English Current Affairs 21-04-2018
-> Adani Foundation has partnered with ‘Room to Read’ to implement the project ‘Utthan’. The project was formally inaugurated on April 21, 2018, at Bhat Primary School, Bhat, Gandhinagar.
-> In a major boost to sports infrastructure in Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday announced 2 percent reservation in state government jobs for sportspersons.
-> The Centre on approved the ordinance to award death sentence to the rapists of children below the age of 12. Following a meeting of the Union Cabinet here, the government cleared the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
-> The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient.
-> The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved a proposal for the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018 that seeks to confiscate properties and assets of economic offenders, like Nirav Modi, who flee the country to avoid facing criminal prosecution.
-> An exhibition titled “Dhvani se Sabd aur Chinh” was inaugurated at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai on April 21, 2018.
-> The Commonwealth countries have unanimously agreed to take action on cybersecurity by 2020.The landmark declaration was made at the end of Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in London
Banking & finance
-> Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), one of the leading public sector banks entered into an agreement for information utility services with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL).
-> Tata Consultancy Services has touched $100 billion mark in market capitalisation as its share price surged nearly 7%.The IT major is the first listed Indian company to achieve this milestone.
-> Miguel Díaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba, one day after a secret vote in the country’s National Assembly.
-> Human rights activist and former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Justice Rajinder Sachar (94) passed away at a New Delhi hospital.
-> The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book “Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker”, from the author Shri Pavan Varma, at Rashtrapati Bhavan .
-> The Second Book reading session of ‘Archives Reads’ was organised by NAI with Author & Prof Deepak Kumar, former Professor, JNU reading from his latest publication “Trishanku Nation – Memory, Self and Society in Contemporary India”.
-> Differently abled indian arm wrestler shrimant jha won a bronze medal at asian arm wrestling championship which is held in kazakhstan
-> On april 21, World creativity and Innovation day will be celebrated.
-> The Government of india celebrates april 21 as “Civil Service Day”