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English Current Affairs  14-04-2018 

National News

 On April 14, 2018, on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, Prime Minister Modi launched first of 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres, planned under the recently launched Ayushman Bharat Scheme, at Jangla village in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched ‘QUEST’, a centre to evaluate and quantify special development budget allocations and their impact on tribal development.

 State of Andhra Pradesh is constructing a world-class city in its de facto capital Amaravati. Nearly 3840 apartments in 61 towers are under construction in the Amaravati capital region.

 Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), in Gujarat launched 6th edition of Heat Action Plan (HAP) aimed at protecting city dwellers from scorching temperatures during summer.

 The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has decided to celebrate April 20, 2018 as theUjjwala Diwas, as a part of the as a part of the ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’.

 The 65th National Film Awards were announced in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. National Film Awards will be given by the President Ram Nath Kovind in May 2018.

International News

 The third India-Russia Military Industrial Conference was held on the side-lines of DefExpo 2018 at Thiruvidanthai, Kancheepuram district on the East Coast Road near Chennai. Seven MoUs were signed between Indian and Russian companies for defence equipment.

 The National Highways Authority of India signed an agreement for its first international project. The main aim is to provide seamless vehicular movement for enhancing trade, business, health, education and tourism among India, Myanmar, and Thailand.

 India plans to construct 12 expressways with an investment of over Rs 1 Lakh Crores which would stage a number of opportunities for Korean businesses. Republic of Korea (RoK) involvement in financing interlinking of rivers, highway construction, developing logistics parks and shipbuilding activity in india.

 Union External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj met the Afghan Defence Minister Lieutenant-General Tariq Shah Bahramee in New Delhi and agreed to make efforts in combating terrorism in the South Asian region.

 Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life.Supreme court disqualified him on an issue over undeclared source of income.

 US President Donald Trump launched air strikes on Syria in a combined operation with France and Britain.

Important Days

 Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the birth anniversay of B. R. Ambedkar. India celebrated the 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar who was born in 1891.


Fifteen-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala became India’s youngest gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games, winning the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Finals with a record score at Gold Coast, Australia.

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