Latest Current Affairs 24th April 2018

EAM Sushma Swaraj raises state sponsored terrorism issue at SCO meet:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of state sponsored terrorism strongly on Tuesday at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation where Pakistan’s foreign minister was also present.

Delhi: Union Minister HS Puri assures proper houses by 2019 for Kathpulti Colony residents:Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has assured the Kathpulti Colony residents in New Delhi that they hold an important position in India’s culture and history and they would have proper houses by the beginning of next year.

Congress’ hand stained with blood: Salman Khurshid:Congress leader Salman Khursheed has said that the party’s hands are stained with blood. Speaking at a function in Aligarh Muslim University on Sunday, former Union Minister Salman Khurshid made the remark at the in response to a student accusing the Congress of having Muslim blood on its hands and asking how the party proposed to wash it off.

PM Modi addresses Panchayat Representatives from all over country:Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up on representatives of Panchayats to dedicate themselves towards development and welfare of villagers in the next five years.

Protectionism in all forms should be rejected: India:India on Tuesday said protectionism in all its forms should be rejected and reaffirmed its belief in an economic globalisation which is more open, inclusive and equitable, amidst new trade barriers cropping up across the world, especially in the United States.

At least 6 Naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli:A day after eliminating 16 Naxals in Karnasur jungle, the police in Gadchiroli district of eastern Maharashtra killed at least four rebels in a fresh encounter this evening, a top official said.

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, partly in Arunachal:The AFSPA has been removed completely from Meghalaya and its area of operation in Arunachal Pradesh has been restricted to eight police stations bordering Assam and three districts neighbouring Myanmar, officials said on Monday.

PM Modi launches Rashtirya Gramin Swaraj Abhiyan:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan at Ram Nagar on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day at Mandla in Madhya Pradesh.

RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI:In a blow to the opposition parties lead by Congress vice president and chairman of Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu rejected the notice for motion of impeachment of Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra.

Ten dead, 15 hurt by van plowing over Toronto sidewalk:A driver plowed his white Ryder rental van into a crowd, killing ten people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long stretch of busy Toronto sidewalk during lunch hour on a sunny Monday, police said.

Bank fraud case: ED attaches property worth Rs 1,122 crore:The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday attached property worth Rs 1,122 crore belonging to Vadodara-based firm in connection with a Rs 2,654.40 crore bank fraud case.

Govt starts exercise to frame national policy on e-commerce:The government has started the exercise to frame a national policy on e-commerce, with a think-tank constituted on the issue under the chairmanship of Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu set to hold its first meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Rizvi’s silver opens India’s account at ISSF World Cup:Shahzar Rizvi on Tuesday clinched India’s first medal at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Changwon, winning a silver in the 10m air pistol event.

Kings XI Punjab prevail as DD continue to lose:Kings XI Punjab emerged winner by four runs as embattled Delhi Daredevils’ woeful run of form in the Indian Premier League continued despite a change in venue and many changes in the team in New Delhi on Monday.

Sea of solar panels turns Mexican desert green:From a distance, it looks like a deep-blue sea has formed in the middle of the Mexican desert. But this is no mirage, it’s the largest solar park in Latin America.

Wounded soldier gets world’s first penis and scrotum transplant:A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world’s first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.

‘The French Connection’ producer Philip D’Antoni dies at 89:Philip D’Antoni, who won an Oscar for his work on “The French Connection”, has died. He was 89.

Deaf ‘bird whisperer’ forms rare bond with feathered friends:Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park, where other staff refer to him simply as the “bird whisperer”.

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