Latest Current Affairs 10th April 2018

UP govt forms SIT to probe Unnao gangrape case :- The Uttar Pradesh government has formed an SIT to probe the Unnao gangrape case on a day when brother of accused BJP MLA Atul Singh was arrested in the case of the custodial death of the rape survivor’s father.

Country suffered due to disruptions by Opposition: Vice President :- Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu was critical of the Opposition on Tuesday at an event to mark the inception day of the upper house of Parliament. He said the country has suffered because of the Opposition as no legislative business could be transacted due its disruption during the recently concluded second leg of the budget session.

President Ram Nath Kovind reaches Lusaka in Zambia :- In the third leg of his three nation tour, President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Lusaka in Zambia.

1st meeting of NITI Forum for North East held in Agartala  :- In Tripura, the first meeting of NITI Forum for North East- a unit of NITI Aayog took place in Agartala today. Talking to media, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar said, in the meeting, the emphasis was given on Infrastructure and Connectivity.

PM Modi launches various projects in Bihar including mega sewage project for Patna :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched schemes worth Rs 2,500 crore in Bihar’s Motihari. The projects include beautification of Motijheel at Motihari, a water supply project at Bettiah funded under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation of the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs and three sewerage networks and one sewerage treatment plant in Patna funded under the Namami Gange programme.

Rains damage houses, hit cattle in Himachal Pradesh :- Fifteen houses were damaged and twelve heads of cattle, including three cows, perished in flash floods caused by a cloudburst which wrecked havoc in Jajehar village Monday night near Shimla, officials said.

NITI Aayog’s North East forum to meet today :- The first meeting of the newly constituted NITI Forum for North East will be held in Agartala, Tripura on Tuesday.

CM Yogi assures guilty won’t be spared in custodial death case :- In Uttar Pradesh, six policemen were suspended over the death of the father of a girl who alleged rape by an MLA.

2 jawans martyred in ceasefire violation along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir :- Two soldiers were martyred as Pakistani army violated ceasefire in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control.

Intl. conference on ‘Water, Environment & Climate Change begins in Kathmandu :- The first international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ has started in Kathmandu. Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the conference on Tuesday.

Imprisoned Lula is still our candidate, Brazilian Workers’ Party says :- Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, imprisoned since the weekend on a corruption conviction, will still be the Workers’ Party candidate in Brazil’s October presidential election, party leaders said.

President Donald Trump vows quick action on Syria chemical attack :- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised quick, forceful action in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, appearing to suggest a potential military response.

Sensex rises over 100 points on firm global cues, Nifty tops 10,400 :- Benchmark BSE Sensex advanced over 130 points on Tuesday, continuing its rising streak for the fourth straight day, on firm global leads after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech eased worries over a trade war.

CWG 2018: Heena Sidhu shoots her way to gold! :- Heena Sidhu picked up India’s third gold medal in shooting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, finishing on top in the women’s 25m pistol event and also breaking the CWG record in the process on Tuesday.

CWG 2018: Gagan Narang, Chain Singh miss top 3 in 50m rifle prone shooting :- Defending silver-medallist Gagan Narang signed off a disappointing seventh while debutant Chain Singh finished fourth as Indian shooters ended without a medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event of the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.

We collect very little data, Whatsapp claims amid data mining concerns :- WhatsApp has attempted to address privacy concerns surrounding its service as parent company Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal continues.

“It was my mistake,” Mark Zuckerberg admits to being “too idealistic” :- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to the US Congress and accepts responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica scandal for “not doing enough” to protect its users’ personal data being misused.

High child mortality and severe malnutrition plague Yemen :- U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and Yemen’s foreign minister, Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi, called for an end to the conflict between the warring factions in Yemen, during a UN conference on Tuesday (April 3), as the humanitarian crisis worsens in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country.

Comic Con characters revisit a fast-reforming Saudi Arabia :- From Vikings’ Floki to Damon of The Vampire Diaries, Saudis enjoyed meeting their favourite characters as the Comic Con event came to the kingdom for the second time over the weekend.

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