Latest Current Affairs 26th April 2018

Innovative technologies to help fulfill New India vision says Nitin Gadkari:Atal New India Challenge was launched under the Atal Innovation Mission at a function in New Delhi today. Under the challenge, AIM will invite prospective innovators, MSMEs and start-ups to design market-ready products across 17 identified focus areas including climate smart agriculture, smart mobility, predictive maintenance of rolling stock and waste management.

PM Modi: Development is the only agenda of BJP:Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that development was his only agenda for the Karnataka Assembly polls, and accused the state’s Congress government of stalling its progress.

13 children killed as train hits school van in UP’s Kushinagar:Thirteen children were killed and eight others injured when a train rammed into their school van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar area, around 50 km from Gorakhpur, Thursday morning, a railway official said.

HRD ministry launches 2nd edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan:The HRD ministry on Wednesday launched the second edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan under which students from 750 higher educational institutions from across the country will adopt villages and visit them to get acquainted with lifestyle of people there and the problems faced by them.

Asaram sentenced to life in prison after conviction in Jodhpur rape case:A Jodhpur court on Wednesday sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago, the second case of a powerful spiritual leader being convicted of a sexual offence in less than a year.

India-Nepal Inter Governmental Committee meeting begins in Kathmandu:India-Nepal Inter Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting on trade, transit and cooperation to Control Unauthorised Trade begins in Kathmandu today.

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

France won’t leave Iran nuclear deal: Macron:French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said France will not leave the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and pushed for a comprehensive agreement with Tehran to address the US concerns.

Bhaker, Mitharval finish 4th after shooting qualification world record:The Indian duo of Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharwal missed out on a medal and finished fourth in the 10m mixed team air pistol event after shooting a qualification world record in the ongoing ISSF World Cup in South Korea on Thursday.

Blazing Dhoni, Rayudu power CSK to stunning win: Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again showed his prowess was not on the wane as he blazed his way to a 34-ball 70 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday night.

Bradley Cooper to receive 2018 American Cinematheque Award:Hollywood star Bradley Cooper will be honoured with the 32nd American Cinematheque Award.

Japan creates robot that transforms into car with men on-board:Japanese engineers unveiled on Wednesday a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first-ever such accomplishment in the history of robots.

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