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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA AND NEPAL AGREE TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL RELATIONS IN KEY AREAS
i. India and Nepal have agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in key areas of border security, connectivity, trade and agriculture.
ii.The two countries agreed to develop inland waterways for overall economic development of the region.
ii. Aiming to expand cross-border rail linkages, the two sides have also decided to construct a new electrified rail line, with India’s financial support.

2.      TRIPURA CM LAUNCHES STATE COMPONENT OF PMKVY
i. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the state component of Pradhanmantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna in Agartala.
ii. He assured that the target to give training to more than 1 lakh 16,000 youths by 2020.
ii. Tripura is the first state in the North East to implement the state component of PMKVY through Directorate of Skill Development.


3.      PRADHANMANTRIUJJWALAYOJANA LAUNCHED IN DELHI
i. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launchedPradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme in Delhi and distributed new LPG connections and cylinders to beneficiaries.
ii. During the event, about 400 LPG connections were handed over to families belonging to below poverty line category.
iii.Target under this scheme has been increased from the existing 5 crore connections to 8 crore connections by 2020.

4.      NITINGADKARI ON 4-DAY VISIT TO SOUTH KOREA
i. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari is on a four-day official visit to South Korea.
ii. The visit  is aimed at strengthening ties between the two nations and further cementing cooperation in areas, including sharing of technology, experience in port development and joint participation in port-related construction.

5.      FPI INVESTMENT LIMIT IN GOVERNMENT SECURITIES HIKED
i.Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Government, hiked the foreign portfolio investors  investment limit in Central government securities from 5% of outstanding stock now to 5.5% in FY2019 and 6% in FY2020.
ii. The FPI investment in state development loans  has been left unchanged at 2% of outstanding stock of securities.

6.      INDIA'S FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES HIT A LIFE-TIME HIGH
i. India’s foreign exchange reserves hit a life-time high of 424.361 billion US dollar after rising by 1.828 billion dollar.
ii.According to the Reserve Bank of India data the collection of foreign exchange reserve is at higher rate as comparable to last years.
     
7.      ANUSHKA SHARMA TO GET DADASAHEBPHALKE EXCELLENCE AWARD
i. Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma will be awarded the DadasahebPhalke Excellence Award for her successful movies as a producer.
ii. The award will be given for the contribution given by her in the field of cinema.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. INDIA AND NEPAL HAVE AGREED TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN BILATERAL RELATIONS IN KEY AREAS OF BORDER SECURITY, CONNECTIVITY, TRADE, AND AGRICULTURE. WHO IS THE PRESENT PRESIDENT OF NEPAL?
(a) K P Oli
(b) Sher Bahadur Deuba
(c) Bidhya Devi Bhandari
(d) Sushil Koirala
Q2. ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS MINISTER NITIN GADKARI IS CURRENTLY ON A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO _____________.
(a) Hong Kong
(b) Japan
(c) Nigeria
(d) South Korea
Q3. TRIPURA CHIEF MINISTER BIPLAB KUMAR DEB LAUNCHED THE STATE COMPONENT OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SCHEME IN AGARTALA?
(a) Pradhan mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna
(b) Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra
(c) Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
(d) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
Q4. BOLLYWOOD ACTOR ANUSHKA SHARMA WILL BE AWARDED THE DADASAHEB PHALKE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR HER SUCCESSFUL MOVIES AS A/AN _______________.
(a) Actor
(b) Director
(c) Producer
(d) Dancer

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

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