Current Affairs April 16 2018
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National Current Affairs
Indian Government is planning to set up a Gas Trading Hub/Exchange (GTHE) by October 2018. In a bid to further boost the consumption of natural gas in the country.
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018 at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.
India’s annual Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) was at 2.47 % in March 2018, a nine-month low, due to a fall in price of vegetables and other food and beverages.
International Current Affairs
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that India, China and other Asian countries will work together to voice against the “Asian Premium” being charged by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, in cooperation with the Government of Germany and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) is hosting the India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 on April 16-17, 2018.
Banking & Finance
Bandhan Bank has found a place in the list of the top-50 most valuable companies in terms of market capitalization (m-cap) in India.
Awards & Honours
“Game of Thrones” drama will be awarded the BAFTA Special Award at this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards.
Science and Technology
Pakistan successfully test fired Babur Weapon System-1 (B) enhanced version of Babur cruise missile
Scientists at Northwestern University, USA, headed by an Indian, have developed “Memtransistor”, an electronic device that can mimic the human brain.
China authorities said that, China will launch Fengyun-II 09 satellite, a new meteorological satellite, in 2018 to enhance its weather forecasting capabilities.