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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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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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Important Current Affairs 29th March 2018

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Current Affairs 29th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Texas Governor Greg Abbott met the Prime Minister.


●        Governor of the United States of America, Greg Abbott met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.These days, they are on a journey to India with a business mission.
●        While discussing the increase in India-US strategic partnership during the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of growing relations with Texas in the field of trade and commerce, energy, industry, education and interaction between people.
●        The two leaders agreed to strengthen the relationship.
 
Smart India Hackathon - 2018


●        The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation is participating in Smart India organized by the All India Technical Education Council (AICTE) under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
●        For the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, software version of Ganda Finale of Hackathon will be held on 30 and 31 March 2018 in the GV Barnard College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, Karnataka.

Niti Aayog releases baseline ranking for 101 ambitious districts
 
●        On March 28, 2018, the Commission released the rankings for 101 Ambitious Districts across the country.
●        This ranking was released on the basis of 49 parameters.
●        It is related to many areas including standard health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources.
●        These include financial inclusion, skill development and basic infrastructure.
●        The government has identified 101 districts for the transformation of backward districts.
●        By not calling these districts the backward district, the government named them as 'Aspirational District'.

Central Government partnered with Kaushal Bharat for has shared partnership with India for Saubhagya Yojana
 
●       The Central Government partnered with the Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry on March 27, 2018, to train labor force in six states for the immediate implementation of its 'Saubhagya' scheme.
●        'Saubhagya' scheme is also known as Prime Minister's Sarp electricity every household scheme.
●        The goal of this scheme is to provide electricity to all the houses located in all parts of the country in a time bound manner.
●        Under this plan, there is hope for transmission of electricity to about 40 million households.

Manipal Hospitals Acquired Fortis Hospitals
 
●        Manipal Health Enterprises acquired Fortis Healthcare Limited on March 28, 2018.
●        This deal was officially announced.
●        After completion of the deal, the joint company will be built.
●        Under this deal, the Fortis Healthcare Hospital will sell the business to Manipal Hospital.
●        Promotional TPG in Manipal Hospital will invest Rs 3,900 crores
 
Judge Jawad Rahim appointed acting guardian of NGT
 
●        The appointment has been done by a committee headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Justice Deepak Mishra, on the petition of Justice A.M.Khanvilkar and Justice DK Chandrachud.
●        In the petition, the NGT (Practice and Procedure) Amendment Act, 2017 has been stated as unconstitutional, in which there is a provision for a bench of single judge to set up the dispute.
●        The petition said that this is against the spirit of the NGT Act, 2010.
 
Policy Commission's Atal Innovation Mission signed a statement with SAP


●        The Atal Innovation Mission of the Policy Commission (AIM) signed the Statement of Intent (SOI) with 27 March 2018 SAP, which aims to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
●        SAP employee volunteers will train students in advanced topics related to technology and guide them in the design lab of SAP Labs India.
●        In addition, SAP employees will also provide the opportunity for volunteer students to gain practical experience about technology related equipment.
 
 
Record increase in global carbon emissions in 2017
 
●        According to a report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) globally in 2017 reached a historic high of 32.5 Gigaton.
●        This was due to the high demand for energy and slow pace of improvement in energy efficiency.
●        According to the initial estimate of the IEA, the demand for global energy has increased by 2.1 percent in 2017 to 14,050 million tonnes, which is two times more than the previous year.
 
Jio tops in download speed: TRAI
 
●        According to a report by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Reliance Jio has made record in the average maximum download speed in the month of January.
●        Meanwhile, the average maximum download speed of 21.3 Mbps on Geo's network
●        According to the data published on Trai's MySpeed portal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the average download speed on Reliance Jio's network was much more than its rivals.

Aadhar linking for welfare schemes increased till June 30
 
●        The government has extended the deadline for linking the basis for welfare schemes for three months, in which the citizens are benefited from the government fund.
●        Earlier, the deadline was fixed on March 31.
●        According to the Office Memorandum issued by the Ministry of Information Technology, the last date for adding welfare schemes to the welfare schemes is now 30 June 2018.

Charges of corruption on ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar


●        A number of cases are coming up after the alleged corruption from the banking sector.
●        In this order, the alleged corruption scandal of ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar also took place.
●        The ICICI Bank Board has come out in support of the CEO Chanda Kochhar on corruption and nepotism allegations in giving loan to Videocon Group.
●        In the last 10 days due to these allegations, the share price of the bank has declined by 6 percent.

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ISRO launches successful GSAT-6A Satellite
 
●        The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the GSAT-6A Satellite on March 29, 2018.
●        This satellite was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
●        This satellite will work for the next 10 years.
●        It was sent from Geosynchronous launch vehicle (GSLV-F08).

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: AWARDS

Shekhar Kapur appointed the head of the Central Committee of 65th National Film Awards
 
●        Famous film director Shekhar Kapur was appointed the head of the Central Committee of the 65th National Film Awards.
●        The Central Government has constituted the Central Panel for the National Film Award.
●        This panel comprises 11 members, including one president and 5 regional presidents.
●        Shekhar Kapur will be the chairman of the jury for the film's assessment.
●        Shekhar Kapoor was born on December 6, 1945.

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: SCHEMES

CCEA approves making of new integrated scheme for school education
 
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal of the Department of School Education and Literacy to create a new Integrated Education Plan on March 28, 2018.
●        This scheme will be prepared on the basis of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Secondary Education Campaign (RMSA) and teacher education campaign.
●        This plan will be applicable from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.
●        The cabinet has approved the allocation of Rs. 75 thousand crore for the proposed scheme.
●        This amount is 20 percent more than the allotted amount.

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: SPORTS

Steve Smith and David Warner banned for one year
 
●        Cricket Australia announced its decision on March 28, 2018 in the Ball Tampering controversy in Cape Town Test against South Africa.
●        Cricket Australia has banned Steve Smith and David Warner for a year.
●        Bowler Cameron Bancroft has been banned by Cricket Australia for nine months.
 

Current Affairs 29th March 2018: ECONOMY 

SBI increases fixed deposit (FD) rates by 0.25 percent


●        SBI , the country's largest bank , has suddenly surprised everybody by increasing the Fixed Deposit (FD) rates by 0.10-0.25 percent.
●        He has taken this step due to increased demand for loans between economic recovery.
●        Increasing the SBI's FD rates also means that loan can be more expensive later on.

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Current Affairs 28th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

 Cabinet approves amendment to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet approved amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act. These amendments have been done in the backdrop of considering the date of 2 January 2018 in the Lok Sabha and after which the Parliamentary Committee related to the department is sent for consideration.
●        The government has considered the views / suggestions given by parliamentary committee on the approval of the report submitted on March 20, 2018 and the medical students and those related to medical profession in Parliament.
  
Approval for formulation of new integrated education plan for April 1, 2018 to March, 2020


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the School Education and Literacy Department to create a new Integrated Education Plan for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 March, 2020.
●        In the proposed scheme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Secondary Education Campaign (RMSA) and teacher education campaign will be included.
●        75 thousand crores have been sanctioned for the proposed scheme.
●        This amount is 20 percent more than the allotted amount.
 
 NAFED signed a one-time solution agreement with eight creditor banks


●        The Indian National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association Limited (NAFED) has signed a one-time solution agreement with its eight creditor banks.
●        Under this agreement, NAFED has transferred assets worth Rs.220 crores and properties located at Lawrence Road, New Delhi, estimated at Rs.254 crores to banks.
●        Along with this, Nafed has transferred the auction rights of some of the shops of Mega Mall located in Andheri Mumbai, of its debtor company.
 
Permission to export bulk of all edible oils except mustard oil


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to remove the restrictions on exports of large amounts of edible oils except all mustard oil.
●        Permission to export five kilograms of consumer pack will be continued at a minimum price of 900 US dollars per ton for mustard oil.
●        The Committee of Economic Affairs has also given its approval to the Committee headed by the Secretary, Food and Public Distribution Department.
 
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Shri Harsimrat Kaur will inaugurate the first mega food park of Rajasthan in Ajmer tomorrow


●        Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal will inaugurate the first Mega Food Park in Rupnagana village in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
●        About 25 thousand farmers of Ajmer and neighboring districts will benefit from this Mega Food Park, built at a cost of Rs. 113.57 crores.
 
EPFO Launches pensioner portal website


●        Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has launched Pensioner Portal.
●        From this portal on the EPFO website, the pensioner can get all the pension related information such as pension payment order number, pensioner payment order details, pensioner passbook information, date of pension deposit, pensioner life certificate etc.
●        In case of failure of the pensioner's certificate or acceptance of the life certificate of the pensioner, it will help in getting information regarding the status of life certificate.
●        It also provides details of pension prevention and cause information.
 
The Ministry of Women and Child Development organized the first National Conference on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illness.


●    First ever National conclave was held on 27-28th March,2018 by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, in collaboration with the Dept. of Psychiatry, AIIMS in           J L N Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi. 
●    The Conclave was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar. 
●    In his inaugural address, the Minister said that psychological trauma is a broad term that may include many kinds of experiences and circumstances such as human trafficking, sexual harassment, war, natural disaster, abduction, domestic violence etc.  

Manipal Hospitals Acquires Fortis Hospitals
 
●        Manipal Health Enterprises acquired Fortis Healthcare Limited on March 28, 2018.
●        This deal was officially announced.
●        Fortis has said that the joint company will be built after the deal is completed.
●        Promotional TPG in Manipal Hospital will invest Rs 3,900 crores
●        Fortis investors will get 10.83 shares of Manipal Hospital on 100 shares.


UPCOCA Bill passed to prevent organized crime

●    The UPCOCA Bill, brought from Uttar Pradesh to tighten the organized crime, was passed on March 27, 2018.
●    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath introduced this bill in the House which was passed passively.
●    The UPCOCA Bill has already been introduced in the House.

Current Affairs 28th March 2018: INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONSHIP

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Canada on IPR


●        The Union Cabinet gave its pre-approved clearance agreement (MOU) between India and Canada.
●        This MOU was signed on February 23, 2018 to establish bilateral cooperation activities in the field of intellectual property (IP).
●        The purpose of this MoU is to promote innovation, creativity and economic development in both countries.
 
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Zambia in the field of judicial cooperation


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Zambia in the field of judicial cooperation.
●        In recent years, social, cultural and commercial relations between India and Zambia have evolved in meaningful direction.
●        By signing a cooperation agreement in the field of justice, better relations between the two countries will be strengthened and judicial reforms will get new direction.
 
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and UK and Northern Ireland on Cooperation and Information Exchanges


●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Britain and Northern Ireland on countering international crimes and cooperation and information exchange for dealing with serious organized crime.
●        Between India and the United Kingdom, there is already agreement for crime receipts and crime measures (including currency transfers involved) and for the search, restraint and seizure of terrorist funds.
 
Agreement between India and South Asia Cooperative Environment Program for Cooperation on Oil and Chemical Pollution in South Asian Maritime Sectors


●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and South Asia Cooperative Environment Program for cooperation on oil and chemical pollution in the South Asian Sea region.
●        The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to encourage close cooperation for safeguarding marine environment in the region between India and South Asian Maritime countries ie Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Current Affairs 28th March 2018: APPOINTMENT

Indu Bhushan appointed CEO of Ayushman Bharat Mission
 
●        Indu Bhushan was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman India National Health Security Mission on March 27, 2018.
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet gave final approval to the name of Indu Bhushan for the CEO of Ayushman Bharat Mission.
●        Bhushan is currently the Director General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) based in Manila and he has been appointed for this post for two years.
 

Judge Javad Rahim appointed acting guardian of NGT
 
●        On March 27, 2018, the Supreme Court appointed Justice Javad Rahim, the former Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court as the acting Chairman of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
●        Justice Rahim is currently a judicial member of NGT.
●        The appointment, headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Justice Deepak Mishra, on the petition of Justice N. Amitabh Bachra and Justice DK Chandrachud on the petition of the NG Bar Association.

Current Affairs 28th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

10 years in jail for printing fake news in Malaysia
 
●        In Malaysia, printing of fake news can be a 10-year jail term and a huge fine can be imposed.
●        The government of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak introduced a bill in Parliament on 26 March 2018 to make Fake News illegal.
●        This step has raised concerns about the freedom of the media.
●        In the Bill, news, information, data or reports which are completely or partly false, have been referred to as Fake News. It also includes feature, visual and audio recording.

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Important Current Affairs 27th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th March 2018

Current Affairs 27th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Death penalty can not be compensated below life imprisonment: Supreme Court


●        In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court said that in the murder case less punishment than life sentence is illegal and is out of the purview of law.
●        The Supreme Court upheld the High Court's decision to convert the 10-year sentence to life imprisonment by justifying the remarks.

Announcement of introduction of Horticulture Excellence Center in every district of Haryana
 
●        The Haryana Government has started a new scheme to increase the income of the farmers and to increase the variety of crops by 2030, in order to double the production of horticulture crops in the form of 'horticulture village'.
●        A new initiative has been initiated to develop 340 villages of the state as a horticulture village and under the Golden Jubilee scheme, crop group development program has been started.

More Strictness on the merchants who sell more than the MRP
 
●        More than the maximum retail price (MRP), the Government is preparing to tighten and sell the goods.
●        Recently there was a meeting about rising complaints.
●        In this, it has been considered to increase the penalty and more time for punishment.
●        If the Consumer Ministry accepts the proposal, then more than the MRP , those who sell the goods will have to pay a fine of Rs five lakh and they can also be jailed for up to two years.


Supreme court: ordinances of Khap Panchayats against marriage is illegal
 
●        On Tuesday, the Supreme Court has given a historic order that the verdict of Khap Panchayats on marriage is illegal.
●        The Supreme Court said that if two adults are marrying themselves, no one can interfere in it.
●        The Supreme Court has also said that this order will remain effective till the Central Government takes the law on this issue.


Government will give exemption to foreign tourists to promote Arunachal tourism
 
●        The Central Government is contemplating to change the rules of entry only on 'permission to safe areas' with the objective of promoting tourism.
●        Arunachal Pradesh will be the first state in the North East, which will benefit from this discount.
●        Simultaneously, the government is planning to give similar exemption in Sikkim and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

Use of toilets in rural areas more than 93%: Independent survey confirmation


●        In the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2017-18, conducted by the Independent Survey Agency under World Bank-enabled Swachh Bharat Mission Project, the use of toilets in rural areas has been confirmed by 93.4%.
●        That is, 93.4% of those homes which have toilets are also used.
●        The villages which have been declared open and proved free from defecation in the open, the independent survey agency has also confirmed that 95.6% of them have open defecation in the open of villages.

Current Affairs 27th March 2018: ECONOMY

Meeting of joint economic group between India and China concludes in New Delhi


●        Meeting of the Joint Economic Group between India and China on March 26, 2018, was concluded in New Delhi.
●        The agenda of this meeting involves the demands of India to reduce trade deficit, along with the modalities of two-way trade and commerce forwarding.
●        The meeting was attended by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chinese Minister Zhong Shan and the two senior officials of the two countries.
●        India has been raising the issue of huge trade imbalance with China repeatedly and in the meeting, India strongly raised this issue.


More than 20 million applications for 1 lakh openings in Railways
 
●        Railway has informed that for more than 1 million vacancies, he has received more than 20 million applications .
●        There are 5 days left for registration now
●        Online exams for recruitments in Group C and D
●        There are also 9,500 vacancies for the Railway Protection Force.

Listing of Bandhan Bank at 33% premium in Stock Market


●        There is another stock list in the stock market today.
●        Private sector bonds have a great listing in the bank's stock market.
●        Bandhan Bank's stock is listed on NSE with a 33% premium of Rs 499.
●        Bandhan Bank's IPO got good response from investors.
●        Bandhan Bank's IPO was open on March 15 and closed on March 19, 2018.


Facebook shares fall 10%, losses of 4 lakh crores
 
●        Users are disillusioned with Facebook after news of the data leaked to 50 million users.
●        10 million users are ready to leave Facebook.
●        Apart from this, Facebook shares have dropped by 10% in the last 5 days.
●        This has caused a loss of about Rs 4 lakh crore to the company.

Current Affairs 27th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

More than 100 Russian diplomats expelled in Europe, America


●        America, European countries, Canada and Ukraine have decided to exclude over 100 Russian diplomats from their respective countries.
●        The decision was taken in a tough move to charge former russian detective Sergey Scripple, who was allegedly lodged in England, for allegedly trying to kill the nerve agent (poison).
●        The United States has ordered the closure of Russia's Consulate in Seattle.
●        U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the removal of 60 Russian diplomats, which is currently the biggest step against Russia.
 
Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' List: India at First Place
 
●        Forbes has released its '30 Under 30 Asia ' list.
●        For the third time, 300 people have been given this list.
●        India is at the top with 65 honors.
●        China is number two.

JSW Steel to invest $ 500 million in USA
 
●        JSW Steel USA said on Monday that it will invest $ 500 million in Los Macing Steel Plate and Pipe Mills, Texas's Betaon.
●        He will make steel infrastructure with this amount from which the raw material will be prepared at the local level for the plant.
●        The company wants to make this production in the deficit by tripling the existing 3 lakh tonnes to 10 lakh tonnes.
 
US bans 7 companies from Pakistan


●        The US has put Pakistan's 7 companies in the list of banned companies, describing the crisis for national security and policy.
●        This move from the US is being speculated that the water could be repaired on its intention to join its 'Nuclear Suppliers Group'.

A team of 20 doctors can go to Pakistan to bring the prisoners home
 
●        India and Pakistan are talking about a proposal to reduce tension, under which 20 doctors team will be going to Pakistan.
●        Doctor checks out Indian prisoners in prison, women, elderly and mentally ill prisoners.
●        The prisoners are awaiting a return to their country since becoming a common opinion between the two countries.

China will deploy civilian detachment on border near India
 
●        The deployment of China Civilian troops on the border from India These frontier troupes will be sent to the borders of China.
●        According to China's official newspaper, the civilian troop will no longer be a People's Armed Police but will command the Chinese army command.
●        The Supreme Leader of the Chinese Army is President Xi Jinping .

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Important Current Affairs 26th March 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th March 2018

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

36 Hour Smart India Hackathon 2018 in Mumbai

●        Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Food and Public Distribution has announced that the long-awaited Smart India Hackathon 2018 - Grand Finale of Software Edition will be held on 30th and 31st March, 2018 at various 28 nodal centers of India. Will be done.
●        Central Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Food and Public Distribution is a premier partner in this initiative.

National Convention on Down Syndrome


●        Under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the National Trust organized a 'National Conference on Down Syndrome' here today. Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, President, National Trust, inaugurated this.
●        On this occasion, various stakeholders related to the National Trust's Joint Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mukesh Jain, Dr. Syra Ramachandran, Chairman of Down Syndrome Federation of India and Down syndrome were present.
●        On this occasion, the book "Twilight's Children" was released on the life of a person suffering from Down syndrome.
 
 
President inaugurates NHAI projects in Varanasi


●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind today (March 26, 2018) participated in various programs organized by the Uttar Pradesh Government and in the event of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in Varanasi.
●        These programs included the program of laying foundation stones for five projects of NHAI and the distribution of appointment letters to the students selected by the State Government's Vocational Education and Skill Development Department.
 
11th biennial conference of the National Rifles in Nagrota on 26-27 March


●        The 11th biennial conference of the National Rifles is being organized in Nagrota from 26 to 27 March 2018.
●        Army Chief will preside over this ceremony.
●        The ceremony will include the military commander of the Northern Command, the Director General of the National Rifles, the Corps Commander of the 15 and 16 Corps and all the Military Officers of the Anti-Rebellion Forces.

Meeting of Hindi publishers was organized by the Department of Official Language, Home Ministry


●        Technical issues related to typography / printing of Official Language Hindi were discussed with the publishers at NDMC Convention Center, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi, today (March 26, 2018) by the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
●        The main purpose of this discussion was to solve problems related to Hindi font / Hindi software by publishers, which will be done with the help of Google / Microsoft and C-Deck, etc.

Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Jual Oram will launch "E Tribes India" in New Delhi tomorrow

●        Indian Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Association is going to be digital under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, according to the vision letter of Ministry of Tribal Affairs of the Government of India.
●        Tribal Affairs Minister Mr. Jual Oram will launch " E Tribes India " tomorrow.
●        On this occasion, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Jaswant Singh Sumanbhai Bhabhor and Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat will also be present.

E-Waste Management (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed
 
●        The Central Government has amended the e-waste rules for eco-friendly effective management of e-waste in the country.
●        Changes in Rules In order to streamline e-waste disposal in the country, it has been done for the purpose of validating and organizing the units engaged in the task of recycling or dissolving e-waste.
 
Government launches process of selling enemy properties, guidelines issued

●        The Central Government has started the process of selling over 9,400 enemy properties to improve the condition of its treasury.
●        Through this, the government can raise about one lakh crore rupees in its treasury.
●        The government has issued guidelines in this regard and asked the protection offices to give list of such movable assets within three months.


80% of the design of bridges, tunnels for bullet train completed
 
●        The work of the country's first high speed bullet train running between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is running fast.
●        A senior official said that the design of bridges and tunnels coming in the way of bullet trains is in good progress.
●        He said that the acquisition of land for this has already begun.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: ECONOMY

Government’s Borrowing Plan for First Half of Financial Year 2018-19 


●        The Government of India consulted with the Reserve Bank of India on its borrowing program for the year 2018-19 and finalized its borrowed calendar for the first half of 2018-19.
●        The government had estimated gross G-Sec (government securities) borrowings of Rs 6,05,539 crore for the year 2018-19.
●        The Government will borrow Rs 1,00,000 crore from the NSSF in comparison to the budgetary amount of Rs. 75000 crores.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

ISA and India today signed 'Host Country Agreement'


●        The International Solar association (ISA) and the Foreign Ministry (MEA) signed the 'Host Country Agreement' here today.
●        The ISA has received judicial specialty from this agreement and as a result, it has got the right to contract, to acquire and settle the movable and immovable properties and to institutionalize legal action and to defend it.
●        Under this agreement, the ISA will receive the privileges, concessions and immunities that are required by the ISA headquarters to independently discharge their programs, independently of different obligations.

The world's longest sandy cave 'Kremli Puri' was discovered in Meghalaya


●        The longest sandy rock cave in the world, 24,583 meters long, called 'Krem Puri' in Meghalaya has been discovered.
●        Meghalaya, the northeast state, is the world's largest sandstone cave.
●        Krem Puri Cave is a sandstone cave.
●        This underground cave, Edo Julia, Venezuela's world record holder, is more than 6,000 meters long with a cave called 'Qiva del Saman'.
 
Record increase in global carbon emissions in 2017


●        According to a report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) globally in 2017 reached a historic high of 32.5 Gigaton.
●        This was due to the high demand for energy and slow pace of improvement in energy efficiency.
●        According to the initial estimate of the IEA, the demand for global energy has increased by 2.1 percent in 2017 to 14,050 million tonnes, which is two times more than the previous year.

UBER is selling its business in Southeast Asia
 
●        Cab Aggregator Company Uber Technologies Inc. has decided to sell its South East Asia Operations Grab.
●        Uber has taken this decision in view of tough competition at the local level.
●        Under the agreement, Grab will buy all the operations of Uber, including the Food Delivery Service in the South East Asian Region.
●        Instead, Uber will get a 27.5 percent stake in Grab and its CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will get a place in the board of Grab.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: AWARDS

Canadian great mathematician Robert Longlands won the 2018 Abel Prize
 
●        Canadian great mathematician Robert Longlands has won the 2018 Abel Prize.
●        He got this award from his Representation Theory for his visionary project to add number theory.
●        The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters said that the explanation of Robert Longlands was so extraordinary and rich and that he suggested the process of connection between these mathematical areas gave birth to a project called Longlands Program.

Current Affairs 26th March 2018: RANKING

India is at 109th position at Mobile Internet Speed
 

●        In the world, even though India is at the top of the most used data , we are far behind in internet speed .
●        In the case of mobile internet download speed, India has been ranked 109th in the world.
●        It was reported in a report that download speed in India is still much lower than other countries in the world.

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