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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PM MODI LAUNCHES INDIA'S 1ST ALL-ELECTRIC HIGH-SPEED TRAIN
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off India's first all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar.
ii. The first big Make-in-India project completed by France's Alstom, the train has the country's most powerful engine with 12,000 horsepower and a maximum speed of 120 km/hr.
iii. The average cost of one high-speed locomotive is around Rs25 crore.

2.      VP VENKAIAH NAIDU INAUGURATES SCIENTIFIC CONVENTION ON WORLD HOMEOPATHY DAY
i. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a scientific convention on the World Homeopathy Day in New Delhi.
ii.The day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Homoeopathy founder Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann on 10 April.
ii. The theme of the two-day convention is Innovate: Evolve, Progress: Exploring Science since 40 years.

3.      1ST NITI FORUM MEET AT AGARTALA
i. Tripura hosted the first meeting of the NITI Forum- a unit of NITI Aayog in Agartala.
ii. Chief Ministers of all Northeastern States, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region and senior officials of NITI Aayog and Union Government joined the conclave.
iii. The ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was constituted in February 2018 with an aim to ensure the sustainable economic growth of the North Eastern Region of the country.
iv.The meeting was chaired by the vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog, Rajeev Kumar.


4.      TRANSGENDERS TO BE RECOGNISED AS INDEPENDENT GENDER CATEGORY IN PAN FORM
i. The government has amended Income Tax rules that will now allow transgenders to be recognised as an independent category of applicants for obtaining a Permanent Account Number for their tax-related transactions.
ii. The Central Board of Direct Taxes  which frames the policy for the department, issued a notification that provides a new tick box for the transgenders to apply for the PAN.
iii.Sushil Chandra is the present Chairman of CBDT.

5.      NEPAL PRESIDENT INAUGURATES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH ASIA
i. President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated an International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia in Kathmandu.
ii.The conference is organized by the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal.
iii.The theme of the conference is "Identifying Challenges, Assessing Progress, Moving Forward: Addressing Impunity and Realizing Human Rights in South Asia".

6.      PM MODI INAUGURATES 16TH INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM MINISTERIAL MEETING
i. Prime Minister NarendraModi inaugurated 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi.
Ii. It is the largest gathering of Ministers from energy consuming, producing and transit countries.
ii. It is hosted by India and co-hosted by China and Korea, the meeting aims to focus on how global shifts, transition policies and new technologies influence market stability and future investment in the energy sector.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATE, PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI FLAGGED OFF INDIA'S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC HIGH-SPEED LOCOMOTIVE RECENTLY?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Sikkim
(d) Jharkhand
Q2. NAME THE STATE THAT HAS RECENTLY HOSTED ITS FIRST MEETING OF THE NITI FORUM- A UNIT OF NITI AAYOG IN ITS CAPITAL CITY.
(a) Assam
(b) Sikkim
(c) Tripura
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
Q3. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CITY, VICE PRESIDENT M VENKAIAH NAIDU INAUGURATED A SCIENTIFIC CONVENTION ON THE WORLD HOMEOPATHY DAY?
(a) Bengaluru
(b) New Delhi
(c) Varanasi
(d) Indore
Q4. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED 16TH INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM MINISTERIAL MEETING IN _________________.
(a) Bengaluru
(b) Kochi
(c) New Delhi
(d) Chennai

     ANSWERS:
                                                      1-B      2-C      C-B       4-C


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