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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      RAHUL AWARE WINS INDIA'S 1ST WRESTLING GOLD
i. Rahul Aware bagged India's first wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 after beating Canada's Steven Takahashi in the final of men's Freestyle 57 kg event.
ii. Before the final, the 26-year-old had claimed two dominating victories with the scorelines 11-0 and 10-0, while he defeated Pakistan's Muhammad Bilal 12-8 in the semi-final.

2.      BALRAMBHARGAVA APPOINTED NEW DG OF ICMR
i. BalramBhargava has been appointed the new Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research.
ii. Bhargava, currently a senior consultant cardiologist at the All India Institute of Medical Science, will carry out this role until 2021.
iii. He will succeed SoumyaSwaminathan.


3.      BAN KI-MOON ELECTED BFA CHAIRMAN
i. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been elected chairman of 'Boao Forum for Asia' (BFA).
ii.He has replaced former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.
ii. BFA was Founded in 2001, the BFA is a non-governmental and non-profit international organisation committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals.

4.      RISHADPREMJI APPOINTED NASSCOM CHAIRMAN
i. RishadPremji, Board member of Wipro Ltd. has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies  for 2018-19.
ii. He succeeds Raman Roy, Chairman and Managing Director, who served as Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2017-18.

5.      SHOOTER SHREYASI SINGH WINS 12TH GOLD
i. Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh won the women's double trap gold in a shoot-off after scoring 96 points to take India's gold medal tally at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 to 12.
ii. This was her second CWG medal after having claimed a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Games.

6.      OM MITHARVAL WINS BRONZE IN SHOOTING
i. Indian shooter Om PrakashMitharval settled for the bronze medal in the men's 50m pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.
ii.  Australia's Daniel Repacholi bagged the gold medal in the event with a Games record 227.2 while Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh won the silver.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. NAME THE BOARD MEMBER OF WIPRO LTD. WHO HAS BEEN RECENTLY APPOINTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOFTWARE AND SERVICES COMPANIES (NASSCOM) FOR 2018-19.
(a) Saurabh Taneja
(b) Rishabh Nigam
(c) Rishad Premji
(d) Pramod Sharma
Q2. INDIAN SHOOTER OM PRAKASH MITHARVAL SETTLED FOR THE BRONZE MEDAL IN THE MEN'S _______________ AT THE 21ST COMMONWEALTH GAMES AT GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA.
(a) 50m Pistol Even
(b) None of the Given options is true
(c) Double Trap Event
(d) 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Q3. BAN KI-MOON, THE FORMER UN SECRETARY-GENERAL HAS BEEN ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF 'BOAO FORUM FOR ASIA' (BFA). HE HAS REPLACED _____________.
(a) Junichiro Koizumi
(b) Yukio Hatoyama
(c) Naoto Kan
(d) Yasuo Fukuda
Q4. NAME THE PERSON WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED THE NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH (ICMR) AND SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RESEARCH.
(a) Soumya Swaminathan
(b) Balram Bhargava
(c) Neeraj Bhagwat
(d) Manoj Sharma

ANSWERS:
1-C      2-A      3-D      4-B


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