Current Affairs April 18 2018
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National Current Affairs
India Wins Election To Crucial NGO Committee In UN India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organisation committee in the United Nations.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) finally released a concept note on the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
First Meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan Held in New Delhi
Madhya Pradesh conferred Most Film Friendly Award
Smriti Irani launches GNFC’s Neem project in Uttar Pradesh
Department of Posts has launched DIGITAL ADVANCEMENT OF RURAL POST OFFICE FOR A NEW INDIA (DARPAN) Project, which aims to connect all 1.29 lakh Rural Branch Post Offices in the country, to enable them to do online Postal and Financial Transactions.
International Current Affairs
India – World’s sixth Largest Economy At $2.6 Trillion: International Monetary Fund
India and the UK have signed 10 agreements in several sectors including cyber-relationship, rejuvenation of Ganga and skill development.
Banking & Finance
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has extended total credit support of Rs 14,690 crore to Rajasthan for 2017-18.
Science and Technology
Top 34 global technology and securities firms, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have signed a “Cybersecurity Tech Accord” to defend people from malicious attacks by cybercriminals and nation-states.
Days & Events
Every year, 18th April is celebrated Worldwide as World Heritage Day to create awareness about Heritage among communities. This year the theme is ‘Heritage for Generations’.
Ranking & Index
India was ranked 10th on a new Commonwealth Innovation Index, topped by the UK, Singapore and Canada.