Latest Current Affairs of 11th April 2018

Birth anniversary of Jyotirao Phule being observed:Today is the birth anniversary of reformer Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule.

 Vice President attends BIMTECH’S Convocation Day:Vice President – Venkaiah Naidu attended BIMTECH’S Convocation Day in Greater Noida.

Allocation of cases is CJI’s prerogative: Supreme Court:The Supreme Court today ruled that the Chief Justice of India is the first among equals and has the constitutional authority to decide allocation of cases and setting up of benches to hear them.

Unnao gangrape: Supreme Court to hear plea seeking CBI probe:The Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week a plea seeking CBI probe into the Unnao gangrape case.

Saudi Aramco to jointly develop an integrated refinery:In a big development in the FDI in petroleum sector, an Indian Consortium consisting of IOCL, BPCL and HPCL and Saudi Aramco have decided to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex, Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. in Maharashtra.

Cabinet nod to MoU with UK on illegal migrants:The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the MoU between India and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on the return of Illegal Migrants.

PM stresses on affordable, accessible energy:While addressing the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meet in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reasonable and responsible pricing to provide easy access to affordable energy to all.

NITI Aayog’s northeast forum highlights ‘HIRA’ for development:The first meeting of NITI Forum for North East has outlined five development missions for promoting sectors like horticulture, tourism and food processing in the region.

PM Modi to interact with over 100 MUDRA beneficiaries today:Prime Minister Modi will interact with over 100 MUDRA beneficiaries from across the country at a function in the capital on Wednesday.

PM Modi inaugurates International Energy Forum-2018 ministerial meeting:New Delhi is hosting the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting from 10 to 12th of this month. The biennial IEF Ministerial Meetings are the world’s largest gathering of Energy Ministers who engage in a dialogue on global energy issues. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the Meeting on Wednesday.

37 Indian youngsters visit Nepal under Youth Exchange programme:A 37 member youth delegation from India visited various parts of Nepal under Youth Exchange Programme.

Poisened Russian spy’s daughter discharged from hospital:The daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal who was found poisoned on a park bench in the British city of Salisbury with her father has been discharged from the hospital, said the Salisbury District Hospital on Tuesday.

Amid his company’s biggest crisis yet, Zuckerberg completes Day 1 of testimony: Facebook Inc shares posted their biggest daily gain in nearly two years on Tuesday as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fended off questions from U.S. senators on day one of his testimony on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more closely.

Defence Expo begins; major military firms showcase latest weapons and platforms:India’s mega defence exhibition — the DefExpo — began in Chennai today with participation of major global and domestic military firms, which are eyeing billions of dollars of contract as part of the country’s military modernisation programme.

Finance Commission’s recommendations based on states’ needs: Jaitley: Finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that 15th Finance commissions’ terms of references are not against any region of the country.

CWG 2018: Shreyasi Singh claims gold to swell India’s medals tally:Shreyasi Singh held her nerve and produced some excellent shooting to win the women’s double trap gold medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.

CWG 2018: Om Mitharval wins his second bronze down under:Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval settled for the bronze medal in the men’s 50m pistol event but the fancied Jitu Rai finished a disappointing 8th at the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Jaw fossil belonging to monstrous marine reptile found on US beach:A jawbone fossil found on US’ rocky English beach belongs to one of the biggest marine animals on record, a type of seagoing reptile called an ichthyosaur that scientists estimated at up to 85 feet (26 meters) long – approaching the size of a blue whale.

NASA sends human sperm into space – here’s why:With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.

Being married may reduce depression: Study:People who are married and earn less than USD 60,000 per year in total household income have fewer symptoms of depression than comparable earning unmarried people, a study has found.

In a first, Alzheimer’s gene neutralised in the human brain:For the first time, scientists have identified and successfully erased the effects of a key gene that significantly increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

World’s hottest chili pepper gives US man severe ‘thunderclap’ headaches:Eating the world’s hottest chilli pepper caused a young man in the US to suffer from excruciatingly painful ‘thunderclap’ headaches for several days, doctors including those of Indian origin have found.

World’s first long-distance electric bus line to begin in Paris:The world’s first long-distance electric bus line was inaugurated in Paris on Tuesday.

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