Latest Current Affairs of 15th April 2018

E-way bill system in 5 states comes into force from today :- With the roll-out of e-Way Bill system in these States, trade and industry will be further facilitated so far as the transport of goods is concerned.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley takes oath as Rajya Sabha member :- Arun Jaitley was administered the oath of office in the chambers of Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu.

Arun Jaitley takes oath as Rajya Sabha member for new term :- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today sworn in as a member of the Rajya Sabha for a new six-year term.

Exercise Gaganshakti – 2018: Joint Operations Battalion Level Airborne Assault :- As part of the ongoing IAF exercise ‘Gaganshakti-2018’, in a joint operation, the IAF and Indian Army Parachute Brigade undertook a Battalion level airborne assault on the evening and night of Saturday, in the desert sector. This assault included paradrop of 560 paratroopers, combat vehicles and GPS guided cargo platforms.

Russia’s move at UNSC fails :- The three allies circulated a joint draft resolution at the Security Council that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid, enforcing a ceasefire and demands that Syria engage in UN-led peace talks.

Bisket Jatra being celebrated in Nepal :- The Jatra begins four days before the start of new year. It is believed that the festival started during Malla dynasty.

Syrian army declares recovery of last rebel bastion in Eastern Ghouta :- The Syrian army on Saturday declared the recovery of the Douma district, the last rebel bastion in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, after the evacuation of rebels and their families, according to the state news agency SANA.

First Rohingya family repatriated to Myanmar: government :- Myanmar’s government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign, despite UN warnings that a safe return is not yet possible.

UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in Syria :- The UN Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of “aggression” by the United States, United Kingdom and France against Syria today, a vote reflecting support for the allied air strikes on Syrian chemical sites.

Aggressive Saina clinches women’s singles gold in CWG :- Saina Nehwal’s aggression and intensity quite literally wilted P V Sindhu as she picked up the women’s singles Commonwealth Games gold medal with exhilarating triumph in the final today.

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