19th APRIL 2018 DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Most important DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS of 19th April.

1  India wins Elections to crucial NGO Committee in UN:-

  • It topped the election held by the committee on non-governmental organisations in Asia Pacific state category.
  • India got 46 votes followed by Pakistan 43 votes,Bahrain 40 votes and China 39 votes.

Static points:-

  • UN established in 24th Oct. 1945.
  • UN have 193 member states.
  • Secretary general of UN:- Antonio Guterres.

2  India to Grow at 7.4% in 2018 IMF:-

  • IMF has stated that India is expected to grow at the rate of 7.4% in 2018 and 7.8% in 2019 and it would be fastest growing economy in the period.
  • IMF explained this is due to the Strong private consumption as well as economy recovers from the effects of the demonetization and implementation of GST.

Static points:-

  • MD of IMF :- Christina Lagarde.
  • Headquarter of IMF:- Washington D.C,USA.

3   World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18th April :-

  • World heritage day is celebrated to create the awareness about the heritage among the communities.
  • THEME of world heritage day:-Heritage of Generations.
  • In India this day celebrated at National Rail Museum,New Delhi.
  • There are 36 heritage sites in India as designated by the UNESCO.

Static points:-

  • UNESCO stands for United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
  • formed in 4th Nov. 1946.
  • H.Q:-Paris ,France.
  • Director general:- Aurdey Azoulay.

4  Ministry of communication launched DARPAN-PLI App :-

  • Minister of communication Manoj Sinha launch DARPAN(Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for a New India)-PLI app,which help in collection of premium for Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance policies at branch post office  any where in India with online updation of the policies.

5   Commerce minister launches digital platform for MSMEs exporters :-

  • Commerce and industry minister launched the federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) Global Linker platform for MSME exporters New Delhi.
  • The aim of this move is to micro small and medium enterprises engaged in Exports.

Static points:-

  • Federation of Indian export Organisation was set up in 1965 why Union Minister of Commerce and industry.

6   Odissa second longest river bridge open :-

  1. The much awaited Bridge “Ib Setu” built over the “Ib river” in Sambalpur district inaugurated by CM Naveen Patnaik.
  • The length of bridge is 2.5 km which is the second longest bridge in state has built in 3 years at a cost of rupees 117.50 crore.
  • It help to establish direct connectivity between Sambalpur and Brajarajnagar and distance has now been reduced by 50 km.

Static points:-

  • Odisha’s CM :-Naveen Patnaik.
  • Odisha’s Governor:-Satya Pal Malik.

7   M o u signed between GIFAS from and SIDM India :-

  • Society of Indian defence manufacturers (SIDAM) and groupment des industries francis aeronautiques et spatiales(GIFAS) signs MoU on the sideline of the major industrial mission in India.
  • This is in the field of Defence aerospace organised by GIFAS with the support of SIDM.

Static points:-

  • France capital :-Paris , Currency:- Euro.
  • France President:- Emmanuel Macron.

8  India wisden conference 2018 held in New Delhi :-

  • The ministry of external affairs in cooperation with the Government of Germany and United Nation office for disarmament affairs posted the India visited in conference 2018 in New Delhi.
  •  Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and industry (FICCI) was the industry partner of the event
    Theme:-” securing Global supply chain through government industry partnership towards effective implementation of you and SC resolution 1540″.

Static points:-

  • Dilip chenoy is DG of FICCI.
  • Sanjaya Baru is secretary general of FICCI.
  • FICCI was established in 1927.

9  Bisket jatra being celebrated in Nepal :-

  • It is believed that the festival started during Malla dynasty full. Bisket Jatra is celebrated in Bhaktapur and other parts of Kathmandu Valley.
  • 9 day annual festival make as beginning of Nepali new year.

Static points:-

  • Nepal’s capital:- Kathmandu , currency:- Nepalese rupee.
  • President:- Bidya Devi Bhandari.
  • Prime Minister:- Khadga Prasad Oli.

10  Aditi Rao henry to receive Dadasaheb Phalke excellence award for bhoomi :-

  • Aditi Rao Hydari we’ll see Dadasaheb Phalke excellence award 2018 for best Leading lady for her memorable performance in Bhoomi.
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