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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      ISRO LAUNCHES NAVIGATION SATELLITE IRNSS-1I
i. The Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1I, the eighth such satellite to be a part of a constellation.
ii.It was launched from the first launch pad at the SatishDhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. IRNSS-1I is expected to replace IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven navigation satellites that was rendered ineffective after its three rubidium atomic clocks failed.

2.      FSSAI LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
i. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India  launched 'Project Dhoop', an initiative aimed at shifting the school assembly time to noon to ensure maximum absorption of Vitamin D in students through natural sunlight.
ii. The project was launched in New Delhi and saw the participation of around 600 students from NCERT, NDMC and North MCD Schools.
iii.The CEO of FSSAI is PawanAgarwal.


3.      WORLD'S LARGEST SOLAR PARK TO COME UP IN GUJARAT
i. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani approved setting up a 5,000 MW capacity solar park at the Dholera Special Investment Region  which would be the largest such entity in the world after its completion.
ii. The proposed solar power generation project would be set up in 11,000 hectares of land with an investment of Rs 25,000 crore.

4.      ANGLADESH ENDS RESERVATION IN GOVERNMENT JOBS
i. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to scrap the quota system in government services after thousands of students marched across the country in protest against a controversial policy of setting aside jobs for special groups.
ii. The students began the protests against discriminatory quotas for government jobs, leaving scores of people injured at the Dhaka University.

5.      INDIA'S GDP TO GROW 7.3% THIS FISCAL, 7.6% IN NEXT: ADB
i. The Asian Development Bank  has projected that India’s economic growth is set to rise to 7.3% this fiscal and further to 7.6% in the next financial year, on back of GST and banking reforms.
ii. According to the Asian Development Outlook  2018, Indian economy grew 6.6% in the last fiscal and it would remain the fastest-growing country across Asia.

6.      IPS OFFICER RAJESH RANJAN APPOINTED DG OF CISF
i. Senior IPS officer Rajesh Ranjan was appointed as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force
ii. MrRanjan is at present Special Director General, Border Security Force .
iii. He has been appointed as the chief of the CISF till 2020.

7.      INDIA'S KIDAMBISRIKANTH BECOMES WORLD NO. 1 BADMINTON PLAYER
i. KidambiSrikanth has become the first Indian male badminton player to attain the world number one ranking since PrakashPadukone in the 1980s.
ii. Srikanth had become the first-ever Indian to win four Superseries titles in a year in 2017. It helped India win gold at the mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games for the first time ever.

8.      SUSHIL KUMAR WINS GOLD IN WRESTLING
i. Indian wrestler and Olympic medallistSushil Kumar bagged his third straight Commonwealth Games gold medal after winning the men's Freestyle 74 kg event.
ii. The 34-year-old wrestler won the final 10-0, having dominated all previous opponents with scorelines of 11-0, 10-0, and 4-0.
iii.Sushil has a silver and a bronze in Olympics and was crowned world champion in 2010.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION LAUNCHED THE INDIAN REGIONAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM-1L, THE EIGHTH SUCH SATELLITE TO BE A PART OF A CONSTELLATION. IT WAS LAUNCHED FROM THE FIRST LAUNCH PAD AT THE SATISH DHAWAN SPACE CENTRE IN SRIHARIKOTA, ANDHRA PRADESH. IRNSS-1L WILL REPLACE _____________ IN THE ORBIT.
(a) IRNSS-1C
(b) IRNSS-2B
(c) IRNSS-5C
(d) IRNSS-1A
Q2. NAME THE BADMINTON PLAYER WHO HAS BECOME THE FIRST INDIAN MALE BADMINTON PLAYER TO ATTAIN THE WORLD NUMBER ONE RANKING SINCE PRAKASH PADUKONE IN THE 1980S.
(a) Prannoy H. S.
(b) Kidambi Srikanth
(c) Sai Praneeth B.
(d) Sameer Verma
(e) Sourabh Verma
Q3. NAME THE WRESTLER WHO HAS BAGGED INDIA'S FIRST WRESTLING GOLD MEDAL AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018.
(a) Sushil Singh
(b) Bajarang Singh
(c) Rahul Aware
(d) Prafull Joshi
Q4. NAME THE SENIOR IPS OFFICER WHO WAS APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY FORCE (CISF).
(a) Ashok Singh
(b) Rajesh Ranjan
(c) Mahipal Shekhawat
(d) Vipin Badnore

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

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