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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

Important Current Affairs 7th April 2018

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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Important Current Affairs 6th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 6th April 2018

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

Important Current Affairs 5th April 2018

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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Important Current Affairs 4th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 4th April 2018

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

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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Important Current Affairs 1st April 2018

Important Current Affairs 1st April 2018

Current Affairs 1st April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

E-bill bills apply on April 1

●        For the transportation of goods from one state to another, the electronic e-bill system has started from April 1.
●        Karnataka is the only state that has implemented e-way bill system for freight transport within the state.
●        Karnataka has been using the e-bill platform since September last year for inter-state freight traffic.
●        The official of the goods and services tax network (GSTN) said that e-The Bill platform is working smoothly.
CEO Shikha Sharma should not be given the fourth term again: RBI
●        The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked the Board of Axis Bank to reconsider the decision to give the CEO Shikha Sharma the fourth term of three years.
●        Last year Shankha had offered the fourth term to the bank.
●        This indicates that the CEO of RBI Bank can further extend the appointment to the bank.

CVC will take help of Aadhar to catch corrupt government employees
●        The Central Vigilance Commission said on Sunday that since the Aadhaar is being made mandatory for all financial transactions and property deals, it can be effectively utilized for detecting the wealth collected by corrupt public servants.
●        The CVC hoped that with the help of information available through Permanent Account Number and Aadhar card, it can be helpful to ascertain whether the financial transactions conducted by the card holder were done by earning honesty or not.
Diesel prices touches record mark

●        Diesel was sold at Rs 73.73 a liter in Delhi and Rs 81.59 per liter in Mumbai on Sunday.
●        Due to the strong global demand of crude and rising international crude prices, diesel prices have so far reached the highest level in the country.
●        At the same time, the price of petrol has reached the highest level in the last four years.

Impeachment on CJI

●        On Monday, the formal formal meeting of opposition parties on the proposal to bring impeachment against the country's chief justice.
●        In this meeting in Parliament, the Opposition leaders will decide which steps should be taken to bring an impeachment motion in the Rajya Sabha against the Chief Justice in the Rajya Sabha.
●        In the leadership of the Congress, 'unanimous thinking' opposition parties have signed MPs for impeachment motion.
●        After this, it will be the first formal meeting of these leaders.

Current Affairs 1st April 2018: ECONOMY

Corporate bond market went down
●        Interest in borrowers is decreasing in issuing corporate bonds because the yield has increased.
●        After the NDA government came to power, for the first time in the year 2018, the sale of bonds has dropped 10% on an annual basis.
●        It also reveals the low interest of investors in corporate bonds.
●        In the financial year 2017-18, the companies sold bonds worth Rs 5.75 lakh crore, while a year ago, they issued bonds of 6.41 lakh crore.
Lending growth of housing finance companies can be 20-23%: Iqra

●        With the government's emphasis on Affordable Housing, Recovery in Real Estate Sector and stability in GST, the growth of housing finance companies in the new fiscal year can be solid.
●        This estimate ratings and research firm IKEA have given in a report.
●        According to the IKA report, in the last 12 months of December 2017, the housing loan had reached 17.9% of the gross level with a growth of 15.9 lakh crore, compared to 16% growth in the previous year.
Uber is getting ready for IPO
●        Uber has sold its South East Asian business.
●        There was a loss in it.
●        Experts tracking the industry said that coming out of this business would help Uber to focus on India.
●        Uber is considering introduction of an IPO in 2019, in such a situation it will be beneficial to introduce the prospect of growth in India in front of investors.
Maxis to donate 95 crores for Aircel employees' salaries
●        The parent firm Maxis Communications is going to invest Rs 95 crore in bankrupt company Aircel .
●        With this, more than 5,000 employees of Aircel will get salaries and the company will be able to run operational operations.
●        To bring the company fund, Management Interim Residential Professional and Deloitte's Vijay Kumar V Iyer are working closely with Malaysian Maxis.
●        An Indian businessman Anand Krishnan is the owner of Maxis on Maxis.

Renew power to buy Austro Energy at enterprise value of Rs 10,800 crores
●        Renew Power Ventures of Sumanth Sinha has confirmed the deal to buy Austro Energy Private Limited at an enterprise value of Rs 10,800 crore.
●        This is the biggest deal in the Renewable Sector.
●        Consolidation is underway now in Renewable Energy Sector.
●        With this deal Renew Power will become the largest renewable energy company in the country, which will have 4,300 MW commission and under-construction assets.

Current Affairs 1st April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

India becomes the second largest mobile producer in the world
●        After China, India has become the second largest mobile producing country in the world.
●        According to information shared with the Indian Cellular Association, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, India has left Vietnam behind handset production.

Uncontrolled Chinese satellite Tiangong-1 fell down in pacific ocean
●        China's uncontrolled space station Tiangong-1 was destroyed on Monday after reaching the Earth's atmosphere in the South Pacific region.
●        The Chinese Space Authority confirmed this.
●        This vehicle came into the atmosphere of Earth at 8:20 in the morning and most of it was destroyed by burning.
●        However, some parts of it will now fall to the ground, but according to Beijing, no part will be bigger.
Pakistan arrests 52 fishermen

●        Pakistan recently arrested 52 Indian fishermen.
●        He allegedly fired fishermen for his entry into the waterway and entered.
●        This group of Indian fishermen was arrested on Thursday night by Pakistan Maritime Security Force.
●        Apart from fishermen, 8 boats have also been seized by Pakistan.
●        A judicial magistrate has sent 52 Indian fishermen to judicial remand.
Hand washing machine invented in Israel which will use moisture in the air
●        One day Max Siemanowski of Israel saw that his son did not do a hanshaw after the water was over.
●        Max came to realize that not many children in the world would be unable to handle a hand wash in the absence of water, while it could rescue from diseases.
●        Last year, Max started a startup, under which a solar powered machine was made, which, by pulling water from the air moisture, mixed it with a sufficient quantity of soap and washed it.

Current Affairs 1st April 2018: RANKING

Chhattisgarh, MP and Bengal ahead of top business ranking race

●        Less than two months have passed for this year's coming of doing business rankings, and Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal are currently in the running for the top position.
●        Nodal Agency of the program will issue final ranking in May on the basis of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion User Feedback.
●        Statistics of the three states show that under this program, 100% of the Reforms Agenda required to be implemented has been implemented.

Current Affairs 1st April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Contact with the GSAT-6A communication satellite stopped

●        After the launch of the powerful communication satellite GSAT-6A Thursday, it is now a bad news.
●        On Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organization lost contact with this communication satellite.
●        It is believed to be a major setback for the armed forces along with scientists.
●        The ambitious GSAT-6A , which strengthened communication services for the Indian Army, was launched from Sriharikota on Thursday evening, but this mission was shocked within 48 hours.

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Important Current Affairs 31st March 2018

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Current Affairs 31st March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Japanese scientists discovered 15 planets, three 'super Earth'
●        Japan scientists have discovered 15 new planets, three of them have called ' Super Earth '.
●        There is also the possibility of having water on one of these three planets .
●        Research done by scientists of the Tokyo Institute of Technology based in Japan has received information about these planets.
Three times more water than  saturn found on a new planet
●        Astronomers have discovered about a planet of the size Saturn planet, about 700 light years away outside the solar system, which has indicated signs of water.
●        American Space Research Institute, NASA said on Thursday that this planet has been named WASP-39B.
●        It has three times more water than Saturn.
100 new planets found out of the Solar System
●        Scientists have discovered 100 new planets out of our solar system .
●        These are the planets that revolve around other stars outside our solar system.
●        Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of these planets by studying data collected by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope 2.

Scientists find anti-cancer proteins
●        In preventing the spread of uncontrolled cancer cells in the liver, scientists have discovered a particular type of protein.
●        Anti-cancer proteins have been named LHPP.
●        The research, published in the journal Nature, said that LHPP can be a sign of biomarker or biological condition in the diagnosis and diagnosis of liver cancer.

Current Affairs 31st March 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Airtel gets permission for Aadhar verification with conditions
●        The Indian Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has restored the right to make Bharti Airtel through its Verification Base base.
●        This approval is given to the company with certain conditions.
●        UIDAI has not restored the facility of use of E-KYC basis for Airtel Payment Bank.

Pilot of hijacked plane in 1971 M K Kachuru passes away 
●        Indian Airlines pilot Capt M K Kachuru passed away on Saturday (March 31).
●        Kachuru was the pilot of the aircraft, which was hijacked in January 1971.
●        The plane which was hijacked had 26 passengers and four crew members.
●        The flight was to Srinagar from Srinagar, which had taken two Kashmiri terrorists (Hashim and Ashraf Qureshi) to Lahore.

Current Affairs 31st March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Indian American attorney is the New Jersey Bar Association
●        Indian-American attorney, Prithvi Patel , has been inducted into the New Jersey Bar Association.
●        Patel came to the United States as an undocumented refugee.
●        Patel is the first beneficiary under the Deafard Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has been included in the New Jersey Bar Association.

Point Nemo is called the Graveyard of Spacecraft on Earth
●        There is such a place on earth called Point Nemo .
●        This place is the most distant from any other place on the globe, and it is not easy to reach there.
●        This place in the South Pacific Ocean is 2,688 km north of Pitcairn Island.
●        On the globe it is south from Dot Maher Island (Antarctica).
Area of Sahara desert increased by 10 percent so far since 1920
●        The climate change in the area of the world's largest desert resort located in the continent of Africa is changing due to climate change.
●        Since the 1920s, its area has increased by 10 percent.
●        A group of researchers, including a scientist of Indian origin, claimed this.
●        The report of this study, published in a climate-based journal, states that it may have increased in other deserts in the same way.
Donald Trump Announces 'Second Chance Month' in April
●        US President Donald Trump has declared 'Month for giving second chance' in April 2018.
●        Trump has taken this step to include people with criminal records as members who contribute to the society.
●        The President urged the federal, state and local government to implement 'evidence-based programs' in the jail system, which would focus on the job training, consultation and issue of drugs and mental health.
Stephen Hawking will be burried in Cambridge University 
●        The great physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking will be cremated at a church near the Cambridge University College.
●        This college has been an academic home for more than 50 years of Hawking, so this place has been selected.
●        One of the well-known scientists and writers of the world, Hawking took a last breath in his Cambridge home on March 14 at the age of 76.

GAIL India imported LNG for the first time from the US
●        After imports of LPG from the United States, India has made a new history by importing LNG.
●        On Friday, the first cargo filled with supercooled natural gas from the US reached Dabhol in Maharashtra.
●        After 25 days journey from Louisiana, a charter ship MV Meridian Spirit reached Dabhol.
●        This will greatly reduce the cost of LNG for India.

Current Affairs 31st March 2018: ECONOMY

Sale of Euro-6 grade petrol-diesel will start in Delhi from April 1
●        From April 1, Delhi and NCR people will use clean petrol and diesel.
●        There is no additional charge for this.
●        Government oil companies will supply euro-6 grade diesel and petrol in Delhi from Sunday.
●        Delhi will be the first state in the country where it will get clean fuel. Euro-6 grade fuel will be supplied across the country from April 1, 2020.

3 lakh crore investment in mutual fund
●        During the financial year 2017-18, between April and February 2018, investment of Rs 2.94 lakh crore has come in mutual funds.
●        This is the highest investment in any year.
●        As far as the return is concerned, only the fund of the pharma sector has given a negative return, apart from this, all sector funds have given a good return.
●        At the end of February, the mutual fund has got total asset under management above Rs 22 lakh crore.

Current Affairs 31st March 2018: APPOINTMENT

Indian-origin officer appointed Scotland Yard's new anti-terrorism chief
●        In Scotland, Indian-origin officer of Scotland Yard Neil Basu was appointed the country's anti-terrorism chief on Monday.
●        In Britain, this responsibility is considered by many to be the hardest in the British police.
●        49-year-old Basu is currently the deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Current Affairs 31st March 2018: SPORTS

The Himachal government will give Rs 30 lakhs to the gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games along with Government job
●        In the Himachal Commonwealth Games, Gold Medal winners will get a government job of 30 lakh rupees, silver jeweler 20 and bronze winner with a sum of 10 lakh rupees .
●        Sports Minister Govind Thakur announced this during the budget session.
●        He said that the state government will also change the rules of the sports welfare council fund with the game policy created in 2002.

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Important Current Affairs 30th March 2018

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Current Affairs 30th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

 Himachal Pradesh government presented budget for 2018-19

●        Himachal Pradesh's budget was presented by the State Chief Minister Jairam Thakur. This is the first budget after the formation of the BJP government in the state.
●        Himachal Housing Scheme launched
●        This scheme will get LPG cylinders and stove which is not in Ujjwala scheme.
●        A provision of 12 crores has been made for this.
●        A provision of 277 crores for the provision of 111 small irrigation scheme for irrigation.

Passport will not be issued to the bureaucrats involved in corruption

●        According to the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Personnel on March 29, 2018, government officials facing criminal or criminal charges will not be sanctioned from the Vigilance Department for the passports.
●        It states that the concerned authority can take decisions in the case where such officers need to go abroad for reasons such as medical emergency.

Coffee seller to print cancer warning

●        So far the scientists have not declared the coffee as good or bad for health, but in the US, a California state judge has heard his decision.
●        The judge has ordered that those who sell coffee in the province will have to print the warning of cancer .
●        The subject of contention in this case is a chemical called carcinogen.
●        This chemical is prepared by itself in the process of roasting the coffee grams.

Dish TV and Videocon D2H merger completed

●        Although Dish TV and Videocon D2H are delayed for a few months, its timing for investors is absolutely correct.
●        According to the number of subscribers, the country's largest direct to home (DTH) company Dish TV's share has fallen 12% this year and 34% in the last one year.
●        The fall in share price has come as a result of delays in the merger of the two companies.
Tata Clip to compete with Flipkart, Amazon

●        Tata Group's e-commerce venture Tata Click has started making huge discounts on white goods such as smartphones, televisions and air conditioners while changing their strategy.
●        The purpose of the Tata Click is to compete with big e-commerce companies like Flipkart and Amazon.
●        Prior to this, Tata was operating on the model of keeping the prices of most of the products in retail stores with less discounts.
●        In the total sales of e-commerce market, these three categories account for 50-55%.

Current Affairs 30th March 2018: DAYS AND DATES

Rajasthan Day on March 30, 2018

●        The state Rajasthan is celebrating its 68th raising day on March 30, 2018.
●        On this occasion, many programs are being organized in the state.
●        The identity of the Rajasthan region is due to the folk culture, heritage and historical monuments of the country in the world.
●        Even before the establishment day, it is celebrated through various programs and functions throughout the state.

Current Affairs 30th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IIT Kharagpur Foundation will give overseas internships
●        IIT Kharagpur's US Alumni Foundation has announced to provide internships to students with financial assistance abroad. This is the first announcement of this type by the institute.
●        14 students have been selected for this, in which each student will receive an amount of $ 3,000.
●        For internship abroad, opportunities will be available at the University of Cambridge, University of Columbia, MIT etc.

Earth-sized planet found outside the solar system
●        Scientists have discovered a rough, nearly-equal, hot, metal planet with an earthing of 26 million light years away from a small star.
●        The planet named 'K2-229 B' is about 20 percent larger than the planet and its weight is two and a half times higher.
●        On this, the temperature during the day reaches more than two thousand degrees Celsius.
●        It is very close to its host star.

Current Affairs 30th March 2018: SPORTS

Darren Lehmann resigns as head coach of Australia Cricket team
●        Australian coach Darren Lehmann announced his resignation on March 29, 2018.
●        He will remain the coach till the fourth Test match against South Africa.
●        Lehman's tenure was in the 2019 Ashes series in England.

Current Affairs 30th March 2018: ECONOMY

SEBI approves recommendations of Kotak Committee

●        The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved the recommendations of the Kotak Committee for improvement in corporate governance on March 28, 2018.
●        Under this, the post of Chairman and MD in India's top-500 companies will be separated from April 2020.
●        So far this post is handled by the same person.

Reserve Bank to issue 350 rupees coin

●        On the one hand, small coins are continuing out of circulation, on the other hand the government is continuously launching coins of huge amount.
●        After issuing 10 rupees coins, the Reserve Bank of India is now preparing to issue coins of 350 rupees.
●        These coins will be issued to celebrate the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji.
●        The circumference of this coin will be 44 millimeters.

 RBI issued regulations for cross border mergers

●        The government has issued the rules made for the merger deals in India and abroad for the country's foreign and foreign companies.
●        With this, foreign direct investment can be encouraged in the country.
●        RBI has issued guidelines relating to merger between Indian and foreign companies.
●        Foreign Exchange Management Cross Border Merger Regulations, 2018 will include both inbound and outbound investment.

 Reserve Bank imposes penalty of Rs 59 crores on ICICI Bank

●        The Reserve Bank has imposed a penalty of Rs 58.9 crore on ICICI Bank for violating the direct selling provisions of securities.
●        The Reserve Bank said that this move has been taken up not to follow the regulatory provision.
●        ICICI Bank said that in this case, there has been a violation of the rules due to misunderstanding about the timing of the practicality of the Reserve Bank's guidelines.

Current Affairs 30th March 2018: GLONBAL NEWS

Russia tests new ballistic missile

●        The Russian army on Friday claimed to have successfully tested its new intercontinental ballistic missile.
●        Russia's Defense Minister informed about this. This missile has been named 'Saramat'.
●        This missile will replace 'Voivoda' which is known as 'Satan'.

Malala gets to Pakistan for the first time after Taliban attack
●        Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who has advocated for girls education and their rights, has come to her native Pakistan on Thursday.
●        After the Taliban attack in 2012, he returned to his country for the first time.
●        Hope is expected that Malala will also meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on this four-day visit.
China's power demonstration in South China Sea
●        While displaying its military strength this week, China launched its only operational aircraft carrier with dozens of other warships in the South China Sea .
●        Satellite photos reveal that aircraft carriers also became part of naval exercises.

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