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English Current Affairs 13-04-2018 


 National News

Indian Railways has installed more than one lakh bio-toilets in trains till March this year. Under the bio-toilet project, the railway has been improving cleanliness and hygiene at platforms besides facilitating track and coaches’ maintenance staff to perform their work more efficiently

 Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology lab, India’s first-of-its-kind 5G radio laboratory will be inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on April 13, 2018.

 HRD Ministry sets up committee to reduce the fear of maths amongst students. This decision was taken on the basis of National Assessment Survey to eliminate the fear of maths among the students. Also, eminent educationists and senior officials will be the part of this committee.

 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of External Affairs, for preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the first phase for development of the Kalay Airport as a green airport in

 On April 12, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the IRNSS-1I navigation satellite aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C41.IRNSS-1I is part of Indian satellite navigation system

International news

 Bangladesh ends reservation in Government Jobs after furious protests. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced she will be abolishing the quota system for government jobs. The decision is being viewed as a victory for tens of thousands of students and job-seekers.

 World’s first long-distance electric bus line began service on April 12, 2018 in Paris, France. This 49-seater bus has a maximum travel range of 250 kilometres. Its batteries can be fully charged in 5 hours.

 India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Timor-Leste (East Timor) in the field of public health to extend affordable healthcare to its people.

 India and Morocco have signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in the field of Mining and Geology for a period of 5 years.

 UAE approves law on equal wages for men, women. With a vision to bring more females into its workforce, United Arab Emirates’ cabinet approved a bill guaranteeing equal pay for men and women.

 Banking

 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of 3 crore on IDBI Bank for non-compliance with the outlined norms related to reporting of bad loans.

 The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have approved USD $ 140-Million loan to improve the rural road connectivity and management for residents in Madhya Pradesh, India, at a Meeting held recently in Beijing, China.

Business

 UC Browser has launched India’s first women-only news channel where they aim to show women related content, based on relationships, education, health, fashion and lifestyle.
 Sports

 Rahul Aware bagged India’s first wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018 after beating Canada’s Steven Takahashi in the final of men’s Freestyle 57 kg

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