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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      CABINET APPROVES PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (AMENDMENTS) BILL, 2018
i. The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights in the country.
ii. It proposes to include “National Commission for Protection of Child Rights” as deemed Member of the Commission;
It proposes to add a woman Member in the composition of the Commission;
It proposes to enlarge the scope of eligibility and scope of selection of Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission as well as the State Human Rights Commission


2.      EAM SUSHMASWARAJ ON 3-DAY VISIT TO AZERBAIJAN
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has begun her three-day visit to Azerbaijan to participate in the Mid-Term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement  in Baku.
ii. MsSwaraj held bilateral consultations with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, ElmarMammadyarov.

3.      1ST BI-MONTHLY MONETARY POLICY STATEMENT RELEASED BY RBI
i. The Monetary Policy Committee  decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility  unchanged at 6.0%.
ii. The Reverse Repo Rate  under the LAF remains at 5.75%, and the Marginal Standing Facility rate and the Bank Rate at 6.25%.
III.India’s real gross domestic product growth marginally upward to 6.6% from 6.5% in the first advance estimates.
DrUrjit Patel is the 24th Governor of RBI.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai.

4.      SUBRATABHATTACHARJEE APPOINTED AS NEXT AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO SERBIA
I. SubrataBhattacharjee has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Serbia.
ii. He is an IFS poffice of 1989 batch. He is currently Joint Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs

5.      HIMANTABISWASARMA ELECTED BAI PRESIDEN
i. Assam Health and Education Minister HimantaBiswaSarma was unanimously elected the Badminton Association of India  President during its annual general body meeting in Goa.
ii. Ajay Kumar Singhania was elected the Secretary General of BAI..
iii.MrSarma had taken over as the interim BAI President in 2017 after the demise of Akhilesh Das Gupta. He will serve for four years.

6.      CWG 2018: MIRABAICHANU WINS INDIA’S FIRST GOLD MEDAL
i. Weightlifter and current world champion MirabaiChanu has clinched India’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
ii.MirabaiChanu becomes the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
iii. After finishing with the best lift of 86 kg in the snatch round, the 23-year-old finished with a total score of 196 points. She competed in the 48 kg category.

7.      CWG 2018: WEIGHT LIFTER P. GURURAJA WINS SILVER
i. On the first day of competitions at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, in Australia, India began their campaign with a Silver Medal in Weightlifting.
 In the 56 kilogram category, P Gururaja lifted a total weight of 249 kg to finish second in the event.
ii. The 25-year old Gururajaequalled his personal best.Malaysia took the Gold, while Sri Lanka settled for the Bronze.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. ON THE FIRST DAY OF COMPETITIONS AT THE GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018, P GURURAJA WON THE SILVER MEDAL. HE IS RELATED WITH WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SPORTS?
(A) Archery
(B) Shooting
(C) Weightlifting
(D) Table Tennis
Q2. TO WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRY THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER SUSHMA SWARAJ HAS BEGUN HER THREE-DAY VISIT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MID-TERM MINISTERIAL MEETING OF THE NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT (NAM)?
(A) Iraq
(B) Oman
(C) Serbia
(D) Azerbaijan
Q3. NAME THE WEIGHTLIFTER AND CURRENT WORLD CHAMPION WHO HAS CLINCHED INDIA’S FIRST GOLD MEDAL OF THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
(A) Mirabai Chanu
(B) Sanjita Chanu
(C) Sushil Kumar
(D) Nandini Devi
Q4. THE RBI HAS RECENTLY RELEASED ITS FIRST BIMONTHLY POLICY FOR 2018-19. INDIA’S REAL GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) GROWTH MARGINALLY UPWARD TO_____________ IN THE FIRST ADVANCE ESTIMATES.
(A) 6.5%
(B) 6.6%
(C) 6.7%
(D) 6.8%
Q5. SBI LIFE INSURANCE HAS APPOINTED ______________ AS ITS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO. 
(A) Arijit Basu
(C) Atul Agnihotri
(C) Jubeen Garg
(D) Sanjeev Nautiyal

ANSWERS:
1-C       2-D     3-A     4-B      5-D


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