Latest Current Affairs of 29th April 2018

Historic! All villages in India are now electrified:A promise made….a promise kept. The target of electrifying every single village of India has been achieved, that too before the deadline set by Prime Minster Narendra Modi.

Make water conservation a way of life: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged citizens to give due importance to water conservation and make it a collective responsibility, while pointing out that India’s forefathers had successfully made water conservation “a way of life for centuries together”.

Warm Sunday morning in Delhi, max temp expected to touch 40 deg C:It was a warm Sunday morning in the national capital today with the maximum temperature expected to touch 40 degrees Celsius.

Portals of Holy Kedarnath shrine thrown open for devotees:The portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath have been opened for the pilgrims amidst chanting of Vedic hymns and puja today morning at 6:15 am.

India welcomes summit between leaders of two Koreas; hopes it will pave way for regional peace:India has welcomed the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, saying it supports efforts to bring lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula.

Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Modi hails Indian athletes for CWG performance:Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 43rd edition of Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, hailed the performance the Indian squad in the Commonwealth Games, saying they made every Indian proud and especially lauded woman athletes for their show. He said that our players lived up to the expectations the countrymen had from them.

Campaigning gains momentum in poll-bound Karnataka:BJP stepped up campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka. party President Amit Shah has a packed schedule for the day.

Prime Minister Modi wraps up two-day China visit:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in New Delhi after a two-day informal summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan. The Prime Minister was received at the airport by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

International Buddhist Conference concluded in Lumbini:In Nepal International Buddhist Conference concluded in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha this evening.

North Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone:North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country’s nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s presidential office said on Sunday.

North Korea ‘prepared’ to ‘help us achieve denuclearisation:Mike Pompeo:North Korea ‘prepared’ to ‘help us achieve’ denuclearisation: Mike Pompeo:New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had a “good conversation” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Pyongyang, adding that Kim was “prepared to…lay out a map that would help us achieve” denuclearisation.

Donald Trump threatens government shutdown in September if no funding for wall:U.S. President Donald on Saturday threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in south Damascus:The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Islamic State fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by the jihadist group.

Sumit, Nikhat, Himanshu strike gold at Belgrade International Boxing:Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and Nikhat Zareen (51kg) were among the three gold-medallists in India’s stupendous campaign at the 56th Belgrade International Boxing Tournament in Serbia.

Rohit’s unbeaten 56 guides Mumbai to an 8-wicket win over CSK:Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock with an unbeaten 56 as defending champions Mumbai Indians notched up a last-over eight-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to bring their campaign back on track in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Pune on Saturday.

Infinitely recyclable ‘plastic’ invented by scientists:Scientists have developed a novel plastic that can be completely recycled as many times as required, without the use of toxic chemicals or intensive lab procedures.

World’s oldest spider discovered in Australia:Scientists have discovered what may be the world’s oldest recorded spider – a 43-year-old arachnid in Australia.

Almonds may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease among Indians: study:Including almonds in the diet may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among Indians, who are more prone to heart disorders than their European counterparts, the latest review of over 1,500 studies has found.

Manchurian tiger quintuplets born in northeast China:An 11-year-old Manchurian tiger has given birth to quintuplets in a park in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province.

Australia pledges half a billion dollars to restore Great Barrier Reef:Australia pledged half a billion dollars to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef today in what it said would be a game-changer for the embattled natural wonder.

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