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English Current Affairs 4th April 2018

  1. Atal Pension Yojana subscriber base touches over 97 lakh by end of FY18: PFRDA
  2. PM announced ex-gratia payment of Rs. 10 lakh each for kin of those killed in Mosul, Iraq
  3. Indian Government imposed a 10 per cent duty on import of key smartphone components with a view to boost domestic manufacturing.
  4. As per data released by Union Commerce and Industry Ministry, Core Sector recorded 5.3% growth in February 2018 on account of a steep rise in output of cement and fertilisers.
  5. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has been named the overall best institution in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of HRD (Human Resource Development) ministry.
  6. Ministry of Tourism along with Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has launched “Adopt a Heritage Project”
  7. Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Suresh Prabhu launched digital initiatives by Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease of export at New Delhi.
  8. Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharama is on an official visit to Russia from 3 – 5 April, 2018
  9. Indian Army and HDFC Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Defence Salary Package.
  10. During the month of March 2018, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into 16 more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), taking the total number of APAs to 219 so far
  11. Rubique, an online marketplace for loan, credit card and insurance announced the appointment of Ajay Desai as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  12. Actor Rituparna Sengupta appointed Shilpi Sansad chairperson
  13. Debjani Ghosh took charge as the President of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies).
  14. Subrata Bhattacharjee was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Serbia.
  15. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Aashish Kapoor has replaced Venkatesh Prasad in the three-member All-India Junior Selection Committee
  16. Mangalore International Airport has been named the cleanest airport in India
  17. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was honoured with the Padma Bhushan Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at an event in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
  18. Ride-hailing service provider Ola announced that, it has acquired Ridlr, a public transport ticketing and commuting app.
  19. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft – SpaceX’s 14 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
  20. Rare dinosaur footprints that are 170 million years old have been discovered in the north-east coast of Isle of Skye in Scotland.
  21. 2018 Miami Open, also known as 2018 Miami Masters, a professional men and women’s tennis tournament, took place in Miami, Florida, United States, from March 19, 2018 to April 1, 2018
  22. Indian Table Tennis player Sathiyan Gnansekaran has reached his career-best ranking of 46 in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings
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