Current Affairs April 15 2018
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National Current Affairs
127th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan launched Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana (PMUY) in Telangana.
India Tourism Development Corporation signed Rs.550 crore project for developing infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh.
Central Government announced extension of phase 1 of the FAME-India scheme by six months till end of September 2018
Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 71st foundation day with much fanfare and gaiety.
International Current Affairs
USTR announces New Generalized System of Preferences eligibility review of India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan
Banking & Finance
The government has raised the authorised capital of NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) by 6 times to Rs 300 billion, aimed to increase its lending to the rural economy, as a part of the initiative to double farmers’ income by 2022.
Awards & Honours
Veteran actor Dharmendra will be conferred Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement by Maharashtra State Government.
Books & Authors
President Ram Nath Kovind received the first copy of the book ‘Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp’ from Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who formally released it at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
Sampanna Ramesh Shelar, a 17-year-old swimmer from Pune has set a world record to double cross the Bangla Channel.
India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018 with 66 medals (26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze).