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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDI[A]
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1.      INDIA GETS FIRST US LNG SHIPMENT AT DABHOL, MAHARASHTRA
i. India received its first LNG cargo from the US under a long-term supply deal when a ship carrying super-cooled natural gas arrived at Dabhol in Maharashtra.
ii. GAIL India has contracted 3.5 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas  from US energy firm Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana.
iii.The first cargo from the project arrived at Dabhol, the cite of India's biggest gas-fired power plant.

2.      MEETING OF PIC BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The meeting of Permanent Indus Commission  between India and Pakistan began in New Delhi.
ii.Representatives from both the sides had discussed Water Treaty dispute and resolution of outstanding issues.
ii. The PIC is mandated to establish and maintain cooperative arrangements for the implementation of the treaty and to promote cooperation between the two sides in developing the Indus water systems.
The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 and involves six rivers – the Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.
PK Saxena- India’s Indus Water Commissioner.


3.      SHEKHARKAPUR TO HEAD THE JURY FOR 65TH NATIONAL FILM AWARDS
i. Veteran director ShekharKapur has been appointed the chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards.
ii.The central panel comprises a chairperson and 10 other members, including five regional chairpersons who head the respective regional panels.
ii. Film writer ImtiazHussain, known for his works in films like Astitva (2000) and Parinda (1989) will be the regional chairperson of South I panel.

4.      ISSF JUNIOR WORLD CUP: MUSKANBHANWALA WINS GOLD
i. Indian shooter MuskanBhanwala clinched the gold medal in women’s 25m pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney, Australia
ii. The 16-year-old Muskan beaten China’s Qin Sihang and Thailand’s KanyakornHirunphoem.
ii. India thus upstaged China with 22 medals, including nine gold. India has also five silver and eight bronze medals.

5. MITHALI RAJ ADJUDGED ‘SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR’
i. Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj was adjudged ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ .
ii.AceshuttlersKidambiSrikanth and P V Sindhu bagged the best senior male and female athletes at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017 in Hyderabad.
ii. Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman presented ‘best coach of the year’ award to PullelaGopichand, who received this award for the second time in a row. Triple Olympian and former national Hockey player N Mukesh Kumar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the event.

Q1. INDIA HAS RECEIVED ITS FIRST LNG CARGO AT DABHOL TERMINAL FROM UNITED STATES UNDER A LONG-TERM SUPPLY DEAL. DHABOL IS SITUATED IN WHICH STATE?
[A] Maharashtra
[B] West Bengal
[C] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Karnataka
Q2. WHERE DID THE 114TH MEETING OF THE PERMANENT INDUS COMMISSION (PI[C] TAKE PLACE ON 29TH AND 30TH MARCH, 2018?
[A] Ahmedabad
[B] Kanpur
[C] New Delhi
[D] Kolkata
Q3. INDIAN SHOOTER MUSKAN BHANWALA CLINCHED THE GOLD MEDAL IN ISSF JUNIOR WORLD CUP IN AUSTRALIA. SHE WON THE MEDAL IN
[A] 25 metre pistol event
[B] 10 metre air pistol event
[C] ([D] 50 metre rifle prone event
[D] 50 metre pistol event
Q4. NAME THE PLAYER WHO WAS ADJUDGED ‘SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR’ AT THE TELANGANA SPORTS JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL AWARDS FOR 2017 IN HYDERABAD.
[A] Virat Kohli
[B] Mithali Raj
[C] Harmanpreet Kaur
[D] Rohit Sharma

ANSWERS:
1-A   2-C      3-A      4-B

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