English Current Affairs 10-04-2018
# The Maharashtra state government has introduced free chemotherapy facility in 10 districts from June. The state government will include more districts once the scheme is rolled out in these districts successfully. This facility will be made available at the district hospitals.
# The Haryana state government has decided to provide special benefits, including nutritional support, to tuberculosis patients in an effort to eliminate the infectious disease by The state government would provide nutritional support of Rs 500 per month during treatment to notified TB patients with effect from April 1 this year through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system.
# The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park where visitors will get to experience the state’s local food, music, handloom and handicrafts. The aim of the event is to promote the local food and culture of the fringe villagers.
# An international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ started in Kathmandu, Nepal. The three-day event is being organized by the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage and Govt of Nepal.
# Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a three-day State visit to India, was presented an honorary degree at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in the capital city of Uttarakhand.
# India and Equatorial Guinea signed four agreements including in the field of The agreements were signed following delegation level talks. President Kovind had one on one talks with his Equatorial Guinea counterpart. India will assist Equatorial Guinea in agriculture, mining, health, telecommunications and IT.
# Indian shooter Heena Sidhu set Commonwealth Games record to win gold in women’s 25m pistol shooting event. This is Sidhu’s second medal at CWG 2018, after winning silver in women’s 10m air pistol.
# Ankita Raina became only the third Indian woman tennis player to breach the top-200 rankings in singles. The 25-year–old Ankita is the first player to achieve the feat since Sania Mirza put India on the singles map with her remarkable achievements over the years.
# German Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has won the Bahrain Grand Prix, the second race of the 2018 Formula 1 season, for a record of fourth time, two weeks after clinching the Australian GP, strengthening his grip on the top spot in the driver standings.
Science & technology
# MIT scientists, led by an Indian-origin student, have developed a computer system that can transcribe words that users say in their heads. The system consists of a wearable device and an associated computing
# An Indian-origin scientist in Australia has launched the world’s first micro factory that can transform the components from electronic waste items such as smart phones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use.
# Electronic dance music artiste and music producer Anish Sood became the first Indian artiste to win the Best Electronica/Dance Single at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) in London.
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