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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      SMRITI IRANI INAUGURATES 7TH EDITION OF HOME EXPO INDIA 2018
i. The seventh edition of Home Expo India 2018, organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts , was inaugurated at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida.
ii. Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani inaugurated the fair, while Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, was the guest of honour.
iii.Home Expo India 2018 will generate business deals for direct import.

2.      HIMACHAL PRADESH CELEBRATES ITS 71ST FOUNDATION DAY
i. Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 71st foundation day with much fanfare and gaiety.
ii.The hill state came into existence after the merger of 30 odd princely states in 1948.
ii. The main event was held at Ridge Maidan in Shimla, where Chief Minister Jairam Thakur reviewed the ceremonial Parade presented by police, home guards and NCC cadets.

3.      COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING BEGINS IN LONDON
i. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) has begun in London, the UK.
ii. The theme of the summit is 'Towards a Common Future'. The biennial event has brought together delegates from 53 Commonwealth nations.
iii. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting  is a biennial summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth nations.
iv.After every two years the meeting is held in a different member state

4.      UN LAUNCHES ROAD SAFETY TRUST FUND
i. United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed announced the launch of the ‘UN Road Safety Trust Fund’ to stimulate action that can save lives and prevent injuries and sufferings associated with road accidents.
ii. The UN Economic Commission for Europe , the development arm of the UN in Europe, is designated as the Secretariat for the Trust Fund
iii.A contribution of USD 1500 to the fund could help save one life and prevent 10 serious injuries.

5.      DHARMENDRA TO BE CONFERRED WITH RAJ KAPOOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
i. Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra will be conferred with the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani with Raj Kapoor Special Contribution awards.
ii. The state government-instituted awards will be given away at the 55th Maharashtra State Marathi Film Festival.

6.      GOVERNMENT RAISES NABARD'S AUTHORISED CAPITAL TO RS 300 BILLION
i.Under the programe to double the income of farmers by 2022, the government has raised the authorised capital of NABARD by six times from 50 billion to Rs 300 billion .
ii.It will  help it increase its lending to the rural economy.
ii. The increase in authorised capital will enable Nabard to respond to commitments it has undertaken, particularly in respect of the Long Term Irrigation Fund and on-lending to cooperative banks.
Harsh Kumar Bhanwala is the Chairman of NABARD.
Its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. HIMACHAL PRADESH HAS RECENTLY CELEBRATED ITS 71ST FOUNDATION DAY WITH MUCH FANFARE AND GAIETY. NAME THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE WHICH IS LOCATED IN HIMACHAL PRADESH?
(a) Kaziranga National Park
(b) Sundarbans
(c) Great Himalayan National Park
(d) Manas N       ational Park
Q2. NAME THE VETERAN BOLLYWOOD ACTOR WHO WILL BE CONFERRED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS RAJ KAPOOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT.
(a) Dharmendra
(b) Sridevi
(c) Amitabh Bachchan
(d) Vinod Khanna
Q3. WHERE DID UNION CABINET MINISTER SMRITI IRANI INAUGURATE GUJARAT NARMADA VALLEY FERTILIZERS & CHEMICALS LIMITED (GNFC’S) NEEM PROJECT ON 13TH APRIL 2018?
(a) Amethi, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
(c) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
(d) Surat, Gujarat
Q4. NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (NABARD) HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAS EXTENDED TOTAL CREDIT SUPPORT OF RS 14690 CRORE TO WHICH STATE DURING 2017-18?
(a) Assam
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Gujarat

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

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 APR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 APR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
                                  SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      CWG 2018 CONCLUDES: IMPORTANT INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
i. India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018 with 66 medals (26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze).
ii.  Australia topped the list  with 198 medals and England with 136 .
iii. India's maximum medals came from shooting (16), followed by wrestling (12) and weightlifting (9).

2.      KIDAMBISRIKANTH WINS HIS 1ST CWG SILVER
i. World number one Indian shuttlerKidambiSrikanth won his career's first Commonwealth Games singles Silver medal.
ii. In the final, the 25-year-old Indian lost to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, who won his career's third Commonwealth Games singles gold medal.
iii.Three Indian shuttlers have won CWG men's singles title– PrakashPadukone (1978), Syed Modi (1982) and ParupalliKashyap (2014).

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