Latest Current Affairs 09th April 2018

BJP accuses Siddaramaiah Govt in Karnataka of being most corrupt :- BJP accuses Siddaramaiah Govt in Karnataka of being most corrupt; having poor record of law and order, and having done nothing for dalits.

PM Modi to attend ‘Satyagraha to Swachhagraha’ program :- On the 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha, PM Modi to take part in ‘Satyagraha se Swachhagraha’ programme in Motihari; More than 20,000 Swacchagrahis from across the country to be present; Awards to be given for exemplary work.

Himachal Pradesh: School bus mishap claims 27 lives :- Twenty three children and four others killed as school bus falls into deep gorge in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi express anguish over the tragedy.

Defence Minister: Funding of defence procurement be made easy :- Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasizes on indigenous defence production at CII Annual meeting; expresses confidence that procurement process will be made easier; Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu says services and startups are being encouraged for job creation.

PM Modi to PSEs: Become Navratnas for New India :- PM Modi tells PSEs to become Navratnas for New India; Gives them 5P mantra of success; Gives PSUs targets for 2022; says roadmap should be ready in 100 days.

West Bengal: Nominations filed for Panchayat elections :- In West Bengal, nominations filed for Panchayat elections; Supreme Court refuses to intervene on a petition filed by BJP; advises party to approach State Election Commission.

Rainy Monday for Delhi, MeT forecasts more showers :- Delhi on Monday woke up to a windy morning with rainfall in parts of the National Capital Region.

BJP announces first list of candidates for Karnataka polls :- Bharatiya Janta Party has announced the first list of 72 candidates to contest in the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections for the 224 seats across the southern state.

BJP slams Congress, SP, BSP for supporting violence :- BJP slams Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party for supporting violence and disturbing fabric of the society in name of baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar; Ravi Shankar Prasad says, these parties are doing this for political mileage.

BJP announces list of 72 candidates for Karnataka Assembly Election :- The BJP on Sunday released the first list of 72 candidates to contest in the May 12 elections in Karnataka to select the state’s 224-member assembly.

India visit further strengthened friendly relations between both countries: Nepal PM :- Prime Minister of Nepal K. P. Sharma Oli has said that his India visit has further strengthened friendly relations between both the countries. Talking to media persons at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu after returning from 3 day visit to India on Sunday, Oli said that discussion with Indian leaders was cordial and positive.

Nepal President inaugurates International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia :- President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that sharing of experiences in the area of human rights protection and promotion in South Asia is extremely important for quality of life and livelihood in the region.

Conference on Water, Environment and Climate Change to begin in Nepal :- An international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ will start in Kathmandu from Tuesday.

Thousands of Pashtuns hold anti-Pakistan protest in Peshwar :- Thousands of people from Pakistan’s tribes rallied in Peshawar, demanding the release of scores of suspects being held by authorities on alleged links to terrorists.

Visit to India was positive and fruitful: Nepalese PM Oli :- Prime Minister of Nepal K. P. Sharma Oli has said that his India visit was significant and fruitful.

India’s mixed badminton team clinches maiden CWG gold :- India’s mixed badminton team clinched its maiden gold medal defeating defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast on Monday.

CWG: Record-breaking shooter Jitu Rai bags gold, Om Mitharval wins bronze :- Jitu Rai broke the games record to claim the gold medal by some distance in men’s 10m air pistol, underlining why he is rated as one of India’s premier shooters, while Om Prakash Mitharval bagged bronze in the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Girls shine bright at CWG! Mehuli wins silver in 10m air rifle, bronze for Apurvi :- Young Mehuli Ghosh settled for the silver medal after forcing a shoot-off in the women’s 10m air rifle event with a perfect final shot of 10.9 while Apurvi Chandela secured bronze in the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Pyongyang hosts marathon with international runners :- Runners from various countries participated on Sunday (April 8) in an international marathon hosted by North Korea in Pyongyang.

Online ‘friends of friends’ can reveal our hidden traits: Study :- Your Facebook account may reveal the information that you want to keep private, through the  friends of your social media contacts, Stanford researchers have found.

Novel method to generate stem cells developed :- Scientists have developed a novel method by mixing two chemicals that help generate stem cells which can self-renew or multiply while maintaining the potential to develop into other types of cells and be used to treat a wide range of ailments.

A ray of light enters naxal-infested Sukma village :- A village in Maoist-hit district of Sukma, Chhattisgarh is getting re-electrified after the naxals destroyed the power supply infrastructure 15 years ago.

Indian-origin scientist’s microfactory might help tackle e-waste hazard :- An Indian-origin scientist in Australia has launched the world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste items such as smartphones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use.

Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana completes three years :- Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) scheme completes three years; In a tweet, PM says, a substantial number of Mudra beneficiaries are women and youngsters from the SC, ST and OBC communities, which is extremely heartening; Says, through Mudra Yojana, the MSME sector is receiving a substantial impetus.

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