English Current Affairs 07-04-2018
# The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has instituted a committee to regulate online portals, including news websites, entertainment sites and media aggregators. The 10-member committee will include secretaries of the departments of Home, Legal Affairs, Electronics and Information and Technology, and Industrial Policy and Promotion.
# The Global Logistics Summit was held in New Delhi. It was organized by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, along with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) and the World Bank Group.
# An all encompassing coordinated and composite exercise named “Gaganshakti” is being conducted by the IAF from 08-22 Apr 18.The aim of this exercise is real time coordination, deployment and employment of Air Power in a short & intense battle scenario
# The Tamil Nadu government launched Amma Free Wi-Fi zones in 5 cities of Tamil Nadu. This scheme was announced by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in September 2016.
# The Ministry of Tribal affairs has approved establishment of the firstmultipurpose “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra” on pilot basis for establishment in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh It has been setup for providing skill up gradation and capacity building training and setting up of primary processing and value addition facility.
# The Central Information Commission (CIC) is holding a seminar on the topic “Health and Right to Information Act”. The Seminar is aimed at Health and Right to Information Act 2005, with a view to improve governance in the Health sector.
# Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (Independent Charge), Giriraj Singhlaunched a mobile phone application for locating Khadi stores in the country. The app was launched during 9th meeting of National Board of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in New Delhi.
# External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Baku to attend the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement being held in the capital of
# Indo-Korean joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise ‘Sahyog- Hyeoblyeog 2018’ was conducted off the Chennai coast, in Tamil Nadu. The Korean Coast Guard ship ‘Bodaro’ took part in the exercise.
# The Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank signed a US$ 420 million project to help Small and Marginal farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra. The project will help in increasing climate resilient practices in agriculture and ensuring that farming continues to remain a financially viable activity for them.
# Qatar has introduced national service for women for the first time as per a law issued by Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. According to the law, women above the age of 18 can volunteer for national service.
Banking & Finance
# Indian Bank has introduced Public Financial Management System (PFMS) and has launched ‘Bharat QR’ Indian Bank, Managing Director and CEO, Kishor Kharat launched these initiatives in Chennai. ‘Bharat QR’ is a mobile payment collection scheme to accept digital payments
# ICICI Bank goes live with SWIFT’s gpi Tracker The improved cross-border payments service which is being referred to is the gpi (Global Payment Innovation) Tracker, which has been extended to cover all payment instructions sent across the SWIFT network.
# Satish Kumar Sivalingam retained his sway over the men’s 77kg title at the Commonwealth Games. He claimed India’s third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
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