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Important Current Affairs 24th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th April 2018

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

PM launches National Rural Swaraj campaign


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

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

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


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

S. Jaishankar joins Tata Global as Global Officer


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

AFSPA removed after 27 years from Meghalaya


●         The Armed Forces (Privilege) law was completely withdrawn from Meghalaya, while in Arunachal Pradesh it will be applicable in eight districts and neighboring Myanmar in the eight districts of Assam border.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

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

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

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

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


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

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

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

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: ECONOMY

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


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

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

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

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

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

Current Affairs 24th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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

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Important Current Affairs 23rd April 2018

Important Current Affairs 23rd April 2018

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

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


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


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


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

National workshop on rejuvenation of rural areas by Panchayat in Jabalpur


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

Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment motion against Chief Justice


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


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

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


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

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

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

French National Assembly passed controversial immigration law


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

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


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

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

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: ECONOMY

RBI issues new rules related to bank KYC


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

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


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

Walmart to buy large stake in Flipkart for 12 billion dollars


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

Indians living overseas tops in sending money home


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


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

Current Affairs 23rd April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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

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Important Current Affairs 22th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 22th April 2018

Current Affairs 22th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

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


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

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

50 alumni of IIT created political party


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

Haryana's allowance doubles up  


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


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

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


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


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


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

Current Affairs 22th April 2018: DEFENSE

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


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

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


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

Current Affairs 22th April 2018: ECONOMY

Walmart Bought 51% stake in Flipkart


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

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


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

Current Affairs 22th April 2018: GLOBAL

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


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

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


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

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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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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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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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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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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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