Current Affairs April 7 2018
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National Current Affairs
Central Government agreement with World Bank for Maharashtra Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture The Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank signed here today a US$ 420 million project to help Small and Marginal farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra
Exercise Gaganshakti 2018 : IAF conducts Air Combat exercise along Pakistan and China borders The Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to conduct its biggest ever combat exercise along Pakistan and China borders.
Indo-Korean joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise ‘SAHYOG-HYEOBLYEOG 2018’ was held on April 5, 2018 off the Chennai coast.
First ever “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra” to come up at Bijapur, Chhattisgarh Union Ministry of Tribal affairs has approved establishment of the first multipurpose “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra” in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh for value addition of Forest Produce.
Jammu’s first tulip garden has been set up at Sanasar in Ramban district of Jammu region.
Second Mega Food Park inaugurated at Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand Uttarakhand’s second Mega Food Park- Himalayan Mega Food Park Private Ltd inaugurated at Mahuakhera Ganj in Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district.
Indian Navy Conducts Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief named ‘Chakravat’ A joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise ‘Chakravath,’ organised by the Indian Navy in coordination with the Kerala government
Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, who is on three-day visit to Russia to attend ‘VII Moscow Conference on International Security’ from 03 to 05 April 2018, addressed the II Plenary Session of the Conference on the theme titled ‘Global Security in a Polycentric World’ covering aspects related to current global defence, security and strategic scenario on April 4 in the Russian capital.
The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal today launched UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring.
Days & Events
World Health Day: 7 April
Science and Technology
RH-300 MKII sounding rocket to be launched by VSSC for atmospheric studies The RH300 sounding rocket, developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) as part of a study to enrich available atmospheric data, would be launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
Banking & Finance
Indian Bank introduced ‘Bharat QR’ a mobile payment collection facility Indian Bank has introduced Public Financial Management System (PFMS) and has launched ‘Bharat QR’ facility. Indian Bank launches PFMS & ‘Bharat QR’: Indian Bank, Managing Director and CEO, Kishor Kharat launched these initiatives in Chennai.
ICICI Bank : First Indian bank to go live on SWIFT’s Global Payment Innovation service Global financial messaging cooperative, SWIFT (Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication System platform) announced that ICICI Bank has become its first Indian client to go live with an improved cross-border payments service.
International Current Affairs
Qatar introduces national service for women for first time Qatar is introducing national service for women for the first time while extending the time served in the military by conscripted men, under a law issued by the country’s Emir.