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Important Current Affairs 11th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 11th April 2018

Current Affairs 11th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS


Cabinet approves the amendment of wages and allowances of the Deputy governors of the Union Territories


●        Union Cabinet has approved the amendment in the wages and allowances of the Union Territories of the Deputy Governors.
●        This will equal the salary and allowances of the deputy governors of the Government of India.
 
 Cabinet clears MoU between India and UK and Northern Ireland on the return of illegal migrants


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the MoU between India and UK and Northern Ireland on the return of illegal migrants.
●        With the visa-free agreement for diplomatic passport holders after the Memorandum, the UK visa system will be generous for those who are legally traveling to the UK.
 
 Cabinet approves HQ agreement between India and International Solar Coalition


●        The Union Cabinet has given approval to authorize the Ministry of External Affairs to prioritize the agreement signed between India and the International Solar Coalition (ISA) to enter the headquarters (host country) and the signing of the headquarter agreement.
●        This Agreement was signed on March 26, 2018.
●        The headquarter agreement will get institutionalized form of working arrangements between India and ISA.
 
Dr. Jitendra Singh launches online dashboard to ensure monitoring of public grievances at real time


●        Central Nuclear Regional Development Minister (Independent Charge), PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Minister of State for Atmospheric Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, today inaugurated an online dashboard developed by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG). Done
●        This dashboard will monitor public or public grievances in real time and will periodically review the progress of systemic improvements.
●        The systematic improvements and their monitoring of those scales are shown on the dashboard, which are related to issues of public grievances.
 

Cabinet approves CIL and its subsidiaries for exploration and exploitation of coal bed methane
 
●        In the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today issued notification notifying the section 3 (xiii) of the notification issued on 03.11.2015 under Article 12 of the Oil Sector Act, 1948, by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Has approved.
 
Under Rural Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- one crore rural households will be constructed by December 2018


●        The Hon'ble Prime Minister launched the Prime Minister House Plan-Rural in Agra on November 20, 2016.
●        PMAY-G has been prepared by restructuring Indira Awas Yojana (IAY).
●        In order to achieve the 'Housing for the Most Housing' target by 2022, under the PMAY-G, a target has been set to create one crore and up to 2.95 crore Pucca houses till 2022-2012.
 
MSDE has constituted Appellate Committee for testing complaints regarding the cancellation of recognition / accreditation of ITI


●        As per the guidelines of the Hon'ble Delhi High Court, MSDE has constituted an Appellate Committee for testing complaints regarding the cancellation of recognition / accreditation of ITIs.
●        The NCVT sub-committee has uploaded an aggregate list of 310 ITI institutions on the NCVT portal, in which 'Not recommended' has been written.
●        All these IIT institutions and other affected IIT institutions can file an appeal before April 16, 2018.

India signed contract with World Expo 2020 Dubai


●        India and Dubai World Expo 2020 signed a contract in the context of the Pavilion of India on April 10, 2018.
●        World Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai
●        This contract was made between Manoj's Dwivedi (joint secretary of the Commerce Ministry) and Najib Muhammad Al Ali (Executive Director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau).
 
 Prime Minister Modi called "Satyagraha Swachhagraha" in Motihari


●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the National Convention of Swachhagraha in Motihari, Bihar on April 10, 2018.
●        The meeting was organized as part of the centenary celebrations of the Champaran Satyagraha.
●        He addressed four lakhs of cleanliness workers in the country.
●        Nearly 20,000 clean-up attendants from different states of the country were present in the program.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the country's most powerful electric locomotive engine


●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the country's most powerful electric locomotive engine (12,000 HP) built in Rail Engine Factory of Madhepura in Bihar on April 10, 2018.
●        Along with this, India now joins Russia, China, France, Germany with the list of countries with this capacity rail engine.
●        A total of 1300 crore rupees have been spent in the preparation of this project.
●        So far, India had 6,000 HP engines.
 
Oregon's Governor signed the Net Nutility Bill in the US
 
●        US state-based Oregon State Governor Kate Brown signed the Net Nutrition Bills on April 09, 2018.
●        Increasing your internet speed by paying more money in it is illegal.
●        The new law makes it illegal for state public agencies to work with internet service providers (ISPs) who participate in discriminatory activities such as payment priority and blocking online legal content, or "fast lane" for companies. Make.


Project sunlight


●        Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) has appointed NCERT, NDMC, Northern MCD and Quality Ltd. Together with schools, 'Project Sunshine' has been started.
●        Under this, 'project sunshine' has been started by requesting the morning assembly from 11:00 to 1:00 in schools.
●        Studies conducted by FSSAI have shown that 90 percent of India's children are lacking vitamin D and their bones are weaker than normal.

Current Affairs 11th April 2018: DEFENSE

Prime Minister will inaugurate the Defense Expo 2018 in Chennai on April 12


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Tamil Nadu on April 12
●        Prime Minister inaugurates the 10th edition Defense Expo-2018 of Defense Expo in Thiruvidanthai, Kanchipuram district.
●        The theme of the Defense Expo this year is 'India-emerging defense manufacturing hub'.
●        During this, India's ability to export defense systems and their components will be shown.
 

Current Affairs 11th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Indian Consortium and Saudi Aramco signed MoU for Ratnagiri Mega Refinery in Maharashtra


●        An Indian Consortium with IOCL, BPCL and HPCL and Saudi Aramco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here today.
●        This MoU has been signed in the State of Maharashtra for the purpose of jointly developing and manufacturing an Integrated Refinery and Petrochemical Complex Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (RRPCL).

Ban Ki-moon elected as president of Boao Forum
●        Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was elected president of Boao Forum for Asia on 09 April 2018.
●        Ban Ki-moon will replace Japan's Yasuo Fukuda.
●        Former Governor of People's Bank of China, Zhou Sichuan has been appointed Vice President.
●        Both appointments have taken place during the second session of the conference organized by the Bao Forum.
●        This forum is currently underway in Hainan province of China.

Current Affairs 11th April 2018: OBITUARIES 

Nobel laureate German physicist Peter Grunberg died


●        Nobel laureate German physicist Peter Grunberg died in April 2018
●        He was 78 years old.
●        Peter Grünberg worked to bring revolutionary changes in the field of digital data storage.
●        Peter Grünberg was born on May 18, 1939.

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Important Current Affairs 10th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 10th April 2018

Current Affairs 10th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

IGI entry in the world's 20 busiest airports


●        New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has also been included in the list of the 20 most busy airports in the world.
●        India ranked 16th in the list of Airport Council International (ACI) 's busiest airport in 2017
●        Operated by GMR, this airport was ranked 22nd in 2016, that is, last year it rose six places.
 

Committee for Uniformity in Skill Development
 
●        The State Government has constituted a committee to bring uniformity in the schemes introduced for skill development and entrepreneurship development by various departments and corporations.
●        The Chairman of the Committee will be the Additional Chief Secretary of the Industry Department. Secretaries of different departments have been made members.
●        This committee will review the skill development plans being run by all the departments.
●        The committee has to submit a report in one month after studying the methods to avoid duplication and to bring uniformity.
 

Alstonia plantation banned
 
●        The Forest Department has banned the planting of Alstonia plantation within the city.
●        A white flower emerges above it, which is harmful to asthma sufferers.
●        If the asthma sufferer lives near this plant, then he has trouble breathing.
●        The Alstonia plant in India is also called Black Board Tree, Indian Devil Tree, Saptaparni and Queen of the Night.
 

CM Khattar approves installation of water ATMs in cities of Haryana
 
●        In Haryana, ATMs will not only get money but also clean drinking water.
●        Such water ATMs will be installed in all the public places in the cities of Haryana.
●        There will be three types of water ATMs in the municipal areas of the state.
●        Under this, the municipality will install such a water ATM itself.
●        In the second option, this ATM will be given to the agency to run, while in the third option will be of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
 
Tata Trust accused of violating tax rules
 
●        The Parliamentary panel has recommended the Tata Trust to be investigating the allegations of violation of the tax laws.
●        The panel has said that Tata Trust has preferred foreign institutions like Harvard Business School instead of Indian Universities.
●        The Public Accounts Committee of Direct and Direct Taxes has recommended this kind of sub-committee.
●        The leader of this committee is BJP MP Nishikant Dubey.

New QR code released by UIDAI
 

●        Base Authority UIDAI has introduced new QR code for digital signature for e-base.
●        It will now also have photos with the base holder's demographic information.
●        This will facilitate offline verification of the basis.

4 women completed 17000 km journey with bike in 56 days
 
●        Four lady bikers of Telangana completed 16,992 kms of successful journey in 56 days and returned here.
●        During this time he passed through 6 countries.
●        In order to promote tourism in India, especially Telangana, they started this journey from Bangalore on February 11.
 

Current Affairs 10th April 2018: SPORTS

Second gold in table tennis
 
●        In the Commonwealth Games 2018, India has won another gold medal in table tennis.
●        This Gold Team has come to the event.
●        Harmeet Desai and Sainiyan pair defeated Nigerians by 3-0 in the doubles and named Gold India.
●        In order to enter the final, the Indian men's team defeated Singapore 3-2.
●        Indian men team in table tennis won gold medal 12 years later.

Billabong won the Hargopal title
 
●        Billabong Academy defeated the Turf Academy by 3 wickets and named the 11th Hargopal Under-23 Cricket Tournament.
●        Abhishek Goswami was named Best Tournament of the Tournament, Harsh Tyagi Best Bowler and Rajesh Sharma Man of the Tournament.

Lucknow wins Overall Trophy of Karate Championship
 
●        In the Major Major Amiya Tripathi Memorial Sub Jr. Child and Girls Karate Championship, Lucknow captured the Overall Trophy with the highest eight gold medals.
●        Lucknow team won 8 gold, 3 silver and 16 bronze medals in the championship ended on Sunday at Rock Garden Karate Academy in Jankipuram.
●        At the same time, the team of Varanasi with seven gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals and the team of Gautam Buddha Nagar remained at the third place with six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals.

Indian Badminton Mixed Team won gold for the first time in 40 years
 
●        On Monday, India won gold at the Badminton Mixed Team event in Commonwealth Games.
●        In the final, he defeated three-time champion Malaysia 3-1.
●        In this event India has won gold after 40 years, because this event was included in the Commonwealth Games for the first time in 1978.
●        India has now 20 medals in the Badminton Commonwealth Games.

Current Affairs 10th April 2018: DEFENSE


Ministry of Defense has signed a deal worth 639 crores for bulletproof jacket
 
●        The Ministry of Defense signed a deal worth Rs 639 crore with a defense firm on Monday to provide 1.86 lakh bulletproof jackets for the army.
●        The ministry said in a statement that the agreement was finalized after successful trial.
●        SMPP Pvt Ltd got the contract to provide bulletproof jacket.

Current Affairs 10th April 2018: AWARDS

Javed Akhtar gets 'Shantidoot' award
 
●        Screenwriter, lyricist and social worker Javed Akhtar has been given the 'Shantidoot' award by Vishal Joshi of Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Temple.
●        This award is given to the extraordinary people who work for peace.
●        Javed Akhtar was given the award on Friday.

Current Affairs 10th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

70 killed in chemical attack in Syria
 
●        At least 70 people were killed in a suspected chemical attack in the last town of Duma, occupied by rebels of Eastern Dive of Syria.
●        More than 75 people were suffocated, while thousands of people had to suffer from breathing difficulties.
●        Barrel bomb with a helicopter toxic nervous agent Sarin was dropped.

Current Affairs 10th April 2018: ECONOMY

300% increase in collector rate in Gurgaon
 
●        The revenue department has increased the collector rate. The new rate will apply today.
●        According to new rates, the collector rate has increased by 300 percent in many residential areas of the city.
●        The collector rate of the commercial property has also been doubled.
 
HDFC raised interest rates by 0.20
 
●        HDFC has made its debt expensive.
●        The bank has increased its interest rates by 0.20.
●        The bank has said that the new rates of loan have become effective from 1st April.

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Important Current Affairs 9th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 9th April 2018

Current Affairs 9th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

PM addresses 'CPSE Conference'


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the 'CPSE Conference' organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today.
●        Presentations were presented to the Prime Minister before various themes (theme) including corporate governance, human resources management, financial restructuring, innovation and technology and Vision 2022 for new India.

Prime Minister will inaugurate the 16th ministerial meeting of the International Energy Forum


●        Underlining India's growing importance in the global energy map, India is hosting the 16th Ministerial Meeting of International Energy Forum (IEF16) and inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
●        'IEF16' is the largest conference of heads of energy ministers, industrial figures and important international organizations around the world.
●        During this, intense discussions will be done on the future of global energy.
 
Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for conversion of NH-2 Aurangabad-Chaurha block into six lanes in Bihar
 

●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of a National Highway Project to transform the 70-kilometer long section of NH-2 from Chauraha to Bihar-Aurangabad on Bihar-Jharkhand border to six lanes during a function to be held in Motihari. .
●        The cost of this project is Rs. 882 crores.
 
 Direct delivery starts in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust from next month

●        The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has taken a new transport solution to deliver cargo destinations directly and at a faster pace through direct port delivery.
●        Four successful bidders have received orders for five routes to send cargo from JNPT to Gujarat, Goa and Bangalore, Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Indore and Hyderabad, Ahmednagar and local areas in Mumbai and nearby areas.
 
Prime Minister will lay the foundation for four sevage projects costing Rs 1111.56 crore for Patna


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of four sewerage projects for the city of Patna with a cost of Rs 1111.56 crore.
●        This function will be organized in Bihar's Motihari city.
 
The first meeting of the policy forum for the North East on April 10 in Agartala

●        The first meeting of the newly formed North East Policy Forum will be held on April 10, 2018 in Agartala, Tripura.
●        The meeting will be chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Commission Rajiv Kumar and Mr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of Eastern Region (DONER).
●        Chief Ministers of the North Eastern States and leading people in the field will participate in the discussion.
 
Indian IAF's biggest maneuvers start
 
●        The Indian Air Force started the biggest warship Gagan Shakti 2018, which lasted from April 08, 2018 to fifteen days.
●        This war is going on near the border of Pakistan and China.
●        In this exercise, the entire furnace, including the fleet of air force fighters, has been included.
●        The main goal of this exercise is to assess the combat capability of

Now 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive engines in India
 
●        The Indian Railways engine is going to be extremely powerful.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave the country's first 12,000 horsepower (HP) electric locomotive (rail engine) from the Rail Engines factory in Madhepura on April 10.
●        With this launch India will join the list of countries including Russia, China, Germany and Sweden, who have an electric rail engine of 12,000 HP or more.
 
The most complaints of corruption against the Railways and banks: CVC
 
●        According to a recent report by the Central Vigilance Commission, in the last year, he got the highest complaints related to corruption against the Railways and the public.
●        According to the annual report, the complaints received by the Commission in 2017 declined by more than 52 percent compared to 2016.
●        According to the report submitted recently in Parliament, the Commission received a total of 23,609 complaints in 2017, which is the lowest since 2011.

Current Affairs 9th April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

Inauguration of Vice President Science Conference on World Homoeopathic Day


●        On the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, a two-day science conference has been organized by AYUSH Ministry on 10 and 11 April in New Delhi.
●        Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest while the AYUSH Minister will preside over the Independent Charge Mr. Shripad Yasonik Festival.
●        World Homeopathy Day Homeopath is celebrated in the celebration of the Birthday of Christian Father Frederick Samuel Hainiman.

Current Affairs 9th April 2018: DEFENSE 

Contract for world-class bullet proof jackets for the Army under the government's Make-in-India initiative


●        A large contract letter has been signed for the purchase of 1,86,138 bullet proof jackets for the army.
●        The need for effective bullet proof jackets for the Indian Army has been completed successfully after the necessary testing for the war zone.
●        Bullet proof jackets are state-of-the-art, with additional levels of defense and coverage area.
 
 the army.
●        This exercise is being done in the daytime as well as at night.

Current Affairs 9th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Hubble telescope measured the precise distance of the group of oldest stars

●        Scientists have an accurate measurement of the distance from the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA to the first time the group of oldest stars.
●        The precise distance of the group of stars can be detected by the age of the universe.
●        This will help astronomers improve the successive development patterns of stars.
●        This star group is 13.2 billion years old, which was made after the Big Bang.

The RH-300 sound rocket was successfully launched
 
●        India has launched an important rocket on April 06, 2018 for accurate weather information.
●        The RH-300 sound rocket developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Center was launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Kerala.
●        It has been sent to space from the Rocket Equatorial Launching Station (TERLS).

Current Affairs 9th April 2018: SPORTS

Saina Nehwal gives India a 10th gold medal in mixed team badminton
 
●        The 21st Commonwealth Games were started on April 04, 2018 in the Gold Coast city on the coast with a colorful opening ceremony in Australia.
●        The Indian team was led by Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu, who was the Indian flag bearer.
●        Australia is hosting the Commonwealth Games for the fifth time.
●        Thanks to Saina Nehwal of India's star-female badminton player, the Indian Badminton Mixed Team has won gold medal for the first time in the history of Commonwealth by defeating Malaysia 3-1.

Current Affairs 9th April 2018: ECONOMY

Agreement for the benefit of the farmers of Maharashtra between the Government of India and the World Bank


●        Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and World Bank signed a project of US $ 420 million to help small and marginal farmers living in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra.
●        The World Bank will provide a loan of $ 4.2 million for the project to be started for more than 7 million small and marginal farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra, for friendly training for climate.

Current Affairs 9th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Shaomi to invest 2 million dollars in Zestmoney


●        China's smartphone and electronics company Shaomi is in the final round of talks to buy a stake in the financial technology firm, Zestmoney.
●        She already has partnership with Jesmany, who offers EMIs to those who buy products from Shomei's online portal mi.com.
●        There have been several meetings between the two companies regarding the deal.

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Important Current Affairs 8th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 8th April 2018

Current Affairs 8th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Registration fee will fall on the property for upto Rs. 12.50 lakhs in the U.P.


●        Those who buy land and houses up to Rs 12.50 lakh in the state will now have to pay less registration fee.
●        The state government is planning to buy a house for up to Rs 12.50 lakh and a one percent registrations fee instead of two percent of the consumers who purchase the land.
●        In this, those who purchase properties up to 12.50 lakh rupees will be charged a maximum of Rs. 10,000.


SIT formed on black money said- ban cryptocurrencies
 
●        Investigations by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed on the black money is asked to investigate cryptocurrency agencies and curb its use.
●        The team recently reviewed its involvement in the operation, circulation and suspicious foreign transactions of such currency in the country in a meeting.
 

Non-bailable warrant against Neerav Modi and Mehul Chowksi
 
●        The CBI's Special Court has issued a non-bailable warrant against billionaire Jullar Nirav Modi and Mehul Vaikasi accused of the country's largest banking scam .
●        After committing fraud of more than Rs 13,000 crore in Punjab National Bank, both the maternal and maternal grandfathers had left the country.
 
Post office will be digital


●        Nearly 34 million Post Office Savings Account Holders of the country will be able to get all the services online from May.
●        The government has given permission to link post office accounts to Indian Post Payments Bank.
●        From May the post office account holders will also get the opportunity to get digital banking services.

Current Affairs 8th April 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

Russia will spend $5.3 million for the digital economy
 
●        Russia has set a goal of spending 3.04 billion rubles, or 5.3 million US dollars, on the development of its digital economy .
●        Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has mentioned this amount in one of his orders published on Saturday.
●        In Russia, in July 2017, five sectors have been included in the government's digital economy program.
 
NATO expels 7 Russian diplomats


●        NATO 's name has also been added to those who expelled Russian diplomats for allegedly nerve agent attack on former spy by Russia in Salisbury .
●        Trans-Atlantic Organization NATO announced on Tuesday that it has withdrawn approval from seven Russian officials.
 
 
Norway government to spend 1.3 million dollars to modernize Global Seed Vault in the Arctic


●        The Norwegian government will spend 1.3 million dollars (about 84 million rupees) to repair and modernize its Global Seed Vault (Seed Bank) built in the Arctic.
●        In 2008, this seed bank was made from $ 9 million (about 58 million rupees).
●        In 2016, the melt ice water entered the entrance to the Seed Walt tunnel, after which Norway decided to repair the vault.
 
Nepal joins OBOR


●        Nepal's Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli has said that Nepal will not be involved with any country against India, but its involvement in China's 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR) project is a thought-provoking strategy for its national interest. Is under.
●        He said that 'our two-thirds foreign trade is with India. India is at the top spot in our FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) list and in the same way, Nepal is popular among Indian tourists.
 
The first theater will open on April 18 in Saudi Arabia after 3 decades
 
●        After the interval of more than three decades in Saudi Arabia, the first cinema will be started on 18th of this month.
●        Taking the liberal steps in the country last year, the ban on cinema was lifted.
●        According to Saudi government media, AMC Entertainment has been given the first license to run the cinema.
 
Putin's ban on the US
 
●        The United States has banned seven influential businessmen and nobles of Russia.
●        These restrictions have been imposed on a government company exporting 12 companies, 17 senior Russian officials and weapons besides the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
●        The issue of poisoning former spy Sergei Scrip has led to a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West.
 
Nobel prize-winning Academy has 3 members separated


●        Three members of the Swedish Academy who selected the winners for the Nobel Prize have separated themselves from the board.
●        These members removed their names because they were accused of sexual abuse on one husband's husband.
●        Academy member, Peter England, Las Astergreen and Jail Aspmark said that they will no longer be involved in the work of this academy.
●        The three can not resign from their posts because these posts are for lifetime.
 
 Former Double Agent Scripal will be offered a new identity
 
●        Former Russian double agent Sergey Scripple and his daughter, Yulia Scripl , will be offered a new identity and they will be taken to the US with the help of CIA.
●        Sergey and Yulia were recently poisoned in Britain, since they are in a UK hospital.
●        For the rehabilitation of the father-daughter, British intelligence officials located in MI 6 have discussed with their counterparts in the CIA.
 
1 lakh Pashtuns protested
 
●        In Pakistan, one lakh Pashtuns took out a rally against the government on Sunday.
●        They were demanding intervention from the international community in the war-crime cases in the federally administered tribal area (FATA) from the international community.
 
Thousands of turbaned Sikhs at Times Square created world record


●        A Sikh organization created a world record by tying thousands of turbans in America's Times Square .
●        Along with this , awareness about Sikhism was spread among Sikhs in America against the rising heights of crime .
●        The Sikhs of New York 'held Turban Day under the Baisakhi.
●        The goal of this organization was to record the highest turban record during the day-long ceremony at Times Square on Saturday.
 
Pakistan wants to buy fighter jet, T-90 tank from Russia
 
●        While India is in talks with Russia for the purchase of five S-400 missile defense systems to strengthen its military preparedness, neighboring Pakistan is still working on a strategy to increase its military equipment.
●        Under this, Pakistan has started negotiations with Russia to purchase excellent military hardware. This hardware includes air defense systems, fighter jets and battle tanks.
●        India's worth $ 4.5 billion is stuck due to defense deal price with Russia.

Current Affairs 8th April 2018: ECONOMY

SBI, PNB offered to sell debt worth Rs 1,063 crore stranded in 15 NPA accounts


●        Public sector State Bank of India (SBI) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) have offered to sell debt worth Rs 1,063 crore trapped in 15 accounts.
●        Both banks said that they will e-auction the loan on the 20th of this month.
●        SBI has kept 12 accounts worth Rs 848.54 crore for sale.

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Important Current Affairs 7th April 2018

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Current Affairs 7th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Central Information Commission organized seminar on Right to Information Act, 2005


●        The Central Information Commission today organized a workshop on "Rights and Right to Information Act, 2005" here.
●        Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners, former Information Commissioners, State Information Commissioners, NGOs and other stakeholders participated in this workshop.
●        The workshop was inaugurated by the welcome speech of Chief Information Commissioner Shri Radha Krishna Mathur.


PNB started using Artificial Intelligence to match accounts
 
●        Punjab National Bank has decided to deploy the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for matching the accounts in view of the recent fraud .
●        The bank, influenced by the scam in FAQs, said, "PNB has already taken measures to strengthen internal audit.
●        Simultaneously, the bank is also considering the deployment of technology to improve customer service and customer accountability.
 
Government in preparation for creating an advanced platform to handle huge data
 
●        The government is contemplating to create an advanced technology platform to handle and understand the country's huge data.
●        This will help in understanding the success of citizens, government expenditure and policies, consumption trends etc.
●        Data will be in complete form and personal and identifiable data will not be collected.
●        The objective behind this is to increase transparency in the functioning of the government and the citizens will also be given access to this data.
 
Arnav made a mind-reading device in MIT
 
●        In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Arnav Kapoor of Indian origin has developed a device that reads the things going on in the brain and tells it through computers and mobile devices what those things are.
●        It is worn on the face, which can measure the neuromuscular signals of our nerves, body and bones.
●        Through this he can find out the things going on in the brain.

Ola is Rs 5 lakh insurance in Rs 1


●        Ola, a company providing a ride-sharing service, has announced an insurance program for passengers using their cab and auto service.
●        According to the company, those who use Ola only 1 rupee can get an insurance policy of up to Rs 5 lakh.
●        Ola has partnered with Mumbai-based company ECO General Insurance Limited and ICICI Lombard for providing travel insurance .
 

Testing for the 13 digit mobile number


●        The telecom department has ordered the telecom companies to issue 13 digit numbers to the country, though it will be in the form of a trial for the time being.
●        That's not the number 13 digit number for mobile and their mobile number will not be 13 or 10 digits.

Current Affairs 7th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Nepal's Prime Minister called on the President


●        His Excellency, Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. P. Sharma Oli presented the President of India, Shri Ram Nath, from Kovind today (07 April, 2018) in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●        Welcoming Mr. Oli in India, the President said that he was happy to know that after becoming Nepal's Prime Minister, this is his first foreign visit.
●        The President said that India honors him for his leadership and contributions to further the Indo-Nepal Partnership.

Korea's former President Park gets 24 years in prison
 
●        Former South Korean President Park Gunn has been convicted of corruption.
●        On Friday, Court's judge Kim Sei-Yun sentenced to 24 years in prison after 10 months of trial.
●        Incorrect use of the post on the park, and one of the closest ones to the benefit of the benefit of misuse of power behind the curtain is also included.
●        In addition to the punishment on the park, a penalty of 110 crores has also been imposed.

Current Affairs 7th April 2018: DEFENSE

Purchase of 110 fighter planes for Indian Air Force
 
●        India launched the procurement process of 110 fighter fleets on April 5, 2017.
●        Air Force has issued a request for information (RFI) or initial tender for purchase deals of billions of dollars of fighter planes.
●        It has been said that the deal will be done with the government's Make in India initiative.
●        India has proposed to make 110 fighter jets in front of global companies under Make in India initiative.
●        It is being described as the world's largest defense deal.

Current Affairs 7th April 2018: SPORTS

Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won the third gold medal for India
 

●        The 21st Commonwealth Games were started on April 04, 2018 in the Gold Coast city on the coast with a colorful opening ceremony in Australia.
●        British Prince Charles participated in the inaugural ceremony and in his presence the Gold Coast welcomed players from 71 nations associated with the Commonwealth.
●        The Indian team was led by Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu, who was the Indian flag bearer.

Poonam Yadav brought Gold
 

●        Here, in the Commonwealth Games, India won gold for the fourth consecutive day.
●        Weightlifter Poonam Yadav won gold medal in 22 kg (100 in snatch and 122 in clean and jerk) kg in 69 kg category.
●        England's Sarah Davis won the Bronze Medal from Silver and Fiji's Apollonia Yew.

Current Affairs 7th April 2018: ECONOMY

Income Tax Department constituted panel to probe cases related to taxpayers
 
●        An internal panel has been constituted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) which will investigate the tax / loan payment issues of the highly wealthy people.
●        This panel will ensure that the wealthy people pay taxes on time.
●        The panel will prepare an action plan to recover the outstanding taxes from such people.

Consumers save $ 10 billion a year from the arrival of Jio
 
●        In September 2016, Reliance Jio's entry into the Indian market and providing low cost services has saved consumers $ 10 billion annually.
●        Not only this, the country's per capita GDP has increased by 5.65 percent.

Current Affairs 7th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NASA will create the first supersonic passenger plane
 
●        American Space Agency NASA is now going to create a super-flying passenger aircraft with the company's voice at Lockheed Martin.
●        The specialty of this plane will be that it will not make the sound (supersonic boom) despite such a fast speed.
●        So far supersonic techniques are used only in fighter planes.
●        NASA has chosen Lockheed Martin to complete the project.
●        For this, NASA has given a contract of $ 247.5 million (about Rs 1,600 crore) to the company.
 
German scientists have grown vegetables in the world's coldest areas


●        Germany's scientists have grown green vegetables for the first time in the minus 100 degree temperature in the Antarctic.
●        The Antarctic is such a place where there is no soil or sunlight.
●        All year snow falls.
●        In spite of this, scientists have grown about 3.6 kg green leafy vegetables in a special lab.
●        Apart from this, 18 cucumbers and 70 radish are also included.

Current Affairs 7th April 2018: APPOINTMENT

Rakesh Kumar Vats, gets additional charge of NPPA chairman
 
●        Additional Secretary Rakesh Kumar Vats, in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has been given additional charge of the President of the Mediclaim Regulatory Authority (NPPA).
●        This order has come into force with immediate effect.
●        This information has been given in an official statement.
●        Rakesh Kumar Vats has replaced Bhupendra Singh, who has been appointed as chairperson of the National Chemical Weapons Conference Authority.

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Current Affairs 6th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

569 crores invested in 120 startups


●        The 19-point work plan for startups was launched in January 2016.
●        The work plan includes many areas such as simplification and guidance, funding support and incentives, industry-academic partnerships and incubation.
●        The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the Chief Minister for the successful implementation of this Action Plan.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal will inaugurate the second mega food park of Uttarakhand in Udham Singh Nagar on Sunday.


●        Union Food Processing Industries Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal will inaugurate the second Mega Food Park of Uttarakhand at Mahuakhera Ganj located at Kasipur, Udham Singh Nagar District on Sunday (April 8, 2018).
●        This food park is being set up at a cost of Rs 99.96 crore, as well as around 25,000 farmers of neighboring districts will be benefitted.
 

Khadi Store Locator App Launched
 
●        Ninth meeting of the National Board of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) was held today in New Delhi.
●        The meeting was chaired by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Shri Giriraj Singh.
●        The Minister launched a mobile phone app to help locate the exact locations of 4,000 khadi stores spread across the country.
 

Fourth National Workshop for Training on Autism Begins in New Delhi


●        A three day National Workshop for training of Autism Tools-INCLEN and ISAA for the diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorder in children started today at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
●        Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Authority for Dairy Development (DEPWD), Dr. K.K., Chairman, National Trust. Pandey, JS and CEO of National Trust, inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Shri Mukesh Jain and various stakeholders.
 
In Chhattisgarh's Bijapur, the first "forest fund development center" started


●        Secondary forest produce (MFP) is the main source of livelihood for tribal people living in the forest area.
●        The importance of MFP for this class of society can be estimated by the fact that almost 100 million people living in forest depend on MFP for food, shelter, medicine and cash income.
●        It has strong links with women's empowerment as most of the MFPs are being used by women, collection, use and sales.
 

A 10-member committee constituted to create rules for online news
 
●        Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted a committee to create rules for regulation of news portals and media websites.
●        An official order has been issued in this context.
●        The order has been issued by the ministry one day after the withdrawal of controversial guidelines on 'Fake News'.
●        It has been said that 10 members have been kept in this committee.
 
TRAI will create public data office like telephone booth
 
●        Telecom regulator TRAI has given the idea of public data office providers like a telephone booth.
●        To increase Wi-Fi connectivity, you will be able to use place-specific PDOs so that you can use Wi-Fi anywhere cheaply.
●        This allows you to get Wi-Fi cheap and the internet will be cheap up to 90 percent.
 

Restriction on virtual currency in the country
 
●        Reserve Bank of India on Thursday banned Dealing in virtual currency, including bitcoins on banks and financial institutions.
●        The Reserve Bank of India said that he has warned users about the risks associated with virtual currency several times.
●        The Reserve Bank of India can soon issue a circular about this.
 

Current Affairs 6th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

'Sugar tax' applied to prevent illness in UK


●        Despite knowing that excessive use of soft drinks and cold drinks have a bad effect on health, people are not ready to leave this habit.
●        UK Thursday, Sugar Tax has been imposed on soft drinks.
●        It is part of the government's plan to fight obesity and other related diseases related to sugar.
 

Now disabled climbers can climb Everest


●        A Chinese climber, who lost his two feet due to the severe cold of Everest four decades ago, will now be able to fulfill his dream of going to this mountain peak.
●        Nepal 's top court has ruled against the blind government and the controversial government ban on the mountaineering of the feet.
●        Shiya Bou (69) is the first person with disability on both legs, who has been allowed to climb the world's highest mountain peak after the ban was lifted.

Current Affairs 6th April 2018: ECONOMY

World Bank signed a new project to benefit more than 25 million small and marginal farmers of Maharashtra


●        The Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and World Bank today signed a project of US $ 420 million to help small and marginal farmers living in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra.
●        This project will help in enhancing the modalities of the climate in terms of climate in the field of agriculture and it will be ensured that agriculture and farming will be further financially financially beneficial for these farmers. are.
 
15th Finance Commission met with stakeholders in Arunachal Pradesh


●        The 15th Finance Commission started its four-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh yesterday (05th of April, 2018).
●        The Commission held meetings with the Honorable Chief Minister of the State, Deputy Chief Minister, the Council of Ministers and other officials of the state.
●        The Chief Minister welcomed the 15th Finance Commission and thanked him for choosing Arunachal Pradesh as the state before the Commission's visit.
 

Income Tax Department constituted panel to probe cases related to taxpayers


●        An internal panel has been constituted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) which will investigate the tax / loan payment issues of the highly wealthy people.
●        This panel will ensure that the wealthy people pay taxes on time. The panel will prepare an action plan to recover the outstanding taxes from such people.
●        The Board says that he is making a new team, because in recent times there have been many such cases where wealthy people leave the country and settle in abroad.

Rights of home series of Indian cricket team goes to  Star India
 
●        The rights of India cricket will remain with Star India for next five years.
●        Star India, instead, agreed to give the Board of Control for Cricket in India i.e. BCCI Rs 5,138.10 crore in the next five years.
●        In this way, an average of 60.18 crore rupees per match is becoming an average. It is also the first chance of electronic auction for a sporting property.
 

Current Affairs 6th April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

69th Foundation Day Celebrations of Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) inaugurated

●        The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda inaugurated the 69th Foundation Day celebrations of Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) here today.
●        During the function, the Union Health Minister issued a summary of the list of VPCI research publications between 1949-2017 and also unveiled the 'Daily Digital Pollen Count Information for Public'.
●        On this occasion, Professor of AIIMS, New Delhi, Prof. Professor of Randeep Gularia and Delhi University Prof. Tyagi of Yogesh was also present.

Gram Swaraj campaign on Ambedkar Jayanti


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has announced that a "Gram Swaraj Abhiyan" will be organized on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, which will run from 14th April to 05th May 2018.
●        This campaign has been started to reach the poor families, spread awareness of the government's welfare schemes and other public-oriented initiatives.

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Important Current Affairs 5th April 2018

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Current Affairs 5th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

President addresses the 34th Annual Session of FICCI Women's Association


●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind today addressed the 34th Annual Session of FICCI Women's Organization in New Delhi today (05th April, 2018).
●        On this occasion the President said that half of our country is women.
●        Women contribute to our economy by working in various ways in the workplace and at home.
●        The President said that if more women become part of the labor force then both domestic income and our growth rate will accelerate.
 
Suresh Prabhu launches first flight from Delhi to Pathankot


●        The first flight from Delhi to Pathankot was inaugurated today in a dignified presence of Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sapla, by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu in a function organized at Terminal 3 of IGI Airport, New Delhi.
●        With this, the flight has now started operating at Pathankot Airport as 21st airport under RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme).
●        The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is the implementing agency of 'Flight'.
 
 Piyush Goyal launched the Uttam App for Monitoring the Quality of Coal


●        Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal today launched the uttam app for monitoring the quality of coal.
●        uttam means - To get transparency, the coal obtained by mining is evaluated by third party (Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mind Coal).
●        Coal Ministry and Coal India Limited (CIL) have developed the uttam app.
 

56 new airports will start working in the next few years
 
●        Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation has said that good logistics is important for dealing with business activities in countries like India and to be integrated with the domestic and world economy.
●        Keeping this in mind, 56 new airports will start working in the next few years.
●        Suresh Prabhu was addressing the two-day Global Logistics Summit in New Delhi today.

Organizing Sanitary Pakhwada 2018 in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs from April 5


●        Today, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is celebrating Sanatana Pakhwada from April 5, under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
●        Central Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal today held discussions with the MPs on the programs and activities to be organized during the cleanliness fortnight.
●        In this meeting, the Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav, Members of the Parliament and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs were present.
 
Prime Minister will inaugurate the International Energy Forum in New Delhi


●        India will host the Ministerial meeting of the 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) held in New Delhi from 10 to 12 April 2018.
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the meeting on April 11, 2018.
●        Petroleum ministers from 42 countries will participate in the meeting.
●        The IEF Ministerial Conference, which takes place twice a year, is the largest conference of energy ministers in the world to discuss issues related to global energy.
 
Samata Day was celebrated


●        On the occasion of 111th birth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram, a tribute ceremony was organized by Babuji Jagjivan Ram National Foundation on the occasion of Samata near Rajghat.
●        Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment and Chairman of Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Ramdas Athawale, former Chairman of Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar and senior officials of the Ministry, members of Babuji's family and a large number of His followers paid homage to Babu Jagjivan Ram by visiting the Samata site. A.


Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been approved
 
●        For the better protection and promotion of human rights in the country on April 04, 2018, the Union Cabinet approved the Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2018 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
●        In the bill, it is proposed to include the National Child Rights Protection Commission as an honorary member of the Commission.
●        Bill proposes to add a woman member to the Commission's formation.


Extras got 20th aircraft
 
●        Vistara got its 20th aircraft on Wednesday. Airbus A320 Neo is included in the company's fleet.
●        After this aircraft, Vistara has completed the rule of at least 20 aircraft flying abroad.
●        The company said that it has ordered two more A320 Neo aircraft to increase the number of aircraft in its fleet.

Current Affairs 5th April 2018: DEFENSE


Defense Minister addresses seventh conference on international security


●        Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman is on a three-day trip to Russia from 03 to 5 April 2018 to participate in the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security.
●        The Defense Minister addressed the second full session of the Conference on 'Global Security in a Polycentric World' on April 04.
●        These included aspects related to defense, security and strategic scenario in the present world.

Current Affairs 5th April 2018: SPORTS

Meerabai Chanu won gold for India, made many records
 
●        The 21st Commonwealth Games were started on April 04, 2018 in the Gold Coast city on the coast with a colorful opening ceremony in Australia.
●        British Prince Charles participated in the inaugural ceremony and in his presence the Gold Coast welcomed players from 71 nations associated with the Commonwealth.
●        The Indian team was led by Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu, who was the Indian flag bearer.


BCCI media rights achieved by Star Sports India
 
●        Star Sports India has bought BCCI Media Rights for the next 5 years.
●        Through the e-auction today, on the third day, Star accumulated the media rights of the Board by placing a large bid of record 6138.1 million rupees (about 94.4 million dollars).
●        Now with Indian domestic cricket rights, Star has become a monopoly in cricket in the world in a way.
●        He bought the IPL rights record for Rs. 16,347 crore.

Current Affairs 5th April 2018: ECONOMY

RBI released the first bi-monthly monetary policy review 2018-19
 
●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reviewed its first bi-monthly monetary policy for the fiscal year 2018-19 on 05 April 2018.
●        RBI has not made any changes to the main interest rates.
●        RBI has kept the repo rate at 6.0 percent as before.
●        In the fourth review meeting, the six member monetary policy committee (MPC) of the RBI has not made any changes in the repo rate.


Ola offers 5 lakh travel insurance in one rupee
 
●        Ola, a country-based company offering a ride-sharing service, announced on Thursday that the insurance program for passengers using their cab and auto service.
●        Ola Ride Bookers can get a trip insurance of Rs 5 lakhs, which means travel insurance, if you spend a rupee for traveling in the city.
●        At the same time, this insurance cover will be Rs 10 for the Ola rentals, while for the outside of the city, 15 rupees will be available for insurance.
 

Current Affairs 5th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Julius Maada Bio Sierra Leone elected new President
 
●        Sierra Leone opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio has been elected the new President of the Western African country Sierra Leone.
●        The National Election Commission announced the election of Bio on April 04, 2018.
●        In the elections held on March 31, Bio of Sierra Leone People's Party won 51.81 percent of the votes.
●        He won the victory by defeating former Foreign Minister and ruling All-Peoples Congress candidate Samura Kamara, who won 48.19 percent of the votes.

Current Affairs 5th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NASA successfully tested SuperSonic Mars landing parachute
 
●        NASA successfully tested the supersonic parachute with the speed of sound in March 2018.
●        Similar parachutes have to be used during Mars Mission 2020.
●        The Advanced SuperSonic Parachute Infusion Research Experiment (Aspire) launched this parachute from a rocket from NASA's Valps Center on March 31, 2018.

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Current Affairs 4th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Inauguration of newly built temporary residence for lawmakers in Western Court Annexe


●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the newly constructed temporary residence for MPs in Western Court Annexe in New Delhi.
●        This building will provide temporary residence for MPs.
●        On this occasion, the Prime Minister appreciated the efforts made by Lok Sabha Speaker Mrs. Sumitra Mahajan in fulfilling the project.
 
Cabinet clears cuts in Indian Competitiveness Commission


●        Union Cabinet does not fill the existing two vacancies and an additional vacancy in the Indian Competitiveness Commission (CCI) by reducing its size from one president and six members (total seven) to one president and three members (four ) Have approved.
●        One place is expected to be vacant in September, 2018, when the term of a current officer will be completed.
●        With this proposal, the members of the Commission will be reduced in three terms, which fulfills the government's aim of maximum government-maximum rule.
 
Approval of closure of Central Public Establishment Burn Standard Company Limited
 
●        Union Cabinet has approved the closure of the Public Enterprises Burn Standard Company Limited (BSCL) under the Ministry of Railways.
●        This decision has been taken in the company of continuous falling physical and financial performance over the last 10 years and due to low probability of future resurgence.
●        This will save the public money being used for losses in BSCL and it will be used for other development works.

Approval of TCL to eliminate the merger of additional land to HPIL


●       Union Cabinet has approved the administrative control of the Public Works Department of the Department of Telecommunications, Hemisphere Properties India (HPIL), to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
●        This sanction is given after giving security loan of Rs. 700 crores to the sanctioning company and Rs. 51 crores to the Government of India and the rest of the land is given after implementing the management plan for isolation.
 
Cabinet Approves Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2018


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Human Rights Protection (Amendment) Bill 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights in the country.
●        In the bill, it is proposed to include the National Child Rights Protection Commission as an honorary member of the Commission.
●        Bill proposes to add a woman member to the Commission's formation.
●        Bill proposes to increase the eligibility and selection criteria for the position of President of the National Human Rights Commission and the State Human Rights Commission.
 
National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) Performance


●        Under the National Social Assistance Program, the government is committed to direct transfer of more than 30 million elderly, widows and divisor beneficiaries of the families below the poverty line.
●        Under the National Social Assistance Program, cash transfers to families facing the shortages are an important part of overall social security, including food security and health insurance.
 
India is the second largest crude steel producer
 
●        India has reached second place after China in crude steel production in February.
●        This information was given by the Steel Users Federation of India (Sufi) on behalf of the World Steel Association.
●        Behind Japan, India has become the world's second largest crude steel producer.
●        China's share of total global production is more than 50 percent.
 
 Setting up a high level committee to examine the examination system of 10th and 12th
 
●        On 04th April 2018, the Human Resource Development Ministry has constituted an empowered committee to look into the entire system of examining class X and XII classes by CBSE with the aim of preventing paper leak cases.
●        This committee was formed with the aim of preventing cases of paper leaks.
●        The committee has to ensure that the examination system can reach the examined lecturer without question paper.
 
 New species of plants were discovered on Western Ghats
 
●        A team of researchers has recently discovered a species plant called 'Fembristis' Agesthemensis'.
●        This plant has been discovered from Agasthyamalai Bioreserve of Western Ghats.
●        About this research, information was published in the Botanical Journal of Faytotexa in the April 2018 issue.

UP cabinet orders against arbitrary fee recovery


●        The Uttar Pradesh government issued an order against the arbitrary fee collection in private school on 03 April 2018.
●        In which operators must adhere to many rules. In violation of the school's cancellation, legal action will also be taken.
●        In the meeting of the Cabinet, proposals of rules on arbitrary fees were introduced in private schools, which have been passed.
 

Center launches digital initiative for ease of export
 
●        Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu launched the Digital Initiative of Export Inspection Council (EIC) in New Delhi on April 03, 2018 for ease of export.
●        It is expected that due to these digital initiatives, India's capacity will be greatly increased in the export sector of agriculture and food products.
●        EIC is the official export certification body of the Government of India and it has launched this major project of Digital India initiative in line with the changing dimensions of the world.

Current Affairs 4th April 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

India and Iran sanctioned memorandum of understanding to set up an expert group on trade reform measures


●        Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Iran to set up an expert group on trade reform measures to promote cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
●        The signing of the MoU was signed during the visit of Iranian President to India on February 17, 2018.
 
Acceptance of cooperation between India and Afghanistan for cooperation in food security and related areas


●        Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Ministry of Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, Culture and Livestock for the Ministry of Food and related sectors for food security and related areas.
●        The areas of cooperation include the following:
●        Making arrangements for information and communication exchanges.
●        Assistance in Technical Exchange on Marked Topics of Interest, especially Import Processes, Quality Control Operations, Sampling, Investigation, Packaging and Labeling.
●        Organize joint seminars, workshops, visits, lectures and training programs etc.

Turkey started construction of first nuclear plant
 
●        Turkish President Rajab Tayeb Erdogan started construction work on the first nuclear plant of Turkey on April 3, 2018 with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
●        It will be known as the Aquaculture Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) which is present in the province of Mersin.
●        This launch program was addressed by the President of the two countries by video conferencing.
●        The total cost of this energy plant is estimated to be $ 20 billion.
 

Russia tests 'Sarmat' missile
 
●        The Russian army has successfully tested the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) 'Sarmat'.
●        The 'Sarmat' missile was launched from Northwestern Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome (launch center).
●        The 'Sarmat' missile will replace 'Voivoda' designed in the Soviet era.
●        In a statement issued to President Vladimir Putin, it said that the weight of 'Saramat' is 200 metric tons and it can kill more than 'Voyvoda'.
●        'Saramat' can fly north or south pole in any corner of the world and can distinguish its goal from anywhere in the world.
 

Current Affairs 4th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NASA's Hubble telescope discovered the star at the far distance in the universe
 

●        NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has so far discovered the farthest star.
●        The name of this magnificent star of blue in the middle of the universe is called 'Icarus'.
●        This star is twice as hot with our sun.
●        This star is so far away that its light took nine billion years to reach the Earth.
●        This star will appear very blurred even from the world's largest telescope.

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Important Current Affairs 3rd April 2018

Current Affairs 3rd April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Suresh Prabhu launched Digital Initiative for ease of export


●        Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu today launched Digital Initiatives of Export Inspection Council (EIC) in New Delhi for ease of export.
●        On this occasion, the Minister said that due to these digital initiatives, India's capacity will be greatly increased in the export sector of agriculture and food products.
●        EIC is the official export certification body of the Government of India and it has launched this major project of Digital India initiative in line with the changing dimensions of the world.
 
 
MoU between Indian Army and HDFC Bank
●        A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Indian Army and HDFC Bank on April 3, 2018, on the subject of the Defense Pay package subject.
●        The first MoU was signed between the Indian Army and HDFC in 2011 and this MoU was renewed on March 13, 2015.
●        The present consent letter has been prepared keeping in mind the needs of military personnel, pensioners and families.
●        The signature program was presided over by Chief Director (MP & PS) Lieutenant General S.K. K. Saini's
 
16 APAs signed by CBDT in March 2018


●        The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) signed 14 bilateral advance pricing agreements and 2 bilateral advance pricing agreements (BAPA) during March 2018.
●        2 bilateral APAs have been done with the United States.
●        With the signing of these advance pricing agreements (APAs), the total number of APA made by CBDT has increased to 219.
●        It includes 199 unilateral APAs and 20 bilateral APAs.
●        Overall 67 APAs (9 bilateral and 58 unilateral) have been signed during the financial year 2017-18.

Lack of foodgrains in India due to climate change


●        Changes in weather due to climate change have increased the risk of food shortage in many countries of the world including India.
●        This has been revealed in a study published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
●        According to the study, 122 developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America have been considered.
●        UK researchers at the University of Ecuador have found out how climate change can further increase the risk of food insecurity in different countries.
 

Central government withdraw guidelines issued on Fake News


●        The Central Government has withdrawn the Guidelines issued on 3 April 2018 on Fake News.
●        According to the guidelines, on 02 April 2018, if a journalist is found to be making false reports or misbehaving, then his validity can be canceled permanently.
●        According to the revised guidelines for the recognition of journalists, if the publication or broadcast of fake news is confirmed, the journalist's recognition will be suspended for six months for the first time, and for the second time, Will be suspended for
●        The recognition of journalist will be canceled permanently for the third time in violation.
 
 
Jio Payment Bank started work
 
●      Jio Payment Bank started its banking business from Wednesday.
●        Reserve Bank of India gave this information
●       Reliance Industries is among the 11 applicants who got the formal approval for setting up of payment bank in August 2015.
●        It has been said in the notification of the Reserve Bank that the Jio Payment Bank has started operating as a Payment Bank from April 3, 2018.
 

UIDAI introduces virtual ID
 
●        The Unique Identification Authority of India started the beta version of Virtual ID on Tuesday and informed that soon service providers will start accepting it instead of Aadhaar number.
●        Base users can now create their own virtual IDs and can use it to update address.
●        The Unique Identification Authority of India had announced this year virtual ID among the privacy concerns.
 

Amazon started out in India
 
●        America's legendary e-commerce company Amazon has started retiring employees in India.
●        In the same sequence, he showed about 60 people outside the road last week.
●        Amazon is reviewing its business in various countries and under this same global restructuring, the company has also started sorting in India.
●        One of the two staff aware of the tampering in Amazon said that in the coming days, the company can get rid of more employees as it has put 25 per cent employees in Performance Improvement Plan.

E-mandi project will be started soon in national capital Delhi
 
●        The dynamics of Delhi's mandis have started to bring more facilities online by bringing them to the electronic platform.
●        Right now, the whole plan is on paper only, but this year's budget has increased the apprehensions of its implementation due to the provision of e-mandi.
●        In the first phase, Azadpur Mandi is planning to digitize and bring it to an interactive trading portal.
 

Current Affairs 3rd April 2018: RANKING

'NIRF India Rankings 2018' released for higher educational institutions
 
●        Central Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar released NIRF India Rankings 2018 in different categories on the basis of the performance of higher educational institutions during a program held in New Delhi today.
●        Dr. Satyapal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development released a report on NIRF ranking during the program and gave away prizes to 69 top institutes in 9 categories.

Current Affairs 3rd April 2018: ECONOMY

National Highways Build Up 20 Percent Increase


●        Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga has said that during the year 2017-18, more than 9829 Kms long National Highways were constructed.
●        It shows an increase of 20 percent compared to the 8231-km long national highways built during the previous year.
●        During the financial year 2017-18, contracts of 17055 kms of roads were given, whereas last year 15 948 kms of roads were given contracts.
 
India can achieve the potential of Silicon Valley in 5 years: World Bank
 
●        World Bank's India Head Junaid Kamal Ahmed has said that India can repeat the success of Silicon Valley in 5 years.
●        He said on Tuesday on the issue of the World Bank report on invocation, "India has the capability to establish Silicon Valley in its own right but there is a need to expand the environment of the environment in the environment."
●        He said that for this, India has to extend the ecosystem for the invention because it is moving towards becoming a middle income group.
 
Banks have to fund themselves in case of loan failure


●        The central government is doing this final funding of Rs 20 lakh crore in government banks. The government has decided that major government banks will no longer be given the bailout package.
●        Now in the worst case, banks will have to raise funds for themselves by selling non-core assets and merging with each other.
●        India is the third largest economy in Asia.
●        The total number of 21 public sector banks in the country is two-thirds of the country's banking sector.

Current Affairs 3rd April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IIT Delhi and DU join the top 200 institutions in the world
 
●        In the top 200 universities of the world, only two institutes of the country, IIT Delhi and Delhi University have managed to make the place.
●        This information has come out from a survey of industry organizations Assocham and Yes Institute.
●        In this study, 49 of the US, 30 of the UK, 11 from Germany and 8-8 in China and Australia have got place.
●        Meritorious talents go to developed countries for study and contribute to intellectual and economic values in other countries.
 
Current Affairs 3rd April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS 

Sloane Stephens joins Top-10
 
●        American tennis player Sloane Stephens joined the top-10 list of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday as well as winning the Miami Open title.
●        Stephens has gained 3 places to be 9th in this ranking, while Romania's star player Simona Halep remains on top.
 
Roger Federer overtook Rafael Nadal on top
 
●        Spain's veteran tennis player Rafael Nadal has taken the first place in the Tennis Professional Association Rankings (ATP) rankings issued on Monday, pushing Roger Federer of Switzerland.
●        Federer had to face the brunt of losing 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 in the Miami Open round-of-64 in the hands of Thassi Kokkinakis of Australia.
●        America's John Ishner, who won the title of Miami Open, has jumped 8 places and now he has moved to ninth place.

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Important Current Affairs 2nd April 2018

Important Current Affairs 2nd April 2018

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

The President received special edition of 'Think India' magazine centered on Deendayal Upadhyay


●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind received a special edition of 'Think India' magazine dedicated to philosopher-politician Deendayal Upadhyay in the Rashtrapati Bhavan today (April 2, 2018).
●        Editor of Special Edition and Member of Parliament, Shri D.P. In the presence of Tripathi, Member of Parliament, Mr. Murli Manohar Joshi presented a copy of the special edition to the President.
●        On this occasion Member of Parliament Mr. Shashi Tharoor, former Member of Parliament Mr. Pawan Verma and other dignitaries were present.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Former Guatemala dictator Euren Rios Montt passes away
 
●        Former Guatemala dictator Euren Rios Montt of Guatemala died on 01 April 2018. He was 91 years old.
●        They are facing lawsuits against Guatemala and governing the former Massacre between the year 1982 and the year 1983.
●        They were accused of killing 1771 Swadeshi Eixil-Maya people during their small reign.
●        He was sentenced to 80 years in a 2013 trial.
 

India Post Payment Bank becomes the largest payment bank in the country
 
●        In India, the Post Office Payment Bank has started its services from 1st April, 2018. \
●        It will be known as India Post Payment Bank and it will be the largest payment bank network in the country.
●        This payment bank has been opened in all the post offices in the country and by this the various facilities will be provided to the citizens for free.
●        There are 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, in which 650 payment banks will assist these post offices.

Scientists discovered a new organ 'interstitium' in the human body
 
●        Scientists have discovered a new organ 'interstitium' in the human body.
●        Scientists hope that with the help of this new discovery, cancer can be easily understood in the human body.
●        The article about the new organ of human body has been published in the Scientific Reports Journal.
●        It has also been said in research that this organ is present in every human body.

Ayurveda Future Group to launch personal care products
 
●        Seeing the success of Patanjali Ayurveda, the Future Group is also preparing to enter the Ayurvedic Personal Care Products market.
●        Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani told ET that he is also considering buying other companies to increase presence in this segment.
●        Future Consumer will soon launch Ayurvedic Hair Oil and other beauty products.
●        In FY08, the group's FMCG business is expected to reach Rs 3,500 crore, which was Rs 1,645 crore in 2017.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: ECONOMY

Total refund of Rs. 17,616 crores issued under GST


●        In line with the commitment of the government to pay all outstanding GST refunds, the central indirect taxes and customs boards (CBIC) have successfully completed the Refund Pakkhada Co-Exclusive Mission from March 15, 2018 to March 31, 2018.
●        During this period, all the regional constructions of the CBIC worked hard to provide refund relief to the exporters.
●        A special refund cell built with experienced staff across the country was established.
 

E-way bill system was implemented in India
 
●        The electronic bill (e-way bill) system introduced under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system has been implemented in the country from 01 April 2018.
●        The Ministry of Finance has clarified that the validity period of e-bill will be counted from the transporter's side on the first day of filing of the returns in the GST form.
●        At present, the e-way bill system has been implemented for transporting goods worth more than Rs. 50,000 from road, rail, air or waterways to one state.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: DAYS AND DATES

SIDBI celebrated its establishment day with the launch of 'Prosperity - Virtual Assistant' and 'Trustworthy Kit'
●        SIDBI celebrated its establishment day as a contact, dialogue, security and communication day.
●        Mr. Mohammad Mustafa, Chairman and Managing Director, SIDBI, launched several initiatives from his bank headquarters in Lucknow.
●        He said that it is an opportunity to peep into its core and to renew its strategy for right direction and development.

World Autism Awareness Day was celebrated
 
●        International Autism Awareness Day was observed on 02 April 2018 worldwide.
●        The theme of this year - empower women and girls suffering from autism.
●        This is an international day in which UN member states are encouraged to fight autism and to diagnose it.
●        On this day steps are taken to improve the lives of the children and the elderly, who are autism and help them to live a meaningful life. Blue is considered a symbol of autism.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: AWARDS

Ram Nath Kovind today gave Padma awards to 43 honored persons


●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma awards to the second group of 43 persons at a function organized in Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
●        The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh had organized a dinner in honor of the award winners yesterday.
●        He said that the country is proud of all the recipients of the Padma Awards, because they have a significant contribution in the development of the country.
●        While congratulating the winners, he said that his selfless service was recognized locally at this time.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: SCHEMES 

'Roopshri Yojana' started in West Bengal


●        The West Bengal Government has announced the launch of the Ruposhri Yojana after Kanyashree.
●        The objective of this ambitious plan is to marry the women of financially vulnerable families.
●        This scheme has come into effect from April 1, 2018.
●        The beneficiaries of this scheme will get financial help of Rs. 25,000 each for marriage.
●        This financial assistance will be given to the families whose annual income is up to 1.5 lakh rupees.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: SPORTS

Santosh Trophy 2018: Kerala beat Bengal by winning the title
 
●        Kerala won the title for Santosh Trophy by defeating last champion West Bengal 4-2 in the penalty shootout finals of the 72nd national football championship.
●        After the scheduled and extra time both teams were equal to 2-2, after which the penalty shootout was taken for the result.
●        This is the sixth Santosh Trophy title of Kerala which she won after 13 years.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NASA launches 'Insight Mission' for the study of Mars
 
●        American Space Agency NASA launches mission to study the inner surface of Mars
●        This will be NASA's first study campaign to be on the surface of Mars.
●        Insight will be NASA's first mission after the Apollo mission sent to the moon.
●        It's a program to send to Mars on May 5.
●        It will set up the machine made to measure the earthquake on another planet's ground.

Current Affairs 2nd April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Pakistan test submarine cruise missile 'Babur'
 
●        Pakistan successfully tested the cruise missile 'Babur', which was launched on 29 March 2018, from home-made Submarine-launched cruise missile. The missile capability of this missile is 450 kilometers.
●        It is being seen as a historical step towards Pakistan towards strengthening the credible policy through indigenization and self-reliance.
●        This missile was released from the dynamic platform underwater.
●        The missile managed to break the target with accuracy at a fixed distance.
 

 Egypt's President won again
 
●        Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected for a second term with heavy votes. In the elections, he got a total of 97.08 percent of the votes.
●        The National Electoral Authority announced the election of Al-CC on Monday.
●        Although the victory of Al-CC was almost certain, because his opponent Musa Mustafa had already supported him.
●        There is no longer any opposition in this country.
 
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela passed away


●        Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela , the leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa , passed away on Monday at 81 years of age .
●        In a statement issued by his spokesman Victor Dlamini, it was told that Winney, who has been sick for a long time, suffers in a hospital in Johannesburg.
●        Winnie Mandela married Nelson Mandela 38 years ago.

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