Current Affairs

  • Daily Current Affairs: 22nd April, 2018

    Posted on April 22, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Six Countries Suspend Membership in UNASUR Regional Bloc Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has announced that Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru had decided to temporarily leave the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), given differences over choosing the secretary general of the group. A South American bloc created a decade ago to counter US influence in the region has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amid differences over who should lead the group. 2. Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People The TIME Magazine released the 100 Most Influential People… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 21st April, 2018

    Posted on April 22, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Prince Charles Appointed Next ‘Head of Commonwealth’ Britain’s Prince Charles (69-year) will succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the Head of the Commonwealth after the heads of government agreed on his succession. The Head of the Commonwealth is recognized by the members of the Commonwealth of Nations as the “symbol of their free association” and serves as a leader. The Head of the Commonwealth or a representative attends the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held at locations throughout the Commonwealth. 2. Miguel Diaz-Canel Named Cuba’s New President After the secret vote in Cuba’s national assembly, Miguel… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 20th April, 2018

    Posted on April 21, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Rajasthan Govt Introduces a Loan-Waiver Scheme for Farmers The Rajasthan govt has introduced a loan-waiver scheme for benefit an enormous number of farmers in the state. Under the scheme, Crop loan of up to Rs. 50,000 will be waived as per the budget announcement of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. The scheme has been launched under which cooperative banks will hold camps for waiving loans up to 50,000 rupees of small and marginal farmers. 2. Chhattisgarh to Distribute Free Smartphones to Over 55 lakh People The Chhattisgarh state govt. will start distributing smartphones to over 55 lakh people for free from… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 19th April, 2018

    Posted on April 21, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. GITC -2018 to be Held in New Delhi The GITC (Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities)- 2018” will be held during 8th to 11th November 2018 in New Delhi. Around 300 participants including 120 Youth with disabilities from 24 Asia Pacific countries will participate in the invent. This competition is amongst four categories of disabilities namely, Physical, Visual, Hearing and Intellectual. As per MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), both the parties have agreed to cooperate in making all arrangements for the successful events in providing all necessary financial, logistics, manpower and other facilities. 2. PM Modi Takes Part in… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 17th April, 2018

    Posted on April 17, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. UN Launches Road Safety Trust Fund to Improve Road Safety Worldwide United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has announced to launch the ‘UN Road Safety Trust Fund’ to stimulate action that can save lives and prevent injuries & sufferings associated with road accidents. The Road Safety Trust Fund will serve as a catalyst for much-needed progress towards the road safety targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The development arm of the UN in Europe ‘UN Economic Commission for Europe’ (UNECE) is designated as the Secretariat for the Trust Fund. As per the UN data, more than 1.3 million drivers,… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 16th April, 2018

    Posted on April 16, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. United Nations Launches UN Road Safety Trust Fund to Improve Road Safety Worldwide United Nations (UN) has launched a UN Road Safety Trust Fund to spur action that could save lives and prevent the loss of opportunity associated with road accidents. The fund has been launched in wake of tragic road accidents in Canada and India. As per data provided by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, around 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians die each year, and up to 50 million are injured on the world’s roads. UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is the secretariat for the trust… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 15th April, 2018

    Posted on April 16, 2018 by in Current Affairs
      1. IIT Delhi Sets Up India’s First 5G Lab Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology lab, India’s first-of-its-kind 5G radio laboratory will be inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on April 13, 2018. The Massive MIMO Technology Lab has been set up at the Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, at IIT Delhi. This 5G base station prototype will be used for developing a complete 5G base station, which can lead to the manufacturing of 5G base stations in India in near future. Most important feature of Massive MIMO is the deployment of several antennas as compared… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 14th April, 2018

    Posted on April 14, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. Pakistan Bars Former PM Sharif from Holding Office for Life Pakistan’s Supreme Court (a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar) has disqualified deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for life from holding any public office. Disqualification handed down under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution is for life and such a person cannot contest elections or become a member of parliament.   2. PM Modi Inaugurates Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial at Alipur Road in New Delhi. The memorial has an exhibition area, meditation hall with the Buddha Statue and… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 13th April, 2018

    Posted on April 13, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. US Announces GSP Eligibility Review of India The United States has announced eligibility review of India for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), based on the market access concerns it has with India. The GSP is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries. Congress last month had voted to renew the GSP through 2020. 2. Maharashtra Govt Announces Cash Prizes for Those Who Bagged Medals in CWG 2018 The Maharashtra government has announced cash prizes for those who bagged medals… Continue Reading
  • Daily Current Affairs: 12th April, 2018

    Posted on April 12, 2018 by in Current Affairs
    1. India & Morocco Sign Pact to Promote Mineral Exploration India has signed a pact with Morocco on the evaluation of potential mineral resources & promoting exploration and mining through the participation of both public & private sector in New Delhi. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed after the bilateral discussions between Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and his counterpart Aziz Rabbah of Morocco. The focus of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) is on the development of the geological infrastructure for Geoscience Maps and geochemical maps, strengthening geological research and evaluation of the potential of mineral resources. The specialized Training… Continue Reading
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