Current Affairs April 11 2018
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National Current Affairs
Five states in which Intra-State E-way bill will be rolled out from April 15, 2018 are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.
Haryana Government launches Water ATM policy for urban areas Haryana State Government has come up with Water ATM Policy to provide clean drinking water to people at public places.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled India’s first 12000 horsepower electric locomotive from Bihar’s Madhepura locomotive factory. This locomotive, which is so far India’s most powerful locomotive has been developed at Madhepura’s Electric Locomotive Factory and is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France.
The new Website and Mobile App of the ‘National Commission for Safai Karamcharis’ was launched by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.
Education Minister of Mauritius, Leela Devi Dookhun Luchoomun released the logo and website of 11th World Hindi Conference in New Delhi. 11th World Hindi Conference is scheduled to be held in Mauritius from 18th to 20th August 2018.
The tenth edition of a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware – DefExpo India- 2018 has begun at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu.
PM Modi inaugurate 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi
Science and Technology
National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded researchers at the University of California (UC), Davis, states that more than a quarter of total available nitrogen is derived from the weathering of Earth’s bedrock.
International Current Affairs
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third consecutive term as Prime Minister
India and World Expo 2020 signed participants contract for India’s pavilion in the prestigious World Expo 2020 held once in 5 years. The contract provides for the setting up of India pavilion at Expo 2020 on an extra large plot (about one acre) in the ‘Opportunity’ segment.
India donated USD 1 million to support Swaziland’s national disaster management agency and expressed commitment to developmental partnership to create local capacities in the country and across Africa
President Ram Nath Kovind has asked Indian Diaspora in Zambia to become the partner in India’s growth and asked them to take advantage of Overseas Citizen of India, OCI programme.
Newly discovered cliff carvings in eastern Tibet may offer a glimpse into Buddhist art and local history from 1,200 years ago.
India and Peru to hold second round of free trade agreement (FTA) Officials of Union Commerce Ministry are in Peru for the second round of negotiations for proposed free trade agreement (FTA) to boost two-way commerce between both the countries.
India, Bangladesh sign six MoUs including 129.5 km oil pipeline deal India and Bangladesh signed six pacts including one for the construction of a 129.5 km-long oil pipeline between Siliguri and Parbatipur.
India, Vietnam discuss ways to boost ties Vice Foreign Minister of Vietnam, Dang Dinh Quy met Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and held discussions on India-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership and on ways to further boost ties.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
Balram Bhargava was appointed the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research. Balram Bharagava is currently Professor/Senior Consultant Cardiologist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Manu Bhaker – Brand Ambassador of Haryana’s Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign
Banking & Finance
Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Bank has launched ‘Add on Working Capital GST’, a special financing scheme to help the state industry cope with the delay in reimbursement of Goods and Services Tax (GST) under special tax relief.
SBI has announced the launch of its UK subsidiary, SBI (UK) Limited, with an initial capital commitment of 225 million pounds from its parent entity.
Days & Events
The National Safe Motherhood is celebrated on April 11th every year to create awareness on proper healthcare and maternity celebrities to pregnant and lactating women.