18th APRIL 2018 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Most important daily current affairs of 18th April 2018 for all competitive exams.

1   India signed loan Agreement with World bank for Meghalaya of 48 million USD :-

  •  This 48 million US dollar loan Agreement for the Meghalaya community led- landscape management project(MCLLMP).
  • Objectives of the project is to strengthen community led-landscape management in selected landscape in Meghalaya.
  •  Mehhalaya C.M :-    Conrad Sangma
    Governer:-                   Ganga Prasad
    World bank:-               july1945
    Head quarter:-            Washington D.C
    President :-                   Jim Yong Kim.

 

2   Govt. Revises to complete PMGSY target from 2022 to 2019 :-

  • union govt. stated that PMGSY(Pardhan mantari gramin sadak yojna) is well on its way to achieving the target by march 2019.

3  Bangaluru higest Paying City for talent :-

  • According to rent stand inside the Garden City of Bengaluru is found to be highest(11 lakh) paying city in the country.
  •  Pune stands second at around 10 lakh followed by Delhi NCR and Mumbai at 10 lakh and around 9 lakh respectively.
  • Bangalore      – capital of  karnataka
  •  CM                   Sidaharamaiah
  • Governor   Vajubhai rudabhai vala

4        India’s projected growth rate by World Bank at 7.3% for 2018-19:-

  •  The World bank projected growth rate of 7.3% for India this year and 7.5% for 2019 -20 and also noted that India’s economy has recover from the impact of demonetization and GST.

5     You can join International solar Alliance during Narendra Modi hold a visit to Britain:-

  • This alliance iaims to raise 1 trillion dollar of private and Public Finance to provide affordable and sustainable energy for all by 2030.
  •  International solar Alliance headquarter     Gurugram, Haryana
  •     UK    –   London        British pound
  •     Pm        Theresa May

6    World haemophilia day 17th April:-

  • WHD is recognised worldwide increase Awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.
  • Theme of WHD 2018 ” sharing knowledge make us stronger “.
  • WHD was started in 1989 by world Federation of haemophilia on April 17 .
  • WFH   Founder       Frank Schnabel.

7   Pulitzer prizes 2018 announced in USA :-

List of winners

  • Fiction –   Andrew Sean Greer For “Less novel”.
  • Drama      cost of living by Martina Majok.
  • History-   The Gulf  –  the making of an American Sea  by Jack E Davis.
  • Biography   Prairie fires the American dreams of Laura Ingalls by Caroline Fraser.
  •  Poetry –  “Half light”  collected Poems 196-2016 of  Frank Bidart.
  • Pulitzer prizes started 1917 on the name of Joseph pulitzer.

8  Bandhan Bank Most valuable brand in India among top 50:-

  • Kolkata based Bandhan Bank Limited become one of the top 50 most valuable publicly traded term in India. Its market capitalisation was at Rs 64000 crore according to BSE data.
  • Tata Consultancy Services Limited is the most valuable company in India followed by Reliance Industries Limited and HDFC Bank.
  •  MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank   –   Chandrashekhar Ghosh.
  •  Headquarter of bandhan Bank    –     kolkata West Bengal.

9     Yes bank Launched GST backed  overdraft(OD) facility for MSMEs :-

  • Yes bank Launched YES GST and overdraft facility for micro small and medium enterprises.
  • MSMe can avail overdraft up to Rs 1 crore based on their annual turnover.
  •  Yes Bank headquarters –   mumbai.
  •   MD and CEO    Rana Kapoor.

10 Veteran journalist S. Nihal Singh passed away at the age of 88 :-

  • Nihal Singh worked with several leading newspapers including Khaleej times and Indian Express.
  • Lieutenant General PP Malhotra selected Given Charge of director general of NCC.
  •  He was the chief engineer of the army’s premier Northern Command.
  • NCC is the largest uniformed youth Organisation in the world.
  •  Headquarter of NCC New Delhi
  •  Established on 16th April 1948
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