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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PIYUSHGOYAL LAUNCHES UTTAM APP FOR COAL QUALITY MONITORING
The Union Minister for Railways and Coal ShriPiyushGoyal launched UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring.
  UTTAM stands for – Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal .
UTTAM,aims to provide an App for all citizens and coal consumers to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal across CIL subsidiaries.
UTTAM App ensures accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency in coal ecosystem.
UTTAM is an example of leveraging technology to facilitate a bidirectional channel between Coal India Limited and a common citizen.

2.      PRIME MINISTER TO INAUGURATE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM IN NEW DELHI
India will host the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting from 10-12th April 2018 in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the Meeting on 11th April 2018.
Petroleum Ministers from 42 countries would attend the Meeting.
The biennial IEF Ministerial Meetings are the world's largest gathering of Energy Ministers who engage in a dialogue on global energy issues.
The International Energy Forum (IEF) is an inter-governmental arrangement set up in 1991, based in Riyadh.


3.      INDIAN MARITIME DAY: 5 APRIL
The National Maritime Day of India is observed on 5 April every year across the country.
On this day in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd., journeyed to the United Kingdom.
The theme of the National Maritime Day in 2018 is ‘Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity’.

4.      ICICI BANK LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA-BASED REMITTANCE SERVICE FOR NRIS
 ICICI Bank announced the launch of a service that enables Non Resident Indians  to send money to a beneficiary in India using social media platforms like WhatsApp and e-mail.
Christened 'Social Pay', this first-of-its-kind service is available on Money2India , the bank's app for remittances.
This new facility will enable NRIs to send money conveniently to their friends and family.

5.      BANK OF BARODA SLAPPED WITH RS 9 CROREFINE OVER REMITTANCE SCAM
The Financial Intelligence Unit  has slapped Rs 9 crore penalty on Bank of Baroda for "failing" to adhere to anti-money laundering norms.
The bank is fined  not having an effective system to report suspicious transactions linked to the Rs 6,000 crore scam in its Delhi-based branch.
The FIU has levied the maximum penalty of Rs 1 lakh, as stipulated under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act  for each instance of "delayed" filing of Suspicious Transaction Reports  by the state-owned bank in the case.

6.      INDIA PIPS JAPAN TO BECOME SECOND LARGEST CRUDE STEEL MANUFACTURER
In a major achievement, India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest producer of crude steel in February, according to the Steel Users Federation of India .
Currently  China is the largest producer of crude steel in the world, accounting for more than 50% of the production.
India overtook the U.S. in 2015 to become the third largest producer of crude steel.

7.      INDIA WIN SOUTH EAST ASIAN WOMEN HANDBALL C'SHIP
India defeated Bangladesh by 27-10 in a one-sided match to win the fifth South East Asian Women Handball Championship at K.D. Singh Babu Stadium in Lucknow.
A total of five countries participated in the tournament.
While Nepal finished as runner-ups in the five-country tournament, Bangladesh settled for the third spot and a bronze medal.

8.      WEIGHTLIFTER MIRABAICHANU WINS INDIA’S FIRST GOLD AT CWG 2018
World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanuin 48kg category secured India's first gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Earlier, Weightlifter Gururaja bagged India's first medal (silver) in the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a total lift of 249 kg in the men's 56 kg event.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE UNION MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS AND COAL SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL LAUNCHED AN APP NAMED ___________ FOR COAL QUALITY MONITORING.
(a) Samartha App
(b) Kala Khajana App
(c) UTTAM App
(d) Kala Patthat App
Q2. WHAT WAS THE THEME FOR NATIONAL MARITIME DAY 2018 ______________.
(a) Ease of doing business in the maritime sector
(b) Connecting India through Shipping
(c) Indian Marine the Ultimate Power
(d) Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity
Q3. THE WORLD HEALTH DAY IS A GLOBAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY ORGANIZED GLOBALLY ON _______________.
(a) 9th April
(b) 7th April
(c) 17th April
(d) 14th April
Q4. NAME THE NEPALESE PRIME MINISTER WHO HAS RECENTLY BEGUN HIS THREE-DAY VISIT TO INDIA.
(a) K P Sharma Oli
(b) Bidhya Devi Bhandari
(C) Sushil Koirala
(D) Baburam Bhattarai

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

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