Latest Current Affairs of 21th April 2018

PM Narendra Modi: Participatory democracy is must for development of country : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said participatory democracy is a must for development of the country. Addressing civil servants at Civil Services Day function in New Delhi today evening, PM Modi said public participation can be a foundation for the success of a country like India.

 Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children : The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age.

Sanskrit is the language of science and spirituality: President : President Ram Nath Kovind has said that Sanskrit is the language of science and spirituality.

Govt extends ceasefire agreement with 2 Naga insurgent groups : The Centre has extended the ceasefire agreement with two insurgent groups in Nagaland for one more year, starting April 28.

10 killed in violent protests against Nicaragua’s pension reform plan : Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua’s pension system have left at least 10 people dead over two days.

Trump calls North Korea nuclear move “Good News” for the world : US President Donald Trump has hailed as very good news for the world the decision by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to stop ballistic missile tests and shut down its atomic test site.

6 countries suspend membership in UNASUR regional bloc : A South American bloc created a decade ago to counter US influence in the region has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amid differences over who should lead the group.

China says welcomes N Korea’s decision to halt nuclear, missile tests : China has said it welcomed North Korea’s decision to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, with Pyongyang’s chief ally saying the move would help promote denuclearisation in the flashpoint region.

India’s role to expand in Indo-Pacific region: IMF : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said India’s role in the development of the Indo-Pacific region will continue to expand because of its robust growth.

Indian women excel at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur : Indian women have made outstanding start at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal. On the first day of championship Indian women made clean sweep and won all 4 gold medals on Saturday.

8th South Asian Judo Championship begins in Lalitpur : 8th South Asian Judo Championship begins in Lalitpur near Kathmandu. Besides host Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participating in a three day championship.

Monte Carlo Masters: Bopanna-Vasselin eye final berth : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin will aim to book their place in the finals of the Monte Carlo Masters when they head into their last-four clash of the men’s doubles event at Monaco.

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