Latest Current Affairs of 20th April 2018

Congress using impeachment as political tool: FM Jaitley:Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has lashed out at Congress and other political parties for allegedly using impeachment as a political tool.

Hectic campaigning underway for Karnataka Assembly Polls:Hectic campaigning have begun in Karnataka as political parties have upped the ante for the forthcoming polls to be held on May 12.

Vice-President inaugurates 2-day Civil Services Day event in New Delh:Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday inaugurated the two-day Civil Services Day event in New Delhi.

Interim relief for Col. Purohit in Malegaon blast case:In the Col. Purohit case regarding Malegaon blast case, the Supreme Court has observed that the matter would be heard at the timing of framing of charges.

Centre initiates process to amend POCSO Act:The Centre, in its letter, submitted to Supreme Court has said that it has started the process to amend Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO Act) to ensure maximum punishment of death penalty in child rape cases between the age group of 0-12 age.

Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea: The Jharkhand High Court has rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea for the second time.

SC directs Centre to seize Dawood’s properties:The Supreme Court directed the Central Government to seize underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s properties.

Naroda Patiya case: Gujarat HC acquits Maya Kodnani:The Gujarat High Court on Friday pronounced its verdict in the 2002 Gujarat riots case of Naroda Patiya.

Fiscal needs of each state will be individually assessed: 15th Finance Comm.:15th Finance Commission Chairman, N K Singh has said that the fiscal needs of each state will be individually assessed keeping in view their special characteristics.

India pitches for small island nations’ development at Commonwealth summit:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underlined the importance of looking at the concerns of the small and island states in the Commonwealth Summit.

Rashtriya Janta Party Nepal celebrates its first foundation day:The Rashtriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN) is celebrating its first foundation day on Friday. A porgramme was organised in Kathmandu to mark the occasion.

Iran warns of unpleasant response if US drops nuclear deal: Report:Iran has warned the United States of unpleasant consequences if Washington pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, Iranian state TV reported.

Assad still has ‘limited’ chemical capability: Pentagon:The Syrian regime remains able to conduct chemical attacks, though only at a limited level, the Pentagon has said following last week’s international cruise missile strikes on chemical weapons-related targets.

Cuba Sees First Non-Castro President in 60 Years as Miguel Diaz-Canel Takes Charge:Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island.

US Senate Narrowly Confirms Trump’s New NASA Chief:The US Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to head the space agency NASA, over objections from Democrats who warned he lacked a technical background.

India to bid for 2026 Youth Oly, receives appreciation from IOC chief:The Indian Olympic Association has decided to bid for the 2026 Youth Olympics as well as the 2032 Summer Olympics, receiving appreciation from the visiting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

16th Federation Cup Jr National athletics ch’ship begins today:Over 800 athletes from 32 states across the country will take part in the 16th Federation Cup Junior National athletics championship, beginning at Coimbatore on Friday.

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