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  • Current Affairs Magic

    Current Affairs Magic April 24 to 30, 2018 www.globalias.in

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    For the Week: April 24 to 30, 2018

    HEADLINES

    Section A: INDIA

    • Vice President rejects Impeachment Motion against CJI Dipak Misra

    • Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement of Nag missile system, 127 mm calibre guns

    • LCA Tejas carries out successful test firing of BVR missile

    • Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ conducted

    • Indian Navy gets third Landing Craft Utility Amphibious Ship at Andaman Island

    • UGC releases list of 24 ‘self-styled’, fake varsities in country

    • IIMC launches online course for health journalists

    • HRD Ministry launches Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-2

    • Mobile app launched to help govt employees apply for official accommodation

    • PM launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in MP on Panchayati Raj Day

    • Govt to relax Restricted Area Permit regime in Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar

    • Govt returns recommendation to collegium on elevation of Justice K M Joseph as SC judge

    • Indu Malhotra takes oath as SC judge

    • Durishetty Anudeep tops 2017 Civil Services examination

    • Sudhakar Reddy unanimously re-elected CPI general secretary

    Section B: INDIA & THE WORLD

    • Foreigners can travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur unrestricted

    • India, Nepal to conduct comprehensive review of bilateral trade treaty

    • India hands over helicopter, tanks to Bangladesh as 1971 memorabilia

    • Wagah-like retreat ceremony held at Indo-Bangladesh border

    • Bangladesh, Nepal launch trial bus service through India

    • India, Malaysia to hold military exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ from April 30

    • India, Mongolia to enhance bilateral trade, investments

    • Meetings of defence and foreign ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation held in Beijing

    • PM of India and President of China hold 2-day informal summit in Wuhan

    • India to participate in SCO’s Peace Mission military exercise in Russia

    Section C: WORLD

    • Kim, Moon agree on Korean Peninsula’s complete denuclearisation

    • UNSC extends mandate of UN mission for Western Sahara

    • UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion in aid for Syria

    • India’s ranking in press freedom falls to 138

    • U.S. court directs Trump Administration to resume DACA

    • International Buddhist Conference concludes in Lumbini

    • World Malaria Day observed on April 25

    • World Book and Copyright Day observed on April 23

    • World Intellectual Property Day observed on April 26

    • International Girls in ICT Day observed on April 26

    • World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed on April 28

    • Uzbekistan to join Turkmenistan-India gas pipeline project

    • Nicaragua’s President scraps reform that sparked deadly protests

    • UN chief appoints Christine Burgener of Switzerland as special envoy on Myanmar

    • Mike Pompeo sworn-in as US Secretary of State

    • US Senate confirms Paul Nakasone as new director of National Security Agency

    • Pakistani playwright Madeeha Guahar dies at 62

    • Mario Abdo Benitez elected President of Paraguay

  • Current Affairs Magic

    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs Magic April 24 to 30, 2018 www.globalias.in

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    • Michael Anderson, director of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, dies at 98

    • Khawaja Asif disqualified as Pakistan Foreign Minister

    Section D: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

    • CSIR ties up with DoT for synchronising telecom network with Indian Standard Time

    • NITI Aayog to open applications for Atal New India Challenge

    • Australia to spend $379 million to save Great Barrier Reef from climate change

    • BARC develops cheaper, lightweight bulletproof jackets named Bhabha Kavach

    • Giant mosquito found in China’s Sichuan province

    • New frog species takes historical name of Goa

    Section E: AWARDS

    • BCCI announces winners of C.K. Nayudu Life Time Achievement Award

    • Mahmoud Abu Zeid wins UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Prize

    • Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashaschandra wins Saraswati Samman for “Vakhar”

    • CSIR bags National Intellectual Property Award, 2018

    Section F: BANKING & FINANCE

    • NSE, BSE launch online platforms to bring in retail participation in govt securities

    • IISL launches Nifty equity savings index for mutual funds

    • MFIN appoints Harsh Shrivastava as new CEO

    Section G: ECONOMY

    • India receives $69 bn remittances in 2017; retains top slot

    • Forex reserves fall $ 2.49 bn to $ 423.58 bn

    • Govt sets foodgrain production target at 284 MT for 2018-19

    • Exports from SEZs up 15% in 2017-18: EPCES

    • $125-mn loan agreement inked with World Bank for nurturing innovation

    • Fitch retains India rating at ‘BBB-’, stable outlook

    • Agriculture Ministry launches portal to help export of seeds

    • India’s global trade rises 16% to $ 767.9 bn in 2017-18

    • Govt bans import of yellow peas for three months

    • Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

    • Cabinet approves pacts for supply of iron ore to Japan and South Korea

    • Tripti Patra Ghosh appointed CMD of state-owned SPMCIL

    Section H: CORPORATE

    • TCS becomes 1st Indian company to close trading session with $100 bn m-cap

    • NCLAT stays CCI penalty of Rs 136 cr on Google in search bias case

    • ITC ties up with NITI Aayog to train 2 lakh farmers to increase income

    • Ford India launches compact utility vehicle Freestyle

    • CCI approves Tata Steel’s acquisition of debt-ridden Bhushan Steel

    • Google most trusted Internet brand in India: Report

    • Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers to merge

    • Dalmia Bharat adopts Red Fort

    • Tourism Ministry launches 360-degree Virtual Reality video on Incredible India

    • Senior bureaucrat Suresh Kumar assumes additional charge as Coal India CMD

    • S. Jaishankar appointed global corporate affairs head, Tata Sons

    • IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh resigns; Rahul Bhatia named interim CEO

    • Chetan Bhagat signs six books deal with Amazon Publishing

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs Magic April 24 to 30, 2018 www.globalias.in

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    Section I: STATES

    • Himachal CM launches Central health schemes

    • Uttarakhand HC declares practice of solitary confinement as unconstitutional

    • India signs USD 210-mn loan pact with World Bank for MP roads

    • J&K govt. approves implementation of 7th Pay Commission

    • Punjab to rename Gol Chowk in Phagwara as ‘Samvidhan (Constitution) Chowk’

    • PHDCCI, Indian Yoga Association sign MoU to promote tourism in Krishna Circuit

    • PM Modi releases commemorative postage stamp on former UP CM Bahuguna

    • CISF takes over security of Aadhaar Centre in Gurugram

    • Development Plan for Mumbai unveiled, city gets more land for housing and commercial spaces

    • E. Godavari in AP becomes country’s first district with complete LED street

    • Kerala CM launches pension scheme for those living outside the state

    • AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, partly in Arunachal

    • Bhaichung Bhutia launches ‘Hamro Sikkim Party’

    • Shooter Gauri Sheoran made brand ambassador for Haryana’s health programmes

    • Former AP Assembly Speaker Ramachandra Reddy dies at 89

    Section J: SPORTS

    • Kento Momota, Tai Tzu Ying win Singles titles at Badminton Asia Championships

    • BAI recommends Sikki Reddy for Arjuna Award

    • India win three golds at Belgrade International Boxing

    • ICC converts Champions Trophy into World T20

    • BCCI recommends Dravid for Dronacharya and Kohli for Khel Ratna awards

    • Shikhar Dhawan, Smriti Mandhana recommended for Arjuna awards

    • Shreyasi Singh, Shahzar Rizvi among four shooters recommended for Arjuna awards

    • Former France football coach Henri Michel dies at 70

    • Brazilian women claim seventh Copa, qualify for World Cup and Olympics

    • Prajnesh Gunneswaran wins Men’s Singles title at Kunming Open ‘tennis

    • Tennis player Ankita Raina included in TOPS

    • Rohan Bopanna, Yuki Bhambri recommended for Arjuna Award

    • Rafael Nadal wins Men’s Singles title at Barcelona Open tennis

    • Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    • Railways promotes weightlifter Mirabai Chanu to officer rank

    • Indian fencer Bhavani Devi wins silver medal at Reykjavik tourney

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs Magic April 24 to 30, 2018 www.globalias.in

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    Section A: INDIA

    NEWS ROUND UP

    Vice President rejects Impeachment Motion against CJI Dipak Misra

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on April 23, 2018 rejected the Impeachment Motion against

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