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English Current Affairs 08-04-2018


National news 

Indian Railway has inducted three ‘09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express machines’, the state of the art integrated track maintenance machines. A new 3D state-of-the-art tamping simulator has been installed and commissioned at Indian Railway Track Machine Training Centre Allahabad (IRTMTC) for practical hands-on training to operate such advanced track maintenance machines.

Indian Government banned imports of the hormone oxytocin to stop its misuse in the livestock industry. Oxytocin is referred to as “love hormone”, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has stated that abuse of ‘oxytocin’ in animals, especially milch animals, causes hormonal imbalances and makes them barren sooner.

NITI Aayog is planning to build National Data & Analytics Platform (NDAP) to host and interpret huge amount of data which shall be helpful for citizens to understand spend patterns of the government, consumption trends and the success of various government policies.

As per a report by OpenSignal, Patna has ranked No.1 among 20 largest cities in India in terms of 4G availability. OpenSignal is Lonon-based company that specializes in wireless coverage mapping

Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister K Palaniswami recently launched ‘Uzhavan’ (meaning – farmer), a mobile application for farmers. This app allows farmers to have access to nine types of services, including details about their crop insurance, information on farm subsidies, book farm equipment and related infrastructure and receiving weather forecast.

International News

From 10th to 23rd April, 2018, Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct exercise ‘Gagan Shakti, 2018’, its biggest ever combat exercise along Pakistan and China borders. Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be taking part in the exercise for the first time.

RH300 sounding rocket was launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS), in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The RH300 sounding rocket was developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

Awards

Chhattisgarh won the ‘State of the Year’ Award under the ‘business leader’ category at the India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) in New Delhi.  Union Information Technology and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad presented the award to Chhattisgarh Minister Prem Prakash Pandey.

Appointments

Rakesh Kumar Vats has been given the additional charge of chairman of NPPA (National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority) with immediate effect.

Important days

On 7th April 2018, World Health Day 2018 was celebrated all over the world. The theme for World Health Day 2018 is: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.

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