Current Affairs April 17 2018
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National Current Affairs
FAO designates 14 new sites as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems
Signature of MoU between the GIFAS (France) and the SIDM (India)
Odisha Govt inaugurated 2.5-km-long bridge built over the Ib river in Sambalpur district
Government launches digital platform for MSME Exporters
TRAI launches beta portal for comparing telcos’ tariffs
Government launches first tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds for FY 2018-19
India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 held in New Delhi
Art & Culture
Bisket Jatra being celebrated in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Awards & Honours
The prestigious Pulitzer Prizes for achievements in journalism, literature and musical composition were announced on April 16, 2018. This was the 102nd edition of Pulitzer Prizes.
Aditi Rao Hydari will be awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke excellence award 2018 for the Best Leading Lady (Critics Award) for her performance in the Bollywood movie ‘Bhoomi’.
Days & Events
Every April 17 World Haemophilia Day is recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The theme of WHD 2018 is ‘Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger’.