.
●        A web portal named Study In India was introduced under this program.
●        In this initiative, 160 academic institutions and universities including IITs, IIMs have joined.

Current Affairs 19th April 2018: DEFENSE

Central Government announces formation of Defense Planning Committee


●        Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Government has constituted the Defense Planning Committee.
●        National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be the chairman of this committee.
●        This committee will mainly spearhead programs like military and security strategies, capacity development schemes and defense equipment acquisition of the country.

Current Affairs 19th April 2018: ECONOMY

TCS profit up by 4.4%


●        Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT company in the country, released the results of the last quarter of the last financial year on Thursday.
●        On an annual basis, TCS's profit has increased 4.4%.
●        TCS net profit for the March quarter rose by 4.4% to Rs 6,904 crore.
 
IndusInd Bank profits up 26% in Q4


●        IndusInd Bank Ltd. The fourth quarter profit has increased according to estimates.
●        The reason for this is the stable asset quality of the bank.
●        According to the results announced in the last quarter of FY 2017-18, net profits increased 26.7 percent year-on-year to Rs 953 crore.
●        The bank said that net income increased by 20.4 percent to 2,007.6 percent from its interest.

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Current Affairs 18th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister addressed Indian community in Stockholm


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian community in Stockholm.
●        He thanked Sweden's government, especially the celebration of the King of Sweden and Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr. Stefan Lofven, for his warm welcome in Sweden.
●        He said that India is now going through a major transformation phase.

Inaugurating the first Regional Workshop on Star Rating System for Trash Free Cities


●        The first Regional Workshop on Star Rating System for Garbage-Free Cities was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development here in collaboration with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
●        In the presence of the Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Durga Shankar Mishra, the workshop was inaugurated by Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi.
●        On this occasion, NDMC Chairman Mr. Naresh Kumar and Director of Clean India Mission (Urban) VK Jindal were also present.
 
Narendra Modi inaugurates railway line in Maoist-affected areas


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recently inaugurated a railway line and passenger rail service in Kanker district of Northern Bastar, affected by separation.
●        The inauguration of the much-awaited railway line was done by video conferencing on the allegiance of constitution maker Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in Jangla village, Bijapur district.
●        This railway line connects Dalli Rajhara of Balod district to Bhanupratappur in northern Bastar. The first visit of passenger train will be run by all women railway workers.

Central Environment Ministry issues draft of 'National Clean Air' program


●        The Union Environment Ministry has issued a draft National Clean Air Program (NCAP) to reduce air pollution on April 17, 2018.
●        Its aim is to tackle the problem of air pollution across the country in a broad way.
●        Clean air expedition is a serious effort to significantly reduce the level of pollution in the national capital.

Supreme Court bans order to declare Amarnath cave as 'Silence Zone'


●        The Supreme Court banned the decision of the National Green Justice (NGT) on April 16, 2018, in which Amarnath cave was declared a Silence Zone.
●        A bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta has heard the petition filed by the Amarnath Shrine Board against the NGT decision.
●        The bench also banned NGT's decision on December 13.
 

Indigo, GoAir will get the delivery of Neo planes by the end of this month


●        Airbus is going to resume the global delivery of A320Neo aircraft after about 3 months by the end of April.
●        Three sources aware of this matter have given this information to the Economic Times.
●        He told that the indigenous IndiGo and GoAir, which carry cheap air travel in India, will start delivery of Neo planes in the last week of April or early May.
 
 
Traffic jam in India costs Rs 1.4 lakh crore every year 
 
●        Traffic of peak hour is damaging $ 22 billion annually in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, that is twice the annual budget of the National Highway Authority.
●        This information has come up in the study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group for Ober .
●        According to this, traffic congestion of peak hour takes 129% more time than normal traffic in Delhi, the data in Mumbai is 135, Bengaluru 162 and Kolkata 171% more.

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Sweden
 
●        India and Sweden signed a 'Shared Action Plan' and 'Innovative Partnership' documents on April 17, 2018 to strengthen their bilateral cooperation.
●        Apart from this, leaders of both the countries decided to increase mutual cooperation in the field of defense production and cyber security under Make in India.
●        Under these agreements, India and Sweden agreed to work plan with Seed Money of $ 6 million (about Rs 39 crore 44 lakh).
 

Current Affairs 18th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

'Chandrayaan-2'


●        President of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Secretary of the Department of Space, Dr. K. Sivan called on the Union Minister of State for North-Eastern Development (Independent Charge), Prime Minister's Office, Lok Shikayat, Pension, Atomic Energy and Minister of State for Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh here today.
●        During the meeting doctor's Siwan gave them information about the upcoming moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2'. It is likely to be launched from Sriharikota during October-November this year.

Global Information Technology Competition for Divyang Youth


●        The Global Information Technology Competition (GITC) 2018 for Divyang Youth will be organized in New Delhi from 8 to 11 November 2018.
●        In this regard, a consent letter was signed with Divyang Jan Authorization Department, Social Justice and Authorities and Rehabilitation Ministry, Korea yesterday.
●        According to the MoU, both parties have decided to work together for this event.

Current Affairs 18th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Two-day consultation workshop for the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan


●        The Indian International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDE) organized a two-day Consultation Workshop for the Delegation of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan in the Election House, Election Commission, New Delhi on 16-17 April, 2018.
●        In the 6-member delegation, Vice President and Senior Officer of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan.
●        The objective of the workshop is to have an active voice on the role of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the role of information technology and the running of training programs.

India has won the elections of six institutions including the UN's NGO Committee
 
●        India has won the election of six institutions of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), including the NGO Committee of the United Nations (UN) on April 16, 2018.
●        In five of these, India was elected unopposed.
●        India's tenure commences from January 2019.

Current Affairs 18th April 2018: ECONOMY

A three percent increase for growth of schemes in the districts


●        Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu has stressed the need to accelerate the development of districts to ensure development at the national level.
●        For this, the Lord has decided to make a comprehensive district plan through participation mechanism for ensuring the active participation of the districts in the development of the Indian economy and for the overall development process to be started from the district level.

6 more states will introduce e-bills within their respective states from April 20


●        According to the GST Council's decision, the e-way bill system for the inter-state movement of goods has been implemented from 01 April, 2018.
●        From April 15, 2018, the e-way bill system was implemented for the movement of goods within the state in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
●        E-These bills are being successfully created and 17 million more than 13 million e-way bills were made by April 2018.


Bangalore: highest earning city in the country


●        Bangalore is the only city in the country where professionals get the highest salaries.
●        In this case Pharma and Healthcare Industries are at the top. They give their employees the highest income.
●        Experienced professional doctors in this field are at the forefront, according to the report, Professionals with experience of 6 to 10 years get comparatively more salaries.

Current Affairs 18th April 2018: DEFENSE

Gagan Shakti - 2018 Advanced Landing Ground Operation


●        Under the "War" exercise "Gagan Shakti 2018" is being run by Indian Air Force, fighter aircraft, helicopters and cargo carriers have been deployed on Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).
●        The ALGs are small air stripes built in such remote areas of limited rail and road connectivity, which are of strategic importance in terms of speeding up armies and military equipment in the North and North Eastern Frontier regions of the country.
●        These air strips have been built in a very short time.

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Current Affairs 17th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Suresh Prabhu launches digital platform for MSME exporters
 
●        Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today launched a digital platform 'Fio Globallinker' for MSME exporters in New Delhi to digitize their business and connect with the global community of growing businesses.
●        This initiative will also help in expanding India's multi-centric export strategy as well as connecting different art and artists to the market.
 
Manoj Sinha launches Darpan-PLI app


●        Union Minister of Communications, Mr. Manoj Sinha today launched the Darpan-PLI App, which will provide assistance in the collection of installment of PLI and RPLI insurance policies.
●        Through this app, installments can be deposited in any post office in India and online updates of policy and money collection will be possible.
●        Through this app, maturity claims of the said insurance policies can be settled in the post office only.

J.P. High level meeting on leprosy and tuberculosis (TB) under the chairmanship of Nadda


●        Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda held a high-level meeting here today to review the progress of National Leprosy Disease Eradication Program (NLEP) and the progress made under the revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP).
●        In the meeting, Additional Secretary (Health) Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Additional Secretary and Managing Director Mr. Manoj Jhalani and other senior officials of the Union Health Ministry were present.
 
Launch of portal 'Study in India' by Ministry of Human Resource Development
 
●        Sushma Swaraj will launch 'Study in India' portal of Human Resource Development Ministry in India Habitat Center on April 18, 2018.
●        Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri Satyapal Singh will also be present on this occasion.
●        This portal will facilitate applications for enrollment in 150 different Indian institutions for 30 countries of South Asia, Africa, CIS and Middle East.
 

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated development work in Rampur


●        Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated various development projects at Model Ramlila Ground located in Civil Lines.
●        Minority Affairs Ministry and these development work of UP Government will be done in Bilaspur, Vow, Saidnagar, Shahabad and Chamarau under multi-sectoral development program.

Paytm Payments Bank will offer Foreign Exchange and Money Transfer Service


●        After giving convenience to savings and wealth management to customers, Paytm is going to start the facility of fast exchange and cross-border payments soon.
●        Paytm will take this step through its payments bank.
●        For this, he has got an Authorized Dealership license from the RBI.
●        In addition to Paytm, this license has been received by Airtel Payments Bank and Jio Payments Bank.
 
Market value of Kotak Mahindra Bank crossed the SBI for the first time


●        Kotak Mahindra Bank's market capitalization has more than the State Bank of India.
●        This has happened for the first time.
●        In this way, in terms of market value, it has become the second largest bank after HDFC.
●        Kotak Mahindra Bank's market capitalization reached Rs 2.23 lakh crore on Monday.
●        SBI's market cap stood at Rs 2.22 lakh crore.

Current Affairs 17th April 2018: APPOINTMENT

Lieutenant General P.P. Malhotra takes over as NCC Director General
 
●        Take it General P.P. Malhotra took over as the Director General of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest organization of young cadets in the world on April 11, 2018.
●        Take it General Malhotra has been appointed on various regimental, staff and command levels.
●        Earlier he was the Chief Engineer of Army's Chief Northern Command.

Current Affairs 17th April 2018: ECONOMY

121 crores of rupees were released in the form of contribution of Government of India in the Atal Pension Scheme
 
●        The Atal Pension Scheme (APY) is being implemented by APY service providers in urban and rural areas across the country including Public Sector Banks (PSBs), Private Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), Cooperative Banks and Postal Department Are included.
●        The total number of members registered under the APY till April 12, 2018 has gone upto 97.60 lakh.
●        This scheme is co-contributed by the Government of India for those who have registered before March 31, 2016.

India will have growth rate of 7.3 percent in 2018: World Bank
 
●        The World Bank estimates that India's economic growth rate will be 7.3 percent in 2018 and it will reach 7.5 percent in the year 2019 and 2020.
●        The World Bank said that the economy of the country has come out of the ban of cancellation and goods and services tax (GST).
●        Now, to maintain this growth rate, India has to create millions of jobs every year.
 

Current Affairs 17th April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

World Heritage Day on April 18, 2018


●        To spread awareness about heritage in communities, World Heritage Day is celebrated annually on April 18th worldwide.
●        To emphasize the transfer of knowledge among generations, the subject of this year is 'inherited for generations'.
●        To celebrate World Heritage Day National Rail Museum, New Delhi has prepared a detailed program.

Current Affairs 17th April 2018: AWARDS

More than 100 honored at the 63rd Railway Week National Award Ceremony


●        Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal honored the winners of four zonal competition and 113 employees / officers and units for their outstanding work.
●        63rd Rail Week National Award Ceremony was held on April 16, 2018 in Bhopal.


Pulitzer Prize 2018: New York Times got Best Journalism Award


●        The Pulitzer Prize of the year 2018 was announced on April 16, 2018 in Columbia University, New York City.
●        Pulitzer Prize for this year's public service was given jointly by Reporters of The New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and journalist Ronan Ferro of The New Yorker for their reporting.
●        Both newspapers exposed the wealthy and high-paid sex offenders, in which the names of Hollywood's most influential filmmaker Harvey Weinstein are prominent.
 

Current Affairs 17th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Indus Valley Civilization ended due to drought for 900 years: IIT Kharagpur
 
●        In the study conducted by the researchers of IIT, Kharagpur, it has been found that the end of Indus Valley Civilization is due to severe drought of hundreds of years.
●        Researchers have discovered the drought period of approximately 4350 years ago due to the end of the Indus Valley Civilization.
●        Scientists of IIT Kharagpur have come to know in a research that the drought lasted for a few years or a few decades, but not for a full 900 years.

Current Affairs 17th April 2018: DEFENSE

'Gagan Shakti-2011' exercise organized by IAF


●        Gagan-Shakti 2018 has been organized by the IAF.
●        It is being organized in all the border areas of the country and where it is needed it is being done.
●        This will last until April 22, 2018.
●        For the first time, a female pilot is also participating in the Gagan Shakti-2012.
●        For the first time in this maneuver, the indigenous fighter aircraft Tejas is participating.

Current Affairs 17th April 2018: SPORTS

Tennis Rankings: Yuki Bhambri made a comeback in the top 100 after two years


●        Indian tennis star Yuki Bhambri has returned to the top 100 after ATP Tennis Rankings released on 16 April 2018.
●        Yuki Bhambri has reached career-best 83rd rank with a jump of 22 places.
●        Yuki Bhambri ranking of Somdev Devvarman  62nd ranking of the best in July 2011, this ranking is the best ranking of any Indian in the ATP singles list.
 

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Important Current Affairs 16th April 2018

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Current Affairs 16th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Goa will be developed as a cargo hub
 
●        Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu said that the Central Government is trying to develop Goa as a tourist destination and a cargo hub through the state government and private partners.
●        He is addressing the media at Dabolim airport after monitoring the reconstruction and repair works.
●        On this occasion, Shri Shripad Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Union Ministry of State for Health, Shri Vijay Sardesai, Minister of State for Agriculture, Mr. Rohan Khaunte and Minister of Transportation, Mr. Sudin Runlikar were also present.

Ministry of Environment Notified Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules


●        Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rule 2018.
●        It has been arranged in the amendment rules that the closure of multilateral plastics (MLT) is now also applicable to MLP, which is non-recyclable or non-energy re-available or with no alternate use.
●        In the revised rules, a central registration system has also been set up for the registration of the producer / importer / brand owner.
 

E-way bill system implemented in five states
 
●        The e-way bill system created for the transportation of mutual goods among the States was started in five states from April 15, 2018.
●        These states include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
●        According to the finance ministry, this will facilitate trade and industry in these states and help in the same e-way bill system across the country. 

Indian courts sent death penalty to 109 people in 2017: Amnesty report
 
●        International human rights organization Amnesty International has said that Indian courts were sentenced to death in more than 109 cases in 2017 in 2017.
●        Amnesty released a report titled 'The Death Saints and Executions 2017' on April 12, 2018.
●        In 2016, 136 people were sentenced to death, compared to 277 deaths in 2017.

Current Affairs 16th April 2018: DEFENSE

Army commanders conference begins


●        In the inaugural speech of the Biennial Army Commander Conference beginning April 16, 2016, Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Hon'ble Minister of State for Defense, appreciated the contribution of Indian Army in countless security alerts and thus contributing to the path of development and progress of the nation. .
●        He appreciated the continuation of training activities by the Army, in which allied countries are involved in various joint training and exercises.
●        They also emphasized the need to be ready to face highly passive internal and external security warnings.

Current Affairs 16th April 2018: ECONOMY

US $ 48 million loan agreement with World Bank for 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).
 
New government policy for dividend payments 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.
●        Important features of the new policy are zero tolerance against non-violence, which involves intensifying developmental activities, so that the benefits of development can reach sensitive people in the poor and affected areas.


50 thousand income tax notice on anonymous transaction
 
●        In order to catch the owners of Anonymous property, the Income Tax Department has nominated the mutual fund, wives of high networth investors who do not fill income tax returns, non-resident Indians who sell real estate in the last few years and notice to large depositors during the cancellation Issued.
●        A senior income tax officer told ET that about 50,000 notices have been sent.
●        The department is seeking more information about previous transactions and income sources.

Current Affairs 16th April 2018: AWARDS

Dharmendra honored with 'Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement' award


●        The Maharashtra government has selected veteran actor Dharmendra for the 'Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement' award while director Rajkumar Hirani will be conferred the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution Award.
●        Maharashtra Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde announced this on April 15, 2018 through social media.
●        These awards given by the state government will be given during the 55th Maharashtra State Marathi Film Festival.

Current Affairs 16th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

United Nations rejects Russian condemnation motion against US
 
●        In the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Russia presented a condemnation motion against the US air strikes against Syria, which was dismissed by the Security Council.
●        Most countries in the meeting on the proposal opposed it and did not allow this proposal to be passed.
●        This was the fifth meeting in the UN in the last week after the alleged chemical attack on April 7 in Syria.
 
Current Affairs 16th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Pakistan successfully tested advanced version of Babur cruise missile


●        Pakistan successfully tested the upgraded version of the Babur Cruise missile on April 14, 2018.
●        Babar missile is capable of carrying conventional and non-conventional weapons.
●        On the occasion of the missile test, the Director General of the Strategic Planning Division and other officers were present.
●        Babar Weapon Systems-1 (B) has advanced aerodynamics and aviation equipment.
 

UN initiates Road Safety Trust funding 
 
●        United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary Amina Mohammed launched the Road Safety Trust Fund on 12th April, 2018, in view of the increasing road accidents in India and Canada, especially in India and Canada.
●        In the context of the global scenario, deaths in road accidents have become a serious problem.
●        Each one contributing to the fund can save one life from $ 1,500 and 10 serious injuries can be prevented and 51,000 dollars can be availed for investment in road safety.

Current Affairs 16th April 2018: SCHEMES

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Scheme
 
●        Narendra Modi launched the scheme in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on April 14, 2018, on the occasion of Bhimrao Ambedkar's birthday on the launch of the ambitious Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
●        Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, about 50 crore people of the country will get health insurance of Rs. 5 lakhs.
●        Here the first phase of Ayushman Bharat Scheme has been launched.
●        During the launch of the scheme, the Prime Minister announced that health and wellness centers would be opened in 1.5 lakh villages in the country.

Union Home Ministry launches 'e-FRRO' scheme


●        Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the web-based app 'E-FRRO (E-Foreigners Regional Registration Office) on April 13, 2018.
●        The objective of the e-FRRO scheme is to provide fast and efficient services to the foreigners coming to India so that they can get a pleasant experience of travel.
 
Schemes 
RBI tightens the rules of liberalized remittance scheme
 
●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened the rules for giving information of liberalized remittance plans (LRS) to send money out of the country.
●        Under this scheme, a person can send abroad up to two and a half million dollars in a year.
●        The aim of strengthening the norms is to improve monitoring and to ensure the compliance of the borders of the liberalized remittance scheme.
●        These steps have been taken out of the country with the purpose of prohibiting the sale of illegal money outside the country.

Current Affairs 16th April 2018: SPORTS

Commonwealth Games 2018 finale: India at third place in medal tally
 
●        The 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast (Australia) ended on April 15, 2018, in which India, with a total of 66 medals, was ranked third with 26 gold.
●        England, who won 198 medals, including 80 gold, secured first position in the Australia medal table and England with 136 gold, including 136 gold medals.
●        India was second in 2010.
 

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Important Current Affairs 15th April 2018

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Current Affairs 15th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Kathua Gangrape: 5-member team formed for probe


●        Bar Council of India (BCI) has constituted a five-member team in connection with the gangrape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
●        At the same time, the Bar Council President has said that the lawyers of the convicts will be canceled in this case.
●        The committee is headed by Retired Justice Tarun Agrawal of the High Court.

Naxalism reduced from 126 to 90 districts
 
●        Naxal activities have decreased in the country and the area of Naxalites has also decreased.
●        Of the 126 districts of Naxal-affected country, the government has declared 44 districts as Naxal-free area.
●        However, eight new districts have also been included in the Maoist-affected area.
●        The number of Naxal affected districts has gone down from 35 to 30.
●        Five districts of Bihar and Jharkhand are exempt from excessive naxal-affected tags.
●        These districts include Dumka of Jharkhand, East Singhbhum and Ramgarh and Bihar's Nawada and Muzaffarpur are included.

Vodafone and Idea will remove 5000 employees before merger


●        Vodafone India and Idea Cellular can squeeze one quarter of their 21,000 employees in the next two months.
●        This will be done to make a new company that is made after the merger of both of them.
●        A senior executive aware of the matter said that the two companies are in big losses right now.
●        There is a loan of Rs 1,20,000 crore jointly on them.


A seven-year climber from Hyderabad, climbed to the highest peak of Africa
 
●        The seven-year climber of Hyderabad has achieved the highest peak in Africa.
●        Seven-year-old Samantha Pothuraju has proved that even if young people are enthusiastic, they can also win the Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania in Tanzania , in a barrage freezing cold .
●        The small steps of Samnai have won the mount of Mount Kilimanjaro on the high peak.
●        This peak is 5,895 meters high above sea level and Samenu achieved this position on April 2 last.

Current Affairs 15th April 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

Narendra Modi will meet German Chancellor on April 20
 
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 20 while staying in Berlin following the conclusion of his visit to Sweden and Britain.
●        This information has been issued by the Ministry of External Affairs. Let Merkel take charge as the German Chancellor on March 14, for the fourth time.
●        This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since assuming the position for the fourth time.

Saudi Arabia is preparing to make Qatar an island


●        Saudi Arabia can consider the proposal of digging a sea canal near Katni border on the outskirts of Qatar, which will make the peninsula Qatar Qatar an island and its only land boundary will be converted into a military zone and a place of atomic waste.
●        Such concerns have been strengthened in Saudi Arabia's official newspapers after publishing news related to this proposal.
●        This project has not yet received official approval and is facing many obstacles.

India can drag US into WTO after exports hinderence
 
●        In the event of non-availability of preferential tariff for export to the US, India can contact the World Trade Organization dispute settlement agency.
●        America's Generalized System of Preferences is an incentive scheme for business.
●        Under such a scheme, developed countries give discounts for trade to developing countries and in return, developed countries should not expect similar benefits.
●        Such benefits can not be eliminated in a one way way.
 
Britain will consider the arbitration panel's decision in the long-running tax dispute with India
 
●        UK's Cairn Plc will consider the arbitration panel's decision in the long-running tax dispute with India , even if it comes in favor of anyone.
●        The company's CEO Simon Thomson said this.
●        He said that India should adopt this attitude too.
●        There is a demand of tax of Rs 29 thousand crore from Cairn, which he has challenged.
●        The British company says that India can not make tax on the 10-year-old transaction approved by the government.

India seeks help from China to increase train speed on Bangalore-Chennai corridor
 
●        Apart from the development of Agra and Jhansi railway stations, India has sought help from China to increase the speed of trains on the Bangalore-Chennai corridor.
●        This proposal was proposed in the Strategic Economic Dialogue held between the two countries here.
●        In the Strategic Economic Dialogue, talks between Rajiv Kumar and Lefeng, chairman of the China National Development and Reform Commission, have been negotiated.
 

China's BRI project slowed down in 7 countries: report
 
●        China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can be a big setback in 7 countries.
●        This claim has been made in a report by the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review.
●        The purpose of BRI is to connect Asia and Africa with Asia and build infrastructure for trade.
●        Gwadar Port in Balochistan province of Pakistan is Venue of $ 63 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
 

Current Affairs 15th April 2018: DEFENSE

Army commanders 6-day conference tomorrow
 
●        The top army commanders will review the regional security framework at the six-day conference starting Monday, as well as discuss the main challenges facing the nation, including issues related to the border with China and Pakistan.
●        Army officers said that the Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat presided over the conference .
●        He will discuss specific issues related to construction on the front and explore ways to speed up the development of infrastructure on the border with China.

Current Affairs 15th April 2018: SPORTS

Announcement of hockey teams for Youth Olympic qualifiers
 
●        Hockey India has announced India's junior women and men teams for Thailand Youth Olympic Games qualifiers starting from April 25 in Bangkok, Thailand.
●        These qualifiers will run for five days.
●        Youth Olympic Games are to be held in Argentina's Buenos Aires in 2018.
●        In this tournament, hockey's 5S format will be used in which five players of one team play in the field at a time.

Current Affairs 15th April 2018: ECONOMY

2 Indians sentenced 500 years of jail in billion dollar fraud
 
●        Dubai Court has sentenced 2 Indians to more than 500 years in the 200 million dollar (1305 crore) scandal on Sunday.
●        It was a big deal for Sidney Limos, living in Goa and his senior account specialist Ryan D'Souza.
●        The world of football was recognized by his big players.
●        Limos and Ryan jointly cheated thousands of investors under the Ponzi scheme.

India can play a big role in the fourth industrial revolution: World Economic Forum
 
●        India can play a key role in the fourth global industrial revolution based on digital technologies, on the basis of the young workforce, the large population capable of speaking English and the second highest number of internet users.
●        World Economic Forum chairman Borge Brende said this in an interview.
●        Although he said that for this, the country will need stability in monetary and financial policies, along with improving the infrastructure and availability of electricity.

Current Affairs 15th April 2018: APPOINTMENT

Infosys new CEO to change coin strategy


●        Former CEO of Infosys CEO Salil Parekh can change the coin-based strategies.
●        They can sell some of the internal product development investment at the time of the coin.
●        Analysts say that Salil can focus on coin services and digital services rather than coin-based software.

Current Affairs 15th April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

Charlie Chaplin's 129th Birthday
 
●        Today is Charlie Chaplin's 129th Birthday
●        Charlie Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889 in London.
●        His real full name was Charlie Spencer Chaplin.
●        Charlie Chaplin started working as a stage actor and commandeer at a very young age.
●        Later, at the age of 19, he was signed by an American company and he went to America.
●        Charlie started filming from America and by the year 1918, he had become a known face of the world.

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Current Affairs 14th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Inauguration of health and welfare center on the occasion of launch of Ayushman India in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Health Welfare Center on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti on the occasion of the launch of the ambitious health assurance program of the Central Government.
●        This center was inaugurated in Jangla Vikas Hub in Aishankshi district of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.
●        Over a period of more than an hour, the Prime Minister interacted with a large number of people and informed them about several development initiatives in the development hub.

The rules were simplified for obtaining PAN cards for corporate under section 139A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


●        In the case of any company, the allocation of application, incorporation of permanent account number (PAN) and allocation of tax deduction and collection account number (tan) was done by the Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA) through a common application form simultaneously. can go.
●        In these cases both PAN and Tan are mentioned in the Certificate of Incorporation (COI) issued by MCA.
●        In the Finance Act, 2018, Section 139A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 was amended, in which the need for issuing pan in the form of flaky card was removed.
 
 
ITDC has achieved a project of Rs. 550 crore for the development of infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh.


●        India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) with M / s Suras Impex Private Limited, a Hyderabad-based company for the development of a mega tourism destination project in Bhairav, Lanka in Kakinada, East Godavari district, at an estimated cost of 550 crores on April 10, 2018. Signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
●        This is the first of its kind in the public sector ITDC, which was given preference compared to many private sector claimants.
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial
 
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial on April 13, 2018 in Alipore, Delhi.
●        Following the teachings of Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the government is determined to give all right to social justice and equality in every plan.
●        This memorial is dedicated to the life and contribution of Dr. Ambedkar, the Constitution creator of India.

India should take steps to ensure confidentiality in the Aadhaar system: IMF


●        The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that India should take necessary steps to ensure confidentiality and security in the implementation of a broad identification program such as a base.
●        The IMF has described India as the pioneer in the biometric identification system.
●        In the financial monitoring report on the digital government, the IMF said that digitization can lead to strong governance and financial transparency.
 
Bitcoin Regulation
 
●        The government is preparing to bring the bill on the regulation of virtual taxes like Bitcoin .
●        There is a proposal to stop the business of virtual currency in the current form in the bill, but there may be an exemption for issuing a crypto token against a property.
●        There is a ban on the virtual currency business like Bitcoin.


Bullet train construction starts from January 2019
 
●        Construction work in the country's first high speed bullet train project on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route will start from January 2019.
●        On this route 508 km long land acquisition will be completed by the end of this year.
●        In the year 2022, this mega project of 1.08 lakh crores is expected to be completed in Akhaura.

Current Affairs 14th April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

President addresses the function of Dr. BR Ambedkar on the 127th birth anniversary in Mhow


●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed a function in Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) on 127th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar (April 14, 2018) on 127th birth anniversary.
●        Earlier, he paid tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his memorial in Mhow.
●        By doing so, he became the first President of India who paid tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary in his birthplace (Mhow).

Current Affairs 14th April 2018: DEFENSE

Defense exhibition in Chennai


●        A Biennial Defense Exhibition on Naval and Internal Home Security Systems, 10th edition of India (DEFEXPO) was organized on April 11, 14, 2018, in Kanchipuram district on the eastern coast road near Chennai, which was concluded today.
●        The Governor of Tamilnadu Mr. Bhanwar Lal Purohit presided over the closing ceremony, which was attended by Secretary (Defense Production) Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Mr. T.Suvarna Raju, Additional Secretary (Defense Production) Mr. Subhash Chandra and Kanchipuram District Collector P. Ponaiya also participated.

Current Affairs 14th April 2018: SCHEMES

RBI tightens the rules of liberalized remittance scheme


●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened the rules for giving information of liberalized remittance plans (LRS) to send money out of the country.
●        Under this scheme, a person can send abroad up to two and a half million dollars in a year.
●        The aim of strengthening the norms is to improve monitoring and to ensure the compliance of the borders of the liberalized remittance scheme.

Current Affairs 14th April 2018: ECONOMY

Infosys gets net profits of Rs 3,690 crore


●        Infosys , the country's second-largest IT company , announced a net profit of Rs 3,690 crore in the fourth quarter on Friday.
●        Last year, the company had achieved a net profit of Rs 3,603 crore in the same quarter.
●        On a year-on-year basis, the net profits of the company grew by 2.4 percent.

Jio mobilized around Rs 3,248 crores as loans from Japanese banks


●        Telecom Operator Reliance Jio has signed an agreement to raise Rs 3,250 crore as a samurai term loan from different banks of Japan.
●        Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has signed Memorandum of Understanding for taking a samurai term loan of 53 billion with Bullet Maturity of 7 years.
●        For this, Reliance Industries has given guarantee and it will be used in Jio's capital expenditure.

Current Affairs 14th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

General Motors will remove 1 thousand employees
 
●        American car maker General Motors will lay off more than 1,000 employees.
●        This decision has been taken keeping in mind the falling demand of sedan cars and its low production.
●        The effect of the retrenchment will be on the Lord's Factory in Ohio, Ohio.
●        Cruise sales have fallen by 32 percent in the last four years.

Pakistan successfully tested advanced version of Babur cruise missile


●        Pakistan successfully tested the upgraded version of the Babur Cruise missile Saturday which is capable of carrying conventional and non-conventional weapons.
●        Its firepower is 700 kilometers.
●        Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi praised scientists and engineers for successful missile test.
 

Current Affairs 14th April 2018: SPORTS

India won total of 66 medals


●        India 's Great Journey Finished in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
●        India has won 66 medals (20 silver, 20 bronze) including 26 gold medals in these games.
●        India has performed better than the 64 medals won at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
●        Indian team in third position after Australia and England in Gold Coast
●        India had won a total of 101 medals in Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.
●        In the 2002 Manchester Games, there were a total of 69 medals.
 
 
Saina Nehwal wins gold medal 
 
●        In the 21st Commonwealth Games , Saina Nehwal got her name for the Badminton Women's Gold Medal.
●        In the final, they won their respective country shuttler PV Sindhu 21-18 and 23-21 in a very tough match.
●        The first game lasted just 22 minutes and the second game took 34 minutes to finish.
●        During this time, there was a tremendous fight for both points between the two players.

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Current Affairs 13th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Prime Minister will inaugurate health and welfare center in Chhattisgarh


●        On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Bijapur in Asangaish district in Chhattisgarh tomorrow.
●        They will inaugurate a health and welfare center in connection with the launch of the ambitious health assurance program of the Central Government- Ayushman India.
●        Prime Minister will visit the Jangla Development Center in Bijapur district.
●        They will talk to many people during the nearly one-hour period spent there.
●        Information about the development aspects will also be given to the Prime Minister.

Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed chairman of the bank board bureau


●        The Central Government has announced Bhanu Pratap Sharma as the Chairman of the Bank Board Bureau.
●        He has been given this post in place of former CAG chief Vinod Rai.
●        Apart from these, three other members Vedika Bhandarkar, P Pradeep Kumar and Pradeep P Shah have also been appointed by the government.

Change in BHIM app 


●        Bharat Interface for Mobile, which was launched by the Central Government last year, is now completely changing.
●        To make it even better, the government is keeping an eye on Google Tea, Phone Pay etc.
●        With effect from April 14 (the accession of Babasaheb Ambedkar), cashback and some incentive (incentive money) will be given on payment made through this app.
●        For this, the government has made a plan of Rs 900 crore.
 
Contenders increased to buy Fortis Healthcare


●        Claimants to buy hospital chain Fortis Healthcare facing difficulties have increased.
●        On Thursday, family members of Hero Enterprises Sunil Munjal and Dabur Group owner Burman's joint office jointly gave a joint speech.
●        On Thursday, only IHH Healthcare of Malaysia introduced its offer for Fortis, which has been tried to keep better than the new offer of Manipal Health.
●        Fortis Healthcare has got joint offers from Heroes Enterprise and Burman Family Office.

Employees leaving jobs in PepsiCo


●        Softdrinks giant PepsiCo is upset with leaving employment in India.
●        In the last 3-4 months, nearly 15 executives from senior to mid-level have left the company.
●        All these were linked to Executive Pepsi, 7 Up Soda, Tropicana Juice, Gatorade Sports Drink, Crunchy and Les Sultry Snacks.

Current Affairs 13th April 2018: AWARDS

65th National Film Awards for 2017


●        The chairpersons of the judges of the National Film Awards, Non-Feature, Writing Categories and the members of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award Committee announced the 65th National Film Awards for the year 2017 in different categories.
●        The panel of feature films was chaired by Hindi film director and famous filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is known for his excellent work in the international arena.
●        Mr. Nakul Kamte, chaired by non-feature film panel and chaired by the best film writing panel, Mr. Anant Vijay
 

Newton gets best Hindi movie award
 
●        National Film Awards have been announced and ' Newton ' has got the Best Hindi Film Award.
●        Actor Pankaj Tripathi has got a special award for his performance in this film.
●        The late actress Sridevi got the National Award for Best Actress for Mom.
●        Sridevi was killed in Dubai last days.

Current Affairs 13th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Pakistan Supreme Court declares former prime minister Nawaz Sharif lifetime disqualification for politics
 
●        Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified for the lifetime of the Supreme Court by assuming public office on 13th April, 2018.
●        It means that now they will never be able to rule in life.
●        The Bench of five judges disqualified Nawaz Sharif under Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution.
 
 
Bangladesh government ends reservation in government jobs


●        Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced the ending of reservation in government jobs on April 11, 2018.
●        At present 56% seats are reserved for the government sector.
●        Although Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the government can have special quotas in jobs for disabled persons and the backward.
●        Announcing this among the demonstrations being performed by thousands of protesters to end the reservation, the Prime Minister said that special provisions will be made for different groups.

Apple launches trial production of iPhone 6S in India
 
●        Apple has started trial production of its best-selling smartphone brand iPhone 6S Plus in India.
●        Two senior executives of the industry said that it is being made in Taiwan's contract manufacturing manufacturing company based in Bangalore-based Vistron's Bangalore.
●        After the introduction of the iPhone 6S Plus's commercial production, its prices may also change.
 
DP World can make big investments in Mumbai JNPT


●        In the major global operators of Marine and Inland Terminals, DP World is creating a logistics hub in the country and is interested in managing the Free Trade Zone in Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port Terminal.
●        In the JNPT, the country's largest port, DP World can bid for a free trade zone to be built in 277 hectares of special economic zones.
●        A senior official of the shipping ministry said that if Dubai's company bid is chosen, then it can invest about Rs 1,000 crore in this project.

Current Affairs 13th April 2018: ECONOMY

India ranked 130th in the Economic Freedom Index


●        The Global Economic Freedom Index-2012 was released on April 12, 2018 by the American Research Institute 'The Heritage Foundation'.
●        This index reflects India's performance in the global economy.
●        India has been ranked 130th in this index for the year 2018.
●        India has improved 13 places this year compared to last year.
●        India has reached 143 to 130th position.
 

Tax Exemption To Startups With Investment up to 10 Crore


●        Granting the tax rebate (concession) has given great relief to the emerging entrepreneurs.
●        According to the notification issued on behalf of the Commerce and Industry Ministry, the minimum investor's desire to take a steak in startup should be Rs 2 crore or more than Rs 25 lakh in the last three financial years.
●        Under section 56 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, many startups expressed concern about taxation related to Angel Funds.
 
RIL and JM Financial ARC to buy Alok Industries


●        Reliance Industries is going to buy the bankrupt textile company Alok Industries.
●        Most lending banks have given green signal to the resolution plan offered by Mukesh Ambani's company to buy Alok Industries.

Current Affairs 13th April 2018: SPORTS 

Aneesh, the youngest Indian medalist in CWG
 
●        India's Anish Bhanwala on Friday created history in the Commonwealth Games.
●        He became the youngest player to win the gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games.
●        The 15-year-old Bhanwala won a gold medal in the 25 meter rapid fire pistol in the Gold Coast, Australia.
●        This is Anish's first Commonwealth Games.
 
Leander Paes becomes the most successful doubles player in Davis Cup


●        India's legendary tennis player Leander Paes has become the most successful doubles player in the Davis Cup history on Saturday.
●        Together with Rohan Bopanna, he not only recorded the record 43rd in this prestigious tournament, but also gave India a return to the Asia Oceania match against China.
●        Due to the strictness of AITA, 44-year-old Paes and Bopanna agreed to play together in this match.

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Current Affairs 12th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

One lakh fifty thousand bio-toilets were installed in train coaches


●        With the introduction of 57 bio-toilets in Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express in January 2011, Indian Railways have installed about 1.25,000 bio-toilets in their coaches till March 2018.
●        It is about 60 percent of the coach of the Indian Railways coach.


Prime Minister will inaugurate Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial in Delhi tomorrow


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr Ambedkar National Memorial at Mahaparinirvan, located 26 Alipur Road, Delhi, by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
●        This memorial is dedicated to the life and contribution of Dr. Ambedkar, the Constitution creator of India.
●        The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone on March 21, 2016.
●        Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 in Mau, Madhya Pradesh and was the first law minister of independent India.
 

Mission foundation


●        In an effort to connect Delhi's young children with education, the Delhi government has started the mission foundation on April 11, 2018.
●        Through this mission, the Government of Delhi has set a target to teach all the students from 3rd to ninth grade to the state within three months and to provide general mathematics education.
●        For this campaign during the summer holidays, the government has urged the candidates through radio and meetings to stay in Delhi during this period and send children to the classes based on activity.
 
Union Cabinet approves host agreement between India and ISA


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the approval of the Ministry of External Affairs for signing the agreement and headquarter agreement for entering the headquarters (host country) between India and the International Solar Coalition (ISA) on April 11, 2018.
●        This agreement was signed on March 26, 2018. The HQ agreement will get institutionalized form of working arrangements between India and ISA.
●        This will help the ISA to become an international intergovernmental organization.
 

Policy Commission Forum for North-East decides five-point development mission


●        On April 10, 2018, the first meeting of 'Policy Forum for the North-East' was held in Agartala, Tripura's capital.
●        In addition to Chief Ministers of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, senior officials of Policy Commission and Central Government participated in the meeting.
●        The purpose of launching a policy forum is to look at new ideas and approaches for the overall development of this region, apart from regular activities.
 

Agreement between Jio and Sodexo, Geo Money
 
●        Use of Sodexo for Jio Users has become more convenient now.
●        There has been a partnership between Reliance Jio and Sodexo .
●        Sodax Card holders will now be able to make digital payments using jio Money (jio Payments Bank E-Volit) .
●        Sodesco is the leading company in the process of benefiting from the Mile Pass for employees working in various institutions.
 

2 Indians jailed for 500 years for fraud


●        Dubai Court has sentenced 2 Indians to more than 500 years in the 200 million dollar (1305 crore) scandal on Sunday.
●        It was a big deal for Sidney Limos , living in Goa and his senior account specialist Ryan D'Souza.
●        The world of football was recognized by his big players.
●        Limos and Ryan jointly cheated thousands of investors under the Ponzi scheme.

Current Affairs 12th April 2018: DEFENSE

PSLV-C41 successfully launched IRNSS-1 navigation satellite


●        In its technical flight, ISRO's Polar Satellite Test Vehicle PSLV-C41 successfully tested Satish Dhawan Space Center of Sriharikota today with 1,425 kilograms IRNSS-1I navigation satellite.
●        According to the PSLV-C 41 scheme, the ISP was sent from the first launch pad at 4 to 4 min (4: 04m).
 
 Current Affairs 12th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

NHAI signed an agreement for its first international project


●        Indian National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has organized the Yagayee-Kleva section of the Highway (40/0 miles) for easy transport of vehicles with the aim of promoting trade, business, health, education and tourism between India, Myanmar and Thailand. 
●        On Monday, NHAI signed with M / s Punj Lloyd Limited - Varaha Infra Limited on the agreement.
 

UAE approve equal pay legislation for women and men


●        The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet recently approved the Equal Pay Act for women and men.
●        This new law will ensure that all women of the country get equal pay compared to men.
●        Under this, the equal contribution of men and women will be ensured in the development of the UAE.

 Current Affairs 12th April 2018: SPORTS

Kidambi Srikanth became World number one badminton player


●        Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has come first in the rankings of the World Badminton Association (BWF) on April 12, 2018.
●        Kidambi Srikanth has achieved the ranking of world number one with 76,895 points, leaving Victor Alex of Denmark behind.
●        Viktor Axelsen of World Champion Denmark is at number two with 75470 points.
●        Korea's Son Wayne Hu is at the third spot with 74670 points.

Current Affairs 12th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

India's first 5G laboratories established in IIT-Delhi


●        Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has set up a radio (non-wire) laboratory for setting up of state-of-the-art 5G equipment, research and standards.
●        The launch of this 5G laboratory will be on 13th April.
●        This is the first laboratory of its kind in India.
 

TCS becomes the country's most valuable company
 
●        The country's largest information technology (IT) company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) crossed the market capitalization level of Rs 6 lakh crore on Thursday.
●        In this way, TCS has left Reliance Industries behind and again became the most valuable company in the country.
●        At the end of business on Thursday, TCS's market capitalization stood at Rs 6,00,569.45 crore.
●        In the Bombay Stock Exchange, the company's shares closed at 4.04 per cent higher at Rs 3,137.30 per share.
 
Current Affairs 12th April 2018: APPOINTMENT

Bhanu P. Sharma appointed new Chairman of Bank Board Bureau


●        On Thursday, the government appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma, former secretary of the Department of Personnel and Training , as the new chairman of the Bank Board Bureau (BBB).
●        He will replace Vinod Rai.
●        Vinod Rai was appointed the first chairman of BBB, he was appointed for two years.

Current Affairs 12th April 2018: ECONOMY


Reserve Bank imposes penalty of Rs 3 crore on IDBI Bank


●        IDBI Bank today said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a fine of Rs 3 crore on it.
●        Central Bank has imposed this penalty for not following the Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) rules.

Government oil companies will take 50% stake in 44 billion dollar refinery


●        Among the world's largest oil companies, Saudi Aram will take 50% stake in the $ 44 billion refinery and petrochemical complex being created by government petroleum companies of India.
●        It will be one of the largest refineries in the world.
●        Saudi Aram will also ask for permission for fuel retailing in India. It is one of the big investments in the petroleum sector of the country.
 

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