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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NATIONAL PANCHAYATI RAJ DAY: 24 APRIL
i. The nation celebrates the National Panchayati Raj Diwas (24th Aril) as this date marks a defining moment in the history of decentralization of political power to the grassroots level.
ii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mandla in Madhya Pradesh on the National Panchayati Raj Day. He launched the Rashtriya Gramin Swaraj Abhiyan, at a public meeting, and addressed Panchayati Raj representatives across the country.

2.      NITIN GADKARI INAUGURATES 29TH ROAD SAFETY WEEK IN NEW DELHI
i. Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the 29th Road Safety Week at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
ii.He released a book named "Have a Safe Journey".
iii. The central government has increased the number of National Highways keeping in mind the traffic density and various other factors.
iv.Mr Gadkari has announced that India will sign a pact with South Korea for enhancing road safety measures.

3.      DIU, 1ST TO RUN ON 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY DURING DAYTIME
i. Diu Smart City has become the first city in India, that runs on 100% renewable energy during daytime setting a new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green.
ii.Diu had been importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until 2017.
iii. To further enhance its solar capacity, Diu offers its residents a subsidy of Rs10, 000-50,000 for installing 1-5KW rooftop solar panels.

4.      SUNDERBAN RESERVE FOREST TO GET RAMSAR SITE STATUS
i. West Bengal government has given its approval to State Forest Department to apply for coveted Ramsar Site recognition under Ramsar Convention to Sunderban Reserve Forest.
ii. Once it is conferred Ramsar site status, Sundarbans Reserve Forest will be largest protected wetland in the country.
iii.There are currently 26 sites in India recognised as Ramsar wetland sites of international importance.

5.      INDIA AND WORLD BANK SIGNS AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE RURAL ROAD NETWORK IN MP
i. India and the World Bank signed a $210 million loan agreement for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project.
ii.The Project is expected to improve the durability, resilience and safety of the gravel surfaced rural roads and enhance the capacity of the state to manage its rural roads network.
iii. The Project will cover 10,510 km stretch of rural roads in Madhya Pradesh that fall under the Chief Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (CMGSY) program

6.      MADRAS HC, 1ST COURT IN SOUTH INDIA TO INTRODUCE E-COURT FEE PAYMENT FACILITY
i. The Madras High Court became the first court in south India and overall eighth in the country to introduce e-court fee payment facility.
ii. It was jointly launched by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Chief Justice Indira Banerjee.
iii. The new system will enable litigants who file cases in High Court to pay judicial stamp duty to the government through e-stamps, which can be purchased both online and offline.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE NATION CELEBRATES THE NATIONAL PANCHAYATI RAJ DIWAS ON _____________. THIS DATE MARKS A DEFINING MOMENT IN THE HISTORY OF DECENTRALIZATION OF POLITICAL POWER TO THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL.
(a) 20th April
(b) 24th April
(c) 28th April
(d) 16th April
Q2. UNION ROAD TRANSPORT MINISTER NITIN GADKARI HAS INAUGURATED THE 29TH ROAD SAFETY WEEK AT VIGYAN BHAWAN IN NEW DELHI. HE RELEASED A BOOK NAMED _______________.
(a) Road Safety and Precautions
(b) Watch Out! on the Road
(c) Road Safety Management: Issues and Perspectives
(d) Have a Safe Journey
Q3. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING HIGH COURT OF SOUTH THAT HAS BECOME THE FIRST COURT IN SOUTH INDIA AND OVERALL EIGHTH IN THE COUNTRY TO INTRODUCE E-COURT FEE PAYMENT FACILITY?
(a) Karnataka High Court
(b) Madras High Court
(c) Kerala High Court
(d) None of the given options is true
Q4. INDIA AND THE WORLD BANK SIGNED A $210 MILLION LOAN AGREEMENT FOR THE RURAL CONNECTIVITY PROJECT IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INDIAN STATE?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Karnataka
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Kerala

ANSWERS:
1-b      2-d      3-b      4-c



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