Latest Current Affairs 23rd April 2018

President Kovind presents Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards:President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the Kirti Chakra posthumously to CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar and Army havildar Giris Gurung, who laid down their lives in the line of duty.

BJP hits out at Congress for disrespecting constitutional authorities:The BJP has hit out at the Congress Party for attacking institution of the Chief Justice, charging the party with wanting to create anarchy by making people “lose” faith in the judiciary.

Saving the Constituion or Saving the Dynasty? Amit Shah takes on Congress:BJP president Amit Shah has denounced the move by the opposition to move a notice for impeachment motion against the CJI.

Record number of pilgrims will go to Haj this year without any subsidy:Naqvi:Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that for the first time after the independence, a record number of Muslims from the country will go to Haj this year without any subsidy.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 29th Road Safety Week in New Delhi:Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the 29th Road Safety Week at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj continued her engagement with the Chinese leadership on her second day of China visit. She also met Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders and discussed the strengthening of bilateral ties.

Filing nominations for Panchayat elections in West Bengal ends today:Today is the last date for filing nominations for Panchayat elections in West Bengal. Acting on Calcutta High Court directions, the State Election Commission had issued a fresh notification on April 22.

India condemns attack in Kabul & Baghlan:India has strongly condemned the cowardly and barbaric terrorist attack in Kabul and Baghlan

PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping to hold informal summit in China:Taking bilateral ties to a new high, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during an informal meeting on April 27 and 28 in Wuhan city.

16 Naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli:In a major success for security forces, at least 16 Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday.

PM Modi cautions MPs, MLAs against making irresponsible public statements:Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted BJP MPs and MLAs to work tirelessly to take the programmes and policies of the Centre to each and every corner of the country.

World will hear positive voices against protectionism at PM Modi – Prez Xi summit: China:China on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will discuss globalisation and the threat of rising protectionism at their informal summit at Wuhan + this week and the world will hear “very positive voices”.

Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns:A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise.

US: Gunman kills four at Tennessee restaurant:In United States, at least four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a restaurant in Nashville in Tennessee.

Suicide bomb blast kills at least 60 in Afghan capital:In Afghanistan, at least 60 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.

Pashtuns defy Pakistan authorities with mass rally in Lahore:In Pakistan, thousands of Pashtuns held a mass rally in Lahore on Sunday, chanting anti-military slogans.

One crore students in hostels to get subsidised wheat/rice: Ram Vilas Paswan:The government will provide 15 kg of wheat and rice per month to an estimated 1 crore students in all hostels with at least two-third of students from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

New industrial policy to be announced soon: Suresh Prabhu:Micro, Small and Medium Enterprisers work as a life line for the economy. On the occasion of the inauguration of the SME International Conference 2018, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu said that MSME is the key role in accelerating the development of global economies.

Army sailors bagged seven spots for Asian Sailing Championship:Army Yachting Node (AYN) sailors bagged seven out of the possible eight spots for Asian Sailing Championship (ASC) to be held from June 24 to 30 in Indonesia.

India wins 8th South Asian Judo Championship:India has won 8th South Asian Judo Championship. On the concluding day of the championship Indian women and men won team events in Lalitpur, Nepal on Monday evening.

Delhi Soccer Association conducts sports injury prevention camp:Delhi Soccer Association conducted a sports injury prevention and Health fitness camp in Delhi’s Ambedkar stadium to impart the knoweledge of sports science among the youth.

Rashid, Tamim, Shakib to play for World XI vs WI at Lord’s:Top-ranked bowler Rashid Khan of Afghanistan along with Bangladesh stars Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have confirmed their participation for the ICC World XI, which will take on the West Indies in a charity T20 game at Lord’s on May 31.

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils look for home comfort against Kings XI Punjab:Bruised and battered after a string of defeats, Delhi Daredevils find themselves in an ‘oh-so-familiar’ situation as they seek home comfort against a Chris Gayle-inspired Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, at Feroz Shah Kotla ground in New Delhi today.

Chelsea face Man Utd in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints:Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in today’s 2-0 win at Wembley.

Indian women made clean sweep at 8th South Asian Judo Ch’ship in Nepal:In a glittering performance, Indian women made clean sweep at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal. India won all seven Gold medals in women’s section.

New technique to make drugs ‘smarter’ developed:Scientists have developed a new method to make ‘smarter’ drugs that are more effective at reaching their target.

Wearable devices may lead to distracted driving: study:Using wearable devices such as Google Glass for texting while driving may be just as dangerous as sending messages with an ordinary cell phone, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found.

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