English Current Affairs 11-04-2018
# The tenth edition of a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware – DefExpo India- 2018 begun at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. The four-day long defense expo was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indigenously developed military helicopters, aircraft, missiles and rockets, capabilities to manufacture submarines, frigates and corvettes would be showcased at the event.
# Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has inaugurated a three-day long ‘Happy Cities Summit 2018’ in Amaravati.
# The government has amended Income Tax rules that will now allow transgenders to be recognised as an independent category of applicants for obtaining a Permanent Account Number (PAN) for their tax-related transactions.
# Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s first all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar. The addition of all-electric high-speed locomotive in Bihar will be a giant leap in PM Modi’s govt. initiative ‘Make in India’
# The Vice President of India Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two-day “Scientific Convention on World Homeopathy Day” organized by the Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi.
# The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched ‘Project Dhoop’, an initiative aimed at shifting the school assembly time to noon to ensure maximum absorption of Vitamin D in students through natural sunlight.
# The first meeting of the newly constituted ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was held in Agartala, Tripura. The meeting was organized by the NITI Aayog, Ministry of DoNER and the North Eastern Council (NEC)
# The three-day international conference on human rights with the theme ‘Identifying challenges and assessing progress: addressing impunity and human rights in South Asia’ started in Nepal to address the issues relating to human rights and impunity in South Asia.
# Singapore and China signed a MoU in Beijing, China to promote greater collaboration between Singapore and Chinese companies in third-party markets along the Belt and Road.
# India and World Expo 2020 signed participants contract for India’s pavilion in the prestigious World Expo 2020 held once in 5 years. The contract provides for the setting up of India pavilion at Expo 2020 on an extra large plot (about one acre) in the ‘Opportunity’ segment.
# NASA is all set for its first interplanetary launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5 with the Mars-bound InSight lander. InSight is planned for landing at Red Planet on November 26.
# The first international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ has started in Kathmandu, Nepal. Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the conference.
# The 2018 Asia Cup, that was earlier scheduled to be held in India, has now been moved out to the United Arab Emirates. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the winner of Asia Cup qualifier will compete in the 50-overs format event.
# Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval settled for the bronze medal in the men’s 50m pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.
# Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh won the women’s double trap gold in a shoot-off after scoring 96 points to take India’s gold medal tally at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018
# Rishad Premji, Board member of Wipro Ltd. has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2018-19.
# The National Safe Motherhood is celebrated on April 11th every year to create awareness on proper healthcare and maternity celebrities to pregnant and lactating women. The theme of 2018 NSMD was “Respectful Maternity Care”
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