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English Current Affairs  15-04-2018 

National news

E-way bill requirement for intra-state movement of goods has been rolled out in 5 states i.e. Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. The electronic e-way bill for inter-state movement of goods valued over Rs 50,000 was rolled out on April 1.

#  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan start “Anubhuti” programme in which students will be taken to villages. Anubhuti Samvad programme addresses “life in a village is amazing”.

#  Haryana soon to give relax to the undergraduate students as it is going to introduce a unique way which will bring a smile on their faces that is Choice based credit system (CBCS).

#  Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha has announced that second edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) will be held in New Delhi from 25th – 27th October.

#  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in March, took oath for his new term on April 15, 2018. He was elected to the rajya sabha from Utter Pradesh.

#  Central Government announced extension of phase 1 of the FAME-India scheme by six months till end of September 2018. Under Phase 1, incentives were offered for mass adoption of electric and strong hybrid vehicle.

International News

#  O’Connell Tower of Ireland has reopened to the public here after 47 years following a bomb attack. It is the tallest tower of Ireland.

#  The China has aimed at making the free trade port system and operational mode of Hainan “more mature” by 2035. A free trade port system will be “basically established” according to the guidelines on supporting Hainan’s efforts to deepen reform and opening up jointly released by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council.

#  Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has inaugurated the first unit of a key hydropower mega project built with the financial and technical support of China in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The 969- MW Neelum Jehlum Hydropower Project near Muzaffarabad was announced more than 12 years ago.

#  United Nations (UN) has launched a UN Road Safety Trust Fund to spur action that could save lives and prevent the loss of opportunity associated with road accidents.


#  Merchants who accept payments through BHIM or other apps using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will be entitled to a maximum cashback of Rs 1,000 per month.

#  The government has raised the authorised capital of NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) by 6 times to Rs 300 billion, aimed to increase its lending to the rural economy, as a part of the initiative to double farmers’ income by 2022.


#  Sampanna Ramesh Shelar, a 17-year-old swimmer from Pune has set a world record to double cross the Bangla Channel.


#  On 14th April 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind received the first copy of the book ‘Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp’ from Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who formally released it at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

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