Latest Current Affairs 04th April 2018

NDA MPs not to take salary for second half of budget session:The NDA MPs decide not to take salaries and allowances for 23 days, the period parliament was stalled owing to opposition uproar and disruptions.

EAM Sushma Swaraj at NAM meet, Defence Minister in Moscow:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take part in the NAM meet in Azarbaijan; says Nations should partner India as its the fastest growing large economy in the world; meets her Azarbaijan counterpart as Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also meets her counterpart in Moscow to enhance India-Russia Defence cooperation.

Supreme Court dismisses all petitions filed over CBSE paper leak:The Supreme court today dismissed batch of petitions challenging CBSE’s decision to conduct re-examination of Class 12 economics paper after alleged leak.

PM: Govt walking on path shown by Dr Ambedkar:Prime Minister Narendra Modi slams those doing politics in the name of Dr Balasaheb Ambedkar without following his ideals and according him due respect; PM says NDA government walking on the path shown by Babasaheb while working for the poorest of the poor as a mission.

5 Maoists gunned down in Jharkhand:Big success for security forces in Jharkhand; five Maoists gunned down in an encounter in Latehar; encounter still on as police recovers bodies; arms and ammunition also recovered from encounter site.

Sitharaman discusses ways to strengthen defence cooperation with Russian minister:Union Minister of Defence, Nirmala Sitaraman who is on a 3-day tour to Russia, met Russian Minister of Industry & Trade, Denis Manturov in Moscow on Tuesday.

India-Japan-US trilateral talks to be held in New Delhi today:The crucial dialogue between the three leading democratic powers of the Indo-Pacific region comes a fortnight ahead of the summit between US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida.

Videocon loan case: I-T dept issues notice to Deepak Kochhar:The Income Tax Department has issued a notice to Deepak Kochhar, husband of ICICI bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, in connection with its tax evasion probe in the Videocon bank loan case.

PM declares 10 lakh compensation for mosul victims:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of 10 lakh rupees each to the next of the kin of 39 Indians who were killed in Iraq.

Trial run of first India-Bangladesh container train flagged off:The trial run of the first container train between India and Bangladesh was flagged off from Kolkata city on Tuesday.

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe wins no-confidence motion in Parliament:Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday comfortably won the no-confidence motion against him in Parliament. In the 225 member Parliament, 122 members voted against the motion while 76 voted in favour of it.

First session of Nepal Parliament prorogued:The first session of Parliament in Nepal prorogued on Tuesday night. The House of Representatives’ speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Chairman of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina read out President’s letter announcing prorogation of both the houses.

US proposes $50 billion tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products:The United States today announced a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs of 25 per cent amounting to USD 50 billion.

Woman opens fire at YouTube HQ, injures 3 before killing self:At least three people were injured when a woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters before fatally shooting herself, local police said.

Direct tax collections surge 18% to Rs 10.02 lakh cr in FY’18: Jaitley:Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said direct tax collections were at Rs. 10.02 crore for the financial year 2018-17.

Suresh Prabhu launches digital initiatives for ease of exports:Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday launched digital initiatives for ease of exports.

Commonwealth Games 2018: The quadrennial sporting festival begins:Commonwealth games begins at Gold coast in Australia on Wednesday; India sends a strong contingent of 225 member for the games; Nation hopes of a record medal haul from the second largest contingent till date.

CWG 2018: A look at India’s top medal contenders:The day has arrived for the mega sporting extravaganza. 21st Commonwealth Games will get underway at Gold Coast in Australia today with athletes from 71 nations sweating it out for a medal.

Sindhu, Srikanth get top seeding at CWG 2018:Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and World No 2. K Srikanth have been given the top billing in their respective women’s and men’s singles badminton competitions of the Commonwealth Games, starting at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 10.

Mary Kom needs one win to clinch medal on CWG debut:The celebrated MC Mary Kom needs to win just one bout to secure herself a medal, while Vikas Krishan got a bye into the men’s pre-quarterfinals as Indian boxers were handed reasonably good draws in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.

People unaware of most common version of ‘g’: study:Most people cannot identify or are unaware of the more common version of the lowercase print letter “g,” despite seeing it millions of times in everyday books, newspapers and emails, a study has found.

NASA set to build quiet supersonic planes:For the first time in decades, NASA is set to develop an ‘experimental plane’ designed to fly faster than the speed of sound without producing the noise typical of supersonic flights.

Engineer makes poly robots out of scrap metal:I wanted to make something out of nothing, is what artist Pritpal Singh Matharu says about his passion for crafting mini robot figures or poly robots out of scrap metal that he collects from places like car workshops.

Varanasi gets more e-boats for pollution-free boating:A major feature of holy city Varanasi is the custom of sightseeing on boats. The latest addition to the fleet that has been servicing customers for generations is e-boats being launched by Union Minister Giriraj Singh.

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